Monday, June 12, 2017

CSA Clayton 2017 - Expanding this Year

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!  Expanding this season to include two Clayton pickup options - Mondays from 5-6 at the Rabun County Public Library and Fridays from 10-12 at the Rock House Park.  Weekly deliveries begin the last week in May and continue 15 weeks through the first of September. Now in our 9th year, The CSA Program includes 7-9 different seasonal items each week and more than 40 produce items throughout the season. Please email terri@ladybugfarms.net for more information or to sign up.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Farm Tour - August 12 8 @ 11 am

Last one of the Season! Saturday, August 12, bring your family and friends out for a one-hour walking tour of Ladybug Farms.  Learn about how over 40 different crops are grown in under an acre of cultivation. Other highlights include a 6,000 gallon gravity fed rainwater irrigation system and a passive solar sunroom for seed-starting, curing garlic and sweet potatoes.  Tour ends with a visit to the Donkeys (Lola and Belle), Louie the Goat and the Quacker Ducks.  Tour begins at 11 am and is $10/adults, $5 children (under 12).  Farm address is 676 Coleman River Road, Clayton GA  30525.

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/