Blacksmith Trading Company
Small-batch, Handmade Goods from our Family to Yours
Field Notes
Join us as we capture notes from our "field!" We include the fun, maybe some knowledge, and share a few farm-friendly recipes you may like (no farm required)!

Lake Joy Farmstead

We invite you to join us at our little farmstead. We are grateful to share our little patch of heaven with you. We are growing fruit, vegetables, raising chickens (layers and roasters), pigs and cattle.
We offer a variety of classes and offer eggs, and pork and beef shares.

We have a few other items we have handmade for sale through our Blacksmith Trading Company store!

What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?

What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a model of food production and distribution that connects consumers directly with local farmers. The CSA model is based on the principle of community members supporting a local farm by buying a share of the farm's production in advance, before the growing season begins. This allows farmers to have a guaranteed market for their products, and consumers to have a direct source of fresh, locally grown produce.
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Why are Eggs so Expensive Right now?

Why are Eggs so Expensive Right now?

Egg prices have been fluctuating over the past few years, and there are several reasons why eggs may currently be considered expensive. One of the main reasons is a shortage of egg-laying hens due to the avian influenza outbreak in the United States. This outbreak, which began in 2014, led to the culling of millions of hens and caused a significant reduction in the number of hens available to lay eggs. This shortage led to an increase in egg prices as supply could not meet the demand.
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New Product Alert! BBQ Rubs - Beef and Pork

New Product Alert! BBQ Rubs - Beef and Pork

It is finally here. After a few years of R&D and a stops at several of the top BBQ spots in our great nation, we have arrived at two rubs that will make your beef and pork (and chicken and lamb too) sing.
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