100% grass fed. By using special breeds of beef cattle and intensive grazing practices, we finish our cattle with nice marbling on grass alone! And we are very proud of this accomplishment. Now is the time of year that customers start to make plans for the winter. The farmers’ markets are winding down, and it will be more difficult to buy a couple of our cuts each week. Why not choose one of our packages for your freezer? If you get together with a few friends, you might be able to buy a whole animal, at our most economical price. You will be able to fill out a cut sheet! YOU will decide how thick the steaks are, how heavy the roasts are, bone-in or not, whether you want porterhouse steaks or a combination of tenderloin and strip steaks. This is your opportunity to get a standing rib roast, or simply opt for a couple dozen thick rib-eye steaks. Do you want stew meat and roasts or lots of ground beef? You will get the hard-to-find specialty cuts that are not sold at most supermarkets — hanger, skirt, tri-tip, flat iron filet. If you reserve now, we can be flexible with timing and choices!
The calves have now traveled the entire farm, completing a full circle of all the paddocks. They are actually grazing — their little heads buried in the deep grass and clover. They are still nursing in a rather accomplished manner, so lots of nutrition!!! No wonder they’re growing so fast. The couple we had to bottle feed, when they couldn’t find mama’s teat, have long forgotten our special relationship;-)
The calves love moving with the herd when we open up a new paddock for grazing. Today, when they saw me coming, they knew good times were about to roll. So they all came forward to greet me in happy anticipation. Looks like kindergarden!
Snack time at kindergarden
These calves are not tame. They will flee if you get close, so when they all came up, I had to snap the shot!
Burger Nights at Health Hero Farm
July 1st, 15th, 22nd and
August 12th and 19th
Lake Champlain Islands Farm and Food Festival, 4th Annual
at Health Hero Farm
Sunday, August 28th, 3:00-6:00PM
Come join us for an afternoon of fun, FREE pizza, popcorn, live music, and lots of demonstrations and tastings from your local farmers and producers. This is a FREE family friendly event. We have LOTS of new things happening at the festival this year!
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They are so cute, nursing from mama and running around with each other.
Health Hero Farm – Islands Farms CSA
Please see the details of our unique multi-farm CSA shares on our online sign up form below. Email Hannah at email@example.com for more in-depth detail.
We are accepting deposits by mail. It only takes $200 to reserve your 2016 CSA Share. Thank you for your support. Please mail your check to: Health Hero Farm 350 West Shore Road South Hero, VT 05486
Health Hero Farm offers both traditional Summer and Year-Round CSA Shares through its Community Supported Agriculture program. Some share options include: Eggs from Pastured-Hens, 100% Grass-Fed Beef, Organic Free-Range Whole Chickens, Artisan Bread, Local Honey, Local Maple Syrup, Local Preserves, Local Pasta, Home-crafted Salad Dressings, Granola, and Vermont Cheese.
Pick Up Locations:
South Hero @ Health Hero Farm, Wednesdays 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Essex @ Regal Gymnastics Academy, Wednesdays 4:00pm-7:30pm
Georgia Center @ hosts’ home, Thursdays noon to 1:00pm
St. Albans @ Northwestern Medical Center Cafeteria, Thursdays 10:30AM
Full payment* is appreciated at the time of sign up; a payment plan is also available.
PREFERRED SIGN UP METHOD (Fill out online form and mail in check)
This saves us money. Thank you! Health Hero Farm CSA, 350 West Shore Rd, South Hero, VT 05486
Shares are extremely limited this year, so send in your deposit now to save your place. $200 reserves your share. You may stop by or mail a check. We will be adding a PayPal payment option soon. Thank you!
2015 collage of Farm & Food Festival
A huge success! Beautiful weather and over 400 attendees contributed to an awesome event. Over 60 attendees enjoyed cycling over the Colchester Causeway to the farm, with a free ride on the bike ferry (courtesy of our partner Local Motion). Thanks to our sponsors and volunteers, we were able to serve free pizza and popcorn. The Missisquoi River Band provided live music. And “a good time was had by all”!
… with pizza dough. Thanks to Kinney Insurance Agency and our other sponsors for being there when we need them. For the festival flyer click here.
Thanks to our local business sponsors for helping us provide a free event, including free pizza and popcorn.