News & Pre-Order Reminder for Saturday, April 16, 2022
Hello from Bowater's Farm!
Are you all as excited as I am for warmer weather and the summer market starting on May 7? I wanted to remind everyone that I will be at the Northview Church parking lot this Saturday from 9am-12pm. You can pre-order on my website (order now) or shop the inventory that I bring with me. **Not all inventory is available online for pre-order. Please email me at email@example.com if you would like to reserve any of the following: Pork shoulder roast, pork chops (bone-in or boneless), pork loin (only 1 available), ham steaks, jowl bacon, bacon ends, spare ribs, whole chicken, bone-in chicken breasts, chicken leg quarters, or chicken wings (ltd qty). I am happy to announce that my chickens have significantly increased the number of eggs they are laying so there will be PLENTY off eggs available this Saturday!
What's New ........
I will have a small inventory of a variety of mushrooms available this Saturday and also during summer market through June. The varieties for this weekend include Lion's Mane, Shiitake, Oyster, Black Pearl, & Chestnut (no mushrooms available online). If you haven't researched the health benefits of the different mushrooms, it is well worth looking into! I may have a small quantity of foraged ramps available as well. If you haven't tried them before you are missing out!!
The same great chicken eggs from pastured, non gmo fed chickens now available with the option of no corn, no soy!
In an effort to produce the best & healthiest products possible, I am switching one group of my laying hens to a no soy, no corn, chemical free, non-gmo feed. All of my hens are currently fed non-gmo grain and are pastured which makes them so much healthier and better for us when consuming their eggs. However, it is important to me to take it one step further because so many of the foods you find at the grocery store are derived from corn and/or soy. This has created a huge imbalance of the omega 3/6 ratio for what we consume. Healthy ratios should be between 1:2 and 1:4, but corn fed chicken eggs have a ratio of up to 1:20. Omega 3 fats are important for cardiovascular health because they reduce inflammatory reactions, but too many omega 6 fats can negate their benefit. A corn diet can compromise the nutritional quality of the meat and eggs we consume. The average American is very inflamed with a 20:1 ratio of omega 6/3, which is a good indicator of a future health risk for heart disease, cancer & diabetes.
Research indicates that too much soy can have a negative effect on our health, growth, & development. Without going into every study, it is important to know that there is ongoing research about the potential negative impacts of the over consumption of soy in our diets.
Providing the soy & corn free eggs for sale will be more costly so for now I will be offering both options for anyone not wanting to spend the extra money for corn/soy free. All of the grain I am feeding my chickens is non-gmo and they also forage for bugs, eat grass, and receive some organic veggie scraps. I am also working on ways to grow more of their feed. I will have both options of eggs available this Saturday with a limited quantity of the corn/soy free. Once summer market starts I will have a much larger quantity of corn/soy free available.
Look at the piglets born yesterday! 10 of them!!
Time to get back outside and get to planting!! Have a great rest of the week and I hope to see all of you on Saturday! Thank you for supporting your local farmers.