Countryside Organics is now carrying Sims Brothers’ AU Grazer® Sericea Lespedeza Pellets. Lespedeza is a perennial legume proven to reduce and control barber pole worms (Haemonchus Contortus) in goats and sheep while providing high quality, cost-effective forage protein. Goats love it!
More information on Sericea Lespedeza, here.
Countryside Organics Online Store Link for Lespedeza, here.
This is not a certified organic product.
Call President Barack Obama (202) 456-1111 or if that line is busy, please call (202) 456-1414 – to ask President Obama to veto HR 933, the short term spending bill due to the inclusion of a dangerous rider by Congress, The Monsanto Protection Act,that is harmful to our environment, family farmers and citizens. Then ask at least 5 of your friends to join you!
This dangerous provision, the Monsanto Protection Act, strips judges of their constitutional mandate to protect consumer and farmer rights and the environment, while opening up the floodgates for the planting of new untested genetically engineered crops, endangering farmers, citizens and the environment.
Welcome to Countryside! We are glad that you are here. What can we do to make your backyard/ market/ family/ homestead/ grass farming better? If you have questions we would like to help. Call 1-888-699-7088. Or email email@example.com
It’s here – after plenty of snow and cold – Spring! It’s time to work with the soil! Healthy, biotic-rich, nutrient-dense soil. Start simple with some coir and organic compost. Put the bale of coir in a wheelbarrow. Add 5 gallons of water and leave it overnight. The coir will expand 5-6 times. Add 80-100 pounds of compost. Now you have a great soil for pots, potatoes, raised beds or rows. The coir will provide great structure and is a ecological, renewable replacement for peat moss.
Ready to get serious about your pasture or garden plot? Send Keith a soil sample ($20). Or if you already have one, fax it to Keith at 540-943-9993. He is our soil wizard. He’ll help you adjust for optimum nutrition, weeds and soil biome health.
Have a herd? How about our special Herbal Ley? And there is a rumor that we’ll have some pelletized Lespedeza soon. All kinds of good stuff is happening.
As always, if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call us, toll-free, at 888-699-7088. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or find more information on our online store.
Thanks and have a great day!
Tuesday, March 19th – Brandy Station, VA
10 am to 2 pm
Organic Valley and the Fertrell Company will co-host a workshop for crop, horticulture, and livestock producers at the Brandy Station Fire Hall.
Speakers and Topics:
§ Organic Dairy and Feed Opportunities – Gerry Cohn, Organic Valley
§ Stocking rates and forage accumulation enable year round grazing – Carl Stafford, VA Cooperative Extension Agent
§ Feed alternatives to corn and soy – Jeff Mattocks, Fertrell Nutritionist
§ Cover Crops and Soil Fertility – Orin Moyer, Fertrell Agronomist
This is a FREE workshop. Feel free to bring a friend or neighbor.
Lunch will be provided so please RSVP to Gerry Cohn of Organic Valley at 919-537-8447 or by e-mailing email@example.com.
Brandy Station Fire Hall
19601 Church Rd.
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We are reaching into spring and it’s been busy here. We are just now recovering from last week’s 20+ inch snow storm. Here’s a selection of products and services to get you thinking about the upcoming warming trend.
Soil builders. Here are a few that we carry:
Coir. A sustainable replacement for Peat Moss. Great for soil structure.
Humates. Perennial favorite. Adds humic and fulvic acid to create a feast for the soil biome. Soil health builder. Also called, “Leonardite.”
Planter’s II. A great source of trace minerals. Silica, calcium and sulfur as well as 28 other trace minerals. Apply #100/acre in rows and #250 per acre broadcast for overall plant, root and germination vigor.
Worm Castings. A great all-around soil builder. Add water for foliar or “tea” applications.
We have all kinds of OMRI approved fertilizers, soil amendments, animal amendments, livestock minerals and, of course, Certified Organic, Soy-Free Animal Feeds!
Are you on one of our delivery routes? We have regular delivery routes in a 130 mile radius of our mill and warehouse in Waynesboro. Just ask for Driver Dan Delivery!
Resellers. Where else can you get our Countryside Organics Soy-Free, Certified Organic Layer Feed? How about a Reseller. Here is a map and listing of our resellers.
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Questions? We love to provide answers. Don’t hesitate to give us a call at 888-699-7088, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDST. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks and have a great day!
You are invited to join Organic Valley and Fertrell, Co. for an Animal Nutrition and Soil Health Workshop in Brandy Station, Virginia.
Thursday, March 7
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Brandy Station Fire Hall
19601 Church Rd. Brandy Station, VA 22714
Topics will include: • Stocking rates and forage accumulation enable year round grazing
-Carl Stafford, VA Cooperative Extension Agent
• A sustainable approach to animal nutrition
-Jeff Mattocks, Fertrell Co. Nutritionist
• Cover crops and soil fertility
-Orin Moyer, Fertrell Co. Agronomist
Hosted by Gerry Cohn, Organic Valley Southeast Pool Manager. Feel free to invite a friend or neighbor. This is a FREE workshop. Lunch will be provided so please RSVP to Gerry Cohn of Organic Valley at 919-537-8447 or by e-mailing email@example.com with “Grazing Workshop” in the subject line.
This looks to be a great FUTURE HARVEST event:
Thursday, April 4, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Calvert’s Gift Farm – Sparks, MD
Future Harvest CASA Members $10; Nonmembers $20
Jack and Beckie Gurley of Calvert’s Gift Farm have 17 years of experience growing certified organic vegetables. They have used unheated high tunnels for 12 years to extend their growing season, taking weather out of the equation in early spring, which allows them to offer a fuller CSA box and have a greater variety of vegetables at farmers’ markets at the beginning of the season. Using three high tunnels, the largest of which is 96′ x 30′, the Gurleys conservatively estimate they have seen a bottom-line boost of some $10k per year since using these tunnels.
The farm tour and discussion will cover topics including soil, irrigation, temperature, crop selection, high tunnel rotations, harvest methods and overall production techniques. Visit www.futureharvestcasa.org/events to register (step-by-step online registration instructions are also online), or call 410-549-7878.
Attendance is limited so advance registration by April 2 is required for this event!
We’ll be at the Georgia Organics Conference February 22 & 23. Come see us and join the fun, education and positive energy. Here is all the info.