Monday, January 7, 2008

Church View Farm Product and Price List

Welcome to Church View Farm, Three Churches, WV .......
A sustainable artisan farm ..........

Dear Friends,

Welcome to our on line product and price list. This is our on line farm catalog or "blogalog" so to speak. This simple Internet location lists and features the range of products we produce on our farm. We market our products via farmer's markets, festivals, direct sales, to chefs, restaurants and stores and from our farm web site and farm blog. The farm blog is our primary means of keeping in touch as the year/season progresses. Please consider subscribing with your email address to receive our farm blog posts throughout the season.

Our fresh products change of course as the growing season progresses, however our value added or jarred products are available year round. We feature naturally grown products and avoid pesticides and other toxic substances. We are always on the lookout for new varieties. Just let us know if we can be your custom grower. We enjoy experimenting with heirloom and other undiscovered varieties as well as herbs and other ethnic produce. We can do custom harvests for special orders.

Generally in season, we pick daily but with a focus on Friday in preparation for the weekly Romney Farmers Market. While we are not a Pick Your Own (PYO) farm operation, during the growing season when there is an abundance of products that we can't possibly get picked ourselves, we offer an option to let you pick your own on Fridays only. You'll save 30-50% if you do this on a Friday. We are around the farm on Friday anyway, and this helps avoid wasting produce when we simply can't get it all picked. Its win-win for everyone.

If you ever have any question, simply contact us via phone or email. The farm is where we live and work, but its also simply who and what we are! Just let us know how we can best meet your requirements. You can also just print out this blog post as a general product list and reference.
We take great pride in providing fresh and local naturally grown products for you and your family.

Best regards,
Steven and Ruth Martin
Church View Farm, Three Churches, WV
Phone: 304.822.3878

Small Fruit Crops

Sweet Cherries
Normally early June is peak season. It's feast or famine. If there is a late frost, then there are very few cherries. If the weather cooperates there is a huge abundance. Price is $2.50/pint or $4.00/quart. Hope for a good year!

Black Raspberries
We do not grow or cultivate black raspberries. People generally pick the wild ones in years when nature provides the right conditions and a bountiful crop. This in an early summer Appalachian foraging tradition.

Never to be confused with a sour wild blackberry, these are very large, sweet and flavorful berries. Peak season is mid summer. We sell as pints ($4.00) an half pints ($2.50)

Red Raspberries
This is really our signature crop. They generally start around July4th and run until first frost in late October. Mid August to Mid September is the peak season. We sell as pints ($4.00) an half pints ($2.50)

Blackberry and raspberry conserve is also available at times as a jarred product.

Starting in July. $2.50/half pint, $4.00/pint. Numerous varieties.

Tree Fruit Crops - Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums
We have orchard trees but do not yet have enough quantity for large orders. We typically have small quantities available at the Romney Farmers Market. We can get half bushels and bushels for you from other local orchards, but you must note and be aware that the fruit from the other orchards is commercially grown, not naturally grown.

Vegetable Crops
Tomatoes, Green Peppers, Hot Peppers, Summer Squash, Winter Squash, Green Beans. These are typical farmers market products that are sold by the quart, gallon bag, or even individually. Always fairly priced at less or equal to grocery store prices but we are fresh and local. Typically $2-3/quart, $3-$5/gallon bag, 2 or 3 for $1 depending on size, ex summer squash. We grow some popular heirloom tomato varieties such as Cherokee Purple and Brandywine.

Honey and Beeswax Products

Generally available year round although honey may sell out at times. The beeswax based products are available year round.

Honey: 1 pound jar - $5.00  Quart jar -$13.00.   Various other sizes also, ex honey bears.
Soaps - $3.00 - $5.00
Beeswax Hand Cream 2 oz - $5.00
Beeswax Hand Cream 4 oz - $8.50
Rolled Beeswax Candles, Pair - $6.00

We try to always have a selection of the usually requested mints and herbs available. Examples include basil, thyme, peppermint, spearmint, sage, and lavender. Just ask what is currently growing, fresh, and available.

Salad Greens
Mixed greens as a spring, summer or fall mix. Generally $4.00/gallon bag
Also kale and spinach at times.

Jarred Products
Chunky Salsa, Green Tomato Chow Chow, Raspberry Sauce, Bloody Mary Mix and others. These are processed and packed by Gourmet Central in Romney, WV. Price: $6/jar or 3 for $15.

Chicken and Eggs
Pasture raised poultry given natural feed. $3.00/pound Birds are processed whole and typically range from 4-6 pounds. Eggs are $2.75/dozen and are available year round.

We have a small flock of Katahdin sheep which are perfect for a small sustainable farm. Lamb is available year round, or until sold out. The lamb is processed at a USDA inspected facility and is available as whole, half, quarter, or individual cuts. It is best to book your order in advance if you have an interest in lamb. Getting very popular as a result of "Mediterranean" style cooking.

This list may change and availability varies throughout the growing season. Its always best to check with us regarding availability. The best way to stay informed is to subscribe to our farm blog and automatically receive our email notices throughout the season.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Our CSA subscription is a flexible non subscriber based program. In peak season we offer 1/2 bushel produce boxes available either at the farm, at the market, or via delivery. The produce box consists of what we currently have at peak harvest such as tomatoes, peppers, beans, etc. The cost is in the $20-$25 range. This CSA program is suitable for you if you want a larger quantity of certain items and is more cost effective than buying by the piece. You are not committed to either receive or buy a weekly produce box as you would in a season long subscription based CSA program. Depending on availability, you can choose the contents and quantity in your produce box.

Custom Grower
If you are a chef or artisan or have a specific request or requirement, just let us know and we'll grow it for you. Examples would be special herbs and mints, ethnic vegetables, aromatics such as lavender, special cuts of meat such as racks of lamb, large raspberries, large blueberries, etc, etc. We are happy to grow special or heirloom varieties for you.
Custom Harvest
If you have a special event or special requirement, let us know and we can provide for a large order or specific time frame for you. For example, a large civic or church group needing a large order of tomatoes or fruit.

Delivery Policy
In season, the normal pick up point is the Saturday Romney Farmers Market in the bank of Romney Community Center parking lot on Route 50 in downtown Romney (right across from Sheetz), or at the Wednesday Romney Farmers Market in the Bottling Works parking lot on Main Street. However, we can deliver to you if you need us to do so. Delivery is generally free if within 10 miles of Romney or the Mountain top area east of Romney and long as the order amount is at least a $25 purchase. Many customers arrange to meet us at various points such as the Liberty Station or the Hampshire Wellness Center parking lot and there is no delivery charge in that case. For greater distances, additional delivery charges will apply, generally estimate $10 delivery charge for each additional 10 mile delivery travel. If delivery charges are not cost effective for you, and the time frame is not critical, we can possibly deliver next time we come to your area or pass your way. We'll work it out.

Payment Policy
Cash or check is of course fine. However you may also pay with PayPal if you prefer to use your PayPal account for secure on line payment
( . Just use email address, , for sending PayPal payments. Its fast, easy and secure.
The advantage for you is that you don't have to carry cash or a checkbook with you. The main advantage for us is that we don't have to worry about having the correct change with us. Its all electronic now!

Thank you,
Steven and Ruth Martin
Church View Farm