Welcome to Filbert Acres! At Filbert Acres we specialize in quality vegetables and pork. Our CSA shares feature our best, freshly harvested produce grown according to organic standards. Our pork is special because our pigs are free-range on our pastures and enjoy organic feed. We sell USDA certified pork by the cut from the farm, and also sell whole and half hogs. And we are looking forward to our first hazelnut harvest from our new orchard in 2016!
We're open Saturdays 8 AM-2 PM, year-round
Tomato Plant Sale extended to February 29th. Leap on that!
We want you to buy Tomato plants in January and February. No really. Here's the form. All you have to do is print, choose, and mail a check. Then we give you a call in May when your tomato plants are ready! Got two emails about our tomato plants yesterday. One reads: "Hello, Will filbert acres be selling tomato starts this year? They were amazing last year. Thank you and best wishes, KZ"
Pictured here are Pink Berkeley Tie Dye and Pork Chop--two of our favorite selections, with copious amounts of basil, of course.
We are back in cuts--we have sausage and ground pork, chops and roasts, and bacon. Come out tomorrow to stock up on yummy pork!
You may have read that Kapowsin Meats has been shut down and that there is a recall of meat slaughtered since April. The USDA would not have to be involved in local meat production at all if we could just get the PRIME Act passed. Please read more about the bipartisan bill and contact your representative if you think it would restore production and retailing rights to small family farms.
We are still taking deposits on whole and half hogs for October/November. Check out the details here!
Pork was not a "go to" meat in our households growing up, and pigs were never an animal that fascinated me more than any other farm animal. So why grow pork?
Here is a giant from the 20th century agrarian scene, M. G. Kains, on the topic: "The one domestic quadruped that best fits the conditions of the small farm is the hog. He requires smaller area that any other--merely a pen and some range, with shade and a good wallowing place. . . He is the most wonderful of all domestic animals as a converter of worthless fruit and vegetables, even weeds into profitable meat." Five Acres and Independence, Kains, 1935/1973
In learning how to grow hogs these last four years, we have come to appreciate the animals a lot more, and to appreciate the meat more as well. Even if we stopped raising pork for our farm business, we would have to seek out quality local pork because it is so delicious and versatile. We've also become confident that quality meat is wholesome and good for our health, so we have no hesitation in eating our pork (or similarly grown pork).
We now have our pork for sale and we're open Saturdays from 8:00 to 2:00. Bacon, sausage, chops, roasts and more. We are also now taking deposits on whole and half hogs for September. Check out the details here!
We now have pork for sale and we're open Saturdays from 8:00 to 2:00. Bacon, sausage, chops, roasts and more. We are also now taking deposits on whole and half hogs for September and we're excited to partner with Olson's Meats of Enumclaw for on-farm slaughter and quality processing. Adam Olson routinely rakes in top prizes at the Northwest Cured Meat Championships, so count on awesome bacon, ham, and sausage! Deposits are due August 10th, but when they are gone, it will be months until our next batch, so get your check to us as soon as you can. Check out the details here!
BBQ season is upon us! Do you know where your pork is? Our early set of hogs are a bit earlier this year, thanks in part to exceptionally clement weather (see previous post). We are now taking deposits on whole and half hogs for May and we're excited to partner with Olson's Meats of Enumclaw for on-farm slaughter and quality processing. Adam Olson routinely rakes in top prizes at the Northwest Cured Meat Championships, so count on awesome bacon, ham, and sausage! Deposits are due May 9th, but when they are gone, it will be months until our next batch, so get your check to us as soon as you can. Check out the details here!
Here we have a long range forecast for the temperature anomoly for March April May. The Pacific Northwest appears in red to indicate that above-normal temperatures are expected to prevail, for the most part. Of course we will still have some cold weather ahead of us and this forecast may be wrong, but the pattern that has created warmer weather for us this winter (and frigid temps on the east coast) looks to continue and loads the dice for an earlier/warmer spring. All this to say, you should buy our tomato plants! Check out the details here--this is the last week to order!
We are out of pork, BUT WE HAVE PORKCHOP tomato plants for sale! Davis is holding a fine specimen of this 'new heirloom' which we grew for the first time last year--the name of this variety is a play on the "beefsteak" idea, but since it is not a red tomato, it is a chop! You can choose from a wonderful variety of tomato plants, grown to perfection for May planting. We have an order form you can print and mail with a small deposit. Come by tomorrow from 8:00 to 2:00.
PORK! We are down to just a few country style ribs and spare ribs. We also have less popular cuts such as liver, trotters, tail, jowels, heads, and more (no lard :( ). BUT we are taking orders now for a wonderful variety of tomato plants, grown to perfection for May planting. We have an order form you can print and mail with a small deposit. With a heroic attitude of faith in the face of winter rains: order tomato plants today! Could be another good gardening year--loaded that way with El Nino, at least. Last year our customers were very impressed with the quality of plant and their production. Many agreed with us that Green Zebra is a new favorite.
We also still have a limited selection of Filbert Acres winter squash. Come by tomorrow from 8:00 to 2:00.