The annual newsletter from Weathertop Farm in Check arrived in my mailbox about a week ago.
It held the usual promise that comes with spring: “Already our brooders are full of little chirping critters and the grass is greening up a bit,” wrote Sarah and Cedric Shannon.
The Shannons make a living raising and selling pastured chickens, pork, turkeys and rabbits. They also sell chicken eggs and will be selling duck eggs this summer. I met with the Shannons for a local food project and they sold me the most delicious Thanksgiving turkey I’ve ever had.
A little ways down in the newsletter, after the Shannons described their new products and their children’s involvement in the farm (Sami is raising ducks for eggs and Natasha is starting her own little flock of Bourbon Red turkeys), they moved on to prices.
Here’s the part that made my heart sink: