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.
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With deepest gratitude, Nathan
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss. Read more
— Drager Farms, LLC in Marietta, PA, uses sustainable agriculture methods to produce Certified Grassfed by AGW beef —
MARIETTA, PA (AUGUST 30, 2016)–Drager Farms, LLC is the first farming business in Pennsylvania to be Certified Grassfed by A Greener World (AGW). This is the only certification and logo in the U.S. and Canada that guarantees food products come from animals fed a 100 percent grass and forage diet, raised outdoors on pasture or range for their entire lives, and managed according to Certified AWA’s leading welfare and environmental standards on an independent family farm. While other grassfed labels exist, none has fully met consumer expectations when it comes to a grassfed and forage diet, environmental management, and farm animal welfare–until now. Read more
We are so happy to announce that Drager Farms has officially been accepted by the Animal Welfare Approved program! That means our cows are cared for humanely throughout their entire life cycle. We know that happy cows are better for everyone!
This was another childhood staple: good ole chicken corn soup. Oh my! How I loved making those doughy balls with my grandmother and eating them before they were even in the soup! You can eliminate the doughy ‘rivels’ from the recipe (or substitute potatoes instead) and you’ll still end up with a delicious hearty soup.
Traditionally, the Pennsylvania Dutch chicken pot pie recipe is actually less of a pie and more of a soup or stew. This recipe is most like what our grandparents used to make.
It’s a little time-consuming to prepare since you have to boil off the chicken and make your own noodles. But in the end, it’s some serious comfort food. If you’re running short on time (or just feeling lazy) you can substitute cooked bow tie pasta for the homemade noodles, like my grandmother used to do.
A hearty soup that’s perfect for a cold winter day — or night. Top it off with some shredded cheddar, avocado, cilantro and spicy jalapeños (for a little more heat) and serve with some warm corn bread for a complete meal. Mmmm-mmm!
Another classic Pennsylvania Dutch standby, especially when local green beans are in season. You can use more or less beans or potatoes as desired. You can also substitute a leftover meaty ham bone for the meat or even a little bacon for a lighter version.