A Healthy Holiday Video from Kayla

If you want some healthy eating tips for the holidays and a good laugh, see this video from Kayla.  Dietitian how-to videos are not usually this hilarious.

Don’t worry, our baby did not really eat a bag of cat food.  Kayla made that story up ad lib; pretty good comedic timing!  All dance scenes (plus all other scenes) are unrehearsed.  Thank you Hollie Mims for the best facial expressions ever.  Please enjoy!

Join Us for the December Farm Share!

Early Dutch Cabbage, almost ready to pick!

Early Dutch Cabbage, almost ready to pick!

Friends, we would love to have you in our December Farm Share!

December is one of the best months of the year on our farm. It is wonderful to have so much farm-fresh goodness around the holidays, and your meals will sing with delicious flavors!  The December Farm Share would also make a great gift for a loved one!  Book your Farm Share now, and we will deliver this gift every week of December! 

What is the Farm Share?  The Farm Share is a weekly delivery of produce and protein from our farm. You will pick up your Farm Share at Kimmi’s Fine Foods in Rockport on Tuesdays or Fridays between 2:00pm and 6:00pm.

Protein and Produce in the December Farm Share

Your December Farm Share will include a wide variety of freshly-picked vegetables and herbs. We will also offer pastured chickens, grass-fed beef, a wide selection of pastured pork cuts, and eggs.  Additionally, we will send you a detailed list of the contents and recipe ideas to help you make the most of your items. The Farm Share is a great value and will feed your family many delicious meals each week.

Our December produce will include some or all of the following: broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, Swiss chard, collards, mustard, lettuce, carrots, beets, turnips, radishes, rutabagas, daikon, pak choy, bok choy, dill, coriander, and edible flowers.  Visit our Facebook page for pictures and more information about our products!

On top of that, we will supplement our Share with organic produce from Kimmi’s Fine Foods to include some delicious veggies you can’t get from the supermarket.

Cost of December Farm Share

The cost of the December farm share is $59 per week, or a total of $236 for month.  You must pay in advance to reserve your share. Your first delivery will be either Tues, Dec 6, or Fri, Dec 9.

CLICK HERE to pay $236 to book your December Farm Share now!    In the space where it says “Instructions from Buyer”, please designate whether you want a Tuesday or Friday pick-up.  (If you would like to split a share and pick up every other week, send me a comment and we will try to match you with someone, thanks!)

Thank you so much for joining us in the farm share! We are so glad to have you!  Justin, Kayla, Nati, Emma, and Madeleine Butts

Farm Share Available on Fridays in Nov!

Red Giant Mustard

Red Giant Mustard

Friends, we have openings in our Farm Share on Fridays in Nov!  (Now sold out, thank you!  Please check back for openings in Dec!)  We invite you to make your Thanksgiving (and every day) even more special with healthy farm-fresh goodness!

(Please order today to reserve your delivery starting tomorrow.  For the week of Thanksgiving, we will deliver your order on Wed in time for your TG dinner.)

The Farm Share is a weekly delivery of produce and protein from our farm. You will pick up your Farm Share at Kimmi’s Fine Foods in Rockport on Fridays between 2:00pm and 6:00pm. Your items will be neatly arranged and ready for you, just bring a few bags to carry everything home.

Protein and Produce in the November Farm Share

Our November farm share will include a wide variety of freshly-picked vegetables and herbs. We will also offer fresh pastured chickens, a wide selection of pastured pork cuts, and eggs.  Additionally, we will send you a detailed list of the contents of the share plus recipe ideas and meal plans, to help you make the most of your items.

Our produce in November will include some or all of the following:  warm weather vegetables such as tomatoes, squash (butternut, zucchini, tatume, yellow crookneck), eggplant, peppers, and basil. We will also have a wide variety of cool weather veggies, including: broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, Swiss chard, collards, mustard, several varieties of lettuce, carrots, beets, turnips, radishes, rutabagas, daikon, pak choy, bok choy, dill, coriander, and edible flowers.

On top of that, we may supplement our Share with organic produce from Kimmi’s Fine Foods to include some delicious veggies you can’t get from the supermarket.

Cost of November Farm Share

The cost of the November farm share is $56 per week, or a total of $280 for this FIVE WEEK month (last delivery, Dec 2nd).  We will deliver your order on WED during Thanksgiving week to make sure you have it for Thanksgiving.

(This Farm Share is now sold out, thank you!  Please check back for openings in Dec!)    We only have space available on Fridays. Free free to comment or e-mail me with any questions.

Thank you so much for joining us in the farm share! We are so glad to have you!

Thank you! Justin, Kayla, Nati, Emma, and Madeleine Butts

Four String Farm picked up by Associated Press!

Kayla Harvesting Turnips (photo by www.racheldurrent.com)

Kayla Harvesting Turnips (photo by http://www.racheldurrent.com)

Friends, Kayla and I were featured on the front page of the Caller-Times this week in a wonderful article by reporter Natalia Contreras. That article was picked up by the Associated Press and is now appearing in newspapers across the country.

Thanks to that article, we are excited to welcome new friends from all over to our site!  This article is now showing in every major newspaper in Texas and in papers across America from Seattle to San Francisco and back again.

We hope you can visit us soon at one of our gardening or cooking classes. Or, join us in our Farm Share program for a weekly delivery of something good! We invite you to like our Facebook page or sign up here for updates about our farm.

We love to share our heritage farming techniques to help you grow your own healthy and delicious food without the use of chemicals. Four String Farm will be featured in a Smithsonian Exhibit coming soon, click here for details. This exhibit may come to your city, we hope you can see it!

Kayla and I write for The Bend Magazine. Look for the November issue—we just saw the proof, it is a beautiful edition! We also host a weekly radio program, “Your Wholesome Heritage Garden”, that airs on KEDT/KVRT every Tuesday.

For a closer look at our farm, check out the beautiful photography of Mae Burke and our dear friend Rachel Durrent.

Thank you for visiting us, we are so glad to have you!

Kids Gardening/Cooking Class on Sat, Nov 12th from 9:00am to Noon!

Emma Feeding Cow

Emma Feeding Cow

Friends, bring your children to Four String Farm for a combined gardening/cooking class on Saturday, November 12, from 9:00am to Noon! Children of all ages are welcome!

Your kids will learn how to plant a small starter garden and how to cook something delicious out of it! We want your little ones to go home with the skills to prepare their own meal from produce they grow themselves.

Kid’s Gardening/Cooking Class Agenda

The kids will begin the class by tending to the pigs and interacting with our goats and cows along the way. They will feed the laying hens and learn about egg production. These activities are designed to show kids where food really comes from.

Next, the children will plant their own starter garden. They will get their hands in the dirt, dig, plant seeds, and water their garden.

Then they will prepare a meal from their freshly-picked harvest. They will make their own homemade pizza from scratch and dress the pizza with ingredients from the garden.

Parent or Guardian is Required

Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. Your job as an adult in this class will be to keep your little ones safe and make sure they behave. There will be some walking and standing for you while the little ones plant their garden.  For the safety of the children and our animals, farm rules must be obeyed at all times!

During the cooking portion of the class you can cook with your child or relax in a lawn chair in the shade and enjoy complementary water or a delightful refreshment from Groovie Smoothie (available for purchase).

How to Sign up for the Class

This will be a small class to make sure each participant gets the most out of this experience. You must register and pay for this class in advance. Registration closes November 11 or when the class is full.

Click to register one or more children for this class.

Once you complete your payment online, we will email you directions to the farm and additional details and information about this class.

We are so excited to have you and your little ones out at the farm! We look forward to a wonderful day of learning and fun!

Mud Pies are NOT on the menu in this class!

Mud Pies optional but not on the menu in this class!

Corpus Christi Caller-Times Video of Our Farm!

Friends, click this video for a sneak-peek of a Corpus Christi Caller-Times article about Four String Farm coming out on Monday.

Kayla and I had an in-depth interview this week with Natalia Contreras of the Caller-Times.  Courtney Sacco took photographs of us moving chickens, planting seeds, and other routine chores.  We are so thrilled that the Caller-Times took an interest in our farm!

We will forward the article when it comes out.  Thank you Natalia and Courtney, we are so grateful for you guys!

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