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Give The Gift Of Good Food

Cousin Eddie

"My part just ain't gonna look right" without Our Family Farm meat in the freezer

It won’t be something to stuff in the stocking. It won’t be a parcel to unpack from under the tree. It won’t even offer the immediate gratification we have grown accustomed to during this time of year. BUT IT WILL BE GOOD!

Our Family Farm has put together some neat packages that will allow you to “give the gift of good food” this holiday season (Why does Cousin Eddie comes to mind from Nation Lampoon Christmas Vacation, “You know Clark, that’s tha gift that keeps on givin’…”?)

How does it work? Simple…

  1. Consider anyone in your life whom you would like to share in your discovery of the best meat products in the Willamette Valley
  2. Make a list of those people
  3. Check it twice
  4. Pick a package that best meets your gift giving needs.
  5. Contact us to make the arrangements at ourfamilyfarm.info@gmail.com.
  6. We send you a certificate to give to the lucky person/family
  7. They redeem the certificate with us to start eating the good stuff (we are happy to deliver to the PDX area, and anywhere in between)

This year you can choose from several options:

  1. The “Aunt Bethany”- 2 of Our Family Farm pastured raised, grass-fed chickens  $25
  2. The ‘Cousin Eddie”- 5 of Our Family Farm pastured raised, grass-fed chickens  $60
  3. The “Clark Griswold”- 10 Our Family Farm pastured raised, grass-fed chickens  $110
  4. The ‘Ellen Griswold”– 30 pounds of grass-fed and finished ground Angus in 1lb, double wrapped packages, ready for pick up between December 26 and December 31. $100

We hope these options are something to tantalize your holiday gift giving. May your days be tasty, and bright.

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Give The Gift Of Good Food

Cousin Eddie

"My part just ain't gonna look right" without Our Family Farm meat in the freezer

It won’t be something to stuff in the stocking. It won’t be a parcel to unpack from under the tree. It won’t even offer the immediate gratification we have grown accustomed to during this time of year. BUT IT WILL BE GOOD!

Our Family Farm has put together some neat packages that will allow you to “give the gift of good food” this holiday season (Why does Cousin Eddie comes to mind from Nation Lampoon Christmas Vacation, “You know Clark, that’s tha gift that keeps on givin’…”?)

How does it work? Simple…

  1. Consider anyone in your life whom you would like to share in your discovery of the best meat products in the Willamette Valley
  2. Make a list of those people
  3. Check it twice
  4. Pick a package that best meets your gift giving needs.
  5. Contact us to make the arrangements at ourfamilyfarm.info@gmail.com.
  6. We send you a certificate to give to the lucky person/family
  7. They redeem the certificate with us to start eating the good stuff (we are happy to deliver to the PDX area, and anywhere in between)

This year you can choose from several options:

  1. The “Aunt Bethany”- 2 of Our Family Farm pastured raised, grass-fed chickens  $25
  2. The ‘Cousin Eddie”- 5 of Our Family Farm pastured raised, grass-fed chickens  $60
  3. The “Clark Griswold”- 10 Our Family Farm pastured raised, grass-fed chickens  $110
  4. The ‘Ellen Griswold”– 30 pounds of grass-fed and finished ground Angus in 1lb, double wrapped packages, ready for pick up between December 26 and December 31. $100

We hope these options are something to tantalize your holiday gift giving. May your days be tasty, and bright.

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Our Family Farm Field Day

June 27, Harrisburg, Oregon- Our Family Farm and Pristine Farm partnered to host our first ever Farm Field Day. We enjoyed the company of 40 of our closest friends, family, and customers as they enjoyed a “Meet Your Farmer. Meat, Your Food” event on the quaint, agricultural grounds behind Detering’s Orchards at the south end of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. 

The weather, mosquitoes, and spirits of all who attended all cooperated to make for a fantastic field day. 

A Beautiful Cornucopia of Summer's Bounty

A Beautiful Cornucopia of Summer's Bounty

We started our time together with a feast of fire grilled, pastured broiler chickens (slaved over by our own Chef Kyle of Pristine Farm) prepared on the biggest BBQ grill I have ever seen. This delicious dining experience was accompanied by fresh zucchini and yellow squash, a savory corn-slaw salad, followed by summer’s first strawberries over Chef Kyle’s world famous skillet shortcake. It truly was a treat to share this meal, and great conversation with all who attended. 

After our meal, the group embarked on a grand tour of our pastured poultry operation. 

Our first stop was a tool shed, turned brooder house where 270, week old Cornish-Cross chicks were residing. When we pried back the sliding door we witnessed a chirping delight of yellow fluff balls eating, drinking, and running around this space like a group of first graders at recess on the first nice day of spring. Kyle and Derek answered many great questions about the feed given to the chicks, the time it takes for these birds to grow and the benefits of a brooding house to healthy birds. The kids had a chance to hold one of our golden fluff balls, giving moms and dads a chance to capture a special gentleness between young ones. 

Headed To The PastureMoving from the brooder, our group hopped onto a hay trailer when we traveled down a short gravel road to the pasture where our broiler pens were hard at work. Our Family farm and Pristine Farm are in cahoots to finish 3-4 week old Cornish-Cross chickens in an environment we feel allows for these birds to live a very healthy and natural life as they mature to a butchering age of 8 weeks old. We were met with more great questions about predators, the 10’X12’ “Salatin” style pen we let the birds inhabit, and the amount of grass chickens eat. 

Perhaps the most exciting part for Kyle and Derek was the stroll down memory lane (the tracks left behind as we moved the pens one full length, daily). One of our main goals as farmers is to heal the land, and our group was able to witness the healing process as we walked back in time to see how delicious tufts of thick, green grass were breaking through what the chickens left behind. It was amazing to compare the beautiful grass breaking through the manure-matted spaces from a few weeks prior, to the grass just outside of the pen’s occupied space. There literally was no comparison in grass health. It was an impressive testament! 

Blueberries

Pristine Farm Blueberries

We finished out time together with a romantic walk through the green-grassy rows of Pristine Farm’s burgeoning blueberry fields. It was the perfect finish to an already sweet time together. If you are a person who appreciates this blue fruit, make it a point to find your way out to this 2-acre patch to fill your pails with some of summer’s best offerings. Perhaps we will see you out there. 

Our Family Farm and Pristine Farm extends a warm THANK YOU to all who helped make this day a huge success, and everyone else who found their way out to the farm to learn about, and witness the work going into raising some of the best meat in Oregon!

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