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oRDERING OPEN TILL TWO TODAY FOR DROP OFF TUESDAY 4:30 - 5:30


hELLO fOLKS.
jUST A REMINDER IN CASE YOU FORGOT TO ORDER THIS WEEK: WE ARE KEEPING THE CLEMSON MARKET OPEN EVERY WEEK FOR A TRIAL PERIOD.
If enough of you order to cover the transportation cost and keep it green, we will keep this schedule.
I am keeping the market open till 2:30 so that you may squeeze your orders in for this week; because I know that a lot of you who order on Sunday eves were a little tied up maybe with sports on TV, Ha, Ha!
Other news: At Putney Farm, we have switched from so many chickens to more veggies this season, meaning that we will have fewer eggs to offer, but USLG and CLG members get first option.
This week-end, we sold all the hens in our large barn, but kept the younger flocks. We don’t yet know how much of a difference that will make in production. Sometimes hens do much better in smaller flocks.
I actually broke down crying as the truck full of hens pulled away from the house. Yes, we had 400 hens, but I loved them all, and felt like we were taking steps that we might later regret. I regret it already, and didn’t want to let go of “my” hens, however, feed prices are skyrocketing, and we hung on as long as we could. Whern we started out, feed was $6.00 a bag. Today it is anywhere from $12.00 to 18.00 and up. A hen only lays one egg every 25 hours at her very finest peak, and then they go into a natural molt and lay off for several weeks. Also, in the winter-time, due to less day-light and cooler weather, they cut way back on production. Summer-time with its heat always affects hens, too, so, unless you can grow a lot of your own feed, it is very rough to make ends meet.
Lenard still works full-time, however, he doesn’t care to work just to feed the chickens, Ha, ha.
All local growers who offer grain to their flocks/herds are experiencing high production costs; not just us.
We still love our hens, and we love providing you with eggs. We are just cutting back to a more reasonable number of hens. You may not see our eggs at stores and farmer’s markets, but we will still offer you the finest, freshest, most nutritious eggs available anywhere, and still AWA, still from Heritqage and rare-breed hens.
And we will still offer you fresh sustainably raised heirloom veggies fresh from the garden.
If you have special veggies or melons, fruit, that you would like for us to grow, please email me putneyfarm@aol.com.
Order from www.clemson.locallygrown.net

Hope to see you on Tuesday fron 4:30-5:30! Look for the big white veggie van!
Donna