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You Gonna Eat That?

We have about 32 assorted birds on applewood farm at the moment. We also have a casual restaurant that generates a generous amount of food waste. Turns out, birds LOVE restaurant food. Chickens love it; ducks love it; guinea fowl … Continue reading

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Size Matters

“While it is always possible to wake a person who’s sleeping, no amount of noise will wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.” – Jonathan Safron Foer (Eating Animals) We consider factory farmed meat unacceptable. It is unacceptable … Continue reading

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… And Then There Were Seven.

We sold four of the piglets yesterday. Once piglets are at least six weeks old, it is generally fine to separate them from their mama.  Obviously, specifics need to be considered (e.g. we have one that is substantially smaller than … Continue reading

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Pigging Out

Two days before we went on our annual Vacation On The Beach, our friend Bernie the Pig Farmer and his wife, Amie, stopped by for a visit.  They’d come all the way from New Hampshire, just to have a look … Continue reading

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A Late Autumn Snowstorm, Pig Bits, and Frozen Compost

We got about eight inches of snow the other night.  Sometime around 2:15 a.m., I heard the awful sound of howling wind mixed with what could only have been sleet.  Like the chatter of a Tommy gun in a WWII … Continue reading

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Pressing Apple Cider

Last year, our apple tree didn’t produce one single apple.  Seriously.  Not one. There was unseasonable warmth in February and March and the tree started to bud, tricked into thinking that spring had arrived.  And then, cruelly, the end of … Continue reading

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Shhh… Don’t tell the New York Times

Ever since opening applewood in 2004, we’ve maintained a set of guiding principles from which we have never wavered.  We wanted a restaurant that served only sustainably-sourced foods, whether grown locally or farther afield, with an emphasis on supporting small … Continue reading

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