Spring Planting Season

Hello Spring Time!! The beautiful days of spring always perks me up. The farm is greening up and every living thing comes alive with a new lease on life. We have been busy this month planting up a spring season of organic crops for our wonderful CSA shareholders which will be back on the farm in a few weeks.sheep

This time of year the farm is buzzing…and not just with hungry honey bees. The longer, warmer days signal our planting season for spring crops like lettuces, kale, spinach, broccoli and sugar snap peas to name a few. It is also time to clean up the winter mess and get everything back in order for the season ahead. Spring is my favorite season on the farm but it also means lots of long hours and achy bones. As of this newsletter with have about a quarter of the field planted in cool season crops. By next week we should be at more than half of the field planted. So far we are on track in our production schedule for our CSA pickups and farm opening. With

all this warm weather and lack of winter the bugs are out early too. Yes, my first of many chigger bites and 2 ticks..Yikes! It will only be a few more weeks though until there is fresh salad greens on our dinner plates. Makes those bites a little easier to handle:)IMG_0766

We are on-schedule for a late April-early May 1st. CSA Pickup.

Our CSA spring season is looking great and we are excited to see our shareholder on the farm very soon. The first crops are in the ground and doing great. As the weeks go along I will keep you update as to the date of our first pickup here on the farm.

How we communicate with our shareholders:

We use our Facebook page to interact with our Shareholders for notices and announcements. We also have a facebook window on our farm’s website’s home page if you don’t have Facebook you can still see our posts from that window. We also use our website newsletter so please make sure you have signed up for that via our website. We have a window box on our website’s home page dedicated to our CSA please check it every week during the season for updates. Always check in for new updates and news from the farm frequently for during the season things can change quickly with weather and crop delays.  Email works great for us as well for the phones don’t work that great in the field.

Email Address: madisoncreekfarms@gmail.com

Peggy & Mark Marchetti

1228 Wills Branch Rd. Goodlettsville, TN. 37072

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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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