October 2012

Hello Farm Friends,

After praying for rain most of the summer months we now find ourselves asking for a little break from precipitation in order to get our fall outdoor berries and garlic in the ground. The weather has been magnificent and so pretty and pleasant this Fall. Hopefully this coming week we will get the above items in the ground and officially be ready to be "winter farmers".

Our brassicas look great outside and are just a few weeks away from our first broccoli harvest. I am really looking forward to that crop. Broccoli is one of my absolute favorite vegetables!

The hoophouses are all cleaned up and I think we are ready to host the UT Organic Hoophouse workshop on Monday, October 8. Last year the hoophouse segment was at the Dysinger farm and it was so great to see how other family farms grow crops and keep their family functioning at the same time. Hopefully someone will learn something here too. There are always two ways to learn: I want to do it that way and the oppositeā€"I NEVER want to do things that way! Haha!

Emily had her baby calf a few weeks ago. It was a little girl that we named Eva and you can see a picture of her by following the links below to the photos of the month. She is a good little girl who had a little trouble finding her legs, but now she is up and about running around in the cool morning-time. We just love it when the Jerseys have little girls!

Hopefully this week we will begin or complete our sweet potato harvest. As long as everything has gone according to plan you can expect LOTS of color and variety in your sweet potatoes from our farm this fall and winter. Sweet Potatoes, like the winter squash was something we trialed several new varieties of. One surprise this fall is how much we like the drier, oriental sweet potatoes (purple skin, white flesh). More on what you can expect after harvest!

We hope you have a great October. Enjoy the weather, the season of abundance and special time with your family.

Julie

WHERE TO FIND US THIS Fall/Winter?
We have several ways you can get our produce during the Fall/Winter months. The Franklin Farmers Market on Saturdays, Stones River On-line Market, and Pickup at the Farm in Eagleville:


The Franklin Farmers Market is now open for the Summer Market. Summer hours are 8-1 on Saturdays at the Factory in Franklin. The winter market hours will begin in November. Winter hours are 9-12 each Saturday all winter long.

We are also open each week here on the farm. Orders are taken Saturday-Tuesday at On-line Market Page. You can place your order online, then pickup here at the farm on Wednesdays from 3-6 pm.

Stones River Market is open for orders each Sunday through Tuesday with orders delivered to Murfreesboro on Wednesdays. This is a wonderful "market" for Murfreesboro where you can order from the comfort of your computer from many different farms, bakeries, etc and pickup in one location, just off the square in downtown Murfreesboro. For more information please visit Stones River Online Market.

Pa Bunks is now carrying Rocky Glade Produce in downtown Murfreesboro! For those of you who don't know Pa Bunks, it is quite cool! Corey Williams who owns it is one of the nicest folks you could ever hope to meet. He has a great variety of organic and natural products in his store including fresh produce, canned goods, ready to eat items, fresh locally made breads as well as sandwiches, fresh coffee and other drinks. If you are in the downtown area and need a break, go by Pa Bunks, grab a sandwich and drink and relax at Bunks! For more info visit Pa Bunks Organic Market.


Farm Life Blog
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Photos of the Month
Boys of Fall, Eeeevvvaaa, and herbs oh my!
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