On our 10th anniversary year, and with a conflicted heart, we announce drastic changes to our Gaucho Farms operation.
For 10 years, we have endeavored to bring you the very best quality, healthiest, local meats, poultry, eggs and produce using the most sustainable farm model we could muster.
We’ve also attempted to introduce as many folks as possible to the concept of sustainable farming, and to build awareness about the plight of our broken U.S. food system.
I think we’ve succeeded in meeting a few of our goals, but the first rule of sustainability is financial viability.
And this, we have been unable to achieve.
On July 1, 2018 we will discontinue all deliveries and the farm store will close.
In 2019 we will offer:
100% Chemical-Free U-Pick Strawberries – March – May
100% Chemical-Free U-Pick Blueberries – June – July
Registered Katahdin Ewes and Rams for Sale Private Treaty Year ‘Round
In the immediate future, I will refocus my energies and efforts on supporting and promoting our local, sustainable farmers and a more localized food system, and will give you tips on how to do the same.
For the next two weeks we will continue business as usual. Our last delivery to Thompson Chiropractic will be Wednesday, June 27, 2018.
The farm store will be open Saturday, June 23 and Saturday, June 30 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and we have plenty of stock.
It goes without saying that Gaucho Farms has been an incredible lifestyle adventure, and we have met so many wonderful friends and fellow farmers – too many to name.
We would like to take a moment to give special thanks to Scot and Amy Thompson of Thompson Chiropractic in Dothan for being our drop point for several of these 10 years. They, along with Theresa Moates, who works there, are wonderful people who really care about the health of their patients!
I would also like to thank Teresa at Living Tree Health Foods in Enterprise for her continued support through the years. Living Tree has carried our products and faithfully advocates for us and other local farmers.
Lastly, we are not leaving town. We are going to continue to grow our own food, and a few foods for you, and continue to share our farming adventures with you through social media.
We hope we’ve had a positive impact thus far, and we will try to make an even greater impact going forward through advocacy and activism.
Know your farmer.