It’s time to come out to pick organic blueberries!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe are officially open for u-pick. Hours are 8 am to 8 pm daily. Picking conditions will be updated regularly below. Price is $3.75 per pound. (A quart of berries weighs about 1 1/2 lbs.) We accept cash or checks.

Please note: berries that are still a little pink are a bit tart but are fine to freeze or bake with so please don’t drop them on the ground if you pick them. Also, if left out at room temperature for a few days they finish ripening and get sweeter.

CURRENT PICKING CONDITIONS — August 25: There are scattered bushes with slowly ripening berries. It looks like we may not have a lot of berries at once any more this year. We are still open if you would like to come out and enjoy the day and pick some berries.

HOW TO FIND US:

From Rte 7: At Danby, turn west on Mt. Tabor Ave (20 mi south of Rutland, 12 mi north of Manchester) go to T, right on Main Street, first left onto Brook Road. Follow Brook Road for about 3 miles to Smokey House Road, left on Smokey House Road. At the T, the driveway is in front of you.

From Rte 30: Take Danby Mountain Road just north of Dorset. Follow for about 6.5 miles to T, stay left at T. First driveway on left.

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We are open for u-pick organic blueberries

blueberriesWe are officially open for u-pick. Hours are 8 am to 8 pm daily. Picking conditions will be updated regularly below. We are all set up self-serve, please read the sign before heading out to pick. Price is $3.75 per pound. (A quart of berries weighs about 1 1/2 lbs.) We accept cash or checks.

Please note: berries that are still a little pink are a bit tart but are fine to freeze or bake with so please don’t drop them on the ground if you pick them. Also, if left out at room temperature for a few days they finish ripening and get sweeter.

CURRENT PICKING CONDITIONS — July 14: The picking is excellent! Time to come out and get some blueberries for fresh use and for putting in the freezer!

HOW TO FIND US:

From Rte 7: At Danby, turn west on Mt. Tabor Ave (20 mi south of Rutland, 12 mi north of Manchester) go to T, right on Main Street, first left onto Brook Road. Follow Brook Road for about 3 miles to Smokey House Road, left on Smokey House Road. At the T, the driveway is in front of you.

From Rte 30: Take Danby Mountain Road just north of Dorset. Follow for about 6.5 miles to T, stay left at T. First driveway on left.

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It’s almost blueberry time!

We should be open for u-pick organic blueberries some time in the next week. We’ll post here when officially open and update the sidebar daily with current picking conditions. Stay tuned!

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Vegetable and beef CSA shares on sale now

If you are interested in a vegetable share or a beef share in 2014, we have brochures and order forms available. You can download them here and send them in, or send us an email and we can mail one to you.

For a brochure follow these links for page 1 and page 2

Order forms for vegetables can be found here and beef shares here.

two dog farm csa brochure 2014

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Pick your own blueberries now available

We are currently open for pick your own organic blueberries. The season is just getting started, we will update the side bar daily to let you know how picking conditions are. We are open 7 days a week, 7 am to 9 pm. Please read the sign board at the farm stand (by the open sign) before heading out to pick.blueberries

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Blueberries are almost ready

Blueberries are almost ready

Blueberries are starting to ripen! We will be opening for pick your own soon, most likely in the next week or so. We will post again to announce the start of the season so if you are a blog subscriber you will get a notice. Watch the sidebar on the right for updates and picking information.

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Organic seedlings on sale now at farm stand

black prince tomato

black prince tomato

We now have a large selection of organic vegetable seedlings on sale at our farm stand. We specialize in lots of varieties of tomatoes (see list on organic seedlings page). You will also find peppers, lettuce, broccoli, kale, cabbage, herbs and more. Coming in a few weeks will be  cucumbers, summer and winter squash. We are open 7 days a week, from 7 am to 9 pm. Come check us out!

lettuce and chard

lettuce and chard

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Vegetable, Pork and Beef CSA shares available

tomatoes!

tomatoes!

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between a farmer and consumer that benefits both. By purchasing a share, the consumer pays up front for some of the costs of production of their food, helping the farmer with cash flow and planning. In return, the consumer gets the satisfaction of knowing exactly where their food is grown and how, and receives a reduced price for being willing to enter into a financial partnership with the farmer. Two Dog Farm sells vegetables, pork and beef by the share.

Vegetables shares — We are committed to being good stewards of the land, and we grow our certified organic vegetables without the use of any synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers. We grow a wide variety of mixed vegetables, selecting varieties for their taste and ability to grow in our northern climate. Our vegetable shares are delivered weekly from late May until mid October (approximately 20 weeks). We plan the garden to produce as much variety as possible each week, given seasonal constraints. Our full share comes in a 1 1/9 bushel box, and we expect it to feed a family of four or two people who cook a lot and eat a lot of vegetables. Our single share comes in a ½ bushel box, and is intended to feed 1 to 2 adults. For more information and an order form click here.

lucky pig with unsellable produce

lucky pig with unsellable produce

Pasture Raised Pork – Our pigs always have access to grass and land to roam. We feed grain to fulfill part of their dietary needs and supplement with room to root around and plenty of garden produce. A pork share comes in at about 60 to 70 lbs of a variety of cuts, with some customization possible. The cost is $6.75 per pound. For more information and an order form click here.

winter in the pasture

winter in the pasture

Grass Fed Beef – Our animals are naturally raised on grass. In the winter months they feed on a mixture of dry hay and baleage, though they always have access to pasture. As the grass greens the animals start to feed solely on pasture. A share is approximately 50 to 60 lbs of a mixture of cuts, with usually about 25 lbs of ground beef. The cost is $6.25 per pound. For more information and an order form click here.

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Winter on the farm

Steve has been hard at work in the sugarbush rerouting the main line in preparation for sugaring season. The old anchor tree fell down, and while he had to do some work on the line anyways he decided to reroute to pick up some additional trees and add some taps. We’ve also been getting our new farm stand set up. We have a nice selection of beef for sale in the freezer, as well as some pork. Right now the only vegetables we have left are onions, but we are looking forward to early greens this spring and have a nice glass front cooler to make it easier to purchase veggies once they are in season. As soon as sugaring season comes around we will also have maple syrup available. Caleb and Jess Smith of Dorset Peak Jerseys have raw milk for sale in the farm stand as well. Thought I’d share some January scenes from around the farm. — Sue

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Looking for interns for the 2014 growing season

greenhouse and hoophouses

greenhouse and hoophouses

We are beginning our search for one or more agricultural intern(s) to help with all aspects of our farming operation. We are committed to providing an educational experience. We offer housing, basic board, and a stipend. Some weekend and evening hours will be part of the mix.

Depending on the person we are looking for someone who can work the full season, from April until October, and/or for the summer months. Work will include starting seedlings, all aspects of managing a 2 acre vegetable garden and getting vegetables to market and to CSA customers, blueberry care and harvesting, and perhaps some care for pigs and cows. If interested please click on leave a comment below, send us an email, or give us a call. You can also download our application and either mail it or email it back to us.

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