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Posted 9/15/2015 5:18am by Cindy Pruett.

Finally, some cool weather! Farmer Bryan is busy building new beds for all the hundreds of baby plants ready to go in the ground. The seedlings planted a few weeks ago survived the last of summer's heat and are doing well and all the mature plants are finally recovering and producing well.  We're not sure the tomatoes will have time to ripen, but hopefully we'll get some green ones! The winter squash was pretty much a wash, thanks to squash bugs and vine borers. But the melons are tasty! Look forward to at least one in your share today. The share has been fairly monotonous these last few weeks, we're all looking forward to winter's abundance. Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, spinach, beets, turnips. Yum!

Farmer Cindy and the farm crew (Megan, Andreza and the rest) have been planning the Fall Hootenanny, a Farm to table event and more! Save the dates: October 3rd and 30th.  Plus we're trying to find strawberries to plant and purchase chicks for on more round of broilers before it gets too cold. Let us know how many to reserve for you!

Posted 7/28/2015 6:05am by Cindy Pruett.

We're looking forward to seeing you today between 4-6. This time of year we are always sorry that we do not have an enclosed building from which to distribute. Even in the shade of the shop, it is extremely hot. But we'll have the fan blowing and maybe something cool to drink!

Your share today is pretty limited: a few rather crispy greens, eggplants, peppers and a few tomatoes. This morning we will assess if there is anything else that we've overlooked. The celosia (a gorgeous pink flower) doesn't appear to care that it's been almost 100 degrees for two weeks, so I will cut a few for you. It's WAY too hot to go out there and do it at 4:00!

It's time to renew for August.  We hope that you will cheerfully so do, even though this month maybe the most limited month variety and quantity wise so far this year. As you know a true CSA model is one in which the community supports the farm even when the farm struggles to support the community. We're confident that you will, and we promise to wow you with abundance in September and October. Speaking of October: PLEASE put our annual Hootenanny on your calendars! October 3rd. The Sawmill Vagrants have agreed to join us again! It will be a fun event! 

Many new veggies are already planted and growing in our "air conditioned" potting house. If there's something you would like us to grow this year, please let us know!

We still have a few broilers unspoken for, we will be processing them this month. You can reserve yours on the website.  

Blessings!

Farmer Bryan & Cindy 

Posted 7/21/2015 2:21pm by Cindy Pruett.
Much of the same... it's VERY summer on the farm. However, the tomatoes alone are worth your share price this month! Enjoy! We certainly are! See you soon!
Posted 7/13/2015 3:57pm by Cindy Pruett.
Don't melt on the way over here....
Posted 7/6/2015 2:46pm by Cindy Pruett.
celery, collards, tomatoes, peppers, basil
Posted 6/23/2015 3:57pm by Cindy Pruett.
Celery, komatsuna, kale, cucumbers (lots!), banana peppers (lots), jalapeños and a few green tomatoes. 
Posted 6/17/2015 1:05pm by Cindy Pruett.

New Website... operational, but still under construction... be patient. Check it out! 

http://www.applebycommunityfarm.com

 

Farm Camp was a rousing success. Pictures soon!

 

Organic chicken available in August. Reserve immediately with deposit to guarantee your purchase.

Click here:

http://www.applebycommunityfarm.com/store/organic-chicken

Posted 6/14/2015 5:45pm by Cindy Pruett.

Friends,


You SHOULD receive a nearly identical email from me via CONSTANT CONTACT. It will be the last one from them. I am sorry that I have had to generate so many different emails during this transition.

Hopefully, I've about got it figured out. You need only be concerned if you received the CONSTANT CONTACT email and not this one. I THINK I have you all on board now. Please tell me!  

 

This week in your share: collards, kale, komatsuna, leeks, onions, peppers (banana and jalapeño) and cucumbers. Make sure you try the Suyo Longs and the Poona Kheeras... Yum!

Loving the komatsuna!

http://eatingappalachia.com/2008/12/09/komatsuna-greens-in-ginger-almond-miso-sauce/

 

Also, after this week I will be offering the organic chickens to the general public. You must reserve your chicken if you want one or more in August when we process them.

 

Don't forget we have organic eggs, pastured eggs, and grass fed beef. And lots of herbs and flowers.



Thanks for your patience! 

 

Cindy 936-645-7201
Appleby Community Farm

Posted 5/21/2015 3:25pm by Cindy Pruett.

Founded in 2009

We're moving again! Not literally! In an effort to serve you better, we've asked Small Farm Central to partner with us in creating a more streamlined experience. Look for lots of new things: online payment, account management, more access to information about varieties and recipes and lots more!  

Posted 4/20/2015 1:59pm by Cindy Pruett.

Farmer Bryan is hard at work with some wonderful volunteers trying to save the strawberries. The unusual amount of rain has caused both gray mold and ? rot to spoil a majority of the harvest. It's heartbreaking for all us to dump big bins of strawberries on the burn pile. (We're afraid to compost them for fear of contamination.) This Saturday is our Strawberry Project Field Day.  Farmers from all over the state and our mentors from A&M will be here to look at our crop. The plants appear healthy and continue to set bloom. We have high hopes that we're in a drying trend and we can get at least a small harvest. We estimate the losses so far at 80%.