Author Archives: jericacadman

Where’s Waldo?

I have noticed this really interesting phenomenon that happens when people come out to the farm to pick up orders. They get out of their cars, stretch their legs (since most of them having driven a little distance to get … Continue reading

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Someone is trying to trick you.

Someone is trying to trick you. They have started using this marketing word, and it’s working. What’s the word? Local. “Local” is the new “healthy.” But my, oh, my, how the falsehoods abound. (Quick disclaimer: I don’t think “local” is … Continue reading

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Running a farm is like flying a spaceship.

Yesterday afternoon, I got a call from one of our institutional vendors, verifying our practice standards so they can make sure they’re marketing their product correctly. As I was chatting with him, I realized something. You see, a lot of … Continue reading

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A brief update as we head into March…

We lost all the small birds! You’re going to laugh. We ran out of little chickens! Other than a couple remaining 3-pounder birds, all we have is our December stock of whole birds, ranging from Really Big (4.5 lb) to … Continue reading

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Don’t be confused about LYE soap!

Soap: What’s with the lye? I cannot tell a lye… (I know, very punny, right? I couldn’t resist!) I want to talk to you about lye soap. A lot of people hear farmers like me talking about our good old-fashioned … Continue reading

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Hey Texarkana, we’re going to visit you next week!

I have some exciting news for those of you straight north–we’re going to try out a Texarkana delivery service again! We’re going make the Texarkana round every third Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m. The meeting point will be … Continue reading

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Cook-at-Home Challenge: Count the Cost

Does food matter? Matt and I had a health crisis circa 2005-2006 that forced us to analyze everything we were doing so we could find answers to why his intestines were trying to kill him. And they were. Standing 6-foot-5-inches … Continue reading

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Why is meal-planning so hard?

Why is meal-planning so hard? Meal planning… The bane of many a mother’s existence. We ask ourselves, “Do they really need to eat AGAIN today?” Let me just start by saying that I do not have this all figured out. … Continue reading

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Cook-at-Home Challenge: What’s for dinner?

I will meal-plan for you this month! Hopefully you got to read a bit about our upcoming Cook-at-Home Challenge introduced in our last newsletter. I know there are so many of our readers that have said, “I want to eat … Continue reading

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Will this get you back into the kitchen?

We want to help you get back into the kitchen! It’s been a CRAZY month so far! Matt took a brief trip to the American Pastured Poultry Producers Association meeting for larger scale producers (apparently we qualify! 😉 ). It … Continue reading

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