Frost on the vines…or I should say stems.

It’s inevitable really…and we have had a nice long warm…sometimes even hot fall season.  But like they say…all good things come to an end. For the flowers here on the farm that was last night when the temps dipped down into the low 30’s. The cool season greens and vegetables made it through without damage but the flowers didn’t. This weekend will be the last Saturday the farm will be open to the public.  Mark and I spent much of the day today covering the field with frost blankets to protect what is left undamaged from the predicted below freezing temperatures forecast for tonight’s low.  We harvested as much as we could yesterday fearing we were going to get hit with a heavy frost this morning which we did.  Bushels of green tomatoes are lining the farmhouse kitchen floor as well as peppers and okra. The last of the summer’s flowers I was able to save are resting in buckets up at the pavilion market.

We will be limping by tomorrow in terms of baked goods for the baker (me) spent the day out on the farm covered in dust, grim and spiders thanks to some well weathered old frost blankets that were pulled out from last fall storage  that have on more than one occasion extended the season for a couple of weeks keeping us in lovely, healthy greens  sometimes as long as early December.

CSA News & Updates

From here until we get what is referred to as a killing frost…both Fall and Summer CSA shareholders are welcome to come and harvest greens from the farm whenever they want to. Just bring some baggies and cutters with you when you come. The beds are labeled so help yourself.

To our fall shareholders. We still have some broccoli and broccoli raab coming in that belongs to you all. I am hoping next week we will be able to harvest those. I will keep you updated. Until then enjoy the greens and thank you for spending the fall with us here at Madison Creek Farms.  Like I mentioned above you all are welcome to harvest greens anytime as long as we have them…come and get em’

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My name is Peggy Lynn Marchetti. I am a wife, a mother of two beautiful, never boring children, and a farmer... that's right - a farmer... a female farmer to be exact. I live on a beautiful little third generation organic farm in middle Tennessee.

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