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    Summer U-Pick Garden

    The 2017 U-Pick Summer Garden will start in mid-June…exact date to be determined by Mother Nature.  We’ve had a huge amount of rain this Spring along with a roller coaster ride of temperature variation which has affected the growth of the veggies and berries.  We will announce the opening date as we approach mid-June.  Here are the Vegetables and Berries we will have available (at different times) throughout the season of mid-June to August:

    Tomatoes (slicer, Roma, grape)
    Yellow Squash
    Zucchini
    Green Beans
    Purple Hull Peas
    Cabbage
    Broccoli
    Kale
    Lettuce (limited)
    Radishes (limited)
    Onions
    Sweet Corn
    Blueberries
    Blackberries

    Plums
    Herbs (dill, basil, lemon basil, thyme, rosemary, cilantro, oregano, sage, feverfew, comfrey, garlic, lemon balm, mint, chocolate mint)
    Sunflowers, Cosmos, Zinnias for bouquets

    Other items we sell at the farm:
    Honey (100% local, raw, 1 lb jars)
    Muscadine Grape Jelly
    Sourdough Bread
    Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls
    Zucchini Bread
    Dirt Rich” our book about sustainable living
    “Dirt Rich Kids”  coloring book with sustainable topics
    Paintings from Local Artists and Garden Art

    Also check out our Sustainable Topic Classes under the “Events” tab on this website.  Canning, Beekeeping, Grow Your Own Medicine Chest, Plant Based Food Cooking Classes are only a few of the fascinating subjects covered.
     

     

    Planting Tomatoes

    We are SO READY for HOME GROWN TOMATOES!  It’s been a long winter and cardboard tasting tomatoes are now the bane of our existence…  We’re ready for some delicious, juicy, lip smacking, HOME GROWN TOMATOES that we can slice thick and eat on a BLT or a good ole mater sandwich with mayo…nothing better!  And don’t forget those outrageously good fried green tomatoes because you just can’t wait on the ripe ones.  But first we’ve got to get those plants in the ground, so we can enjoy the fruit of our labor…pun intended.

    Heirloom variety tomatoes – best flavor

    There are several ways to plant tomatoes and all of them place most of the plant under the soil.  The deeper you plant  the stem, the more roots will be formed and the stronger the plant will be.  Here are the two ways we plant our tomato plants:

    1.  Dig as deep a hole as possible so that all of the root and most of the stem are underground.

    2.  Dig a trench (like water for a small water pipe) horizontally in the ground and then bury the root and most of the stem in the ditch, leaving only the top of the plant showing above the soil.  The plant will straighten up with the sun and all of the stem will grow additional roots to make it stronger. These two methods will ensure a stronger plant because the root system will be more developed and stronger

    Here is a video by MHP Gardener who gives some tips on trenching tomato plants:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDA4FuOosXw

    Tomato Terminology….
    Do you know what the term “determinate” tomato plant means?  Determinate tomatoes grow to a specific height and are usually developed from a hybrid seed.

    Determinate Tomatoes

    An “indeterminate” tomato plant will grow and grow and grow to an undetermined height and is often of the heirloom variety.

    Indeterminate Tomatoes

    Want to learn more about sustainable living and growing your own healthy food?  Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/stoneycreekfarmtennessee/

     

     

    Learn How To Live a Simple, Sustainable Life

    What the purpose of the Sustainable Living Farm Conference?

    To show people how to live with Less Stress and More Joy.  Freedom from the “rat race” can be achieved by learning the benefits of sustainable living, growing your own healthy food,
    and creating a simpler life while saving thousand$. 

    The 2017 Sustainable Farm Conference will include topics on:
    sustainable housing
    homesteading
    sources of farm income
    growing natural, healthy food (without pesticides)
    preserving and fermenting food
    farm animals (their purpose)
    helping pollinators and beneficial insects thrive on your farm
    composting and soil testing
    marketing your farm
    agricultural green belt
    networking opportunities
    working with a debt free operation
    temporary greenhouse production

    The Funderburk’s have spent 12 years developing their dream, a small sustainable farm, that produces six different income streams. Their mission revolves around teaching individuals and families to grow their own healthy food, by renting garden plots and offering a summer U-Pick Garden to the community. They also host Educational Seminars, farm tours, and have a venue for local events/parties.

    Formerly in corporate sales for a multimillion dollar company, Leigh spends her days managing their 15 acre farm in beautiful Franklin, TN. Olin has been in the construction business for over 30+ years and working toward his eventual retirement.

    The One Day Conference schedule is as follows:
    9:30 am – arrival and introductions
    10:00 am to 12 noon – farm tour with exhibits on greenhouse/garden production, and farm animals
    12:00 noon to 1:00 pm – Farm to Table Lunch and networking
    1:00 to 2:30 pm – income sources and marketing your dream
    2:30 to 4 pm – booth round table discussions on bees, herbs, farm equipment and more

    In addition to the conference, each attendee/couple will receive a  free copy of “Dirt Rich“, the Funderburk’s  book on Sustainable Farm Living, and a free download of their online course “Dirt Rich, Sustainable Farm Living“.  

       
    Cost $97 per person or $147 per couple which includes lunch and all conference materials. Call/text 615-591-0015 or e-mail stoneycreekfarmtennessee@gmail.com for more information.

    To register, choose individual or couple and click the “add to cart” button below:

    Individual or couple