Week 20: Oct 16, 2018

In the Off-Season We made it! The last week of fresh vegetables from our farm is heading out to our members kitchens today. We are sighing a bit of relief in making it to the end with a few items left to share with you despite how quickly summer moved out and winter moved in. Continue reading >>

Week 19: Oct 9, 2018

Soggy Harvest As this letter is being put together, we are in a flood watch until mid-week. Luckily, yesterday for our Pumpkin Pick Event, we had a much needed dry day. We had families come out to the farm all day long to pick their pumpkins, visit with the animals on pasture, enjoy the fall Continue reading >>

Week 18: Oct 2, 2018

Warming Up To Veggies As we were working together with our ten-year old son in the pack shed on Friday bagging greens, he explained that he is the only kid in his class who even knows what tasoi looks like. While we didn’t argue his point, we were quick to consider the diet of the Continue reading >>

Week 17: Sept 25, 2018

Sweet Surprises For the past five years, we have been attempting to keep bees. Just when we feel like we have them figured out, we are reminded that we do not. Some summers the bees are content and build perfect frames of honey. Other summers, they swarm every few days and the whole farm crew Continue reading >>

Week 16: Sept 18, 2018

Rediscovering Remedies Did you know that sweet potatoes, spinach and cashews all help fight depression? Have you heard that dark leafy greens and grass-fed meat can reduce your migraine symptoms? And apples, cranberries, celery and onions can heal the inflammation in your stomach caused by acid reflux? Before foods were fortified with nutrients, we ate Continue reading >>

Week 15: Sept 11, 2018

The Downhill Slide The late season crops that we planted just for our late season CSA shares are about to start. It feels like there is a little transition period here, but soon the late planting of broccoli, cabbage, kohlrabi, beets, brussel sprouts, greens, radishes, turnips and more will be heading your way. As home Continue reading >>

Week 14: Sept 4, 2018

Laboring on Labor Day The origins of Labor Day were the topic of discussion on the farm today. Your farmers spent the day harvesting for Tuesday’s share distribution. In planning for not having a crew here like a normal Monday, we tried to choose “easy” items for the share thinking we could get a few Continue reading >>

Week 13: August 28, 2018

We are missing week 13, but will try hard to find it. We apologize for the inconvenience!! Until next time,

Week 12: August 21, 2018

The End of Summer To many it feels like summer is just about over. Traditionally, Labor Day marks the end of those relaxing summer days spent staying cool by the lake or taking family trips. You’ve been working hard to keep up with the yard work or running this way and that with for kids. Continue reading >>

Week 11: August 14, 2018

Cooperative Farming Our members are each receiving a gift from our amazing friends. Last season, following a very stressful day, we left the farm to run some borrowed equipment to Red Door Family Farm which is on the way to Athens. They weren’t expecting us to pop-in, so we helped them with the work they Continue reading >>

Week 10: August 7, 2018

Restaurant Digestion We increasingly feel that restaurant menus simply don’t offer much that we find both appealing and healthy. We often feel like we could make better food at home. We’ve evolved to appreciate simpler, boldly flavored dishes with a seasonal rhythm. We’ve come to despise the same old protein-focused menu with ribeye or breaded Continue reading >>

Week 9: July 31, 2018

Wasted Food Epidemic As Americans, we hold the title of “greatest food wasting nation in the world.” This isn’t the most appealing honor, but perhaps it is debatable. Or maybe some of us waste far less than the average one pound per day while others must be picking up our slack and wasting much more. Continue reading >>

Week 8: July 24, 2018

Downright Dirty In light of a conversation this weekend with our farming friends about employee woes, we realized we are fortunate to have the people we have working with us day in and day out. We don’t always get to do exactly what we want all the time. There are tasks on the farm that Continue reading >>

Week 7: July 17, 2018

A Social Farm Last week, we told you about selling our farm by creating connections. The past few days we have been busy doing just that. There were 108 people on the farm for dinner on Friday night and it was a fantastic evening! Our guests got to taste and savor the flavor of each Continue reading >>

Week 6: July 10, 2018

Farmer Marketing You wouldn’t think it would be difficult to convince a person that fresh farm produce is good for them. But it is. It is also mysterious to us that someone wouldn’t think twice about buying a sugar-laden processed snack for three-times as much as a delicious farm-fresh cucumber, but people are becoming more Continue reading >>