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.
Mother Earth News just posted a link to the republication of a Seralini Study exposing the hazards of roundup. This is very important information that needs to get out! http://sustainablepulse.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=96b2dcb7821c7b93f09376626&id=d4cdcdfe51&e=499d25bec0.
Animal update: The baby laying hens are in their own movable hen house right next to the old girls. The first batch of meat birds (the Freedom Rangers) are due for butcher July 24th. We’ll have whole chicken in the store again by Wednesday the 30th. We just put 450 baby Freedom Rangers into the brooder this morning (the 10th). We’ve had a terrible time with the baby turkeys. 125 were delivered and 72 made it out to pasture. I think there were several reasons: 1) colder weather than we have ever had in June. The chicks got chilled their first night. 2) wet wood chips. We’ve used wood chips before to great advantage, but the constant rains may have started some funky growth on the chips. 3) Too much sawdust in the brooder. Baby turkeys confuse the sawdust with food and eat it. 4) forgot to add probiotic into the waters. Not a direct cause, but it sure would have helped. All things considered, buy your Thanksgiving turkeys early this year!
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)
For our milk members, the milk truck from Westby continues to pick up the extra milk in the evening (every other day). So this means that there is milk in the tank all day, every day that we are open. There is no need for a schedule at this time. I will let you know immediately if this changes.