June 2024 Newsletter

Some photos from May and June Hey folks, how about chicken? As we noted in the last newsletter, our chickens are grown only in the summer when they can be raised in moveable hutches and have access to fresh grass daily.  This means we have to estimate how many drums, wings, bone-in and boneless breasts, […]

May 2024 Newsletter

Clearance Sale!  Big Discount on chicken drums and bone- in thighs. As most of you are aware, our chickens are raised on pasture in the summer in movable hutches where they get fresh grass twice a day. Since we like to eat chicken all year round, that means we must estimate the amounts of each […]

March 2024 Newsletter

Mud Everywhere! It’s March, and the only sign so far that spring is on it’s way is that the snow seems to be (mostly) gone. And in its place, we have mud! Our pigs spend a lot of time indoors unless the sun comes out on these dreary days, and the cattle would prefer to […]

February 2024 Newsletter

An early spring or a late winter? Happy (late) New Year! Ted wrote a great article looking back at 2023 and forward to 2024. You can read the article on our website, but we didn’t post it here because… well, it’s February! Products You Should Try Maple Ham We started making this late last year, […]

November 2023 Newsletter

New products We are happy to announce the following new products! Breakfast Sausage Like you get in a restaurant. The more slender format with a slightly different flavour profile. Some customers have requested them, telling us that they are convenient for quick frying. Maple Ham This is a fully cooked, sliced ham, ready to go […]

October 2023 Newsletter

Give thanks! Thanksgiving weekend, that “end of summer ritual” which seems so very far away when we are immersed in planting and preparation for the growing season sneaks up on you! Can it be here already? Another growing season, the hopeful time of putting seeds in the ground, the hard labour of harvesting in the […]

August 2023 Newsletter

Farm Tour On July 16th Zettel Family Farms co-hosted a farm tour, in cooperation with Star Seeds Acres, the organic produce farm and farm store operated by Kevin and Lauren Voisin. About 150 of you, our customers, plus neighbours and friends joined us for an afternoon of touring the two farms, culminating in a barbecue […]

June 2023 Newsletter

For the Love of Farming When I go out each morning, shortly after sunrise, to give the cattle their morning allotment of fresh grass, I am convinced that what we do here on our farm is good, and that we need to keep on doing it. The cows are in their glory, knee deep in […]

April 2023 Newsletter

So done with snow That’s right. Snow! Last week, the first week of Easter, we were finishing up maple syrup and cutting wood, sweating and getting our first sunburn of the summer as the temperature hit 27 degrees Celsius. Some of us even took advantage of the unseasonable heat to try for a rare, April […]

March 2023 Newsletter

Spring is here! As I write this greeting to all of our faithful friends on March 21st, the official Spring Equinox and close of winter, we are already well into enjoyment of some of those seasonal wonders which make this time of year so beautiful. Yes, the ground is still covered with snow and the […]