Town and Country Market Closed Temporarily!

Dear Loyal Customers of Chile Acres,

We’re writing to let you know that the Town and Country market has been closed until further notice.
Management informed us of this at closing time on Wednesday. 
We are hoping for the market to re-open once the construction is done and that’s what we were told was going to happen but no date was set nor was anything made permanent. An estimate of 6 weeks was given.

In the meantime we are hoping to keep your business, we’ll need you now more than ever to keep our farm up and running! Spread the word to friends and family who also shop at the T&C market.

Please continue picking up your order and purchasing your goods from us at the Downtown Phoenix Public Market (721 N. Central Ave, Phoenix AZ 85004).  Look for the Chile Acres banners in the front row down from the information booth!
Current hours of operation are Saturday Mornings from 8am – 12pm and will change in October to be open until 1pm. Please contact us to let us know if you’d like to have your order switched over and for what date.

We also suggest you contact management at the Town and Country shops and let them know you want us back! Please contact Kristi Hammer 602.710.2122 or kristi@TandCshops.com
And talk about how much you love the market.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to call us!
Email us at chileacres1@gmail.com or call/text 623.980.0116

Thanks for all of your support and understanding.

Sincerely,

Emily & Celia @ Chile Acres

We’re “Foal” of it!

Monday morning, as many of you may know, it was a very stormy morning. It had been raining, there was lightning and thunder and all sorts of floods all over the valley. Meanwhile, here in Tonopah, there was something wonderful happening. One of our horses, Amira, was having her very first foal! She had a 12 month gestation period. Can you imagine?! We’ve been keeping a very close eye on her over the last month to make sure that she was staying cool enough and always had plenty of shade and water. We wanted to make sure that we were ready to move the foal to a shady place if she had him in the heat of the day. Amira has been a very good mother since the start…she waited for it to cool down for a few days to have her foal, had a wonderful birth and has been nursing without any trouble. She cleans him and is just the right amount of protective of the little guy.
Emily is Amira’s mommy/caretaker and hasn’t yet picked out a name for our new little colt.
For now his nickname is “Bobby”. Bobby has taken very well to his imprinting and is already a very social horse. He’s curious and alert and has started prancing around a bit. We look forward to his growth and development over the next few months and can’t wait to see what he looks like when he’s all grown up!
Now what you’ve all been waiting for…some pictures!

EmilyandBobby laying with foal IMG_3413Video

Chill’in On A Humid Day

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Yesterday we got over an inch of rain at the farm and we are rejoicing in the fact we don’t have to irrigate. The chickens are eating everything that pops out of a hole in the ground and playing in puddles. The horses rolled in the mud. Humidity is still 70 percent– what we call “icky sticky”.

The pups and I have retreated to air conditioning. Gizamadeechee found a shirt from the laundry pile to nap in. Life is good. Curl up yourselves in something soft and take a breather or two!

Welcome New Ram

To keep genetic diversity in our flock of Navajo Churro Sheep we took a trip up to Leupp Arizona to choose our new ram for this fall. He looks small now but by November he should be ready to court our lady ewes. He was chosen for his excellent pedigree and fleece qualities.

He is a bit confused here in the video surrounded by baby goats but we need to keep him separate from the flock of ewes until he is full grown.
This is because if you put your ram in with the ewes before he is ready the females will either lose interest in him or they may get violent.

Employee of the Decade

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“Dottie” is the daughter of “EBay” who was a grand champion in the 90′s at the state fair. Her full name is “Dot Com.” She has given us beautiful kids for many years that include “E Harmony” and “Pintrist.”

Dottie has a very sweet disposition and is a great babysitter for all the little goats in our nursery. She loves people and is seen here sharing an air kiss with Celia. Dottie was 15 years old this spring!