This Week in the Farm Store
These are the products we have in the store this week:
- Dried Herbs
- Local Honey
- Herb Infused Olive Oil (herbs from Michaela Farm)
- Local Applesauce
- Local Apple Cider Jelly
- Local Apple Butter – NEW!
- Potted Amaryllis
- Potted Herbs
Soon we will have dip mixes and soup mixes for your winter parties and suppers! You’re welcome any time dawn to dusk!
News from the Farm
S. Peg Maher
Michaela Farm Director
As the New Year approaches, the Farm staff is already planning for the next year’s garden and egg production. We have been discussing what were our successes and challenges during the 2019 growing season, and what can we do to make the 2020 season even better than last year. Plans are developing and soon we will be putting those into place. We will keep you informed as we get further into the season.
Victor has been busy making our Farm Store look like Christmas. If you haven’t had the opportunity to see his decorations and handmade wreath, please stop by before the holiday season ends. As Daniel says, Victor has “spruced” up the place. I would have to agree with that statement. There are still produce, apple products and dried herbs and herb mixes in the store along with flavored olive oils. A gentleman from Brownsburg makes the olive oils using Michaela Farm herbs. If you are looking for a unique and useful host and/or hostess gift, you might try a bottle of flavored oil. It comes in three flavors; Italian, Garden Harvest and Herb Garden. There is also a good supply of local honey available. Come check us out!
Our chickens are still laying a good number of eggs every day. There are plenty available in all sizes in the Farm Store. The cold hasn’t affected their laying patterns, but they do have some heat and a heated water source so they are pretty happy in their new house. They do come outside for a while each day and get some sunshine and fresh air. I suppose we all could take a lesson from their behavior!
As we move deeper into the winter here at the Farm, we are moving ahead with normal work and repairs. Life here isn’t as exciting as it is during the growing season but we are just as busy. Repairing the tractor doesn’t bring quite the same reaction as seeing the new plants pushing up through the soil in the spring. In a few more weeks, potting up in the greenhouse will start and the Farm will start coming to life again. We all look forward to that event. May your January be blessed with the warmth of family and friends
FOOD. FAITH. FUTURE.
This is Michaela Farm. The farm derives its name from Sister Michaela Lindemann, one of the first women to join the new congregation of the Sisters of St. Francis in 1851, who began directing the work on the then newly acquired land in 1854.
Merging agriculture, education and spirituality, Michaela Farm builds on and enfleshes the Franciscan value of “just relationships with all Creation.” This value is core to our attitudes toward Earth and is a source of inspiration and motivation for our work. We express this value by these actions:
- Simple living
- Seeing all (creation) as “kin”
- Respectful use of resources
- Striving for sustainability
- Gratitude, hospitality and sharing
Michaela Farm is located among the rolling hills of Southeastern Indiana. See more on our Directions page.