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January newsletter

Alluvial Farms at Bellingham Early Season Farmers Market! Saturday (1/19/19) 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., and third Saturday in February (2/16/19) and March (3/16/19).

Bulk ground pork shares available now.

Place your deposit on a custom whole or half share now for delivery in late April or early May.

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Save the date and visit with Alluvial Farms at the Whatcom Small Farm Expo...

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Thinking of raising your own pigs? Learn more at February 21 workshop in Lynden, WA. Featuring Alluvial Farms, Bittersweet Farm, and pastured pork researchers from Kwantlen Polytechnic Institute in British Colombia, on a panel of pastured pork producers. 

Learn more about the workshop "Conservation Practices for Pig Farmers»

Also find Alluvial pork by the cut at the Cooperative Farm Stand, 2399 Mount Baker Highway, Bellingham. Open Fridays 2:30 - 5:30 and Saturdays 10 - 3. Cash and check only, for now. See below for a photo of the iconic Circle F Farm, location of the cooperative farm stand! Thank you for your support.

Learn more about the cooperative farm stand >>

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December 2018 newsletter

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December 2018 newsletter

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$70 off half shares, $100 off whole shares

if you place your deposit before December 31, 2018. Alluvial Farms custom pork shares make great holiday gifts! For delivery late February -early March 2019.

In the holiday letter spirit, here are some highlights of our past year, and our goals for 2019:
 
In 2018 Alluvial Farms:

  • Purchased a 45-acre home farm in mid-February, with the support of the Whatcom Land Trust and Whatcom Conservation District, and a farm ownership loan from the USDA Farm Service Agency.

  • Built a yurt on the farm and moved in mid-May.

  • Built a clear span barn on the farm and dedicated ten acres of the farm to rotational pig pasture. Litter by litter moved fifty pigs onto the farm.

  • Dedicated twenty acres of the farm to organic grain production and on October 7th sowed our first crop of winter barley (Talisman), to be harvested by combine in June 2019 for pig food.

  • Purchased an eighty-horsepower tractor, seed drill, and mixer-mill for processing our own organic grain ration on-farm.

  • Became members of the North Cascades Meat Producers Cooperative.

  • Helped to start the Bellingham Meat Shop to cooperatively market naturally grown meat sourced from the North Cascades Meat Producers Cooperative.

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In 2019 Alluvial Farms

plans to:

  • Raise 150 hogs on pasture

  • Become certified as a farm that is:

    • Animal Welfare Approved

    • Salmon Safe

    • Certified Naturally Grown

    • Certify our grain fields and pastures as Organic

  • Deliver custom pork shares to over 150 families

  • Conduct on farm research with the support of the USDA on nutrient cycling in pastured pork systems.

  • Work with a local processor to begin to offer USDA inspected bacon, sausage, and pork lard for individual sales.

  • Remove blackberry and install fencing to prepare for the planting of a ten-acre riparian forest buffer along the farm's salmon bearing creek, in partnership with the Whatcom Conservation District.

  • Visit us at the Bellingham Farmers Market: January 19, February 16, and March 16, 2019, from 10am-3pm. Find individual cuts of Alluvial pastured pork or talk to us about bulk shares.

  • Farm Visits: Want to visit with Alluvial Farms to learn more about our practices and meet the Alluvial pigs? Look for monthly farm walks starting in February 2019.

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November 2018 newsletter

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November 2018 newsletter

Find Alluvial Farms pork ...

in November at the Bellingham Meat Shop, hours below, or place a deposit online for a custom share delivered to your home in the first quarter of 2019. Alluvial Farms will not be at the Bellingham Farmers Market again for the rest of November and will send an update with our market dates in early December.

Alluvial Farms' new home: eastern (top) fifteen acres rotational pig pastures and western (bottom) twenty acres an organic grain field - you can just see the winter planted barley starting to come on...

Alluvial Farms' new home: eastern (top) fifteen acres rotational pig pastures and western (bottom) twenty acres an organic grain field - you can just see the winter planted barley starting to come on...

Thanks to all of you for the warm welcome back to the Bellingham Farmers Market in October and early November. 

For the remainder of 2018 we will be focusing our efforts on marketing and staffing the new Bellingham Meat Shop! Find Alluvial Farms pork there, as well as naturally raised beef and lamb, sourced from the North Cascades Meat Producers Cooperative. 

2399 Mount Baker Highway, at the old Circle F Machine Shop!
Every Friday 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. and every Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Call or email us with any questions or special orders, we look forward to hearing from you. 

Special thanks to Twin Brook Creamery for helping us feed our pigs so much of your delicious milk!

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October 2018 newsletter

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October 2018 newsletter

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Alluvial Farms returns to Bellingham Farmers Market

This Saturday October 20, from 10 - 3 pm

Can't make it to the Saturday market? You can also find your favorite cuts every Friday and Saturday at the at Cooperative Farm Stand at Circle F Farms on the Mount Baker Highway. . .

Carrying naturally raised beef, lamb, and Alluvial Farms pork.

  • Open weekly: Fridays 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • 2399 Mount Baker Highway, Bellingham

Or place your deposit now for a custom whole or half hog delivered directly to your doorstep.
www.alluvialfarms.com
Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you. 

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September 2018 newsletter

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Alluvial Farms part of this year's Whatcom County Farm Tour - 

One of the biggest events for September Eat Local Month! The Farm Tour highlights amazing family-owned farms, and is free, self-guided, and family friendly. Saturday and Sunday September 8 & 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Here at Alluvial Farms we will feature educators from the Whatcom Conservation District & the Whatcom Land Trust. Qualifying farms can earn a $200 rebate for farm improvements by attending one of the hourly tours of our best management practices!

Bring cash if you’d like to buy delicious Alluvial Farms pastured pork, and a cooler to keep purchased foods fresh throughout the day! For detailed farm descriptions and a map, visit EatLocalFirst.org.

Place your deposit now for custom Alluvial Farms pork shares delivered to your doorstep, or email us for more information. We look forward to filling your freezer. 

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August 2018 newsletter

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August 2018 newsletter

Cooperative Farm Stand now open on Mt. Baker Highway


Naturally raised lamb - beef - Alluvial Farms pork * Forty-six farmers from Island, Whatcom, San Juan, King, Snohomish & Skagit counties


Fridays 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. & Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
2399 Mount Baker Highway, Bellingham
360-296-0705 or 360-722-1322 

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Alluvial Farms land purchase featured front page of Lynden Tribune: "Farm Dream, 'but how do you get onto land?'

Visit with Alluvial Farms pigs in their native habitat, September 8 & 9, Sustainable Connections Whatcom County Farm Tour, both days!

Let us fill your freezer!

Here's what's happening:

  • Place your deposit now for fall delivery of your Alluvial Farms custom whole or half pork share.

  • Visit with us on the Sustainable Connections Whatcom County Farm Tour, both days!, and take home individual cuts from event farm stand. 

  • Visit the new Cooperative Farm Stand, 2399 Mount Baker Highway, Fridays 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 


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Alluvial Farms puts down roots in Everson, WA

Alluvial Farms puts down roots in Everson, WA

 Thanks to the generous support of the USDA Farm Service Agency, the Whatcom Land Trust, and the Whatcom Conservation District...Alluvial Farms bought the farm. 48 beautiful well drained acres bordered on the north by the thread of Dale Creek, great southern exposure and sunsets for days. 2018 is going to be a big year. 

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Alluvial Farms pork in your freezer and in your belly

Alluvial Farms pork in your freezer and in your belly

We are about to close on the purchase of our own farm. We are very excited. 48 acres of well drained and productive soil. Beautiful western exposure and Dale Creek running along the north border. Ramone can still take his same bus to school. Across the street from Cloud Mountain. We are so excited about the pigs and grains we are going to raise there in 2018, and beyond. No pigs on the ground now. Waiting for the word from our breeder that the little ones are ready for weaning. Memories of the pigs of 2017. Thanks Circle F Farm and all of our 2017 customers for your support. 

Alluvial Farms pastured pork in your freezer and in your belly. Next Bellingham winter farmers market coming up Saturday February 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Alluvial Farms pastured pork in your freezer and in your belly. Next Bellingham winter farmers market coming up Saturday February 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.