Sunday, April 2, 2017

CSA/Co-op Clayton 2017

Eat healthy this summer with a weekly basket of farm fresh produce grown right here in Rabun County. Heirloom varieties of beets, carrots, cucumbers, beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes (of course) and more!  Weekly delivery begins on Friday May 26 and continues 15 weeks through Friday, September 1. Now in our 9th year, The CSA/Co-op Program includes 7-9 different seasonal items each week and more than 40 produce items throughout the season. Pick up is on Friday mornings from 10 am-Noon on Main Street. Please email terri@ladybugfarms.net for more information or to sign up.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Cooking Class at the Food Hub

Farm Food Favorites: Spring Greens! on Saturday, May 20 from 10:30-11:30 am

Join Organic Farmer and Health Enthusiast, Terri Jagger Blincoe of Ladybug Farms, to learn more about simple and nutritious ways to prepare peak season produce. Each month, Terri will feature a different fresh vegetable from her nearby farm and prepare a quick and easy dish using five ingredients or less. May's Farm Food Favorite is SPRING GREENS! Participants will have an opportunity to create and taste Terri's healthy dish.


Cost: $10 (Tasting included)

For more info: www.foodbanknega.org/teachingkitchen

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

USDA Certified Organic Hay Supplier

Ladybug Farms recently became the first USDA Certified Organic Hay Supplier in Georgia as part of the Georgia Organics 100 Farms Campaign. The hay is a fescue grass mix which has been amended with white clover and vetch to increase nutritional value.  This hay is ideal for feeding to small herds of goats and sheep that are pursuing organic certification.  It is also an excellent option for folks seeking a chemical and fertilizer free mulch in their vegetable garden beds as well as for making biodynamic compost.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Farm Partner with Dave Matthews Band

Ladybug Farms has again been invited as the Farm Partner in the Dave Matthews Band Farm to Family program.  The band will perform at Lakewood Ampitheatre on May 30th.  Extra exciting this year is the Northeast Georgia Food Bank will be the Food Bank Partner.  The Farm to Family program was established by REVERB and each year raises over $100K nationwide for Local Farms and Community Food Banks.  Volunteers collect canned food items and donations for refillable Brita water bottles at the concert, the money is directed to the Farm who then donate produce in kind throughout the growing season to the Food Bank partner.  For more information check out http://www.reverb.org/DMB/farmfood.html.


Friday, October 31, 2014

Georgia Organics Sound Ingredient: KALE!

Ladybug Farms was recently interviewed by Georgia Organics as part of their new Farmer Education Audio Series - "Sound Ingredient".  Ladybug Farms favorite crop "KALE"  was highlighted because of its exceptional nutritional value, ease of growing in our cool, moist mountain climate and marketability to high-end chefs.  Check out the interview at: https://georgiaorganics.org/2014/11/sound-ingredient-kale/ and Don't forget to Eat your Kale!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sweet Potato Farm to School Taste Test

Ladybug Farms joined up with Chef Ryan Spruhan of the Lake Rabun Hotel to offer a Sweet Potato Fry Taste Test to 440 Rabun County Elementary students.  Students tasted a baked sweet potato fry and then were asked to vote on if they would like to see that item on their lunch tray in the future.  The feedback was an overwhelming YES! with several comments such as "I don't like sweet potatoes, but these are really good!"  Earlier the morning of the taste test all the students at Rabun Elementary were shown a Video of Sweet Potato Digging at Ladybug Farms which you can watch at http://youtu.be/AfpU85UFxKo  The taste test was part of the Northeast Georgia Farm to School program sponsored by Georgia Organics.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

USDA Innovations Field Day

This field day at Ladybug Farms on Saturday, June 29 from 9-3 will highlight progressive on-farm technology involving gravity-fed irrigation systems, a passive solar sunroom and portable electric fencing for deer/bear control.  Doug Towery from NRCS will update attendees on USDA resources, representatives from Georgia Organics will present on local and statewide nutrition initiatives and Terri Jagger Blincoe of Ladybug Farms will conduct farm tours and discuss pest management tips and tricks. 

This event is FREE and Open to the Public and will take place Rain or Shine!  Optional local farm-fresh lunch (registration needed in advance - $5 pay at the "door") provided by Fromage.  To register, please visit  http://georgiaorganics.org/goevent/innovations-in-organic-farming/