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Posted 11/15/2019 10:59am by Stephanie Bradshaw.

Hi Friends,

We need to make a change with our bi-monthly deliveries.  We will start our bi-monthly folks in December instead of November.  Merry Christmas!  

Delivery dates will be as follows:

December 14th, February 15th and April 11th

Please add these dates to your calendar!  

We look forward to seeing you next month!

Cheers to Healthy Eating,

 

Farmhouse Nashville Team

Stephanie Bradshaw

615.693.2519

www.farmhousenashville.com

Posted 11/11/2019 7:29pm by Stephanie Bradshaw.

Hi Friends,

We are super excited to start our Winter Meat CSA!  Our first delivery will be Saturday November 16th. Please be sure to leave a cooler out on your front porch.  We will deliver your meats in a thermal bag and we would like to reuse those each month, so please return them to your cooler the eve before your next delivery!  Thank you!!

We will be delivering all day Saturday - so please have your cooler out that morning - but it may be afternoon before your delivery arrives.

Here are the dates that we will be delivering this season:

November 16th

December 14th

January 18th

February 15th

March 14th

April 11th

We look forward to a terrific season with you!  

 

Cheers to Healthy Eating,

 

Farmhouse Nashville Team

Stephanie Bradshaw

615.693.2519

www.farmhousenashville.com

Posted 11/7/2019 6:56pm by Stephanie Bradshaw.

Please join us this Saturday, November 9th, from 10:30-2:30 at the farm!  We will have wagon rides, pony cart rides and a chance to pick some of your own produce.  Pack a lunch or pick up a sandwich at Habegger's Amish store.  Meet us at the farm for a fun filled day!

Golden Rule Garden

612 Shores Road Scottsville, KY 

Please let us know if you plan to attend! 

Cheers to Healthy Eating,

 

Farmhouse Nashville Team

Stephanie Bradshaw

615.693.2519

www.farmhousenashville.com

Posted 10/21/2019 3:15pm by Stephanie Bradshaw.

Hi Friends,

We hope you had a wonderful weekend and were able to enjoy the beautiful fall weather!  Seeing the CSA season come to an end is always a bittersweet feeling.  Many of you have contacted me to say how much you enjoyed the season and how much you will miss the veggies!  I must say that I believe this was our best season yet.  I, too, will miss the all the fresh picked veggies.  Thinking about going to the grocery store to pick up produce is not something I look forward to doing!  

Thank you for your support and encouragement over the past 24 weeks.  I am convinced, we have the BEST CSA members in Middle TN!  In case you haven't heard, we were voted the Best CSA in Nashville for the fourth straight year.  I'm still just giddy over the shock of winning...again!  There are so many amazing CSA's in Nashville and  for us to even be mentioned - is unbelievable, but to win, well, knock me over with a feather!  Never in a million years would I have believed this would happen!  Just Pinch Me!!  Without all of you - none of this would be possible.  I am forever grateful for your support, year after year and for trusting us to bring your family the very best local food available!  Thank you!!

We need to change the date of our Family Farm Day.  Our partnering farm, Golden Rule Garden, had a prior commitment that they had over-looked and needed to honor.  We have pushed the date out to Saturday November 9th.  The weather may be cooler by that point - but we will have hot drinks on hand and lots of fun!  The kids will love to see all of the farm animals and take rides on the pony carts.  We should still have greens coming in, cauliflower, brussel sprouts and maybe broccoli and cabbage.  We would love to send you home with some fall veggies!  Pack a lunch and plan to come to the farm!  We would love the opportunity to show you where your food is grown and get to know you better!  Please let us know if you plan to attend!

Our Winter Pastured Meat CSA will begin the second week of November.  We are so excited to partner with Whitaker Farms in Cottontown.  We still have a few more shares available and would love for you to SIGN UP

Don't forget to grab your Holiday Turkey in our Farm Store.  We only have a few of these gobblers left, so be sure and put a deposit on one today.  Just a side note, we receive more compliments on our Turkeys.  They are so good, your family will flip out of their chairs!  Really - they're that good!

We hope to see many of you at our Family Farm day, but for those of you that we miss - we hope to see you in the spring!  We will start taking early bird sign ups in January and plan to try and offer a farm share that you can customize to better meet your family's needs.  More about that soon!  

Thanks again for a great season!  It was a pleasure to feed your family!

 

Cheers to Healthy Eating,

 

Farmhouse Nashville Team

Stephanie Bradshaw

615.693.2519

www.farmhousenashville.com

Posted 10/16/2019 2:09pm by Stephanie Bradshaw.

Hi Friends,

We are just weeks away from our 2019 Pastured Meat CSA starting.  Have you Signed Up?  We are super excited to be offering pastured beef that is grass fed and grass finished...something that is harder and harder to find these days!  Our chickens are on pasture 24/7 and supplemented with a locally sourced GMO-free, Soy-free feed - and are just plain happy little hens! Our hogs are on a rotational grazing scheduled, finished in the woods on acorns and supplemented with a GMO free, locally sourced feed.  Our animals are healthy and happy....it doesn't get much better than that!    

You can Sign Up here:  Winter Meats 2019

We also have our delicious, pasture raised, Turkeys available for the holidays!  These birds are so succulent and delicious!  Can you believe that Thanksgiving is just a little over a month away?  We always receive amazing feedback on our Turkeys!  We only have 10 left, so be sure and get your order in today!  Reserve your bird: HERE

Have a wonderful Wednesday and be sure to stay tuned  - Best of Nashville is happening tonight and we are super excited to see who the winners will be!

 

Cheers to Healthy Eating,

 

Farmhouse Nashville Team

Stephanie Bradshaw

615.693.2519

www.farmhousenashville.com

Posted 10/7/2019 11:25am by Stephanie Bradshaw.

Good Morning!

We are feeling exceptionally thankful for this cool, wet Monday morning!  Our prayers have been heard -we are praising the Lord for this much needed rain!

We hope you have enjoyed the Zipper Cream peas that we've sent over the last several weeks.  They are easy to shell and cook up so quickly in stock. Our family has enjoyed zipper creams, turnip greens, slaw and green beans the past several weeks.  I believe I could live off these yummy plants! We love to cook the turnip greens in stock - cook them down to where they are dark green.  They are delicious with mashed potatoes too!  Eat the greens we are sending - they are chopped full of nutrients your body needs!  

The hibiscus roselles are also a favorite around here.  Have you tried making this delicious tea?  If not, you are missing out!  You can read more about this beautiful, healthy tea here:  Hibiscus tea

Our Harvest Report for Week 23 looks something like this:  Mustard Greens, sweet potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, onions, spaghetti squash or butternut squash, hot peppers, zucchini, micro-greens and cherry tomatoes.  Please remember this is our best guess and may look different once we start picking!

 

Our CSA season begins in May and runs for 24 weeks....it is hard to believe that we are down to the last two weeks of the season.  The final deliveries for our weekly and bi-weekly B folks will be Tuesday October 15th and Thursday October 17th.

Please make plans to attend our end of the season Family Farm Day on October 26th.  It will be a wonderful day to meet the Brubaker family and see where your food is grown.  The Brubakers are a Mennonite family and do not use electricity or modern conveniences.  The community where they live is a wonderful place to visit.  We will enjoy wagon rides around the farm, pony cart rides and more.  There will also be more veggies available for you to pick and take home.  Pack a lunch and join us!  The address is 612 Shores Road, Scottsville KY.  

 

Cheers to Healthy Eating,

 

Farmhouse Nashville Team

Stephanie Bradshaw

615.693.2519

www.farmhousenashville.com

Posted 9/7/2019 6:47pm by Stephanie Bradshaw.

Hello Friends,

We are just tickled to announce our 2019-20 Winter Pastured Meat CSA is officially Open for Sign Ups!  This year we are partnering with Whitaker Farms in Cottontown, TN.  Bryan Petersen, the farmer in charge, is raising beef, pork, chicken and turkeys for our members.  We are thrilled to partner with a farmer who is as passionate - if not more so , than we are, about pasture raised meats.  You can read more about Whitaker Farms, HERE.  

This Winter season, we will also be offering

FREE HOME DELIVERY to EVERYONE!   

 

Our Family Share (20lbs of pastured meat) and our Mini Share (11lbs of pastured meat) are available on a monthly, November - April, or bi-monthly (three deliveries) basis. 

The monthly family share is $1150, but is being discounted $75 when you sign up by September 30th!  The monthly mini is $700, but is being discounted $50 when you sign up by September 30th! New this year is our Ground Meat Share!  We will also be offering our Pork Free shares and Pastured Egg Shares!  We are limited on how many shares we can provide...so don't delay

Reserve your Pastured Meat Share....

SIGN UP, HERE!

 

We are now accepting deposits on our Pastured Turkeys.  We received so many raving reviews last year and SOLD OUT pretty quickly!  Several people called and emailed to tell us that our turkeys were the best they had ever had!  You can reserve your Thanksgiving Turkey, HERE!  Don't worry about the pick up location, we will announce pick up spots once the turkeys are back from the processor in mid November!

 

 Please let us know if you have any questions!  We look forward to a wonderful winter season!

Cheers to Healthy Eating,

 

Farmhouse Nashville Team

Stephanie Bradshaw

615.693.2519

www.farmhousenashville.com

Posted 8/19/2019 7:54am by Stephanie Bradshaw.

Good Morning!

We hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  We kept busy cleaning up the farm and moving animals to and fro!  We decided to sell our American Guinea hogs.  They were just too much like pets...and it's darn near impossible to take an animal that you have so much affection for to the slaughter house.  We sold them and were happy to give them to someone who would breed and sell them.  The girls and I caught everyone, loaded them into the trailer and delivered them to their new location.  We were right proud of ourselves!  Anyone who has raised pigs knows that loading them up is not for the faint of heart!  However, we choose to use brains over bronze!  We started feeding them inside the trailer a few days prior to loading them.  Worked like a charm! The boar, two sows and feeders went right in to their smorgasbord on wheels. I'm just sorry I don't have a photo of that adventure!  :)

The weeks are just flying by! We wanted to mention that we will be offering our Winter Pastured Meat CSA again this year.  This time, we are offering FREE HOME DELIVERY to everyone!!  We will start taking sign ups in the next couple of weeks.  Be sure you sign up early - we usually fill up fast!  We will also be offering a free egg share when you sign up and pay in full.  We are thrilled to partner with Whitaker Farms in Gallatin, TN this season.  We will be sharing more about that very soon!

Here is the Harvest Report for Week 17:  Okra, Cucumbers, Grapes, Melons, Onions, Tomatoes, Zucchini, Green Beans, Potatoes, Peppers, Salsa pack, Field Peas, Mini Bell Peppers!   Please remember that this is our Best Guess!  

Are you planning to attend the Wilson County Fair?  My sister and I will be working the Blackwell Realty and Auction booth on Wednesday evening and Friday evening.  If you are there - please stop by and say hello, we would LOVE to see you!  

Have a wonderful week, Friends!

Cheers to Healthy Eating,

 

Farmhouse Nashville Team

Stephanie Bradshaw

615.693.2519

www.farmhousenashville.com

Posted 8/10/2019 8:46pm by Stephanie Bradshaw.

Hello Friends,

We hope you are enjoying the weekend.  What a week!  For many of us, it was the first full week of school for our children - which it seems is an adjustment for everyone!  Our two oldest boys (a junior and freshman) have been home schooled for the past ten years.  They both started high school where my husband teaches and coaches. It's been a good change for them, but without their help here on the farm....the girls (second and fifth grade) and I have had several exciting adventures.  It seems that the animals know that we are short some "workers" and have made it their goal in life to escape! The goats are out almost daily and a momma pig and her piglets absolutely refuse to stay in their fence.  Everyone enjoys coming up to the house for a visit.  They seem to be unphased at our lack of hospitality.  Luckily, the piggies are going to a new home soon and we've ordered a larger energizer to keep those determined little goaties in their respectable place!

This week we were in between plantings of sweet corn and green beans.  We plant everything to come up at different times so we don't receive all our harvest at once.  This allows us to keep the corn, tomatoes, green beans, melons etc all coming in over several weeks.  We try and time it perfectly, but sometimes we will have a gap week.  Also, have you noticed that the corn seems to be wonderful the first couple of weeks of a new planting and then appear less full and even a bit more "wormy"?  This is because the first couple of ears at the top of the stalks are usually the biggest and fullest....the further you go down the stalks, the smaller the corn becomes and many times they are not as filled out as the top ears.  The worms also seem to have a way communicating with each other and spreading the word about our new crop.  

Week 15 was a Rainbow of colors! 

We are looking forward to seeing Sweet Corn, Okra, Cucumbers, Grapes, Onions, Melons, tomatoes, Zucchini, Peppers, Mint and hopefully Zipper Cream peas in our Week 16 shares.  Please remember that this is our best GUESS of what will be available...and if we will even have enough for everyone.  Our desire is to send exactly what we post, but many times this is out of our hands.  We are faithful to plant, but it is the Lord that brings the Harvest - and in His perfect timing.  

We hope you have enjoyed the flowers that we have tried to send out each week.  They are an heirloom flower, Cocks Comb, because it looks like the comb on a rooster.  They are great drying flowers and apparently are even edible.  Who knew!?

Our farm store is OPEN and we have LOCAL RAW HONEY available in our Pantry Department.  We also have more of our local apples in stock.  Be sure and check out all the goodies that we have in stock.  

We always appreciate your support and encouragement!  

Cheers to Healthy Eating,

 

Farmhouse Nashville Team

Stephanie Bradshaw

615.693.2519

www.farmhousenashville.com

Posted 7/15/2019 7:33am by Stephanie Bradshaw.

Good Monday Morning,

We hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  It seems like just when we are starting to get a bit dry, the Lord sends more rain.  It sure has been a great season so far!  

Last week, our watermelons were just starting to ripen.  We only had enough to give a handful away.  Our full share weekly folks received blackberries or a melon.  This week, we are anticipating more melons being ripe.  They are a bit late this year....and there isn't really a good reason as to why.  Most years, the melons are ripe by the first week of July.  Please know that it is our intent to send a melon to everyone at some point, however, we want that watermelon or cantaloupe to be fully ripe.  These things just take time and patience - and we appreciate both!  

Our Week 10 shares were beautiful and it's such a delight to see the sweet corn, green beans, tomatoes, summer squash, onions and peppers!  These summer veggies just make me happy!  

Our Harvest Report for Week 11 is looking something like this:   Sweet Corn, Green Beans, Squash, Zucchini, Onions, Tomatoes, Carrots, Peppers, Lemon Balm and Melons.  We have the last of the cabbage coming in - so you may receive cabbage as well, but this would be the end of it til fall!

Our farm store is still open until 10AM - and for those of you that have been hungry for eggs, we have added a few to the store this morning.  Praise the Lord - the hens are laying!  

We look forward to seeing many of you this week! 

Cheers to Healthy Eating,

 

Farmhouse Nashville Team

Stephanie Bradshaw

615.693.2519

www.farmhousenashville.com

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