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Pastured Pork, Now taking orders

Pork Roll

We are now taking orders for the fall pork orders.

Our family loves loves, good pork, but it’s hard to find.  Our bacon would shrink as it cooked, the ham was  light pink and the sausage options were limiting to our palate.   So, we found a way to get flavorful juicy pork, and fill our freezer to make sure we have enough to last us the year.  Our family loves our pork so much, we wanted to share this quality and flavor with you.

We raise heritage breed pork, with full flavor and color. The pigs are allowed to live out, their natural pig tendencies, roaming through our grove gleaning what the woods has to offer, while enhancing the flavor and quality of the meat.

They will be available in the beginning of November, and will be processed at Odenthal Meats, south of New Prague.  Halves and whole are available at $2.50/lb hanging weight + processing, done to your specifications.  There is a  $50 non-refundable deposit per half ordered ($50 for half, $100 whole) at the time of the order.  There will be no extras available in the fall, so place your order now.

* Pigs average 210 Lbs live weight, so a whole hog is about 125 lbs.  This is not a guarantee, but an estimate of weights to give a rough idea.

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Keeping the Goats Safe and In Place

“Do I  stay out with the goats to contain and protect them?”

When we get a site ready for the goats, the first thing we do is set up the fence.  This ensures the goats stay in the desired area and are protected from wildlife or stray dogs that may be in the area.

What is the fence?

  • The fence we use is an electronet fence.  It is a white and black netting that comes in rolls with posts already attached.  This flexible modular fence allows us to set up our fence to accommodate each sites specific needs and terrain.
  • The fence is powered by a fence energizer, that is powered by a battery.  This way we don’t need to be close to a power source or out in the open for a solar panel to work.  The battery is switched with a freshly charged battery as needed to keep the fence energized for optimum performance.

How does it work?

  • For the goats the fence is a psychological barrier.  Once the goats are trained to the fence they avoid it. This prevents the goats from challenging the fence to get greens on the other side.
  • For the predators who may be checking the fence and thinking a goat looks like a good snack, they find out that the fence is quite a shocker and look for an easier meal elsewhere.
  • The shock is uncomfortable, but won’t harm people or pets who get to close to it, but I wouldn’t recommend testing the shock, believe me, I have accidentally tested it on a few occasions.
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Fresh Barley Feed

We got a fresh load of Barley feed in for the pigs. The barley will give the pigs a richer flavor, over corn fed pigs. It will also help give the meat and fat a firmer texture with less of a gelatinous feel. There is no meat available like this from the grocery store.

Place an order for your own custom grazed and fed pork

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Now Taking Chicken orders

       
Pastured Chicken    

 

Our chickens are pastured and moved daily to a fresh patch of ground.  They are fed a combination of non-medicated feed, and as many bugs and as much grass as they desire.  The chickens are nutrient dense due to their diet, and they have a richer taste and firmer texture.

Chickens finish at about 5 lbs.

Three Options, to Get Our Chicken

  1. Try a Chicken
    • One time only we are offering a single bird at an entry level cost of $10 with the submission of a personal email address to our email list
  2. Preorder any number
    • Preorder birds with a $5 deposit per bird in whatever quantity you would like at $3/lb. available at your choice of delivery date.
  3. Bulk Order
    • By prepaying you are able to get a cheaper whole chicken at a flat rate.  The price is based on a 4 pound chicken, but I will provide a chicken around 5 pounds for the same price.
    • By buying in bulk, the chicken will be available in three allotments to save freezer space.
    • Price: $12/bird – Price of the whole package is due by March 31
    • Any Amount of Chicken in multiples of 3. (3,6,9,12…etc)
    • Ex. Total Amount 6 preordered,      2 in June           2 in August              2 in October

Chicken will be available

  • Week of June 10, 2019
  • Week of August 12, 2019
  • Week of October 14, 2019
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Tired of Blah Flavored Pork?

Tired of Blah Pork Flavor…?

Woodlot Raised Pork, Halves and Whole

Last year we tried a few woodlot raised hogs and they were a great success.  This year we are offering them up to anyone who would like a whole or half  hog.

Our Pigs

  • Our pigs are old time heritage breed pigs, with marbling in the meat and lots of flavor. 
  • The flavor of the meat is enhanced by the foraging that the pigs do in the woods on roots, plants, and fruits and nuts from trees. 
  • Our feed is a non-corn, barley-based feed to give the meat a firmer texture and more flavor. 

Processing

  • Pigs average 60-75 lbs. per half. 
  • Price is $2.50 per pound plus processing. 
  • The pigs will be processed at Lonsdale Country Meats in July
  • The processing is custom, so you get the cuts that you want, and how you want them.
  • There is a $50 non-refundable deposit per half

Place your order now in the store

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Chicks are Arriving

Chicks will be arriving first week of April!

Wednesday March 15, is the final day to pre-order chickens at a discounted flat rate of $12 a bird.  This will allow you to have birds all summer long without taking up your freezer space for the whole summer.  Birds are delivered in allotments over the summer.

Example: if you ordered a 6 pack of chickens you would receive a package of two chickens a time at three different pick up days.

Sales are not ending after March 15, 2018 just the pre-order for bulk sales.  You can still order birds over the summer at our regular rates of $3/lb.

If you do not wish to order online feel free to contact me directly.

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Friends, Family, Those in Need of Good Chicken


Although it seems early to be thinking about spring, and green grass. It is time to think about how you want to get your chicken this year. Time is running out on pre-ordering chicken in order to get a great deal. All Chicken pre-ordered and paid in full by march 15, 2018, will receive chicken at a flat rate of $12 a chicken. This is the price of a 4 lb chick, but I will provide chickens to you in the range of 5 lbs for the same price. Chicken will also be available in smaller packages throughout the summer at the specified pick up dates. Make sure to take advantage of this offer. Chicken will still be available to order after this date, but you won’t be able to get it discounted.

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New: Bulk Pastured Chicken

The Holidays are over and the new year is upon us.  With the new year we are offering a new package for our pastured chicken.  We are offering a bulk chicken program.  Rather than getting one order of chicken a year and having it all at once, we are spacing out orders into three batches.   We are hoping that this will make it easier on you to be able to have access to our pastured chicken.  Order now for this summer

Benefits

  • By prepaying you are able to get a cheaper whole chicken at a flat rate.  The price is based on a 4 pound chicken, but I will provide a chicken around 5 pounds for the same price.
  • By buying in bulk, the chicken will be available in three allotments to save freezer space.
  • Price: $12/bird – Price of the whole package is due by March 15, 2018

Packages

Full Family – 12 whole birds total, 4 per pickup date

Small Family – 9 whole birds, 3 per pick up

Happy Couple – 6 whole birds, 2 per pick up

Deposits are non-refundable once an order is placed.

Balance Due in full: March 15

Pick up dates

June 3, 2018

July 22, 2018

October 16, 2018

 

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Welcome to the Grove

Welcome to Goettl Grove.  We are a family Farmstead producing quality food and products for friends, family, neighbors, and you.  Check out our about section to find more about us.  We will be posting updates on our farm here and when products and services are available for you.  The site is just being built, but at the beginning of the year, 2018, we will be offering a new exciting option with our chickens.  Check back to be the first to know.

Thanks again for stopping out to the Grove, and come back soon.