Blackjack, the proud father
This month a literal parade of baby piggies has made an appearance on Delta Farm. Some have black spots, indicating that the boar we purchased last spring, Blackjack, has been enjoying his life and doing his job successfully.
“These piglets are, for the most part, pretty strong, with broad shoulders and chests,” says livestock manager Andrea La Plante (left, with Blackjack when we purchased him in April). “They resemble their dad that way. Only occasionally will I see a black piglet or one with black spots, but I notice his conformation in many of his offspring.”
When these little guys are so small, mama does not like strangers getting close, photo or no photo. So she lines them up and leads them away, just like the mama below is doing.
Winter Hours Start Oct 15 at Farm Store
Monday-Saturday 10 am-7 pm
Nash’s Farm Store has come a long way in the past six years since Nash and Patty expanded the produce stand to be a full grocery store. We used to be closed on Mondays, and then about three years ago we shifted to seven days a week. As our business evolves, so do our needs and sustainability strategies. This Fall we’re shifting to a Winter Hours Schedule, which includes being closed on Sundays starting October 15.
We know this is a popular shopping day for some of our most valued customers, and we apologize for the inconvenience. It’s our hope that winter hours will provide more sustainability for our staff’s schedules. Our small team of dedicated employees give a lot to keep the store going, and carving out a true day of rest for store operations will keep us running stronger into the future. We’ll resume seven days a week in May 2018.
Don’t miss Farm Day at the Dungeness Valley Creamery
Saturday, September 30, 1-6 pm, the Dungeness Valley Creamery will be hosting an event to celebrate local agriculture in Clallam County. There will be an outdoor farmers market featuring local farmers and artisans. Live music by Buck Ellard from 3-6 pm, food by Pacific Pantry, and a 21+ beer garden hosted by North Olympic Land Trust with proceeds benefitting farmland conservation. There will be lots of activities and fun for all ages, and Sarah and Ryan look forward to seeing you!
Suggested donation of $5 per carload (no one turned away) with proceeds supporting local agriculture through WSU Clallam County Extension.
Just a reminder: Nash’s is not participating this year in Farm Day, nor will there be a Community Potluck or Barn Dance. We’ll try again next year!