2015 at Capon Crossing Farm

This is a BIG year at Capon Crossing Farm. Since opening in July 2010, our grass fed beef operation, farm market, and Bluegrass in the Barn concerts have thrived; our family has expanded with marriages and children; our historic barn has been renovated; and the direction of our farm continues to shift and grow.

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Our specialty: GRASS FED BEEF

This year, we will be expanding our offerings to include:

-Pastured-raised chicken: We’ve been constructing chicken tractors so that we can raise Freedom Rangers (at least to start) in the same pastures as our cattle. They’ll be raised out in open-air and sunshine and be moved everyday so that they have fresh grass and bugs. In 2014, we raised one batch just for our families on the farm, and knew that we needed to offer this delicious option to our customers. Stayed tuned for dates! We’ll give you the opportunity to reserve a whole or half chicken in advance.

The chickens get curious...

The chickens get curious…

-Barn Rental: If you’ve been to our barn, and especially our bluegrass concerts, you know how much fun it is to dance on our large, open floor in the barn, wander around our gardens, and watch the sun go down behind the mountains. After hosting two weddings on our farm in 2014, we’re ready to give you the chance to rent our barn as well! Get in touch with us at caponcrossing@gmail.com and let us know if you would like to meet and tour our barn to see if it will work as a venue for your wedding, rehearsal dinner, or any other event.

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-Lamb: We’re starting a flock of Katahdhins! We’ve got three ewes so far (our future matriarchs) and will be having some babies here in the spring. Stayed tuned for some photos and more information!

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Our girls: Gloria, Rosa, and Beulah

-Our own honey: We’re learning how to keep bees! Our community unfortunately lost an amazing, incredibly knowledgable man in Arnold Ryan this past fall. He was our bee expert and kept bees on our farm. Whenever he processed honey for us, he could tell us exactly what flowers the bees had favored to make the batch. He is sorely missed. But Elli has taken over one hive and will make a go at producing honey for our market.

-A wider selection and variety of vegetables: Those of you who have visited us in the past know that if you get to chatting with Michelle during the spring, summer, or fall, she will jump at the opportunity to show you what is growing in her garden and pick whatever you’d like. This year, you can stop by anytime during the week and have Michelle help you pick your own again, but on the weekends we will offer a LARGER selection of your favorite, fresh summer vegetables. (Hopefully some cool stuff, too, like ground cherries, wonderberries, tomatillos, and a multitude of other heirloom/open-pollinated varieties.)

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And OF COURSE, be sure to mark your calendars and keep joining us for our AWESOME Bluegrass shows, once a month. Next one is February 21st!

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Stop by and see us in 2015! We’re open NOW, selling our grass fed beef, fresh eggs, and canned goods. And keep on eye on us to see what we’re up to.

Ok…Winter has to be over after this one…

We can’t believe it is snowing during the last week of March! We’ve got our seedlings coming up and we’re itching to get out in the garden! Michelle has broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, tomatoes, basil, and peppers started…she was hoping to get the hoop house covered so that the ground could warm up enough to get in some early crops, but with all this snow and cold weather it hasn’t been easy to get motivated to go outside. We’ll see what the rest of this week brings.

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the March Bud’s Collective concert! We are so grateful to all of you who come out to support us and enjoy some first class blue grass.

For you fans out there, here is Bud’s Collective’s April Schedule (notice they will be here at Capon Crossing on the 20th)

APRIL’S SCHEDULE
April 5th- Tally Ho Leesburg, Va
April 12th- Echotone Concert Series Moose Lodge Martinsburg,WV
April 20th- Bluegrass in the Barn Wardensville, WV
April 26th- Blues BBQ Pit Moorefield, WV
April 27th- Horseshoe Curve Berryville, VA

You can connect with Capon Crossing and Bud’s Collective on Facebook for regular updates from Buddy (the guy in the know).

Also…we just got a ton of beef in so the freezers are stocked! Stop by and see us!

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Bluegrass in the Barn TOMORROW NIGHT!

Join us tomorrow (Friday, January 18th) at 7pm for Bud’s Collective and Half-Lit Bluegrass Band. We’ll be serving Liza’s homemade chili and Jake’s braised brisket sandwiches, both made with Sandy’s delicious grass-fed beef!

Bud’s Collective is Buddy Dunlap’s latest collection of musicians, including himself on Guitar, Cody Brown on the Bass, Jack Dunlap on Mandolin, Dave Carroll on Banjo, and Gaven Largent on Dobro.

$5.00 cover fee. We’ll be heating the barn, but dress warmly!

Come a bit early so you can get your supper and sit down to enjoy the show!

Call 304-874-3462 or 540-664-4219 if you have any questions.

Directions:

From the South: Take Route 55 to Wardensville. Turn right onto 259. Drive 4 miles and we’ll be on the right.

From the North/Winchester: Take Route 50 for about 14 miles. Turn left onto Route 259 (also called Carper’s Pike). Drive about 17 miles and we’ll be on the left.

Look for our signs! The barn will be lit up so it will be easy to spot from the road! See you tomorrow!!