West Wind Acres fall farm walk
Sunday November 17th 2 pm
Come see our beautiful farm, meet your farmers, and see how we raise our nutrient dense Tasty Meats. The tour will include our chickens, sheep, pigs, cattle, and Romeo and Juliet our draft horses.
We will have pork and beef available for sale after the tour. We also have lamb available to order for delivery early December.
Please dress for the weather
Our farm is located on West Glenville Rd at the corner of Toureuna Rd West Charlton, NY 12010
Our farm is ready to grow so that we can offer our Tasty Meats to families who care about their food.Through a couple of friends we heard about Kiva Zip and applied for a loan. We have been approved and hope that you can help us reach our goal of $2,500. We will be using this loan to purchase more a ram, a boar and more cattle for our farm.Click on Stefanie on the right side under recent endorsements
We have a great selection of meats right now. I just updated our beef and pork inventory online log in, and place an order to pick up at the farm, or have it delivered to a drop point near you. http://westwindacres.net/buyersclub/
We have lots of Hot and Sweet Italian Sausage in stock in both bulk and links. We also have tons of breakfast sausage, perfect for Memorial Day breakfast. We have a limited number of pork chops as well. Place your orders today for pickup at the farm any time http://westwindacres.net/buyersclub/.
Healthy Living Market and Cafe opened the doors of their new store in Saratoga this morning. I took a trip over to see the unveiling of the store. As we walked in the front door we were met by amazing fragrances of all of the fresh foods. There is an amazing colorful selection of fruits, vegetables, bulk dry goods. The seafood department had some wonderful looking fish, and shrimp. Every corner brought new sight and aroma, fresh baked goods, herbs, spices, and health and wellness products. Local milk, cheese, and other dairy products. Lets not forget our favorite department, the Meat Department had a huge array of meats and poultry. The meat case looked amazing! We are very proud that our Tasty Meats are going to be part of the wonderful offerings at Healthy Living!
The owners of The Healthy Living Market and Cafe along with their Manager Lyndsay, and her amazing staff have brought Saratoga a wonderful market. Their dedication to bringing healthy foods from local farmers to the people of Saratoga is unmatched, along with the knowledge, and devotion of the staff.
Be sure to stop by to check out this amazing market. I know we will be purchasing most of our groceries from Healthy Living Market and Cafe
Good morning, we have beef and pork in stock. Also we are having a freezer clean out sale this for any orders placed and picked up before next Saturday, we will include with any order free of charge, beef bones, pork bones, shank meat, lard, suet, pig trotters, smoked pork rind, beef or pork heart, and liver.
Have a great day!
Joshua and Stefanie
p.s. you can also meet the new puppies when you pick up at the farm
One of our wonderful and caring neighbors decided to call the S.P.C.A. on us. This morning I went to the barn for morning chores and found a card from Lieutenant Hilton. Apparently he stopped by this morning and took a look at the animals and the farm. I rushed home to call him, and of course got his voice mail. So I ran upstairs to send him an email. Seconds later he returned my call.An anonymous person called to complain about the care we give our animals. Lieutenant Hilton stopped by and checked out the farm. He confirmed that they all look nice and plump and are quite healthy looking. He was concerned about adequate water, shelter, and dry hay for the horses. I informed him of the constant flowing spring behind the barn, along with the woods that shelter the cattle in a storm. I also let him know that on very cold, wet or stormy nights we take the horses into the barn. He was concerned about the dogs being sprayed, neutered and registered. I explained that they are intact for breeding purposes, and that we haven't registered them, but have spoken with the local animal control officer who knows they are ours. Putting a collar on a guardian dog will endanger their life if they are protecting the livestock from a larger predator such as a bobcat, mountain lion, coyote or wolf. Predators attack the neck and a collar would give them something to grab on to. I offered to give the S.P.C.A. a tour, one evening this week we will be giving the S.P.C.A. a tour of the farm. I look forward to this opportunity. In the mean time, I believe I know our accusers and would like everyone who has seen our farm to flood their mailboxes with letters about your experience visiting our farm or eating the meats that we raise. I think it would be best if you send those emails, letters, of facebook posts to us and then we will forward them to the individuals who are accusing us of inhumane treatment of our animals. These two women have denied themselves of the tours that we have offered them. Please address the letters to concerned animal lovers or some other witty name as much as I'd like to expose them to the public I think its best to keep them anonymous. Please send letters to West Wind Acres2884 West Glenville RdWest Charlton, NY 12010or email us firstname.lastname@example.orgYou can follow us on facebook here https://www.facebook.com/WestWindAcres
Great news, we finally have some beef available! Currently we have 2 animals at the butcher they hung at 311 lbs, and 270 lbs. We have a half of the 311 available for $583.00 plus about $175 for butcher fees (quarters could be available for $311.00 + $90butcher fees). A half of the 270 lb beef is also available for $$506.25 plus around $150 for butcher fees.
On 12/21/12 we will also have some beef available. Contact
West Wind Acres
has made it into our fifth year of farming. We started with the goal of raising healthy meats for ourselves. We have grown to supply many families through our CSA, hundreds more through farmers markets, our buying club, and wholesale distribution. We currently supply a chef/farmer with some of the pork he uses in the meals for his customers, we are supplying a local farm store with much of their chicken, and next year all of their pork. Currently we are looking into the opportunity to supply a new grocery store with beef, pork, lamb, also possibly eggs and chicken.
Currently have a solid model, and have developed many "Best Practices" on our farm, we are now ready to grow, while developing a few new ideals. To do this we will need help from our followers, customers, neighbors, and anyone else who would be interested.
We have now made the commitment to feed non-GMO grains that are grown following organic practices to our chickens, and pigs. Our cattle will remain 100% grass fed. In the coming year we plan to experiment with growing some of this grain on our farms, using draft horse power. We recently visited Essex Farm, and read "The Dirty Life". We are ready to follow some of their practices.
Here's how you can help!
- Tell a friend about our farm and products.
- Better yet tell everyone
- Like us on Facebook
- Share our posts on FB
- Purchase a CSA
- Purchase a pre-buy CSA for years in the future
- Place an order for meat whether large or small
- Spend a day on the farm helping with our many tasks fencing, building structures, working the horses, digging ponds, or daily chores.
West Wind Acres needs the following:
- New land leases woodlots, pasture, and crop land.
- Used draft horse equipment team harness, sickle bar, cultivator, plow, wagon, rake, fore-cart, just about anything draft horse
- A greenhouse
- Purchase more stock, we need to grow our cow herd, our flock of sheep, and would like to a add a new boar from Sugar Mountain Farm http://sugarmtnfarm.com/home/
- Materials to build additional shelters, and complete the ones we have started.
- Additional fencing materials, wire, locust posts, feather-net.
- Walk in freezer.
- Repair our farm truck
We are ready to put in the hard work and dedication to make West Wind Acres the premier farm to purchase local, nutrient dense, tasty meats at affordable prices. Please help us to grow if you are able.
Joshua and Stefanie RockwoodWest Wind Acres518-361-3167Josh@westwindacres.com