Blog archives
Mailing list sign-up




Views from the Farm: Blog

Posted 7/6/2014 7:44pm by Lawreen Strauch.

Thanks to Tropical Storm Arthur, the Annual Wolfeboro Fourth of July Parade was postponed until Saturday, July 5th. A good thing too - as most of New England spent the 4th watching it pour! What a difference a day makes though, as Saturday was dry and beautiful with tons of people turning out for the festivities!

This year's parade theme was 'The Way It Was' and we opted for spin on it, with a throwback to the days when ALL food was purchased from local farms. Our "Local Farmers, Feeding Local People" float was outfitted with an antique tractor from the 1930s (borrowed from our friends at Bly Farm) a fiberglass calf and lots of bright, colorful plants and flowers. Some of the No-View Crew and friends rode in the truck as we made our way down a packed Main Street. 

After all our hard work putting it together we got some great news - we placed 2nd in the commercial/business category! Hoping everyone had a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend!

Posted 6/16/2014 10:55am by No-View Farm.

Get ready for all your summer gatherings and grilling opportunities! We have naturally raised, locally grown & processed, fresh chicken available now in a variety of cuts.

  • Whole
  • Halves
  • Legs & Thighs
  • Bone-in Breast
  • Wings
  • BBQ Pack (whole chicken cut into easy-to-grill pieces with backbone removed)


Call the farm at 539-7838 or e-mail noviewfarmorders@gmail.com to reserve today!

Need some inspiration? Check out A Dash of Sanity's - Honey Ginger Barbecue Chicken recipe pictured above. Yum-o!

 

Posted 5/7/2014 4:55pm by No-View Farm.

 

It’s that time of year! Spring is officially (and finally) upon us and we’re taking meat orders for 2014.

As you may have heard, we made the very difficult decision to take the year off from raising pigs and will not have pork, sausage or bacon available this season. We have been alerted by the National Pork Producers Council, of an outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV.) This is a new virus to the US and was first confirmed in May of last year. It affects young piglets without developed immune systems and has a very high mortality rate. Vaccine studies are in progress. This virus ONLY infects pigs – not humans or other livestock.

Our first priority is to provide our customers with a quality product at a reasonable price. This virus has lead to a shortage of healthy piglets. In addition, our grain company (who delivers in bulk to fill our silos) also determined they will not deliver to farms where pigs are residing, in order to help break the cycle of transmission through cross-contamination (it is spread by exposure to manure on boots, clothing, & trucks.) With any luck this will be a temporary situation and will be resolved by next spring.

We hope you understand our concerns and that raising healthy animals is always our main goal. While they are grown ultimately for food we strongly believe their lives should be as comfortable, clean and enjoyable as possible. In response to our pork shortage, we do hope to raise additional chickens to allow our customers to still fill their freezers with quality, locally grown meat!

Please find below links to our price list and order form.While we do our very best to give you the most accurate pricing, those listed are subject to minor changes dependent on unforseen increases in grain costs. Please free to contact us with any questions or concerns and as always we appreciate your support of local farms and agriculture!

2014 Price List

2014 Order Form

Posted 4/16/2013 9:12am by Lawreen Strauch.

We're proud to announce our farm was one of the four selected by the NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food's annual program that recognizes farms that, “go the extra mile to keep their busy farmsteads neat and attractive, thereby portraying a positive image for New Hampshire agriculture.” 

Recipients must be commercial working farms with a visible sign, that strive to keep their operations neat and orderly. The farm must exhibit a stewardship for the land that is a positive example of agriculture in New Hampshire. Equipment must be clean and stored properly, buildings, fences, and hedgerows kept in good condition and sanitary conditions must be met for all livestock.

 

 

Posted 8/1/2012 10:20am by No-View Farm.

It's been awhile since we've had the opportunity to blog. Life this summer - as expected - has been incredibly busy!

July alone has had its fair share of activity beginning with the preparation of our turkey float for Wolfeboro's Annual Fourth of July Parade. The Fourth was a hot, sunny, summer day ideal for a parade! Presidental candidate, Mitt Romney made an apperance - leading to a huge crowd (estimates put the attendance around 60,000?!) We got some great feedback and are already thinking up ideas for next year's event!

July has also brought some new babies! We had four calves this month - 2 bulls, Charlie born to Cynthia and Anthony born to Audrey plus 2 heifers - Stella born to Sophie and Reba born to Ruby. Everyone is happy and doing well enjoying their summer days out in the fields. 

Our son Michael and his new wife Jessica, got married just last weekend  - marking our second family wedding on the farm (our daughter was married in September 2008.) The weekend was fabulous and although it threatened on Saturday - the rain held off until the post wedding brunch on Sunday. The bride (a pilot herself) arrived to the farm, most appropriately by helicopter (!) landing in our back field. Very cool! 

Interested in coming for a tour of the farm? This Sunday, August 5 from 1-4 PM is Wolfeboro Open Farm Day! Sponsored by the Wolfeboro Ag Commission. Seven farms throughout the area (including us) Haines Hill Farm, Mustard Seed Farm, The Farm at Frost Corner, Top of the Hill Farm, Crooked Pine Farm and DeVylder's Farm will all be open to visitors. It's a great opportunity for families to meet our new calves, pigs, turkeys and see how local food is grown, raised and harvested in the Lakes Region! We hope to see you on Sunday!

Posted 6/6/2012 11:21am by Lawrel.

 

The Strolling of the Heifers has announced the release of its first Locavore Index: an indicator of how states compare in their commitment to raising and eating locally grown food. In the 2012 Locavore Index, Vermont ranks first among the 50 states (with NH and ME in the top 13!)

Using data exclusively from government sources (principally USDA and US Census data) dating from 2010 and 2011, the Locavore Index measures the commitment of states to locally-sourced foods by measuring the per-capita presence of Community-Supported Agricultural enterprises and Farmers Markets, each of which is an indication of both the availability and demand for locally-produced food. 

The top five states for locavorism, according to the Index, in order, are Vermont (No. 1), Iowa, Montana, Maine and Hawaii, while the bottom five are Florida (No. 50), Arizona, New Jersey, Nevada and Louisiana. See below for a full listing of the 50 states as ranked by the Locavore Index. 

“Locavorism is on the rise everywhere,” said Orly Munzing, founder and executive director of Strolling of the Heifers. “So there’s no stigma in being closer to the bottom of the list. Our research shows that CSAs and Farmers Markets, as well as Farm-to-Plate programs, which bring local foods into schools and other institutional food systems, are becoming more numerous every day in every state.”

The term “locavore,” and the locavorism movement, are both comparatively recent. “Locavore” made its first appearance in 2005 and was designated the 2007 Word of the Year by the Oxford American Dictionary. As a movement, locavorism advocates a preference for local food for a variety of reasons, including:
 

  • Local food travels much less distance to market than typical fresh or processed grocery store foods, therefore using less fuel and generating fewer greenhouse gases.
  • Local food is fresher, and therefore healthier, spending less time in transit from farm to plate, and therefore losing fewer nutrients and incurring less spoilage.
  • Local food encourages diversification of local agriculture, which reduces the reliance on monoculture — single crops grown over a wide area to the detriment of soils.
  • Local food encourages the consumption of organic foods and reduces reliance on artificial fertilizers and pesticides.
  • Local foods create local jobs by supporting family farms and the development of local food processing and distribution systems.
  • Local foods create more vibrant communities by connecting people with the farmers and food producers who bring them healthy local foods.


In short, local foods are more sustainable, healthier, better for the environment and economically positive than foods sourced from large-scale, globalized food systems. “The average carrot sold in a supermarket travels more than 1800 miles to get there,” Munzing said. “Wouldn’t you rather eat a carrot grown nearby, by a farmer you can meet? And wouldn’t you like that to be true of most of your food, whether it’s meat, dairy, vegetables or fruits?”

The 2012 Locavore Index ranking of states (Click here for a PDF chart) including the underlying data and sources used to develop the Index):

1. Vermont
2. Iowa
3. Montana
4. Maine
5. Hawaii
6. Kentucky
7. North Dakota
8. South Dakota
9. Wyoming
10. Idaho
11. West Virginia
12. Nebraska
13. New Hampshire
14. Oregon
15. Wisconsin 

16. New Mexico
17. Minnesota
18. Missouri
19. Kansas
20. Oklahoma
21. Arkansas
22. Washington
23. Mississippi
24. Rhode Island
25. Michigan
26. Alabama
27. Alaska
28. Massachusetts
29. Connecticut
30. Indiana
31. Colorado
32. North Carolina
33. South Carolina
34. Virginia
35. Ohio
36. Tennessee
37. Utah
38. Pennsylvania
39. Maryland
40. Illinois
41. California
42. New York
43. Texas
44. Georgia
45. Delaware
46. Louisiana
47. Nevada
48. New Jersey
49. Arizona
50. Florida

Since 2001, several years before the word “locavore” made its first appearance, Strolling of the Heifers has focused on supporting local farmers by connecting people with healthy local foods. Based in Brattleboro, Vermont, Strolling of the Heifers is perhaps best known for its annual Strolling of the Heifers Parade, held June 2 this year, in which heifer calves and other farm animals, bedecked with flowers, are led up Brattleboro’s historic Main Street. When it’s over, the crowd follows the parade to the Stroll’s all-day Live Green Expo for food, entertainment, education and fun.

In conclusion - think local! Support the farms, CSAs and Farmer's Market's in our area this season and become a locavore!

 

Posted 4/26/2012 11:34am by Lawreen Strauch.



Friendly Reminder -- Meat Orders for 2012 are requested by May 1! 

Our first available roaster chickens will be ready Memorial Day Weekend.

Please find a link below to this year's order form and price list. If you are ordering a ½ or whole custom cut pig, please also include a deposit of $100 or $150 with your order.

2012 Price List

2012 Order Form

Posted 3/12/2012 6:10pm by Lawreen Strauch.



Greetings from No-View Farm - it's almost Spring and we are getting ready!

Please find a link below to this year's order form and price list. Please return your orders by May 1st. If you are ordering a ½ or whole custom cut pig, please also include a deposit of $100 or $150 with your order.


2012 Price List

2012 Order Form

If ordering roaster chickens, please make sure to note if you would like the giblets. You will only recieve them if requested, as they will be packaged individually and separate from the chicken to facilitate thawing time. Extra packages of chicken hearts, livers and necks can be also be ordered separately. Some people use chicken necks as a treat or as part of a raw food diet for their cats and dogs. We can custom package for you!

At Thanksgiving, we will have available ground turkey burger and boneless turkey breast in one pound packages, as well as legs and wings.

We will again be selling products at the Wolfeboro Farmers Market at Clark Park on Thursdays from 12:30-4:30 PM. Stop by, say hello and pick up something fresh for dinner!

If you have any questions about our products or ordering, please direct them to our e-mail address info@no-viewfarm.com (don’t forget the dash!)

Please visit our website throughout the season for updates and information as well as our Facebook page (No-View Farm) and on Twitter (NoViewFarm)


We look forward to working with you this season!

 

Posted 12/7/2011 2:21pm by Lawreen Strauch.

For all our loyal customers it's an End-of-the-Season Sale!

Chicken Legs & Thighs (2 legs and 2 thighs/per pkg) and Chicken Wings (10-12 wings/per pkg) are now 25% off! -- $2.25/lb for Wings and $3.00/lb for Legs and Thighs. 

Also available are Whole Frozen Turkeys (16 -24 lbs) for Christmas ($3.35/lb) as well as Half Turkeys (12 - 14 lbs) for holiday buffets or to save for summer time grilling. In addition, we have Turkey Breast Cutlets ($6.00/lb.) which can be used interchangeably with boneless chicken breast in recipes. A new item is Turkey Breast Kabobs ($6.00/lb) perfect for marinating and creating a convenient and delicious meal!

As always, all of our poultry parts are packed in professional grade, vacuum sealed bags - perfect for a long winter nap in your freezer!

Looking for a perfect present for that hard-to-shop-for person? Give the gift of local, farm fresh food with our gift certificates!
 
If you are interested in any of the above products, please contact us at 539-7838 or email your order and we will have it ready for pick up!
Posted 11/25/2011 9:30am by No-View Farm.


The long prepared Thanksgiving dinner is done -- and while it was delicious -- after that 5th plate of leftovers it's time for something different. Here's ten great ideas from Mel's Kitchen Cafe for using all that yummy turkey in a variety of ways! 

#10 BBQ {Turkey} Salad with Cilantro-Lime Dressing – that’s right, sub in the ol’ turkey leftovers for the cooked chicken and you have yourself a delicious salad dinner.

#9
Turkey Pot Pie Crumble – omit the steps for cooking the chicken and instead, stir in your leftover, diced turkey into the sauce with the vegetables. Proceed with the recipe…and enjoy!

#8
Turkey Pillows with Creamy Parmesan Sauce – so easily interchangeable between turkey and chicken and no one will ever know the difference.

#7
Hawaiian Haystacks – one of my favorite ways to use up those turkey leftovers…quick, flavorful and plain yummy.

#6
Turkey Corn Chowder – one of my husband’s favorite soups of all-time, simply change out the cooked chicken for cooked turkey and voila! A reinvented and equally delish soup.

#5
Wrap it up THREE ways – leftover turkey makes a star appearance in each of these three wraps in place of the cooked chicken: Crispy Turkey Wraps, Southwest Turkey Wraps and Oven Baked Turkey Chimichangas.

#4
Southwestern Turkey Barley Chili – perhaps one of my favorite (healthy!) soups, omit adding the chicken at the beginning of simmering and instead, stir in the leftover turkey with the corn and beans. Then send some my way, pretty please.

#3
White Bean Chicken/Turkey Chili – comforting, quick and simply tasty.

#2
Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole – stir in 2-3 cups leftover, chopped turkey in the step with the cheese and broccoli and your life may never be the same. Mmm, mmm, good.

#1
BBQ Turkey Quesadillas – simple, delicious and just plain awesome.

Tags: turkey