Tree Planting Event on May 4

Tree Planting Event on May 4

Drager Farms got accepted into the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership! We will be planting trees on May 4th and are looking for able-bodied volunteers to help plant about 400 trees around the property. This is hard physical labor but if we all work together, we should be done in no time! And you’ll definitely sleep well that night. [¡– BONUS –!]

The trees will serve as a riparian buffer, part of a concerted statewide effort to keep Pennsylvania waters clean. The trees will also provide some welcome shade for the cows who live here.

The tree planting event is scheduled to begin at 9am and we will work until noon.

Accepting Proposals

Drager Farms is now accepting proposals for workshops, classes, and other ideas to diversify our farm. Topics could include:

  • Permaculture / Organic Farming Practices
  • Foraging / Wilderness Survival
  • Cob building / Earthships / Alternative structures
  • Yoga / Holistic Health

We have a beautiful space for you teach in our large bank barn or on our 50 acre property. We would also help promote your class using our email list and social media.

If you are interested in offering a specific class and have professional or teaching experience in your field, we would like to review your proposal for future consideration.

Email proposals to nathan@dragerfarms.com or call 717-758-4026. You may also apply online here.

Drager Farms is Teaming Up with Mirror Image Farms

Drager Farms is now carrying pastured pork & poultry products from Mirror Image Farms, located in Marietta PA. We chose to work with Mirror Image Farms because they have similar values and animal raising practices as our own. Because of this partnership, we will be able to offer pastured pork and poultry to our customers once again. Check out the “Mirror Image Farms” section of our online shop to see what we have in stock.

HIPCAMP: Come Stay With Us!

HIPCAMP: Come Stay With Us!

We’re happy to announce our participation in the Hipcamp community! Hipcamp is a way to connect landowners like us – who want to keep our land undeveloped – with responsible, ecologically-minded campers.

Our camping area is pretty primitive right now, but if this takes off, we’d love to add more amenities for campers in the future.

One of the best things about staying here is that there is so much to see and do nearby. Natural beauty surrounds us! Riverfront Park, located along the Susquehanna River, is within walking distance. Biking, boating, walking, and bird watching are popular activities at the park. Hiking trails and rock climbing are a short drive away at Chickies Rock. You can also tour our farm, meet our animals, and check out our retail farm store too while you’re here!

Check out our listing and book a stay with us soon…
https://www.hipcamp.com/pennsylvania/drager-farms-marietta/rustic-camping-near-the-susquehanna

2018 Beef Share

2018 Beef Share | Drager Farms

Drager Farms is taking deposits now for our 2018 Beef Share Program. Processing will happen late summer/early fall. Once your deposit is received, we will be in contact with you so that you can customize your share.

Select from whole, half, quarter, or eighth shares. (Our quarter share is the most popular option and yields about 100 lbs of beef.) All meat is dry aged, frozen, vacuum packed, and USDA inspected.

This is the most economical way to stock your freezers full of our delicious humanely raised 100% grass fed beef. Feed your family or go in it with your friends. Our beef shares go fast, so reserve yours soon.

For more information or to place a deposit, visit the BEEF SHARE page.

Drager Farms Barn Renovation – GoFundMe Campaign

Barn Renovation | Drager Farms, Marietta PA

We finally started work on our barn renovation project. Starting on the barn is a big deal for both myself and my fiancée, Christel. The barn represents “community” for both of us and the additional space will give us room to do more of what we love: sharing our unique skills and knowledge with others. I hope to offer workshops about different things I’ve done here on the farm as far as fencing, my grazing practices, and how I’m raising my livestock. Christel will have her own space to teach yoga and other healthy living workshops. And we both look forward to having farm-to-table dinners! ? The possibilities really seem endless when we think about the kind of stuff we could end up doing here. We started a GoFundMe campaign if you’d like to help us with our latest endeavor. Any support would be greatly appreciated!

https://www.gofundme.com/dragerfarmsbarnreno

Trip to Belize: Feb 4-11, 2018

Christel and I actually found some time to get away from the farm this winter for a little while. Here are some highlights from our trip to Belize.

2017 Meat Shares

Beef & Pork Meat Shares | Drager Farms, Marietta PA

Drager Farms is getting ready for our November 2017 Meat Share Program. This is a GREAT WAY to stock your freezer full of our delicious humanely raised 100% grass fed beef and pastured pork products. And it’s economical too! These go fast, so reserve your share soon.

Feed your family or go in it with your friends. For more information, visit the Beef Share page or the Pork Share page.

Drager Farms @ Marietta Market This Summer

Drager Farms Stand @ Marietta Market

Starting July 1, we’ll be participating in the Marietta Market all summer long. The market is held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 10am-2pm in the courtyard of the Railroad House Inn, 280 W Front Street.

On July 14th, we’ll have all pork products back in stock including our popular Hot Italian Sausages, Kielbasa, and all of our breakfast meats. Come out and get fresh local food and goods and support the community. Hope to see you there! #mariettamarket #mariettapa #alwayslancaster #grassfedbeef #pasturedpork #dragerfarms

 Marietta Market Vendors

  • Claudia’s Italian Cookies
  • Drager Farms
  • Ric’s Breads
  • Riverside Produce
  • Wise Oak Herbs
  • Strange Design Dyes and Gifts
  • Mirror Image Farms
  • Heart Cafe
  • Oak Lane Fermented Foods
  • Lehman’s Farms
  • Apiary Organic Honey
  • GMO free grass fed raw cow’s milk
  • GMO free eggs
  • Plain Jane’s Soaps
  • Donegal Place Free Book Share
  • Kid’s Activity Center and more!

March 2017 News

Take a farm tour | Drager Farms, Marietta PA
Schedule a farm tour at Drager Farms in Marietta PA

The days are getting longer and spring is just around the corner. If you haven’t visited the farm yet, now is the time! I will be off work and around the farm for the next week. Come out and take a tour, check out our retail products, and learn why Drager Farms’ grass fed beef and pastured pork is “good for you and good for nature”.

Looking forward to seeing you soon,
Nathan

Drager Farms Pastured Pork Sampler

Drager Farms has put together a Pastured Pork Sampler Package. It’s an excellent way to try out a variety of high quality pastured pork products. You’ll get about 7 lbs. of meat for just $49 – save about $30! Check it out: http://dragerfarms.com/product/pastured-pork-sampler/

And I am still gathering interest for the July Pork Share. If you love pork, this is a very economical way to stock up on healthy and humanely raised pastured pork. Split a whole or half share with your friends or family. For more details and to reserve a share, click here: http://dragerfarms.com/product/pork-share/

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