Workshops and Classes
Saturday November 10th 2012 10:am - 4:pm
Shop the Farm Day and see the Eggmobile and
Pick your own Peppers Day !
Our latest mobile housing creation for our pasture based laying
hen flock. Created from a re-purposed cotton trailer, it
provides night time roosts, nest boxes and shelter from
inclement weather. Hens are free to enter/exit at will onto
Pick a basket of your favorite peppers - mix and match from
Pimento, Jalepeno, Banana, Serrano, Cubanelle, Cayenne,
Hatch-type and more ! Pick a $5, $7, $12 or $20 basket.
Of course, you will also be able to
purchase seasonal vegetables, meat and eggs from
our farm store from 10am - 4pm.
Saturday November 3rd 2012 10:am - 4:pm
Shop the Farm Day and discuss the spring vegetable
garden and markets for next year !
Paul will be available to discuss the plan for the spring vegetable garden as well as offering
current seasonal vegetables for sale ! We will be open from 10 am until 4 pm for purchasing
produce, eggs and meats. The organized discussions will be offered at11 am and 2 pm.
We want to hear from you, our customer ! White Rock, McKinney and Greenville farmer's
market customersare all welcome, as well as new customers. All year you supported us and
we want to serve you better next year. It is your chance to tell Paul what you want !
We will also offer a view of the garden - this may vary due to weather, so dress
appropriately if you are going on the walk.
What do you want us to grow next year ?
Which farmer's markets will you be shopping next year ?
Does certified organic matter to you ?
Are you really buying local produce at the markets ?
How can you have better access to real farm products ?
Would you like us to bring lamb and beef to the market ?
Texas Organic Farmers and Growers Association (TOFGA)
If you are interested in growing for market, this is an event you don't want to miss!
Organics from the Ground Up! It's not just for farmers - this is a great overview of an organic program.
This workshop is designed for anyone interested in farming or gardening. We will be discussing the Soil Web, Poultry, the Certified Naturally Grown Certification program, and much more. Additionally, if you are looking for land, we will have some resources for you.
Bring your own brown bag lunch.
More details: www.rosecreekfarms.com.
Online registration: Farmer Education Series
Shop the Farm Day and learn about chickens !
Saturday October 20th 2012 10:am - 4:pm
Purchase produce, eggs and meat, then take a short stroll across the farm
to meet next years up and coming egg layers ! They are just a couple of
weeks old now and still in the brooder. Our farm helps preserve the
heritage breeds of chickens through you, the consumer, that purchases
their eggs. Your continued support has allowed us to offer the chickens
a happy life of free ranging on pasture. Pasture raised eggs are wonderful
and you make them possible ! Come out and see our production
methods which are customer and chicken approved.
The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy tracks breeds of domestic
livestock (including poultry) that are in danger of disappearing.
Most of this is due to the large scale industrial agriculture factories
using only one breed of chicken. Dominique, Speckled Sussex
and Rhode Island Reds(and whites) are all listed by breed or variety
with the ALBC. We have chosen these and other breeds for our egg
flock next year. Each variety of hen lays a slightly different egg in size
and color. The hens will be working hard to produce these great eggs.
We hope you enjoy them.
Shop the Farm Day and pick your own peppers !
Saturday October 27th 2012 10:am - 4:pm
We hope the weather will cooperate and make this a wonderful harvest
day for pepper lovers. Grab and basket and pick your own assortment of
peppers for a special price. The following varieties should be available -
Cayenne, Jalapeno, Serrano, banana, Pimento, cubanelle and more.
We will have our seasonal produce, grass-fed beef and lamb for sale as well.
If you are coming to harvest, bring your own gloves and clippers, if desired.
Call us and check to see if the garden is muddy from recent rain, you may
want to bring some mud boots or garden shoes.
Farm Rules and Guidelines
No Smoking or other tobacco products (we do not need fires or tobacco mosaic virus spread to our plants)
No pets (we have farm dogs and sheep dogs that are never happy to see other dogs/cats/etc.)
Stay off equipment, fences and gates. It is not safe to climb on, over or under these items.
Watch your step - the ground is rough and uneven. There are no sidewalks on the farm.
Watch your children - do NOT allow them to wander. We are a real farm, not an amusement park.
Gates - leave them as you found them. If they were closed, close them. If they were open, leave them open.
Restricted areas - do not enter for safety reasons - i.e. bees, snakes, seedlings, planted area,etc.
Check back regularly for official dates and schedules. If you would like to be notified about an upcoming workshop, leave us your email address and we will email you when we have a more information.