The GrassWay dairy farm is on a winding country road near New Holstein, WI. T For over 20 years, this is where people have come to see happy animals, outside in their natural environment. Sunshine, fresh air, exercise and nutrient-dense soils are our basis for healthy, happy animals right here in Wisconsin. The beef, chicken, turkey, lamb and eggs, along with other organic foods, are available in an on-farm store. Because of zoning issues, a small membership fee is required.
Stop in to chat for awhile, show the kids the new calves (in the spring they are in the paddock by the driveway) and free range chickens (visible from the road around the middle of June to the end of August). There are baby lambs in the spring now too – although they can be grazing anywhere on our 240 acre farm! They’ll talk for hours about what they’ve experienced here, without the video games. We can’t wait to meet you and talk to you how an organic family farm operates, using permanent managed pastures and organic materials to create a healthy environment. This is the way farming needs to be.
Thanksgiving is only about 1 and 1/2 weeks away and we are officially out of turkeys! There are some turkey thighs and wings available yet, but they are going fast too. Those of you following my sporadic blog posts have read that the supply was limited this year because of brooder/management problems . Let’s hope I have all of my problems fixed and next year turns out better.
I’m pretty excited to offer our own organic wool from our own sheep for this winter season and the Christmas Holiday. We’ve had several wool batts made (twin, queen, king) AND wool pillows! Come to the Store to give them a test feel. We can also help you turn those wool batts into warm, cuddly comforters for your loved ones beds. A thick wool comforter can let you turn that thermostat down a few more degrees and LAUGH at the Polar Vortex. Call for more details.
We received our first lingering snow fall last night – thankfully only about 2 inches or so. With the Polar Vortex blast, we brought all of the animals home to the bedded packs and sheds. The laying hens houses are parked right next to the green house where they can go in (for feed and water) and out for the last dredges of green material in the area. Of course being chickens, they usually seem to be complaining (or are they happy?)
Last week we picked up 2 rams (Vern and Thunder) from Northstar Creamery and Cafe just east of Haywood about 10 miles or so. What a GREAT place and WONDERFUL people. They have the nicest little cafe right on their farm and make their own gelato from their sheeps milk. I highly encourage you to Google their farm and visit them if you can. Vern and Thunder are now in with the girls and very happy and busy. Look for our new lambs around mid-April.
Happy early winter!
Our normal store hours are 9:00 to 5:00: Monday, and Wednesday through Saturday. We are closed on Tuesdays and Sundays.
Memorial Day (May 26th) – closed
July 4th – closed
Labor Day (September 1st) – closed
Thanksgiving (November 27th) – closed
Christmas Eve (December 24th) – closed at noon
Christmas Day (December 25th)
New Years Eve (December 31st) – closed at noon
New Years Day (January 1, 2015) – closed
11/1/2014: Milk members – There is milk all day, every day that we are open.