Sunday, February 21, 2010

Get your CSA right HERE!

Hello to our readers. Hope everyone is finding some type of enjoyment with our Tennessee Winter. Ben and I have enjoyed the past few days without the snow, rain or wind. He has been able to clear the ice and water off the flat portion of our roof and made some temporary repairs in hopes that the patching will last till we have a full week of sunny weather and temperatures in the 60's...that's right, that is called Spring! Just saying the word Spring energizes me into planting something.

We have been reviewing seed catalogs, dog-earing pages, circling items that we want, putting check marks by the 'maybe get' items and we've done inventory on seeds we have in stock. I feel a fever coming on and the cure for me is getting my hands dirty!

We have been enjoying marketing at the Franklin Farmers Market this winter and are excited to be part of their year round market. Good selection of Farmers and Artisians participate in their Market and it is a fun place to be on Saturday mornings. See their website listed here on our blog and sign up for their Market News.

We are excited about this years "Farm Shares" aka Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Farm Shares or CSA is where you pre-purchase your produce from a farmer (thats us, we hope) for the growing season. In the past Full and Half Shares have been delivered weekly but we have received requests and suggestions for 'Individual or Small Family' baskets. We are thrilled to announce a new option from Flying S Farms....drum roll please...Half Shares Delivered Every-Other Week.
We are offering a 17 week CSA Season, starting 1st week in June and ends last week in September. During the month of July we evaluate how the farm is doing and may be able to offer an extended season to the end of October or even into November. We eventually want to install Hoop Houses on our farm where we can offer produce year round.
The cost of our Shares for 2010: Full Shares $510.oo, Half Shares $290.oo and Bi-Weekley Half Shares $200.oo.
Application Formsare available on our Website or by emailing us. We will also have applications with us at the Farmers Market. Delivery sites at the Franklin Farmers Market on Saturdays, Rutherford Farmers Market on Fridays, East Nashville Farmers Market on Wednesdays and on our Farm by appointment and other delivery options are available by request.
We have a limited number of CSA Shares available, apply soon.
Think Spring! Think..... "Farm Fresh from Flying S Farms"

Catherine and Ben Simmons
watch for next blog....Who's Your Farmer?