Well it is officially 2010, and Fresh Roots Farm has finally jumped on the blog bandwagon. For those of you who don't know, Fresh Roots was founded in April of 2009 right in the heart of Atlanta. We are an urban farm that aims to provide our local community with fresh and organic produce. Though neophytes in the world of urban farming, Fresh Roots experienced a great first season thanks to hard work and the support of our wonderful community. Thanks to all of you who came out to market, donated your time as volunteers, purchased CSA baskets, and simply encouraged us to keep going. A special thanks also goes out to Doug and Amy at the Kirkwood Farmer's Market and to our wonderful landlords who provide land to farm.
Currently we are still waiting out the winter months, trying to keep the chickens warm, and preparing for another successful season. We are in the midst of constructing our first hoop house (green house), and this should hopefully prolong our season past summer. Also, Mark was accepted into the Georgia Organics mentoring program where he will have the opportunity to work along side other urban farmers in Atlanta. This will be a great chance to meet others within the urban farming community.
With the experience of one season under our belt, we hope to have an even more successful and productive year. Be on the look out for more events, a wider variety of produce and perhaps even more home brewed beer.
That's all for now but keep checking back for more updates, pictures, and videos of whats happening on the farm.
Elizabeth (Chicken Wrangler)