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Home Delivery - Farm to Table Just Got Easier

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Our new Farm-to-Porch delivery service starts this week. Add local, pastured beef, pork, and chicken to the list of things that you can order online and have delivered to your home.

Here are the basics of our new delivery service.
Schedule:El Paso County - 1st and 3rd MondaysFremont & Pueblo Counties - 2nd and 4th Mondays
(No deliveries will be scheduled on 5th Mondays.) Fees:$5.00 for orders up to $49.99.$2.50 for orders between $50.00 and $99.99.Free delivery for order of $100 or more.Egg-only orders - $1.00 per dozen fee, up to a maximum of $5.00. The Process: Go to the Place Order page on this site.Complete your online order (at least 48 hours before you delivery date).You will receive an email with your invoice. You may pay online or with your delivery.On the date of delivery, leave a cooler on your front porch (or other convenient location). If you did not pay for your order online, you may leave payment in your cooler. (If you do not own a cooler, we can provide one for a s…

Falling Prices on Chickens and Eggs!

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I was watching a documentary the other day about a woman who has developed a new method of purifying water by lining a water container with a liquid that contains live bacteria. The bacteria work to clean the water in the container, ultimately rendering the water drinkable. A visit to India, where she witnessed many people in abject poverty carrying absolutely filthy drinking water home to their families, inspired her to develop this new approach to water purification. As you might guess, sickness and disease are rampant in these areas, so clean water is essential to life.

This woman had a great idea, but I could not help but think: Why not just clean up the water? Of course my naivete quickly gave way to the realization: Of course, it will take years of coordinated effort by local leaders, citizens, business interests, etc. to clean up the polluted waters. Thus, there is a need for clean water now while the wheels of change and improvement move slowly forward.

There are similarities…

Meet Our New Bovine Babies!

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Our New Celtic Beauties (Technically a Scottish breed, we generally give Irish names to the girls.)

Maureen, born March 14 

Maoliosa (male-eessa, much like Melissa), born April 19.

Yet-to-be-named (pending gender ID), born April 23.

Keep Your Carcass!

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Happy Thanksgiving! I think that it is wonderful that we have set aside a day to give thanks for all that we have - in spite of the whiplash-inducing change of gears we experience on Black Friday.
I want to offer a reminder, though, to not waste the wonderful leftover turkey carcass. The guys over at Kettle & Fire, the makers of packaged bone broth, have a simple recipe for making your own turkey bone broth from your leftover bird. Click HERE for a link to their recipe.
And from all of us at the farm, we are so thankful for getting to know some wonderful new people this year. You are so much more to us than customers.
Mike Adams, Farmer Viresco Farm

A Few Questions

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So, I have a few questions for our current and future customers. As we begin focusing more on the regular delivery of our farm products to specific drop locations, I would like to learn how we can best serve your shopping needs. I am not going to send out an electronic "survey" because I get annoyed at how many of those pop up on a regular basis. I would ask that you respond to me by email with your thoughts, and that gives me a chance to communicate with you directly if I have any follow-up questions. And do not feel that you need to respond to each question - only to those that matter to you.

You can contact me at mike.adams@virescofarm.com.

How often do you want deliveries of our pastured frozen meat products?How often do you want deliveries of our farm fresh eggs?Would you like the option of home delivery service? If so, what type of premium would you expect to pay for such service?We currently deliver to public locations, such as business parking lots. Would you prefer …

Meeting New Chicks

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Peter, "Hey Mom! Dad's out meeting new chicks at the bar(n)!"

I was reminded of my middle son's attempt at humor as my mother-in-law took this picture (above) yesterday. I must admit an affinity for hanging out with my chicks.

All kidding aside, this picture is instructive. The chicken on my shoulder is one we kept back from our last trip to our processor. She is still rather small, and she was really too small for processing two weeks ago. Even with two more weeks of growth, she is still very small. So small that the larger hens in our barn scare her. If I sit down, she hops in my lap, runs up my arm, and perches on my shoulder. No kidding!

I am not sure if she is an anomaly, or whether she is indicative of our last set of red broiler chickens. For whatever reason, we have a lot of smaller meat birds from our last set. As such, you will notice that I have added a category of smaller sized birds on our order form.

When we raised our first set of meat birds last summ…

Canon City After-Market Sales Start This Week

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For our Canon City customers, our after-market sales will begin this week. Our pick-up locations has changed, and we will now drop off orders at the Frontier Feeds parking lot, across Highway 50 from Home Depot.

Place your orders online by Thursday, and pick-up your completed order Saturday morning between 9:00 - 9:30.

If you need directions, click HERE for the location of Frontier Feeds.