A Blackberry Winter

Here we are in May and what’s that I hear…my weather bug on my computer warning me of a frost tonight! And if there is to be frost I am sure as peaches we here in this valley in Sumner County will get it. We sit in a little bit of a micro-climate as it is where we tend to be a little cooler than even our neighbors across the street.  The cool air rolls off the hills that flank both sides of the farm and settles into this valley where we plant. So what does this mean to our CSA shareholders and future farm market…it is a wait and see thing right now. Mark and I spent the better part of this evening spreading row covers or frost blankets, but we have several warm season plants out in the field right now that shrink and wither at even slightest cool breeze. Peppers, tomatoes and eggplant to name a few. All of which have been subjected to heavy rains and soggy soil for a week now…they can’t take much more with out stressing and we don’t want that.

This weekend is still reserved for CSA shareholder only on the farm. We should have the farm ready to open to the public May 14th.  Our shareholders have been having to pickup weekly thus far but…fear not shareholder’s…Saturday  will be your last pickup for a while…like a week or may two. I give you all fair warning about all the greens this spring…have you met your neighbors yet? Just a thought.

Also… if for some reason you can’t pickup your share on Saturday  I have scheduled Sunday 12-2pm and Tuesday 10-12pm or 4-6pm. for  pickups.  Just email me and let me know what day you can make it.  In closing please keep your fingers crossed for the tomatoes tonight:)

See ya on the farm,



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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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  1. Tracey Robinson says:

    Saying a prayer that all your lovely fruit and veggies will be ok. Fingers crossed for the 14th Market opening.