Author Archives: Lucia

Rotating pasture

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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 mow our yard rather than use the gas gussling lawn mower . Meanwhile, the cattle are fertilizing the fields with their manure and the fields themselves act as large solar panels. The grass and other forages act as carbon sinks which are important in this age of global warming. So this system is a win, win, win, for the cattle, for the environment and for our taste buds.

Winter Time

winter time image of Beechtree FarmMany 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 get soaked and then to stand in cold wind. So we get all the animals inside to keep them dry and give them plenty of hay and fresh water. It ‘s enjoyable to have an opportunity  to be in close proximity with the animals and get to know each other better. One of my favorite times is after all the chores are done and before heading back to the house, pausing and listening to the contented sounds of animals crunching contentedly on hay. They always seem so appreciative.

The other great part about winter is the incomparable beauty of the skies and trees. Though short, the light this time of year is amazing.

Meanwhile, our meat room continues to be as busy as ever. We really enjoy your visits and get such a kick out of hearing of the dishes you are making with our meats. We really appreciate the rave reviews. Our newest products are guinea fowl, geese and duck from Eberly’s Organic.

Welcome to Beechtree Farm!

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Celebrating 32 years! 1986-2018
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 here. But please call ahead to make sure we are looking for you.
Note: Please call or text our cell phone when you arrive so we can put our two dogs, Robbie, a Springer Spaniel and Phoebe, an Australian Cattle Dog on a leash or, if you are uncomfortable with dogs, in the kennel. Our dogs help us keep predators away from our animals and are much beloved members of our family. They don’t bite but act very protective when newcomers arrive. You can also beep your horn to let us know you’ve arrived.
Ask about our CSA and about purchasing a whole, half or a quarter.
Email or call for a price list.
  (609) 466-0277; Lucia: cell: 468-4145; Charlie cell: (609) 468-4144   grassfedbeef@gmail.com

Farm Market Season is here!…

West Windsor Community Farmers Market,  http://www.westwindsorfarmersmarket.org/First Day, May 7th

Pennington Farmers Market, Saturday, 9am-1pm  http://penningtonfarmersmarket.org/ First Day, May 26th

Montgomery Farmers Market, Saturday

9am-1pm. June 2- October 27.

https://montgomeryfriends.org/farmers-market/

Roots To River at Gravity Hill Market, Titusville, NH , Every Sunday  10:00am– 4:00pm;