Hello, I got a new job! I’m now the Livestock and Pasture Manager at Hampshire College. I’m very excited about the transition, but it does mean there are some big chnages afoot at Mockingbird Farm. We’re no longer attending farmer’s markets, no longer raising pigs, and no longer raising chickens for meat or eggs. We’re […]
Hi! We’re re-working our website, so some stuff might be in the wrong place or not even work at all. It’ll get fixed! In the meantime, here is where you can sign up for a CSA share. Here is where you can buy gift cards. What fun!
Announcing our Fall Meat CSA
Recently a friend wondered if I had stopped farming because I hadn’t updated this blog. I told him, I was farming so I didn’t have time to update this blog. I do post (slightly) more frequently on the ol’ Facebook. If you’re really interested in knowing what’s been going on, come visit at farmer’s market.
Here’s a nice big annoucement: we are starting a Fall Meat CSA program. Here’s the brochure. This is a trial run to see how much I enjoy running a CSA. We are asking for a four-month commitment. Every month, you’ll come to pick up your share at our farm. You share will consist of 1 […]
Here are, as promised, some photos of our new batch of Kosher Kings. And, as a bonus, a picture of our turkeys. The one in the center is a fine looking Narragansett. To his left is a Blue Slate. You can see the tail feathers of a Bourbon Red in the lower lefthand corner.
A Whole Chicken on the Grill
It has been a busy few weeks. We are excited to tell you that we have had some new faces arrive. We bought in four sows and a boar! Here is Big Red, our Tamworth boar Here are Thing one and Thing Two. Both are crosses between Red Wattle and Large Black. Here are our […]
Since we only sell whole chickens, I am often asked “What do I do with a whole chicken?” Apart from the snide reply of “Eat it,” I usually suggest roasting. It’s simple and provides for leftovers without much fuss. However, not many people are interested in roasting in hot weather, so here is a pretty […]
Grilled Pork Chops
I know that it is very early to be thinking about Thanksgiving, but you should. Our turkeys are a little less than two weeks old and are doing very well. We are raising 150 birds this year and are about to start taking deposits for them. We are asking for $20 per bird. We expect […]
Cutting Up a Whole Chicken
I am eating the following right now and it is very good. Dry Rub: 1 T Salt 1 T Black Pepper 1 t Cumin 1 t Tumeric 1 t Zaatar Mix up the spices and rub them all over a couple of nice chops. Heat one half of your grill on high. Sear […]
I have long held that buying a whole chicken is much more thrifty and economical than just buying parts. However, for some recipes you do need to know how to break down the bird into parts. It used to be that this was a skill everyone had (mainly because chicken only came whole) but it […]