Farm-to-Table Harvest Dinner

Farm-to-Table Harvest Dinner

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.

Tickets on sale now through Oct 5. Purchase through Eventbrite [https://bit.ly/2LDPgH7] or Paypal payment to nathan@dragerfarms.com.

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 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

Drager Farms Barn Renovation – GoFundMe Campaign

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.