Let's kick this CSA Season Off! YAY:)

 

As I am writing this newsletter the rain is starting to fall on the farmhouse’s metal roof…God I love that sound. But behind this beautiful life giving rain is a cold front…that I am not happy about. I guess I will have to update this newsletter if things get weird out there in the field…But so far…we are all in the green! The spring crops are looking great and coming on well. Lettuce and sugar snap peas are nice and loving this rain right now I am sure.  All in all it’s been a fairly standard planting season no big curve balls thrown and the whole field is greening up and looking like spring.  I even noticed the asparagus starting to poke their heads up out of the soil.

Yep, truly my favorite time of year:)

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So, I would imagine our CSA shareholders are ready to get out on the farm and take home some of these spring crops….We would love to see y’all do just that. So again unless something changes weather wise….shhhh…don’t even use the F word…we are going to set the date for our CSA gathering and 1st. pickup.

    Spring / Summer CSA Gathering 2014

Saturday April 26th.  

11am. 

Food, beverages and an all-around good time…that is totally legal:)

 Now for all of our brand new shareholders…let me tell you what to expect from this gathering and why it is so important that you mark your calendars for this date.  First this is your 1st. pickup of the season…(excited)  2nd. This is the time we really get to talk with our CSA shareholders about the ins & outs of the program. You will learn so many tips and ways in which to get the most out of your CSA experience. 3rd…We feed you…yes, we do a farm lunch and for my farm crew and I it is an excuse for us to throw a bit of a party…and we like to do that.  Bring the whole family and spend a couple of hours with us here on the farm… your farm…you will find that through the next few months you will be so happy you made the time…because you will know stuff…secret stuff ..kidding…not really:)

We had a wonderful Shitake Mushroom workshop this weekend on the farm…our attendees learned how to inoculate their very own mushroom logs…as well as getting to take the one they made home with them. A super food shitake’s are a warrior in the clean eating world. Such a great way to learn something new…spreading the love of growing good, healthy food. LOVE!

Getting ready for workshop, Logs, drill and spawns

Getting ready for workshop, Logs, drill and spawns

 

We had a nice group of folks that didn’t mind getting in there and learning a new skill. Not to mention working that power tool! Yes…

Mushroom workshop

Mushroom workshop

 

Inoculation of the logs logs

Inoculation of the logs 

 

This fall they should be doing this….

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

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

 

 

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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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