Celebrating 30 years! 1986-2016 Our store is open all week through the weekend. Please call ahead to let us know you are coming. As you drive down our driveway, the freezer room is in the garage to the left, midway down the driveway. To buy individual cuts, visit our farm store. We live and work… Read More »
Being a farmer means being part detective and part engineer. Last week the water pressure suddenly dropped. We needed to act quickly to figure out the problem. We replaced out bladder tank and well pump. So now our delicious artesian water is flowing fully again.
Yuengling is our pet goat. She is two years old this winter. When you visit she is sure to come say hello and demand pets and a scratch behind her horns. Goats are excellent pasture managers, eating wild rose, poison ivy and other weeds the cattle leave behind.
We were just headed over to our friend’s house for dinner and a game of Mah Jongg when an observant tenant at our second farm up the road called to tell us that our steer had taken off right through the high tensile fence and went into the preserved woodlands behind the farm These are… Read More »
“Exclusively Grassfed” and “Grassfed Goodness” are slogans we use to describe out meat. But as I gaze down while walking our pastures I am amazed at the diversity of plants our animals are eating. In one square foot are a myriad of plants, all offering different nutrients and minerals. Plantains, dandelions, burdock, shepherd’s purse, ajuga, chickweed.… Read More »
Winter Market! Located at the West Windsor Athletic Club 99 Clarksville Road, West Windsor, 10pm- 1 pm Always the second Saturday of every month. Dec. 12, Jan 9, Feb. 13; Mar 12; Apr 9
The first time Charlie and I walked into our farmhouse that Spring of 1986, we owned it. It didn’t occur to me until years later that this was somewhat unusual as most people would like to see the inside of a house before they commit to buying it. But at the time it seemed the… Read More »
We often hear comments like, why does your meat taste so much better? One of the secrets is our fresh and delicious well water. Whenever we come home after a vacation we are always eager to return to our tap water. We have friends who bring empty gallon jugs to fill and take home with… Read More »
This photo is a good illustration of how we manage our pastures by rotating them. On the left the cattle have recently grazed while on the right the grass is allowed to grow. This time of year we will use our temporary fences with step in posts and wire on spools to have the cattle… Read More »
Beechtree Farm will be at the next Slow Food market on February 8th at the D&R Greenway Land Trust building on Rosedale Road from 10-2. It should be another great market. Hope to see you there!
Many of you have asked how the animals are doing in this winter weather. We have a lot more work this time of year to make sure our herds are warm and happy. It’s partcularly difficult when we have a bout of wet weather and then freezing temperature. You can imagine what it’s like to… Read More »