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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Very Green Garden

Hello Everyone!


We hope you are enjoying the summer as much as us! Everything at the farm is going very well, and all our farms are looking gorgeous thanks to our head farmer Billy Mitchell.  He has done a great job planting, weeding and growing all the tomatoes, eggplants, watermelons, peppers, cantaloupes and beans around town.  All of his hard work this spring is paying off in delicious vegetables. 


Also, thank you so much to Garden Hood for giving us truck loads of flowers to plant at our farms.  If you don’t already know, Garden Hood is the best local garden store for all of your flower, vegetable, and ornamental plant needs.  Check them out here


Take a look at our very green and beautiful garden:

This is our very first sunflower of the season to bloom...





I can't wait for our giant sunflowers to bloom as well.


Fresh Roots at the Goat Farm:




So much green! 


Kale growing beside baby tomatoes


Baby yellow squash


Lots and lots of beans

 

Can't wait for these to turn red!


Our cat, Deano, loves to follow us around the farm...


Watermelon 


Last week's CSA basket


Which included:

Danvers & Cosmic Carrots

Yellow Squash

Zucchini

Lemon & Pickling Cucumbers

Red & Orange
Beets

Green & Yellow
Beans

Sweet Basil

Parsley

Dill Flower

Farm Fresh Eggs



I absolutely love all the fresh vegetables this time of year. With veggies straight from a garden, you don't have to be a great cook to make a delicious and healthy meal (trust me..)


Don't forget to stop by the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market on Thursdays and The Market at Riverview Landing on Saturdays to get your weekly supply of fresh vegetables.   

Take Care,
Elizabeth and Peanut



Thursday, May 24, 2012

Squash, Zucchini, Greens... Oh My!

Hey Everybody!

This week marks our third CSA delivery as well as our first squash harvest! That means we are officially making the transition from spring to summer, and we welcome the warm weather.


Everything on the farm seems to be in fool bloom this time of year, and we are excited to begin harvesting new vegetables and fruits that come with the warm weather. Here are a few pictures of everything growing at Fresh Roots located on the Goat Farm:




Baby squash...cute.


The tomatoes are coming along!


Lots of herbs...



 We'll plant anywhere!



 The hoop house providing shade for little plants...


Lots of greens






We are also excited to announce that we expanded our chicken coop this week, giving the ladies much more  room to roam and strut their stuff...







Our third CSA delivery went very well this week, and we sent home a number of vegetables, herbs and more: 

Turnip Greens
Mustard Greens
Romaine Lettuce
Gourmet Lettuce
Zucchini or Squash
Cucumber
Sweet Onion
Garlic
Rosemary
Farm Fresh Eggs


Don't forget to visit us at market on Thursdays and Saturdays! We've got plenty of veggies for you to take home:



Eat Well, 
Elizabeth and Olivia 








Thursday, May 17, 2012

Busy Bees

Hey Everybody,

Between our CSA delivery this week and our first day of market at Riverview Landing, we have stayed pretty busy on the farm. Here are a few pictures of life on the farm this past week:


We were very pleased with the turn out last Saturday. Tons of people and their pups showed up to enjoy the festivities and the fresh vegetables at The Market at Riverview Landing.















 
Even though the morning started off rainy and cloudy during harvest...



























The sun came out just in time for market:




























Mark even had time to plant some tomatoes at our Riverview Landing location:




















Our raised beds at Riverview Landing are really coming along, and we are excited to begin harvesting our newest farm in the coming weeks.






Our second CSA delivery also went very well this week.  We had a variety of veggies to send home:




This week's delivery included:


Gourmet Lettuce Mix
Russian Kale
Chantenay Carrots
Bulls Blood Beets
Red Giant Mustard
Swiss Chard
Yellow Onion
Green Garlic
Farm Fresh Eggs


We are also excited to begin work on another farm this coming week. This new plot is located next to WonderRoot in East Atlanta, and we will be planting lots and lots of sweet potatoes. Stay tuned!










You can find us this week at the East Atlanta Village Farmer's Market on Thursday from 4 - 8. 





And you can find us again at The Market at Riverview Landing on Saturday from 10 - 2. Bring your pups!




Don't forget to follow us on twitter @Fresh_Roots for the latest updates on what's happening on the farm.


See you at market!
Elizabeth