Farm invites you to ‘Meet your Farmer!’

Raccoon Forks Farms is having a party, and you’re invited! Meet Your Farmer! is a chance to connect with local food fans and learn more about what we’re up to at the Farms. Along with lots of good conversation, we’ll have live music, door prizes, and tasty food raised at the Farms and prepared by the great crew at Railroad Bill’s Dining Car. We’ll also be selling summer CSA shares and other items from the Farms.

Where does your food come from? Join us for Meet Your Farmer! and find out how we raise ours - locally, sustainably, and chemical-free!

Date: Thursday, February 22nd
Time: Open house, 5-7 p.m.
Place: Railroad Bill’s Dining Car
621 Des Moines Street, Des Moines

Questions? Please call or email. Hope you can join us - we’d really love to see you!

Puppies for Valentine’s Day

What Are You Giving Your Sweetheart for Valentine’s Day?

We recommend a puppy! In fact, we recommend a sweet, beautiful Great Pyrenees puppy from Raccoon Forks Farms! Our livestock guardian dog, Aude, had seven puppies in December. Two have been purchased, but we have two females and three males remaining. All the puppies are extremely well-socialized – because somehow we keep diverting ourselves from our work to play and snuggle with them. Can you imagine?

The puppies are purebred Great Pyrenees. Great Pyrenees make wonderful family pets and excellent livestock guard dogs. Aude and our other dogs do a terrific job of protecting the chickens, sheep, and general goings-on at the Farms. The puppies are AKC-registerable and, potentially, showable. We’re asking $800.00 per dog. Call or email us if you have any questions!

Someone in your life – your children, your sweetie, your livestock – needs at least one puppy! They will be old enough to leave the farm for their new homes on Valentine’s Day. ♥

Raccoon Forks Farms has puppies

Great news, dog-lovers – Aude and Charlie, the livestock guardian dogs at Raccoon Forks Farms, had puppies, with Aude doing the heavy lifting, of course.

The puppies – three females and four males – arrived on Dec. 14.

These puppies will be for sale at $800.00 each, and they’ll be up to date on their vaccinations and preventive veterinary care. If you’d like to reserve a puppy, we’re taking deposits. The puppies will be ready to move to their forever homes in mid-February.

Aude, Charlie, and their offspring are all purebred Great Pyrenees, and the puppies are AKC-registerable. Great Pyrenees were bred to guard livestock in the mountains of Europe, just as they do for us – we keep Great Pyrenees at our farms to protect chickens and other animals.

In addition to being excellent livestock guardian dogs, Great Pyrenees make wonderful indoor pets. They’re not very active unless they’re actually working, protecting something. Great Pyrenees are intelligent, loyal, friendly and gentle with those they protect. They can also be stubborn. Training is important.