Thursday, August 6, 2015

SALE! 20% OFF Pre-Ordered, Fresh Chicken

SALE!  20% off
Pre-Ordered, Fresh Chicken    

Stock up for the winter!

1.     Order by 6pm Wednesday, August 26.  **Indicate which date/location you will be picking up.**

2.     Pick up your order…
Friday, August 28 at the farm in Andrews
Saturday, August 29 at the Cedar Valley Farmers Market (L&N Depot, Murphy)
Saturday, August 29 at the Union County Farmers Market (Blairsville)

Place your order by emailing:  Or call 828-321-2171.

This is the best deal we've ever offered.  There are NO restrictions, NO minimum purchases.   The only condition is that you must pre-order to get the sale price.  The more you buy, the more you save. 

 The following is a list of the regular retail price per pound on the different cuts of chicken we sell:

Whole Pastured Chicken: $4.99/lb
Half Pastured Chicken: $5.49/lb
Boneless, skinless breast (2 per pack): $11.99/lb
Thighs (2 per pack): $7.99/lb
Drumsticks (4 per pack): $7.99/lb
Wings (6 per pack): $5.99/lb
Liver: $6.99/lb
Backs/necks/frames/feet: $1.99/lb

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

2015 Season is Underway! Prices & Availability

Welcome back from Winter, everyone!  Stockbridge Farms is please to announce that our first batch of fresh, pasture-raised chicken will be processed next week (May 21st).  This year we also have limited quantities of our own farm-raised pork in addition to grass-fed ground beef from Walnut Hollow Ranch.  See below for details.

Pastured Chicken – “Broilers”
We raise the industry standard Cornish-Rock cross chicken.  In 2015 are feeding NON-GMO, corn-free, soy-free feed by Tucker Milling.
Our birds are raised in small quantities on fresh pasture.  We believe that this is the key to healthy, delicious chicken!
2015 Chicken Prices
Whole Pastured Chicken: $4.99/lb
           50-99.99# (whole birds only): $4.69/lb 
           100# or more (whole birds only): $4.25/lb
Half Pastured Chicken: $5.49/lb
Boneless, skinless breast: $11.99/lb
Leg Quarters:  $7.99/lb
Thighs: $7.99/lb
Drumsticks: $7.99/lb
Wings: $5.99/lb
Liver: $6.99/lb
Backs/necks/frames/feet: $1.99/lb
Farm-Raised Pork

This winter we (finally) processed our two big tamworth pigs.  Each week we will bring a limited quantity of pork sausage (Mild, Hot, and Hot Italian) to the farmer's market - while supplies last!  We also have pork chops which we will bring by request - please call at least a day ahead of time.

2015 Pork Prices 
Sausage: $6.50/lb
Pork Chops: $6.50/lb

Walnut Hollow Ranch Beef

Charlie Kissling over at Walnut Hollow Ranch has pretty much spoiled us when it comes to beef.  The cows are Black Angus and are grass-fed.  The meat is really, really good.  We carry Walnut Hollow's ground beef and hamburger patties.  If you want other cuts of beef, please feel free to contact the Walnut Hollow Farm Store (828-389-3981).

2015 Beef Prices 
Ground Beef: $8.99/lb
Hamburger Patties: $9.49/lb

Where to Find Us

Stockbridge Farms sells at three different farmer's markets each week:

  • Cedar Valley Farmer's Market: Every Saturday in Murphy, NC - L&N Depot from 9 A.M. - 1 P.M. 
  • Thursday Evening Market: Hayesville, NC - On the Town Square from 4-8 P.M. (Opens May 21st)
  • Union County Farmer's Market: Blairsville, GA - We will be there most Saturdays through the season. 7 A.M. - 1 P.M. (Opens June 6th)
If you have questions about availability or would like to place a special order for pick up at a specific market, please call at least a day ahead of time.
We also sell from the farm by appointment (828-321-2171).  

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The Astronomy-Based Farm

So Jen is doing the dishes as I come in from evening farm chores and I tell her that we really are an astronomy-based farm.  “Oh really?”  says she. “Really,” says I.  

First of all, I teach astronomy in two different formats: (a) the regular curriculum astronomy over at Tri-County Community College and (b) a few stargazing classes through the college’s Community Enrichment offerings.

Also, our laying flock consists entirely of Golden Comets, we will probably have a calf named Venus someday (all of Baby’s calves have V names: Victor, Victoria, next year will be Violet, etc.), and there are asters all over the place for the bees.  Heck, we drive a Saturn and Jen’s phone is a Galaxy (by Samsung)!

She feels the need to challenge my assertion about the wildflowers.  Aster and astro both come from the Greek root astron – star.  I press further.  An asterism is a group of prominent stars which make up a picture but are not actually a constellation.  Asterisms are usually subsets of constellations.  The two best examples will shake most people’s knowledge of astronomy.  The Big Dipper and Little Dipper… are not actually constellations.  Nope.  They are asterisms.  The Big Dipper is only a part of the constellation Ursa Major (the Great Bear).  Same story for the Little Dipper and Ursa Minor.

Of course farming is tied to the Sun’s cycles and path through the sky.  But even that does not explain the open clusters of fox grapes we found in the “hedge” along our driveway or the globular clusters of grapes I hope to have someday (open clusters and globular clusters are star clusters of different ages and which are located in distinctly different regions of the galaxy).  Until then, I’ll just continue to thoroughly enjoy the night sky and my work as a lunatic farmer.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Layer Liquidation!

Stockbridge Farms is liquidating our laying flock!  Saturday, October 11, will be the last day that we will bring eggs to the farmers market.   Take this opportunity to buy our layers and bring them home to your own back yard for just $10 per chicken!  Breeds and ages vary.  See Zack or Jen at the Cedar Valley Farmers Market for more information.