First Honey Harvest

Hello Farm Friends,

Continuing the theme from last week of trying new things, this past week Kelley and I did something totally awesome. We harvested our very first honey! Truth be told we had very little to do with it. All the credit goes to our girl bees out there working hard everyday in the hives. They work the flowers, bring in the pollen and nectar and next thing we know there is capped honey ready to be harvested. This whole honey business proves once again to me that this world is totally under the control of a very brilliant God. Just watching the bees day in and day out doing their thing, seeing how busy they are, seeing how they protect the queen, how when she is happy they are all happy and buzz happily (Kelley and I have gotten to know their sounds especially their unhappy buzzes). Watching them do their work in such tight spaces making perfect shapes with their comb and honey. It is absolutely fascinating, absolutely has to be divinely inspired. Nothing in bee life is by chance at all, it is all carefully orchestrated well oiled machine and nothing last week made Kels and I happier than getting to be a part of seeing the fruit of all their hard labor, which was some absolutely gorgeous honey!

We are waiting on our labels for the honey to be completed to meet regulations and then we will be ready for you to taste our bee's handiwork for yourself!

All of our CSAs are underway now which means the summer rush is officially ON! Sometimes I feel like the bees, working as hard as you can during the summer months to plant, harvest, weed, store up, dry down, deliver, plant, harvest, market and then before I know it the first frost is here and I get to breathe, a little, and then it is time for the winter csa!

DON"T FORGET about the Tuesday Franklin Farmers Market from 3-6:30. There are lots of great farms with lots of good food, breads, jams, berries, milk, meat and veggies. The bonus feature is there is plenty of parking (close)!

Have a great week and try to stay cool. It is June right? Haha!

Stones River Market, Murfreesboro fresh food option
We are proud to be members of the Stones River Market, a member of This is a great advancement for farmers allowing customers to become members of an "online" market, choosing products from many area farmers, but picking up their orders in one location, with one bill and your food all ready to go! Please visit . Stones River Market Locally Grown to see this week's list of available items. Orders can be placed Sunday-Tuesday (you get an email telling you the market is open after you sign up!) Delivery in Murfreesboro is in the downtown area around Cannonsburg/Hoopers Supply. For more information please visit the website and contact the market manager!

Tuesday Night On-Farm Market
The Online Market will be open this THURSDAY from 3-6pm. Please visit the market page to see what is available. Market Page This week we begin our normal summer hours of Thursday from 3-6 pm. Please have your orders in by Tuesday PM. Thanks so much!

Franklin Farmers Market
The Franklin Farmers Market is open for the SUMMER season. Hours of operation are 8-1 each Saturday.

The Franklin Farmers Market is also open on Tuesday afternoons from 3-6:30. Tuesday is an excellent opportunity to get some mid week veggies OR just miss the crowds on Saturday.

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Photo of the Week
Our first honey harvest!
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Have a great week!


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