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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fall Fresh

Hello All,

Long time no blog!!?? It has been quite a while since we've last updated the blog -- my apologies. Quite honestly though, the transition from summer to fall is always a bit slow, and there just simply isn't much going on during that time. But thankfully with the beautiful fall weather, comes lots of new crops! Take a look>

We've got lots and lots of greens right now, and later we should have some broccoli in addition to some more surprises I'm sure Mark has planted...

There is also a really neat variety of radish growing in the garden. They are called Easter Egg radishes because they come in variety of colors. They're like M&M's but healthier...

To make room for new fall/winter crops, Mark and a volunteer from GA Organics have been busy clearing out the green house in addition to the last of the tomatoes and melons.

So all in all, I think we've had a pretty good season thus far. We didn't get as much rain as we wanted during the summer (do we ever?), but we've been very lucky to have such a luscious garden this fall. We hope next summer we will have enough food to attend market all summer long, but we are thankful our CSA program was a success.

We only have about a month left for our CSA, and then it will be time to hibernate once again. I hope you all enjoy this beautiful weather while it lasts- I know Olivia, the chickens and Peanut will...

Take Care,

Friday, July 30, 2010


Hello All,

It's been a while since our last update, but we've mainly been trying to beat the heat and keep the plants alive! We've missed the last few weeks of market due to the fact that our CSA baskets have used most of our produce in addition to Olivia's raid on the garden!! She finally figured out that a delicious array of vegetables were sitting only few feet away on the opposite side of the fence... She pretty much helped her self to anything and everything in the garden. Everything has turned out fine, but we just haven't had the surplus of vegetables we normally do. Mark will be at Market this Saturday however with lots of wonderful veggies!

We have had a surplus of cucumbers however... so we've been doing some good ol'fashion picklin!

We tasted the pickles the other day and they're great! It was surprisingly not very difficult to do.

We've also had a few little surprises pop up on the farm...

New baby silkies! So cute...

And here are a few pictures that our neighbor and photographer, Lynn, took of the farm a week or two ago:

And Ms. Diva herself was featured in Creative Loafing...

She's been in a music video, wedding video, on Fox-5, painted, sketched, photographed... what's next??? She needs an agent.

Hope you are all doing well and staying cool out there!

Take Care,

Monday, July 5, 2010

4th of July Peachapalooza!

Hello All,

I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend! We had a great time at the East Lake Farmer's Market Peachapalooza cook off! The market was filled with vendors, patrons, live music, and lots of peach dishes. We had a great time sampling the food and seeing old and new customers.

Once again, we brought lots and lots of tomatoes....

And we SOLD OUT again

Also, our watermelons have started to come in. We're very eager to eat one...

Thanks to everyone that came out to market this weekend! Happy fourth!


Friday, June 25, 2010

Attack of the Killer Tomatoessss

Hello All,

I thought I would let everyone know what's currently growing on the farm. We've officially entered the summer season as far as vegetables go. Now you can find more hearty vegetables on the farm as opposed to the thinner greens we grow during spring. Take a look...

Our first melon of the season.. and lots and lots of tomatoes...

I'm very excited about the Bell Peppers.. they are so photogenic...

Here are the cucumber plants-

And we planted more arugula .. it should be ready soon.

And good news! Our salad mix grew back, so we should have just enough for one more harvest for market this Saturday. Come on out and get a bag o'greens!

Our squash and potatoes are still growing...

And these are one of my favorite surprises of the summer... We never know how tall they will get. These are about 6 1/2 ft.

Also, these stickers have been very popular at market..

We hope you're enjoying summer and all the wonderful food it brings!
Take Care,
Elizabeth and Hall