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Painted Hand Farm is a 20 acre Civil War era farm located in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania. We raise meat goats, veal calves, turkeys and organic vegetables using humane and sustainable agricultural practices.

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Fantastic Farmers Market

Wow! This past Saturday at the Carlisle Central Farmers Market was just ripping! People were wall-to-wall and snapping up locally grown foods right & left. Again, our Bratwurst was a hot item along with yogurt, Bovre and Quark from Keswick Creamery. There was dancing from a local Clogging troupe and Dickinson College ended their "Step It Up" bike ride at the market and then gave out their "Carbon Friendly" awards. Several people came up to the stand and thanked me for providing fresh, sustainably grown local foods. They would say how they moved her from Seattle, Ithaca, Tempe, Boston, and other progressive cities in which there are active producer-populated farmers markets and were so disappointed there was nothing like that in the area. I've had customers actually hug me when they find out we sell goat meat by the cut!
Although it's the end of the growing season, I've been taking as much produce out of our gardens along--beets, swiss chard, kales, mustards, herb and salad greens. Customers actually get excited when they find bugs on the greens because they know I'm not using any sort of chemical pesticides. I tell them them I don't charge extra for the bugs.

For anyone who wants to serve the freshest possible food for their Thanksgiving feast, the market will be open on Wednesday, November 21st from 10 AM to 2 PM.

We'll have fresh pastured Heritage Turkeys, salad greens, fresh sage and sun chokes in addition to all our other regular products.

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