Thanks to everyone who came out to plant 200 more trees on October 19! These trees help to increase the riparian buffer zone between our cattle and the stream that flows through our property and out to the Susquehanna River. Check out this great coverage about Drager Farms’ efforts to plant ten million trees in Pennsylvania by 2025 with the help of the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership: https://www.cbf.org/blogs/save-the-bay/2019/10/bringing-the-farm-to-life.html
Join us for our first farm-to-table dinner in the beautiful historic barn at Drager Farms! This intimate dining experience will feature a sit-down dinner created by private chef, Jason Hampton, of In a Pinch Catering.
Diners can arrive early to take in the atmosphere of the farm and learn a little bit about why we do what we do here at Drager Farms. Hopefully one of our amazing sunsets will grace us as we eat. This is a fabulous night out and a wonderful way to make new friends, connecting with the local community.
The highlight of the 4-course meal will be Drager Farms’ grass fed prime rib roast, accompanied by a bounty of fresh, local seasonal ingredients. Full menu and list of local farm suppliers will be announced closer to the event date.
$80/person. BYOB. Limited seating.
Our friends at Black Walnut Hills Farm in Glen Rock, PA, just dropped off a batch of handcrafted Tallow Balm – made with Drager Farms grassfed beef tallow. We have limited quantities available in 5 different scents. These balms are loaded with skin loving ingredients. Check it out!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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,
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/
First and foremost, I’d like to send out a HUGE thank you to everyone who has come out to visit me at the farm and for all of your encouragement and support. It really means the world to me to know that what I’m doing is appreciated. I am humbled and so grateful.
And another big thanks to all of my beef share customers. I appreciate your business and your patience. I am making a few changes to streamline the process so things go a little more smoothly this fall.
Help me spread the word about the next beef share. Send this link to your friends or post it to your social media: http://bit.ly/2kOQXUE
With deepest gratitude,
2017 Pork Share Planned
I am excited to announce that because of your interest, I’ve decided to raise pigs again this year and do a pork share this summer. I’ll be getting piglets in March from a Niman Ranch producer and processing in July.
All Niman Ranch farmers must follow strict protocols based on sustainability and humane practices. So these piglets start out the best way possible and continue living a natural lifestyle, roaming and rooting, on my farm.
I am asking $250 down for a whole pig or $150 down for a half share. More details and payment options can be found here: http://dragerfarms.com/product/pork-share/. If you want a whole or half share but don’t have room to store it, I can keep it for you (up to 1 year) for an additional 50¢ per pound. If you’re interested in something other than a whole or half share, please let me know so I can plan accordingly. Call or text 717-951-0327, or email email@example.com to discuss.