DO YOU REALLY EAT THE RABBITS?
We understand that today's society views rabbits as pets, and we are sensitive to those opinions. However, until approximately 60 years ago rabbits were raised by most households as food. In a variety of current cultures, rabbit is still a primary food source.
From a health standpoint, there are very meat sources that are a healthier and more nutritious option than rabbit meat.
And let's be honest...if you have every been bitten by a rabbit, the cuteness factor drops and suddenly rabbit stew sounds a heck of a lot more doable.
WHAT DO YOU GROW?
The answer to this questions changes frequently. 3 items that are not likely to change are mint, strawberries and blackberries. These have so far come back every year, most years bigger and better than the year before.
Since we don't have our greenhouse operational yet, what we grow is completely dependent on what we can get in the ground before summer hits. We are experimenting with what will grow the best in our soil and in our limited growing season. We did find that we can grow tomatoes really well...LOTS of tomatoes.
IS YOUR FOOD ORGANIC?
As much as we would love to grow and raise everything on our farm completely organically, at this time we do not. The biggest factor is the cost involved. The cost to be certified organic is simply unattainable at our current level, not to mention the cost of organic feed. In order to keep our costs affordable for you, we have chosen to table the organic certification at this time.
With that being said, we do grow and raise everything on our farm as naturally as we can while still keeping them safe and healthy. Our pigs and goats live in large pastures with large quantities of fresh grasses, berry bushes, wild rose hips, and more that they graze on freely. We also supplement feed them a natural feed from a semi-local company based in Oregon. And if our business grows enough to justify and support the expense, we will revisit becoming organically certified.
DO YOU REALLY OFFER HAYRIDES?
We have not yet started to offer hayrides. It works out really well because to date we haven't had enough visitors to justify it.
Well, that and the back 2/3 of the farm are so overgrown that the hayride would have to be limited to only the small portion that is mostly pastures and parking, so stay tuned on this one.