It's open season for wake robin hunting - both the wildflower and
Wake Robin products! Our farm mascot, also known as purple
trillium, is in full bloom in the woods this week, and we open for
on-farm sales this Friday.
Wake Robins are protected wildflowers, so please hunt them only
with your camera! We chose this beautiful plant as our logo
for its pure simplicity, and because it flowers at our favorite time of
year, just when the land is coming alive and our outdoor farm work
begins for the year.
|Open for On-farm Sales
Starting today, April 24, we'll be open everyday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Our farm stand is pretty basic - really just a self-serve
cooler stocked with our fresh milk, yogurts, and artisan cheeses.
But coming out to the farm does offer the chance to see our farm
and processing facility, meet our family, and see our cows grazing in
We'll be open through the growing season,
and possibly beyond if we develop a good
following at the farm. Please give us a call if you
need directions to the farm.
farm is really a family affair - it's just me, my husband, our
son, and my cousin, Amanda. Since our parents both live
within 3 miles of our farm, they visit often, helping us to
weave the tapestry of work and play throughout our days. So
last month, when my mom retired from National Grid, we gave her a card
that read "Congratulations on your retirement.." on the front, and
"You're Hired!" on the inside.
My mom is
volunteering her time and talents on the farm very regularly now, and
as her supervisor, I'm glad to report she's a quick study! She's
been landscaping, running errands, and taking over our
bookkeeping, not to mention cooking meals and taking Hugh on
fun adventures! She'll also be helping us at the Farmer's Markets
this season - her name is MaryBeth, which you might see
embroidered on her official Wake Robin vest.
love to hear from you, our loyal customers. That's why we put our
contact information on our website and on every product we make. Now,
thanks to our employee and technology guru, Amanda, you can find
us on Facebook too! It's another way for you to be involved in our farm
and share your comments with us. You can also see pictures of the farm,
find out about upcoming events, get sneak peaks at new products (see
below), and stay in the loop about happenings at Wake Robin Farm. To
find us on Facebook, type Wake Robin Farm into the search box, or click
on the link above. We look forward to hearing from you!
Mystery Cheese Revealed
Your reward for making it to the
bottom of this newsletter is finding out what our new cheese is!
We dropped a hint about it on our Facebook page (see above) a couple of
weeks ago, and since it's a fresh cheese, we'll be selling it this week
at our farm and at the CNY Regional Market!
We're going to stick with the traditional name on this cheese
- we'll spell it the Welsh way, Caerffili, on our
labels (some spell it Caerphilly). It is pronounced
(care-FILL-ee), but Hugh likes to joke that we made it very carefully!
This is a salty, tangy, semi-soft cheese that is presented two
ways: fresh and aged. The fresh version is rindless, and is eaten
at about 2 weeks old. We'll be offering the fresh version with a
coat of red wax this week, and we're also attempting to develop a
natural rind on some wheels that we will be aging to 3 months, so stay
Bruce & Meg Schader
|$1 off a half gallon of our fresh milk
Print this coupon and present it to us at the CNY Regional
Market, from 7 am to 1 pm every Saturday, or right at our
farm stand, everyday from 7 am to 7 pm.
See you then!
|Good through Saturday, May 2. One coupon per family, please. |