Hello again everyone! With this latest rainstorm that came in we decided that we are going to give up vegetable farming and take up growing rice! Mother Nature has been pretty crazy this winter and spring, but our crops don’t seem to mind it one bit. Everything is growing and progressing beautifully on the farm, and it is finally beginning to look like spring time. We are excited, and I know y’all will be too, that we have our first succession of tomatoes in the ground! Tonight’s cold weather forecast has us a little worried about them, but they are growing strong so I believe they can handle it. Not too long before BLT’s and homemade sauces.
There are a couple of exciting events coming soon that we would love to see all of you guys at. Lori Moshman, our greenhouse, insect, and mushroom expert, will be putting on a mushroom cultivation class on Saturday, May 3rd. The class is 10am to 4pm and includes lunch, a farm tour, a class on identifying wild mushrooms, a class on cultivating your own oyster mushrooms at home, and a bag of oyster mushroom spawn to get you started. If you have questions or want to reserve your space please call our office at 229-641-2081 or e-mail Lori at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost of this workshop is $75 per person.
The second event is an on farm dinner put on by Chef Reid Harrison in celebration of spring.
Here are some pictures from around the farm and then your share list. Hope you all enjoy your share this week!
Pasture Raised Eggs:
Spring means eggs and boy do we got em. 12 beautiful brown eggs from our own lovely ladies that range freely on certified organic pasture. The eggs are washed, candled and graded fresh for you each week.
(Want to add a dozen or more, Egg-cellect idea!, Call to order and we’ll bring them to you : 229-641-2081)
Certified Organic Vegetables:
Salad mix OR Arugula – A bag of tasty convenient healthy love triple washed and ready to go.
Hakurei turnips – Amazing raw! These spring beauties can’t be beat as a side dish.
Champion Collards OR Swiss Chard – Wonderful greens for several culinary options!
Herb – Rosemary or Sorrel
Red & White Russian Kale – The most popular health food item right now. It’s reaching cupcake status as far as food fads go. We’ll have plenty of it to share this year. Check out the recipe linked above.
Bok Choy – An Asian specialty item. Lots of water content in the stems. Check out the recipe linked above
Strawberries – Its that season! Some of these are from our farm and some are from Peace Valley which is just down the road from us in Colquitt GA.
Baby Head Lettuce – two heads of young, tender and delicious lettuce.
Radishes OR Fava Beans – Add some color to your salad with these mild radishes or enjoy the season’s first picking of delicious fava beans.