Sign ups are open for 2018 lamb, egg, & Produce!
Shares can be picked up at the farm, during business hours at Alex's Middletown location, or on Fridays at Temple Shalom on Lowe Rd. in Louisville. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to arrange an alternate pickup location.
A few times a year, Ballyhoo offers fresh, pasture-raised, grass fed, non-certified organic lamb. These animals have been raised by their mothers and are weaned and sexually mature. Grass fed lamb is high in Omega-3, zinc, selenium, B vitamins, and CLA, low in fat, and is recommended by the American Diabetes Association for the absence of carbs. Our sheep experience low-stress handling from birth to death. They are taken directly from the farm to Trackside Butcher Shoppe, a USDA-inspected facility a few miles away, and are humanely processed. Our lamb has a delicate flavor and is quite lean.
Lamb share members receive a guaranteed selection of meat (10+ lbs for a quarter share and 20+ lbs for a half share) and the opportunity to select their cuts ahead of processing. Individual cuts are also available for purchase.
The legal space allowance for a free-range chicken is 2sq ft. Our chickens have 10 acres! They are out from daylight to dusk, and we have eggs 52 weeks a year! Our hens lay both white and brown eggs, and aside from a few rescue chickens we have all heritage breeds.
Muscovy duck eggs are available at various points throughout the year.
From May through October (sometimes November), Ballyhoo Farm offers fresh heirloom variety fruits, vegetables, and herbs. We NEVER use chemicals - we use companion planting and geese for weed and pest control, and fertilize using manure and compost. All produce is harvested by hand.
Each share is sufficient for a couple or small family. Select from Farmer's Choice, a bag of whatever produce is ready for harvest that week, or A La Carte, which allows you to select only those items that interest you. A comprehensive list of varieties and estimated harvest times is available. If you cannot pick up on harvest day, your share will be refrigerated.
The Fine Print
Shares may be customized as harvest allows. We vow to do our best to provide all the high-quality, farm fresh, ethically raised food you want. You understand and acknowledge that farming is a high-risk business, and availability is subject to weather and other Acts of God. When we have bumper crops, you will have first selection (these will make up for low-harvest weeks, if necessary). Produce not spoken for may be turned into value-added items (spaghetti sauce, salsa kits, pickles, etc) available for purchase, or given to local food banks.