Archive for August, 2011

Sign up for weekly delivery of farm fresh produce!

posted by Dr. James G. Hood
Tuesday, August 23, 2011

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Mountain Valley View Farm, Inc. now offers regular weekly delivery of our delicious, organic farm fresh products! This is a convenient way to make sure that you are getting fresh produce and eggs on a regular basis without driving out to our farm or to one of the farmers’ markets each week. You can choose to receive a selection of seasonal vegetables, a selection of seasonal fruits, a combination of fruits and veggies, or a dozen eggs from our organic, free-range laying hens. In the future, we will also offer weekly deliveries of our tasty, nutritious goat and sheep milk. Right now, we are in the process of receiving our organic certification and dairy certification, and we are so excited about the future of our family farm!

There is a small per-mile delivery fee that will be calculated according to your location. Similarly, the total amount will vary depending on which items you choose to have delivered: vegetables only, fruit only, fruit and veggies, or eggs only. Please call us at 509-928-1800 to determine the cost. Weekly deliveries are billed automatically on your credit or debit card for your convenience. We invite you to come visit us at Mountain Valley View Farm, Inc. when you have finished filling out the weekly delivery sign up sheet. We are located at:

4301 S Chapman Rd
Greenacres, WA 99016

Or find us at the following area farmer’s markets:

Spokane Public Market
32 W. 2nd Ave
Spokane, WA 99210
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wed – Fri

Spokane Farmers’ Market
5th Ave between Division & Brown
Spokane, WA 99210
8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wed & Sat

Spokane Northside Farmers’ Market
315 E. Francis
Spokane, WA 99205
Wed 3 – 7 p.m. and Sat 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

South Perry Farmers’ Market
924 South Perry Street
3-7pm Thurs

New Ponderosa Outdoor Market
4102 S. Bowdish
Spokane Valley, WA 99206
3-7 pm Tues

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Yaks Coming Soon to Mountain Valley View Farm!

posted by Dr. James G. Hood
Thursday, August 11, 2011

 

Mountain Valley View Farm, Inc. is excited to announce that our farm will soon be home to a small herd of yaks. This even-tempered, long-haired bovine comes from the far Northeast, and is indigenous to the Himalayas and Tibet as well as parts of Russia and Mongolia. The wild yak was also once found in Nepal and Bhutan, but was hunted to extinction and now only domesticated animals exist in these two countries. Similarly, although there is a large domestic yak population worldwide, the number of wild yaks has dwindled until the species has been declared endangered.

Domestic yaks have been kept for thousands of years for their meat, wool, milk, and use as a beast of burden. Their unique physiology enables them to endure high altitudes and extremely cold temperatures, making them an invaluable asset for people journeying over mountain passes. Yak milk is rich and high in fat content, and it is used to make a thick butter with a cheese-like texture that is one of the primary ingredients in Tibetan butter tea. Yak meat is very lean, with a delicate beef-like flavor and very little fat marbling.

At Mountain Valley View Farm, Inc., our yaks will be kept mainly as beloved pets. They will be a welcome and unique addition to our petting zoo, and we will also use their wool. Yak wool is thick and warm, making an ideal yarn that is durable, lightweight, and very soft. Although most wild yaks are dark brown in color, there is a greater variation of color in domestic yak herds, including some white and piebald colorations, and this should enable us to offer several different colors of natural, undyed yarn. We also plan to offer yak milk soap. The high protein and fat content of yak milk gives the soap a rich lather and wonderful moisturizing properties. We are very excited to be able to offer these wonderful products and can’t wait to welcome our yaks to their new home!

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