Introducing Kitsap Fresh Do you want more delicious lettuce mid week – now you have a second chance at fresh, local produce every week. Kitsap Fresh is a new online marketplace connecting farm to table in a whole new way. Sign up now, then every Sunday, visit our online marketplace. Select items from our local […]
We are sad to announce our farm stand was thieved again. That is now twice in as many weeks. In response we have moved it slightly so that we can see it from our house. We will no longer keep change available; please come with exact change we regret any inconvenience this may cause.
Here at “The Smithshyre” we have many agricultural plans and just as many influences. The idea of a forest farm is not brand new, not by any means. “J. Russel Smith” wrote “Tree Crops: A Permanent Agriculture” in 1950. He documented forest agriculture all over the world including 1000 year old practices of harvesting acorns […]
The first turkey eggs of the year, 2015. We breed our own Narragansett heritage turkeys. This year we have 6 hens and a tom as breeding stock. Turkeys lay far fewer eggs then chickens so it is best to properly incubate a turkey egg. They should be hatched by early May, we will see.
Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm is one of our inspirations. One of his main ideas is “Portable Infrastructure”. It is even a chapter in “Sheer Ecstasy of Lunatic Farming” one of his titles. Here at “The Smithshyre” we use “Salatin Style” floor-less pens that are 8ft x 8ft approximately. We move our pens two times […]
Spring is just around the corner (if not already here….) and we are SO excited!!! Before I get into all the juicy details of our plan for this coming year, we really do need to thank each and every one of you who has stopped by, bought yummy food or were just curious about what […]
The Smithshyre welcomed its first kids, 4 baby Dwarf Nigerians. We keep dairy goats for the milk; kids just happen, but my are they cute and fun. Minnie their mom did great and Roni helped with the whole delivery, all four. This was our first freshening but Minnie’s 3rd.
We are happy to announce that The Smithshyre now has a farm stand open during daylight hours. For now the only product available are eggs. They are non-certified organic & pasture raised, we use a soy free, corn free feed. $6 for a dozen large eggs or $6 an 18 pack for medium eggs (pullet […]
Our turkey harvest is set for November 23rd and 24th (Sunday, Monday) our customers can drop by for their birds from the 23rd to the 26th from noon to six pm.
Last harvest for the season, September 19th to the 23rd. Our first harvest of next year won’t be until mid to late May. We are encouraging people to plan for the winter and spring and stock their freezers now. In their heat-sealed bags, the bird stays super fresh for 6 months in the freezer, a […]