FROM OUR FARM TO YOUR TABLE.
Valley Meadows of Model Farm began in 2017 as an extension of my family’s farming operation- Model Farm Angus. I had been living in MB and was looking to move home, and decided on this project after having some exposure to many different direct to consumer food programs. I started with friends and family and did a trial run in 2017 that I (and the customer feedback) felt very good about. Good enough to expand for 2018.
The weekly “Growler” program means that you get your containers, and you return each week to fill them. Instead of new egg cartons every week- you get a wonderful reusable container that is hearty enough to throw in a camping cooler if need be without breaking any eggs. I grow a large variety of veggies, and work with other local farms for the things that I don’t grow myself (i.e. strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or for lettuce if I kill all my transplants by planting them out too early)
The meat portion is a fairly new endeavour- we are feeding out some Angus steers and are going to be working with some local pork and chicken producers on getting high quality meat that has been through provincial inspection. Some weeks, I’ll get some local cheese products to add to the variety.
Thanks for your support and feel free to ask any questions you may have.
Photos by: Jill Renton Photography