Buy now with one click!  Next day shipping!  Free delivery!  Although speed and convenience may be the fuel for our world today, it stands in stark contrast as we reflect on our Thanksgiving season and look ahead to Christmas.

There are few things fast about farming.  We spend months planning our farm schedule to best-guess sizing for the Thanksgiving season.  Once the birds have hatched, our days are tied to their natural growth rate, which means we invest months in growing our turkeys.  There’s no high-speed mode or accelerated pace, and success in farming comes from attention to the daily, minute husbandry details that lead to a healthy, happy flock.  It’s oftentimes slow, deliberate, and intentional, but it’s worth the investment of time and care.

Likewise, we know you have many convenient options for holiday gift giving.  In a world of speed and convenience, we appreciate that you make the trip to visit us at Ferndale Market to build a unique holiday gift box, filled with local foods from area farmers and food makers.  We take joy in curating the mix of gift-box-ready items, so you can choose delicious gifts that support a model of independent farmers and distinctive practices, while providing unique local flavors.

We are humbled and grateful for your support.  From farm to table, we are both making an investment in the type of food system we’d like to see, and we believe better food is the result. Thank you for being a part of our farm and the partner farms we work with.  This season is the reward for our efforts, and we are ever thankful to be a part of a food community that slows down to recognize the value of good food from local, independent farmers.