This will be the last newsletter of 2016, a year indelibly marked by drought, extreme heat, pig outbreaks, and still too many hours spent working. These were some of the more notable challenges…to read more click here Vol.9 #35 (12-13-16)
As the middle of August approaches, summer field offerings slow considerably, still graciously producing but at a sluggish, near bedtime pace. It’s understandable. For months these plants have been a fruit…to read more click here vol.9 #19 (08-09-16)
Summertime both makes and breaks a southern farmer. The food, colorful and rich in both taste and tradition, invites intrigue, slows down meals, and charms us enough to covet the alluring flavors year…to read more click here Vol.9 #17 (07-26-16)
Most of our very small farm business runs surprisingly well without being surrounded by varied, farm-supporting store fronts. If we need row cover, drip tape, or vegetable seed, we can conveniently…to read more click here Vol.9 #16 (07-19-16)
We’re doing an update in pictures this week as the lengthy field work list has kept me outside. Hope you…to read more click here Vol.9 #13 (06-28-16)
The economy of the natural word does not understand the concept of a holiday, and so to honor our end of the partnership…to read more click here Vol.9 #9 (05-30-16)
Perfect weather conditions, good people, and fine food collided here Saturday night at Dinner On The Farm. Hopefully…to read more click here Vol.9 #7 (05-16-16)
Pleasant, outdoor aromas waft soothingly through the nostrils this time of year. Sweet smells when the wind stirs or the body…to read more click here Vol.9 #5 (05-02-16)
Pigs shift spots on our farm via a 4’x8’ stock trailer for a few reasons; first, their allotted 8-9 month stint expires and their…to read more click here Vol.9 #4 (04-25-16)
Winter’s rest is almost over…..
Recently Chris and I have taken our fleeting chances to leave the farm for some long weekends. Once spring plantings are in full swing in March, we pretty much have a 6 month stretch of intense work and very little play. So we’ve each taken a trip separately with our best buds- Chris went to Asheville, NC with our friend Rick who was visiting from Barcelona, and I went to Chicago to see our friends Jane and Will. Chris and I also got away together for a long weekend with his family in Nashville.
Since we’ve added more chickens and 40 hogs to the farm, we find ourselves busier and more confined than we used to be when we were just growing produce, so making time for rest and friends/family has become more of a struggle, but so necessary to keep us going. We are so thankful that Brandon,our apprentice from last year, stayed through the winter. His dependable presence here has been key in us getting away. Also, my parents are always graciously willing to keep things watered and fed too. Fortunate farmers we are indeed!
On Farm Winter Market- 2 more weeks
We’ll be open 9-5 on Wednesdays through February, then we will close in March to focus on planting and preparing for our CSA to start in April. The On Farm market will re-open the first Wednesday of April (the 6th), and we will return to the Uptown Market in Columbus early to mid April.
*The winter market is help yourself, so please bring cash or check for payment as we are not always in the barn to run a card.*
This week, we’ll have Carrots, Spinach, Kale, Watermelon Radish, Mustard Greens, Lettuce, Rainbow Chard, Sunchokes, Collards, Jean’s Microgreens, Limited Eggs, and Stone Ground Grits.
If you can’t make it to the market in the morning, feel free to call or text me to see if we are sold out before you drive on out: 706-333-4479.
We have already sold out of everything except the cured ham steaks. What a testament to the quality of this pork to sell everything so quickly during our slowest market season! Sorry if you missed out this harvest, but we will have more available when we open again on April 6th.
From the “Farmacy”…. Tinctures (Medicinal extracts of herbs): Ginger, Turmeric, Elderberry, and Holy Basil. Comfrey- Aloe Cream for minor wounds, rashes and burns. All medicinal herbal products are made here with herbs/plants grown here. We ship the herbal products, so if you are out of town you can order these through our Etsy Shop
take good care,
Jenny + Chris