Category Archives: CSA

Temporal Nature of Farming

In gardening, planting takes planning. There are so many factors to consider. Luckily I have 40 years of mistakes behind me, so here we go. First, where were the crops over the last few years? Crop rotation keeps the ground … Continue reading

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The Gardens Are Still Producing

As it is mid-November, it’s not surprising that people say to me, “I guess you are done with your gardening.” My answer does surprise them. “No, the gardens are still producing like crazy and we’ll be delivering vegetables for another … Continue reading

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Seasonal Eating

Seasonal eating has existed for the bulk of human existence, but is new for most of us, as we are used to being able to get any type of produce year-round in the big grocery chains. Our farm offers a … Continue reading

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The Future of Long Hungry Creek Farm

If you are on Facebook, or if you received an email containing a message from Jeff, you may have seen the picture of Jeff’s house and the smaller tract of land that makes up Long Hungry Creek Farm, next to … Continue reading

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CSA Beginnings at Long Hungry Creek Farm

by Jeff Poppen The produce grown along the Long Hungry creek has become priceless-we don’t sell it anymore. The invaluable, farm fresh food is now free, and the folks who eat it cover the farm’s budget. You can’t buy vegetables … Continue reading

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CSA Beginnings at Long Hungry Creek Farm

The produce grown along the Long Hungry Creek has become priceless-we don’t sell it anymore. The invaluable, farm fresh food is now free, and the folks who eat it cover the farm’s budget. You can’t buy vegetables from us these … Continue reading

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Biodynamic Farming

Biodynamics is an organic farming method, born in 1924, which suggests that the use of artificial fertilizers will have a detrimental effect on our soils and eventually our human spiritual development. It appeals to me because it values old-time farming … Continue reading

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Nashville blogger stirs up a massive cookie bake-off

1:06 PM, Dec. 6, 2011 http://www.tennessean.com/article/20111207/LIFE02/312070082/Nashville-blogger-stirs-up-massive-cookie-bake-off   Purchase Image Lindsay Landis laughs as her mixer splashes her blouse while she makes cookies. More than 620 bloggers are sharing cookies, and their recipes, later this month. / GEORGE WALKER IV/THE TENNESSEAN … Continue reading

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Young farmer leads while learning from the past

VOL. 35 | NO. 34 | Friday, August 26, 2011 Green Business    Young farmer leads while learning from the past By Hollie Deese Eric Wooldridge never intended to come back to the Bells Bend area of West Nashville after … Continue reading

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A hot, then cold, then wet, then dry start to the 2011 CSA season…

Already this year has been an unusual one. We had our first heat wave in March, and we got cold in late April. Most of the year has been amply wet, pushing back our planting times and leading to this … Continue reading

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Our CSA pickup on Volunteer Gardener

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The end of another season…

I am treating this like the last newsletter because for most of the CSA, this will be your last pickup of the season.  The primary 2011 season will begin the day after Memorial Day, May 31, 2011.  As usual, we … Continue reading

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Snap! Here comes the cold!

Saturday night really started to feel like winter. The wind was the real killer. The cold acted like a curious child, determined to get it’s fingers into any gap, to explore every crevice or opening it could find. The low … Continue reading

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How About A Winter CSA?

Jeff’s latest project is a winter CSA, running from the first Monday in January for 20 weeks to the middle of May.  The main CSA season always starts the day after Memorial Day, which means next year’s  main CSA season … Continue reading

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4 weeks left, Let’s talk end of season…

After discussing the gardens with Jeff this morning, he wants to extend the season by another week. That would make December 20th our last day for the season.   We realize that many of you may not be in town that … Continue reading

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Book swap, turkey pick-up, and more at the CSA!

Sara, who works behind the check-in table selling you eggs and shiitakes, had a great idea… a book swap table. We will try it tomorrow and if it goes well, and weather permitting, we’ll do it again. Just bring any … Continue reading

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6 Pickups Left in the Season!

The end of the season is approaching fast, and our summer crops have passed into memory. With the little cold snap and a few frosts, we are squarely into Fall. This is the time when what you have or haven’t … Continue reading

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Good Food’s Day… Halloween Party… make for great fun!

As usual, time spent at the farm is a pleasure and an education. Sandor Katz did his annual presentation and demonstration of simple vegetable ferments. Included in this category are the simplest and most well known ferments- sauerkraut and kimchi. … Continue reading

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Good Food and Bad Policies

Every two years, Slow Food International has a really big celebration called the Terra Madre, which is going on right now, and this year it is in Turin, Italy. The focus this year is on indigenous cultures, food sovereignty, and … Continue reading

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Food Solutions

In these economic hard times it should come as no surprise that more people find themselves struggling to acquire the basic necessities of life, including food. Even before the recession there were plenty of reports of increasing food insecurity. As … Continue reading

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