good food news

We are open Wednesday morning from 9-12. Below is what you will find at our market. The next on-farm Saturday morning market is Saturday September 7th.

Here’s what’s on the table this week:

Tomatoes!: Big Red Slicers, ‘Juliets’ & ‘Brad’s Atomic Grape’, Sungold orange cherry tomatoes, Japanese Lettuce, Asian Stir-Fry Greens, Hibiscus Leaves (Tart, lemony flavor, good added to salads), Microgreens, Pea Shoots, Okra, Sweet peppers, Hot Peppers, Shishito Peppers, Aji Dulce Peppers (Habanero flavor without the heat!) Eggplant, Basil, Onions, Garlic, Lettuce, Flower Bouquets and Farm-Made Chocolate (made here!) with farm grown flavors like strawberry, ginger, and rosemary mint.

Yogurt & Granola from Pecan Point Farm, Meat and Eggs from Turntime Farm, Lamb from Fall Line Farm in Auburn, Local Honey from Mica Hill Farm, Turmeric Golden Paste, Goat Cheese from Bulger Creek Farm,  Goddess Ghee, clarified butter made from grass-fed cow’s milk.  Basil Pesto (Our Basil!), Sundried Tomato Pesto, Lemon Herb Salad Dressing, and Pimiento Cheese from Lauren’s Specialty Foods.

Sue’s B’s Granola Bars will be available as well as: Sourdough bread from Amazing Grace, Garlic Naan bread, and other baked goodies like scones, muffins, and sunflower seed cookies from Emerald Acres Farm.

CSA Sign-Ups Open Through August

We will be beginning our Fall CSA season the first week in September with the season ending near Christmas.

If you’d like to sign up, click here!

We are using a new program called Harvie which will allow members more autonomy in customizing their weekly share as well as adding on extra items to be brought to the pick up location, and options like vacation holds!

We took a trip to Chicago this week to visit our dear friends Will and Jane and meet their new baby boy Alder. We also got to see two past apprentices- Janice lives right there in Chicago and Brandon was an hour train ride to Milwaukee.

Japanese Lettuce and regular lettuce looking good under the shade tunnel. We have to run sprinklers in the afternoons to cool it off. Peppers and flowers offer a beautiful backdrop.

Advertisements

good food news

We’re open here at the farm on Wednesday morning, 9-12 this week. Our next  “First Saturday”  On Farm Market  will be July 6th. Same time as Wednesdays: 9 am till Noon. We will not be at any other markets off the farm this year.

Here’s what’s on the table this week:

Carrots, Beets,  Microgreens, Micro Broccoli, Pea Shoots, Green Garlic, Watermelon Radishes, Rainbow Chard, Kale, Collards, Sweet Asian Turnips, Pak Choi, Tat Soi, Dill, Basil, Lime Basil (a favorite for making sun tea around here!), Holy Basil (aka Tulsi), last of the Strawberries, really this time! Blueberries, Sweet Potatoes, Limited Lettuce, Napa Cabbage, Kohlrabi and a few flowers. All tomatoes going to CSA members this week  but they should be on market table next week!

Still some transplants left from the plant sales: mostly flowers and basil and oregano plus some pretty ornamental peppers!

Yogurt & Granola from Pecan Point Farm, Meat and Eggs from Turntime Farm, Lamb from Fall Line Farm in Auburn, Local Honey back from Mica Hill Farm! Turmeric Golden Paste, Farm-Made Chocolate with farm grown flavors like strawberry, ginger, and rosemary mint.. New Product: Goddess Ghee, clarified butter made from grass-fed cow’s milk.

Sue’s B’s Granola Bars, Sourdough bread from Amazing Grace and Whole Wheat Sourdough from Wheat the People. Other baked goodies like scones, muffins, and sunflower seed cookies from Emerald Acres Farm.

Pictures

Tulsi loves picking “Buubaas” even more than strawberries. Look at how fast that little hand moves!

When temps reach 90s for consecutive days, with lows in the 70s and high humidity too, this is what happens- tomato blooms start to die. Luckily our plants have already set abundant fruit before this point, so we don’t expect to have too much of a hit to our harvest, but it is sad to see the plants suffer like this, and a bummer to know we’ll have less fruit overall. But not to fear! Lots of tomatoes should be hitting our market table and CSA shares very soon because we planted a lot.

Peppers are on the horizon! Pictured left to right are shishito (a Japanese appetizer pepper), a purple bell called “Tequilla”, purple cayenne, and a green bell, which we will generally leave on the plants to ripen to the sweeter red color.

SAVE THE DATE, April 5th & 6th: Plant Sale, Gardening Class, & Tour

On Friday and Saturday, April 5th & 6th, we will be having an On Farm Plant Sale from 10 am-3 pm.

Plants for sale: Basil, Tomatoes, Eggplant, Peppers (sweet and hot), squash, cucumbers, melons, okra, herbs, flowers from our farm PLUS native azaleas and other ornamental shrubs from Lazy K nursery! Also available for your garden: bagged compost, organic fertilizers, cover crop seed AND veggie, herb and flower seeds from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange.

Friday is just the plant sale, but Saturday, in addition to selling plants and setting up our on-farm market (veggies, meat, yogurt, bread, all the goodness!), Jenny will be leading a class titled: Tips for a successful organic garden from 9-10 and Chris will be leading a free farm tour from 10-11.

The cost for the class is $10 and can be paid on Saturday. Please send us an e-mail to reserve your spot though!!!! jennyjackfarm@gmail.com

On Farm Market reopens soon!

Our On Farm Market will re-open on Wednesday, April 3rd. We’re open every Wednesday morning 9- 12 April through mid December. This year we’ll also be open at the farm the first Saturday morning of each month, April  through December, 9 am – 12 pm. We will not attend the Uptown Market in Columbus, so we hope you Columbus folks can make it up to Pine Mountain to shop with us here some Wednesdays or Saturdays!

Columbus Botanical Garden Plant Sale

We’ll also be selling veggie, herb and flower transplants at the Columbus Botanical Garden plant sale April 12th and 13th.

 

IMG_6853

Sowing several kinds of basil last month for the plant sale. The Krishna Tulsi, which is a Red Holy Basil, will be a new variety for us!

IMG_6990

Pig has started joining us at the farm, daily. It only takes 20 minutes to get him from our house to the farm in the stroller, as opposed to the 2 minute walk it used to be.

IMG_7167

The 2019 Crew at lunch on a chilly day last week. We are thrilled to have part time workers Jenn and Wendi come back this season. Zane and Shana are the new full time apprentices, both are from suburbs north of Atlanta. These four have helped get 1000s of spring transplants in the ground, such as onions, chard and broccoli.

Hope to see y’all here soon!

Chris, Jenny and Tulsi

 

New Year’s Eve Market, 12/31/18

We’ll be open MONDAY morning, 12/31 from 9-12 with lots of fresh veggies and other local foods to help you start the new year off right.  Happy New Year, friends!

We’ll also have 2 other On Farm winter markets that are BOTH ON MONDAYS AS WELL:

1) Martin Luther King, Jr. Day : Monday, January 21st, 2019

2) President’s Day: Monday, February 18th, 2019

This week on the market table:

Carrots, Lettuce, Kale, ‘Alabama Blue’ Collards, Watermelon Radishes, Rainbow Chard, Turmeric, Baby Fennel Bulbs, Dill, Cilantro, Red and Green Cabbage, Pak Choi, Tatsoi, Sweet Potatoes, Sweet Asian Turnip Roots, Purple Top Turnip Roots, Broccoli, and Microgreens.

Farm Made Tinctures: Ginger,Turmeric and Elderberry.
Farm Made Chocolates– made with Raw Cacao, Cocoa Butter, Local Raw Honey, Sea Salt and farm grown ingredients like ginger, mint, and blueberry. Very dark chocolate, very good!
Microgreen Pesto (frozen) -made with our microgreens, garlic and organic pecans from Koinonia.
Riverview Farms (North GA.): Stone-Ground Grits & Corn Meal
Koinonia Farms (Americus)-Organic, Biodynamic Pecans
Turntime Farm(Ellerslie): Ground Beef, Chuck Roasts, Link &Ground sausage,Pork Butts, Pork Chops, Soup bones, Whole Chicken.  Bacon sold out for now.
Randle Farms (Auburn): Ground Lamb and Eggs
Amazing Grace Farm(Pine Mountain Valley):Raw Honey
Pecan Point Farm (Hurtsboro, Al) : Yogurt (maple, plain, and turmeric/ginger) and granola.
Oliver Farms (South GA): Sunflower, Pecan and Pumpkin Seed Oil
Baked Goods: Sue B’s granola bars, Amazing Grace Farm “Southern Sourdough” bread, and Emerald Acres baked goods (pumpkin pecan breads, cranberry pecan bread and fig cakes).
IMG_6164

Winter Carrots are the sweetest!

IMG_6298

Boss checking on the kale while snacking on a carrot

IMG_6281

Enjoying the Merry Go Round with Tulsi before Christmas. This is a tradition in Valley, Alabama, just over the state line where Jenny’s dad grew up. He enjoyed going to this same carousel at Christmas time when he was a boy.