We have started pulling sweetcorn from the second planting. Fresh - pulled each morning for the day’s sales. Available daily 8 am to 8 pm! In the efforts of less waste - please bring your own bag. Bulk available for freezing with advanced request.
We enjoyed our earthing time while pulling sweet corn at 7:00 this morning. The corn is cooling to preserve the freshness in the anticipated heat. Corn, eggs and more are available today from 8-8. Bulk quantities of corn are available for freezing with prior notice. Stay cool today!
The sweet corn patch is ready for picking and the enjoyment of eating! Sweet corn and eggs are available daily, 30# sampler boxes of beef by appt sales. Stop by today! Cash or check. In the efforts of reduction, please bring your own bag or go bag less, the environment and the community thank you 💖
Yard sale on the lawn today, 8-2
Open for egg sales, dried beef liver dog treats, limited asparagus, rhubarb, beef samplers, limited ground beef, and to place bulk beef orders
Eggs from England Acres cage free hens will be available to purchase tomorrow at:
The young flock of hens are diligent in restocking the supply of eggs daily. The opportunity for Egg purchases is also daily.
A new/young flock of hens are filling the egg basket daily. Stop by to purchase fresh eggs from cage free, happy hens.
Not Good, but GREAT for you! "Gram for gram, beef liver is probably the most nutritious food on earth." So EAT MORE beef liver !
The gifts that the receiver benefits all year long! The market at 5620 Detrick Rd, Mt. Airy, is open today from 10-2 for selection and purchase of fiber from the flock of sheep that grazed the fields on the farm. There are a variety of color dye and size options. The heavy socks are a great choice for the snowy winter ahead. The Felted shoe inserts have been well received. Yarns are two for one price.
These gorgeous hydrangea blossoms are available for purchase $1/ each. Enjoy them now fresh as well as continue to enjoy them through out the year as dried flowers!
The market at 5620 Detrick Road will be open today from 10-2 for sales of our frozen meats, lamb and beef. The supply in our freezers is dwindling.... stop by while there is a choice to choose from to fill your freezer.
Hard to believe the time has been over ten years since England Acres sold the last of our dairy herd. We are glad we made the decision when we did. We feel the pain of those faced with the economic truth at this time. Our hearts ache for the farming community, the unknowing consumer and our country. 😢
Small-dairy farmers are getting squeezed out by corporate agriculture. “That is not what America is about," a struggling farmer said.
Before/after purchasing pasture raised beef and/lamb today at our farm store, a stop at one of PHP farmers market locations in Frederick will be to select from their bounty of fresh, locally raised produce to complete your produce shopping needs!
Shop with us this weekend for your fresh produce - Saturday at the Frederick Farmers Market (10 am - 1 pm) and Sunday at The Frederick City Market (9 am - 1 pm). We will have:
Cherry tomatoes (limited)
Kale - curly and dinousaur
Beets - red, pink, and gold
Ready for the grill are our marinaded Angus beef short ribs, a Flanken cut (.5 in thick). Grill time is only minutes a side before they are ready to eat. These, as well as a full assortment of individual cuts, are available today at the market from 10-2.
We are in need of half pint canning jars! We pride our selves in repurposing....no lids or rings needed... please drop off in front of the market door. Thank you in advance 🤗
Mother Earth News FAIR and Fiber Fest are teaming up in 2018 to feature all your favorite local yarn dyers and spinners, plus some extra crafty goodness! With more than 150 Workshops, there is no shortage informative demonstrations and lectures to educate and entertain you over the weekend.
Fresh, non sprayed, asparagus from our garden is available daily at England Acres. The market will be open Saturday the 26 from 10-2. Taste the difference if fresh!
Throughout history, people have been searching for the fountain of youth. Far and wide they’ve traveled, seeking that magical spring flowing from the ground that will preserve good health. This source of youth is no myth, and it does come from the earth . . . it just happens to be readily available at the grocery store, too. That anti-aging wonder is asparagus. When were you at your strongest? When could you run effortlessly, swim in the ocean without tiring? Was it 10, 20, 30 years ago, or more? Maybe it was yesterday, or this morning. Connect with your best moment, whenever it was, that time when you felt your full life force coursing through you. That’s the same power that a spear of asparagus contains in its first few weeks aboveground. If you think about it, every piece of asparagus that we eat was once on its way to becoming a small tree. While every vegetable has its value, most of them can’t claim that same hidden potential.
When we eat young asparagus shoots, though, their propulsive energy is transferred to us. Not only does that energy keep us young, it helps with recovery and prevention of neurological disorders and symptoms. Asparagus contains phytochemical compounds such as chlorophyll and lutein that act as critical organ cleansers. They get deep into organs such as the liver, spleen, pancreas, and kidneys, scrubbing out the toxins they find there. Chlorophyll bonded to amino acids such as glutamine, threonine, and serine provides an avenue for heavy metal detox. What’s more, some of the phytochemicals found in asparagus are toxin inhibitors (a fact as yet unknown to science). This means that once toxins such as pesticides and heavy metals have been driven out of the organs, these specialized phytochemicals stay behind and repel new toxins from taking up residence there. This toxin inhibition makes asparagus an amazing tool for battling virtually every variety of cancer.
When we’re under immense stress, we tend to lose B vitamins very rapidly. Asparagus, which is high in very easily absorbable B vitamins, helps us reestablish our proper levels of these key nutrients. Also high in silica and trace minerals such as iron, zinc, molybdenum, chromium, phosphorus, magnesium, and selenium, asparagus is one of the most adrenal-supporting foods in existence and excellent for bringing you back to life when your adrenal glands have been pushed to the max. And we can’t talk about asparagus without mentioning how valuable it is at alkalizing the body by flushing out unproductive acids. We live in a very acidic environment, and if we want to remain free from disease, we must constantly work to keep ourselves alkaline with help from trusted friends like asparagus.
If you have any of the following conditions, try bringing asparagus into your life:
If you have any of the following symptoms, try bringing asparagus into your life:
Twitches, spasms, tingles and numbness, ringing or buzzing in the ears, slurred speech, body odor, fatigue, hypothyroid, hyperthyroid, pins and needles, neuralgia, weight gain, weight loss, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms, lack of motivation, listlessness, loss of libido, loss of energy, abdominal pain, menopause symptoms, urinary urgency, back pain, joint pain, neck pain, rib pain, adhesions, abdominal distension, canker sores, chronic loose stools, constipation, enlarged spleen, ovarian cysts, leg cramps, muscle spasms, muscle stiffness, inflammation
Asparagus is a very helpful food if you struggle with shyness, self-consciousness, concern over what others think of you, fear of breaking out of your shell and exposing yourself, or dread of venturing out in public. If you truly need help in these areas (as opposed to if you’re just a natural introvert who’s comfortable with who you are, despite others’ misguided opinions that you should act more like an extrovert), asparagus will come to your aid and give you the confidence to rise up and claim your place in the world.
When we harvest asparagus, it’s really just a sprout on its way to becoming a much larger plant. If we were to let asparagus fern out and go to seed, though, it would become woody and inedible. Over time, humans have learned to recognize when a spear of asparagus is at its peak for consumption. It’s a lesson that transfers to our own lives. Sometimes people push circumstances too far, aiming for more and more growth, trying to see something through to the bitter end. We don’t always have to let a full cycle play out. We can learn to recognize when a project, meeting, or conversation has reached its best moment, and to gracefully end it at that point, harnessing the power of that peak time for the best ultimate outcome.
This creamy soup is perfect for those spring nights that still have a bit of chill in the air and yet give you hope of all the renewal the season has to offer. And when fresh asparagus is unavailable, it’s the perfect comfort food to make with frozen asparagus instead. Either way, it’s a hit that’s sure to win fans from the moment they smell it cooking on the stove.
5 cups chopped asparagus
1/2 yellow onion, roughly chopped
2 garlic cloves
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup almonds
Black pepper to taste
Place the asparagus, yellow onion, and garlic in a saucepan. Add 2 cups of water; cover and bring to a simmer. Steam the asparagus for 5 to 7 minutes, until tender. Remove from heat. Drain off any excess water and transfer the mixture to a blender*. Add all the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Allow steam to escape the top of the blender as you go. *You may also use an immersion blender, if desired. Leave the asparagus in the pan and add all the remaining ingredients before blending.
"...Sadly, in the practice of agriculture it is impossible to not cause endless suffering to many living creatures. One could argue that the most suffering of all is caused by annual agriculture, the cultivation of vegetables, including grains, beans, and rice, that only take one year to grow from seed to food. We displace countless wild animals from their homes and lands when we cultivate annual crops. Not only that, we also kill thousands of creatures when we till the soil...."
Beef, asparagus and rhubarb from the garden - no sprays used! The market is open until 2:00 today!
An untypical ‘spring’ weather day today 😳. England Acres market is open today from 10-2 for sales of frozen cuts of beef, taking orders for bulk beef, lamb by the cut and side, and natural wool products!
As my travels have also taken me thru areas of 'rural' America, I have also been observing the decline/poverty of what once was the life blood of our country. I have tried to convey to others, the heart break I feel that this visiting sheep farmer is so observantly able to write for me to share. One of the saddest aspects is the loss of the economic incentive to be able to continue farming, in whatever niche a farmer fills. As a nation, we have the ability to feed ourselves nutrient dense, fresh foods that are not ladened with pharmaceuticals. We have the land. We need receptivity in the communities so a new generation will take an interest in bringing vitality back to the land.
This visitor's article is worth the read, then take a drive. We have resources and a rewarding way of life going to waste😞.
It's time to stop portraying farmers as dirty, lazy, and stupid. -- Mike Rowe.
The market is open today, Saturday, from 10-2, for you to stop by and stock up on cuts of grass finished beef and our well know seasoning mix.
The key to keeping warm...thick, cushiony wool socks from England Acres! The market will be open tomorrow, Sat the 6th, for all of you with cold feet to flock in to purchase your heavy socks. A great price at $35.00. Totally small business grown and processed!
This is what we gathered this morning from our Road side trash pickup along our property. Yes, that is a cat on the lower left corner, 😞, and no, not one of our farm cats enjoying the sunshine.
Residents and drive thru drivers of Detrick Road, how can your drive to .... be more important than the life of another being? Granted, accidents happen. My heart is saddened by the disrespect shown by the responsible motorist of the fatality, as well as all of the motorists who 'drove around', by not offering the courtesy to stop and remove the victim from the Road .
My holiday wish? Is that our community becomes proactive to reduce the volume of trash along our community roads. In addition, when an innocent animal is accidentally hit/killed along the roadside, take the few minutes to stop your vehicle and show an act kindness, to check on/ remove the victim from other vehicle paths, if possible.
What a gorgeous morning to continue the trash picked up along 144 pasture fences before snow fall, with the goal of cleaning up all the trash from FL that is stuck on our pasture fences.
This photo was the yield from ten days ago along the west side of Detrick and west on 144 (for 100 yds), from the road to the pasture fence.
A chilly frosty this morning, snow and cold are not far away. We have cushiony, warm, wool socks available at the market to help you endure outdoor activities during the winter.
We have a limited quantity of Trickling Springs seasonal eggnog available at the market today.
The Market is open today, Dec 2, from 10-4. There is a full variety of our Angus beef cuts by the piece and bulk. Additional gift ideas that support locally raised products is the variety of fiber products made from our wool. Plus our popular dried beef liver treats for the pets.
Photos from England Acres's post
The market is open today for beef and fiber sales, as well beef and lamb orders.
If you have been contemplating a bulk purchase... 50% of all purchases today at the market and farm will be shared with a good friend ( and husband) / current classmate of Judy's, who's home is under water in the Huston, TX area.
Bone broth is made by simmering beef bones with vegetables until you end up with a rich, nutritious, deeply savory broth. It's a perfect base for soups.
5620 Detrick Rd Mount Airy, MD 21771
We feature the farm experience!
Our pasture raised Angus cattle provide an incredible eating experience for our customers. Fresh eggs for sale. We have a variety of fiber products from our Romney sheep