It's spring and that means all hands in the dirt!

Yay…It’s spring my favorite time of the year. I can’t tell you how I long to play in the dirt all winter long. Now that we have our 2014 spring and summer CSA shareholders all line up and our program filled we started our planting season. How exciting:)  This last week we planted our kale, spinach and spring onions along with sweet lettuce mix, broccoli and sugar snap peas. This week we should have a few more crops in the ground once we get through this cold snap. We are still shooting for that late April CSA gathering and 1st. pickup but we will know more as the weeks come along. We also had this season’s first farm workshop with  our organic gardening workshop. It was wonderful and there were several hands in the dirt that day.  This is a workshop I truly love for sharing the love of growing organically is a passion of mine. bet you couldn’t tell that…yep. :0)

Mark talking about compost with our workshop group.

Mark talking about compost with our workshop group.

Next up on our farm schedule is our Shitake Mushroom workshop…ooh this is going to fun! Growing mushrooms is pretty easy once you inoculate your logs and these logs will produce for 6-8 years and sometimes more. We will be going through the process start to finish and our workshop attendees will be taking home their very own shitake logs to love and care for…and better yet…to feed upon…yes! Here is the link for those that are interested in this workshop Shitake Mushroom Workshop  The cost is $35.00 per person…but so worth every dang dime:)   The date for the workshop is Sunday April 13th.  1:30 pm.   here at the farm.

Peggy Harvesting Shitake mushroom from the farm's organic logs.

Peggy Harvesting Shitake mushroom from the farm’s organic logs.


Well that is pretty much the happenings here at the farm lately, We are busy…busy getting ready for great spring.

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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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