SUMMER

Getting samples ready for tomorrow’s market!

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It’s almost Saturday!

We have some AWESOME NEW items we will be selling at the PTC Farmer’s Market tomorrow!  We will FINALLY have tomatoes, and good many of em, some of them big as you can see below.   Also we will be featuring black eyed peas, okra, peppers of many varieties, cucumbers both pickling and burpless, lots of varieties of squash and zucchini, and eggplant.  A lovely neighbor also donated some fresh FIGS!

We also still have a few spots left in our CSA and you will be able to sign up and pick up tomorrow.  So please stop by and say hello.  See you tomorrow!

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Market day

We’ve got some really exciting new items we will be bringing to the PTC Farmer’s Market tomorrow, as you can see from the photos below.  Rattlesnake pole beans, eggplant, Sweet Atris peppers, Sweet Apple Pimento peppers and more okra.  Not to mention the usual favorites, cucumber (pickling and salad), squash (crookneck and patty pan), zucchini (spineless and 8-Ball), green beans and some tomatoes!

Please come say hello.

Gotta beat the rain

Sunday is usually a NASCAR nap kinda day, but this week we had to beat the impending rain and pick what was ripe. I would have to say it was worth it…

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Saturday at the Market

Had a GREAT day at the market!  Fantastic to meet so many new people and share plenty of ideas, stories and recipes.  If you missed us this week, please come see us on Wednesday or Saturday of next week.  We should have TOMATOES, MORE OKRA, and EGGPLANT and much more!

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Moving right along

Just a quick update with some pictures of how the garden grows!

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Then to now…

We have done our best to keep up with picture taking, but it’s easy to let it slip to the end of the never ending list of chores.  So these are the photos we have taken thus far in a somewhat chronological order. Enjoy!

WOW!

Since the last blog post A LOT has happened. Back 40 Farm is starting to feel like a real farm thanks to the help of a few people: my dad for working with me shoulder to shoulder on our knees planting seeds and transplants, Phil Edwards for allowing me to borrow his tractor, and Rick Minter for letting me borrow his plastic laying machine.  Most of all I want to thank my WIFE for just dealing with this adventure.  It would be stressful under any circumstance, but add in the fact that she is carrying around a baby (we are expecting June 27th!!!) while helping me plant, weed and water and she is bordering on sainthood.  Can’t thank her enough!  Love that lady!

Finally seedlings have spouted and transplants are already starting to put off flowers and fruit. It won’t be long until we are ready for harvest, but there is still plenty of work to be done.  We plan to sell from the farm off of Andrews Pkwy (off Pylant St.) as items start to come to harvest. We also intend to be at the Peachtree City Farmer’s Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays starting in late May.  Below is a list items we plan to have available.

We were also thinking about doing a weekly or bi weekly CSA program where customer’s buy into “shares” of the weeks harvest. If you have any questions or might be interested, please email us at backfortyfarm@gmail.com for more info.

So far we have hand planted:

Tomatoes: Rutgers, Defiant, Burger Master, Beefsteak, Black Cherry, Golden Gem (yellow grape)

Peppers: Atris (sweet), Nardelle (sweet), Apple Pimento (sweet), Cowhorn (hot), Jalapeño (hot), Green and Yellow Bell

Corn: Silver Queen

Squash/Zucchini: Yellow straightneck and crookneck, yellow scalloped/Black Beauty, Eight Ball

Eggplant: Black Beauty, Japanese Ichiban

Cucumbers: Burpless, pickling

Beans: green beans, Rattlesnake Pole Beans, lima beans

Peas: Black eyed, Pink Eye, Crowder, Zipper

Red, Yellow and White Onion

Sweet Potato: Beauregard

Okra: Clemson Spinless

Watermelon: Sugar Baby, Jubilee

Cantaloupe: Maverick, Sugar Cube

Herbs: Basil, Rosemary, Cilantro, Thyme, Oregano, Sage, Dill, Mint

If you would like to receive a weekly email letting your know what we have harvested each week at the farm, send an email to backfortyfarm@gmail.com and we will add you to the mailing list. Or, if you are in the area and see me in the field, feel free to stop in and say hey. We love showing people the farm, and to take a break!

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OFF WE GO!

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Back 40 Farm has taken off.  Seeds are being sown and transplants are going in.  Keep checking back for updates.

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