Sunday, February 10, 2013

2013 CSA Available

WOW, has it really been that long since I posted on our blogspot, shame on me. I don't seem to be able to get the knack of blogging, I'm open to any suggestions from our readers or for that matter help!

We certainly hope everyone is having a good start to the 2013 year, the weather has certainly been a topic of conversation. Temperatures in the 60's in February has caused several plants and flowers to start budding out let alone give us 'Spring Fever'. We keep reminding ourselves it is February and we don't recall a year that we have not had frost in the month of April.

Want to let our readers know that we have 2013 CSA Shares available. We are offering a 20 week season this year, first delivery starting May 15th, shares are Full, Half and Bi-Weekly Half Shares again this year. Instead of you taking a full season risk with us we've decided the additional 4 week "Fall Option" will be available depending on weather for the month of October, we will make that decision in August when we begin to plant fall crops. Applications and pricing available on our website, payment arrangements are available by contacting us.

We currently have pick up locations at the East Nashville Market on Wednesday afternoons, Our Farm on Thursdays after 5pm and Fridays after 5pm, Saturdays we have pick up at the Franklin Farmers Market from 8-1pm. We are also offering delivery service in the Murfreesboro/Rutherford County area on Fridays and a pick up location at the Stones River Locally Grown location on Wednesday evenings. We have made arrangements with Pa Bunks for a pick up point probably on Fridays.

We've been busy this winter removing some old buildings on the farm to have more ground available for crops. We eventually will have a high tunnel installed but this season we are going to use low tunnels to start spring crops under.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Growing for You

We are getting ready for CSA deliveries to begin this week, all of our hard work is starting to come in. Last week was our first week to begin harvesting summer squash, they are beautiful. Black Zucchini, Yellow Straightneck, Crookneck, Flying Saucers and Zephyr's are giving us a 'load' of squash. The Lemon, Tonda (round zucchini), Sunburst and White Scallops will start coming off this week. The phrase "A Squash is a Squash" is not true, each of our varieties have their own unique flavor. They can all be prepared in similiar fashion from raw, steamed, boiled, sauteed, stuffed, fried, baked, grilled or roasted, did I miss anything.

We get alot of question on how do fix your squash and which one is your favorite. To answer that we first say, we do eat what we grow but due to our busy summer schedule it is difficult for me to spend alot of time working with 'advance' recipes. The simplier the better for me and plus that I have a very difficult time getting away from the basic squash & onions with salt and pepper! I did venture away from the norm last week and combined several varieties squash along with RADISHES tossed with our 'Oil of Paicines' Extra Virgin Olive Oil, that we sell by the way, Himalayan Sea Salt from Further Foods that are vendors at the Franklin Farmers Market and roasted them. The combination with the radishes was delicious and still simply to do. As for our favorite, all of them! The scallop type squash do very well on a grill because they don't melt down as quickly as straight types do. How do you like your squash?

Another question we get asked is, "How do you and Ben do all of this?" We have had temporary help in the past years but this March a young man stopped by our place asking if we had any work he could do. I was just heading out to set onions and decided to give him a chance, the rest of the story is "he is a blessing" to us. He is adapting well to farm work and is 'growing' with us. His name is Steven and you might get to see him at some of the Farmers Market we attend. He and Ben converted an old livestock feed wagon into a t-post storage area/vegetable picking shelter that will make it alot easier for us to get the crops out of the field.

Come find us at the markets we attend and say hello, if your looking for a farmer...we can help! 

Friday, January 13, 2012

2012 CSA's Open

For our 6 wonderful followers and others that lurk, it is CSA time again. It appears I am totally behind on blogging on this site, oops! Hopefully 2012 well bring more blogs and exciting news from our farm.

We are so excited about this 2012 CSA Season. We have been able to acquire additional ground to farm and we be able to offer more CSA Shares along with a larger selection of produce. We have also obtained farm implements that will make our farming alot easier and less stressful.

Ben has been busy repairing and maintaining our farm equipment and I've been busy looking through seed catalogs; what a job!

For the month of January we are offering a CSA Membership Special, pay half during the month of January and the balance by April 4th. Great way to ensure your Share for the 2012 Season. For the 2012 Season we will have Full Shares, Half Shares and Bi-Weekly Half Shares available every week. Our seasn begins the first week in June and continues through the end of September. Additional 4 week "Fall Option" is available for the month of October.

Full Share....17 Week = $544.00.....21 Week = $644.00
Half Share...17 Week = $323.00.... 21 Week = $383.00
Bi-Weekly.... 9 Week = $243.00.... 11 Week = $283.00

Email, call or visit our website to obtain an Application.

Tell us if you read about this Special on our Blog. Let us be your Farmer this year.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ahhh Spring!!

Peas popping, flowers blooming, red buds budding, we have Spring Fever!

We are busy getting seeds started in the greenhouse and preparing the fields, love this time of the year. We will have some of our tried and true vegetables available along with several new items this season. We will have a list posted here and on our website soon.

Still time to purchase our 2011 CSA Shares. Our CSA Season is for 18 weeks, we are offering 3 sizes of shares, Full - Half - BiWeekly. Full Shares are 1/2 Bushel of assorted produce that are being harvested each week, Half Shares are 1/4 bushel available weekly and our BiWeekly is a Half Share availabe every other week. When available we will include some of our Value Added products such as Sour Dough Bread, Sweet Bread and Bars. We are excited to announce we have Co-op with Egg and Meat Vendors to have those products available for purchase.

Shares Prices are: Full $576, that is $32 a week for 1/2 bushel of various produce. Half, $341, $19 a week and BiWeekly $243, $27 every other week. Fresh Farm Produce every week, what could be better?

Drop off locations are currently on Wednesday at East Nashville Farmers Market 3:30-6p, Thursday on our Farm 4:30-6p and at Stones River Locally Grown in Murfreesboro 5:00-6p, Friday at Rutherford Co. Farmers Market 6-12noon and Saturday at Franklin Farmers Market 8-1p.

Applications available through our website, see link in right column or by emailing us. We are always open to suggestion on produce, drop off locations or how we can make your CSA experience better with us.

Look forward to being your farmer!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

We've Started Planting YEAH!

We have the "Planting Fever" with the beautiful weather the past few days. Reminding ourselves that it is February and winter is not over. For us the only thing that can be planted right now is English Peas, they like cold feet and can withstand light frost, plus that it takes about 3 weeks before we'll see them sprout here. Ben tilled up a couple rows to start with and we planted 160 feet Tuesday and another 160 feet today of what will be delicious Sugar Snap Peas. The ground tilled up beautifully, fluffy and the smell was of rich loam! The soil was like silk in my hands. Oh, how I've missed the dirt under my nails! In a couple more weeks we'll plant a couple more rows and begin seeding trays in our greenhouse.
Remember to sign up early for our 2011 CSA Subscriptions. During the month of February only we are offering a Membership Special. Deposit HALF of your share fee and pay the balance by April 4th. This is a great way to ensure you will have a share with us this season before they sell out. Email us for an application or it can also be found at our website, link is in the right side column.
Ben and I took a day trip to the Farm Equipment Show yesterday in Louisville, Kentucky. We had the opportunity to visit with the dealers of Mechanical Transplanter and saw the Jang Planters that will be great for our small seed corps. It is most definately on this years wish list. We were like kids in a candy store! We walk through every building and throughly enjoyed ourselves.
Be sure to visit our blog again and share us with your friends.
Think warm!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

2011 CSA Subscriptions Available

While there is snow outside and we can't do much in the fields, we are busy taking inventory of seeds and reading through seed catalogs. The 2011 Farm Season will soon be here and we are excited about this years upcoming plans.

2011 CSA Subscriptions are now available. We will have a 18 week season this year. Beginning first week in June and ending October 1st. Full, Half and Bi-Weekly are available. Full Shares are $576, average $32 a week, Half Shares are $342, averages $19 a week, Bi-Weekly Shares are $243, averages $27 every other week.

Here is a picture of one of our Full CSA Shares from last season.
Our produce list can be found on our website. We will attempt to put some listings in future blog postings.
You can still find us selling Soups and Breads at the Franklin Farmers Market every Saturdays from 9-11am and online with the Stones River Locally Grown Market, links are to the right.
Thanks for visiting blog, check back often to see what we have updated.
2011 Resolutions is to be better about blogging! I know we did that last year, hopefully this year will be better!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Flying S Farms getting ready for Markets

Our greenhouse is full and we waiting for some warmer weather to start getting things in the field. The highs and lows of Spring has really been different this season.

We have several different varieties of produce this season, especially tomatoes. Here is a partial list: Sheboygan, Cherokee Purple, Russian Purple, Woodle Orange, TC Jones, Cream Sausage, Principe Borghese, Grace Lahman, Ozark Pink, Pike County Yellow, Italian Noire, Hungarian Italian Paste, Roma, Rutger, Bradley, Reisentraube, Fox Cherry, Arkansas Traveler, Abe Lincoln, White Currant, Limmony, Juliet, Giant Beligium, Red Pear, Morning Sun, Yellow Pear, Black Cherry, White Beauty, Jetsetter, Early Wonder, Pink Brandywine, Sungold, Red Alert, Sugary, Golden Sunray and Yellow Brandywine. Many of you remember last year we said we would not grow as many tomatoes, well we just couldn't help ourselves! Some of our plants have come from a special friend that had several different varieties that she thought our customers would enjoy.

Cabbage, broccoli, beets, onions, garlic, potatoes and several different summer squash are already planted and waiting for some warmer days.

We you will be able to find us this season at the Rutherford Co. Farmers Market on Tuesdays and Fridays starting May 14, 6 to 11am, East Nashville Farmers Market on Wednesdays starting May 12, 3:30 to 6:30pm and Franklin Farmers Market every Saturdays year round, Summer Market hours are 8:00am to 1:00pm. You can also find some of our products online through Stones River Locally Grown, the link to that market is on the right of this page.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the Markets, be sure to stop by and say hello.