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Sunday, May 30, 2010


Hello All,

What a weekend we've had! Yesterday was our first day of market, and it was quite successful. We sold every vegetable we brought from the farm, and we even purchased some delicious peaches to supplement our CSA baskets. East Lake is a wonderful market, and it was so nice to see some old customers and meet new ones as well. Here are a few pictures from our first day of market:

This is what our table looked like towards the end of the day...

We were so happy to see Pearson Farm again as well as their always delicious peaches that come directly from Peach County (seriously).

I've also been busy making new t-shirts for Fresh Roots. They are now available for $10 each. Right now they are plain cotton t-shirts (available in small, medium and large). We should have some available in organic cotton soon as well as shopping bags with the logos. Check them out!

Who knew a farmer could model??

An lastly, this morning came with a few little surprises... New baby silkies! So far, three have hatched... and they are little poof balls of cuteness. We may get up to 5 babies...

We are very thankful to everyone that came out to market this weekend and supported ELF as well as us. Next week the market is hosting a dog adoption/rescue day at the market- bring your puppy and stop by and see us!

Contact us at if you're interested in a shirt.

Take Care,

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Harvest Time Again!

Hello All,

So our second CSA harvest took place today, and I must say the baskets look delicious! This week we've added various herbs (spearmint, peppermint and dill) in addition to beets, green tomatoes, and wild mulberries.

If you were wondering how to eat/prepare beets, here are a few tips:

Cook beets lightly. Studies show beets' anti-cancer activity is diminished by heat.
Don't peel beets until after cooking. When bruised or pierced, beets bleed, losing some of their vibrant color and turning a duller brownish red. To minimize bleeding, wash beets gently under cool running water, taking care not to tear the skin since this tough outer layer helps keep most of beets' pigments inside the vegetable. To prevent bleeding when boiling beets, leave them whole with their root ends and one inch of stem attached.

Since beet juice can stain your skin, wearing kitchen gloves is a good idea when handling beets. If your hands become stained during the cleaning and cooking process, simply rubbing some lemon juice on them will remove the stain.

A Few Quick Serving Ideas:

Simply grate raw beets for a delicious and colorful addition to salads or decorative garnish for soups.
Add chunks of beet when roasting vegetables in the oven.
Sauté beet greens with other braising greens such as chard and mustard greens.
Marinate steamed beets in fresh lemon juice, olive oil, and fresh herbs.

Also, we've gotten a few more chickens on the farm. Check em' out!

And I know you were all wondering- Olivia is doing very well. I think she's enjoying the beginning of summer as much as we are.

Once again we will be at the East Lake Farmers Market on Saturday from 9am-1pm. It's located at 2nd Avenue and Hosea L. Williams Drive in Kirkwood.

Here's a website for more information on the market:

Hope you all are enjoying summer as much as we are! Enjoy your beets and berries if you are a CSA member, and come see us at market on Saturday.


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Fresh Roots Farm makes it big time!!

Happy Harvesting Day!

So today has been a BIG day on the farm. We have officially started harvesting for CSA baskets that will be distributed today, and Good Day Atlanta came to film us in action. Check out our guest appearance:

We're slowly becoming the movie stars we've always wanted to be...

The vegetables look great and we are so happy to begin our CSA program. Market starts next week for us at East Lake Farmers Market. Here's a glimpse of all today's activities...

Enjoy your baskets if you're a CSA member, and come see us at the market next Saturday!!