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Sunday, May 22, 2011

CSA Week One

Hello Everyone,

We are proud to announce that the first week of our CSA program went off without a hitch. This week Mark gathered turnips, arugula, radishes, spinach, beets, swiss chard and various herbs for the first harvest of the season.

We even delivered the food in fashionable farm tote bags (created by yours truly).

The first harvest:

And the final product....

So, it looks like Fresh Roots is off to a great start this year. Thanks to all our CSA members for their support, and we hope you enjoy your first basket of the season.

Happy Harvesting,

Sunday, May 15, 2011

First Video

Hi Everyone,

Yesterday was just a normal Saturday on the farm, and I caught some of it on film. This is my first video, and hopefully this summer I will be able to capture a lot more footage (with less shaky shots...)



Thursday, May 5, 2011

Extending Our Roots

Hello Everyone,

Harvesting time is almost here, and Fresh Roots has been quite busy preparing for yet another great season. Over the past month we've added fresh soil to the garden, created beds and planted the first seeds of the season. Here are some pictures that show the transformation of the farm over the past month.

And after all of the fun tilling, raking, and sweating... We finally have our first crops of the season. Currently we have lots of fabulous greens including swiss chard, arugula, spinach and much more...

The green house now has a lovely brick walk way, making maneuvering through this spot a lot easier.

Mark has also been busy building compost boxes out of old wood and other goodies...

We are also excited to announce that the farm has extended its roots to Cabbage Town. We now are farming a small lot off of Berean Avenue. This plot will help provide even more fresh, naturally grown vegetables to the Atlanta community.

It's almost time for our CSA program to start and we couldn't be more excited. We hope you are all enjoying the last of spring as we head very quickly into a new season.

Take Care,

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Ringing in Spring

Hello Everyone!

It looks like it's just about time for Spring, and that means the start of another season for Fresh Roots Farm. We started off this year by preparing the green house for another season.

We also added chicken manure to the green house soil... Thanks chickens!

We're starting to prepare the soil throughout the rest of the garden as well, but we won't start planting these rows until around April.

I'm also proud to announce that Olivia lost a significant amount of weight over the winter thanks to a diet of all vegetables. You go girl!

We also want to announce that our CSA program is now accepting applications for half or full shares. Visit our website at for more information. Here's a sample of what the baskets looked like last year:

We're looking forward to another great season!