Thursday, September 13, 2018

USDA Field Day - The Link Between Minerals, Healthy Soils & Nutrition

On Saturday, Sept. 29, Ladybug Farms will host a field day on Minerals, Healthy Soils and Nutrition from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The field day is designed for Eaters interested in learning more about nutrient dense foods and for Hobby and Market Growers that grow healthy food. Come hear presentations from Doug Towery & Dan Wallace of the USDA, Nutritionist Cara-Lee Langston and Farmer Terri Jagger Blincoe.   


FIELD DAY AGENDA:
Small Grower Programs & Initiatives 10-10:30
Soil Health: Managing the Soil Food Web 10:45-11:15
Soil Tests, Minerals & Building Soil 11:30-12
Lunch 12-1
Ladybug Farms Tour 1-2
Optimize your Health with Nutrient-Dense Foods 2:15-3

Registration cost is $5, which includes a farm fresh lunch prepared by Fromage.

TO REGISTER: 
https://georgiaorganics.z2systems.com/np/clients/georgiaorganics/event.jsp?event=4&

If you have additional questions or have dietary accommodations, please contact Kim McCollum at 706-894-1591; or info.ccrcd@gmail.com. 

This field day is generously supported by the USDA, the Blue Ridge Mountain Soil and Water Conservation District, Chestatee-Chattahoochee Resource Conservation and Development, the Northeast Georgia Food Bank and Georgia Organics.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

CSA Clayton 2018 - Celebrating 10 Years!

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!  Two weekly Clayton pickup options - Mondays from 4:30-6 at the Rabun County Public Library and Thursdays 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. 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 or call 706-782-7244 for more information or to sign up.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Ladybug Farms honored by Georgia Water Coalition

The Georgia Water Coalition, a statewide coalition of over 200 organizations dedicated to protecting and preserving Georgia's waterways, has named Ladybug Farms as one of their inaugural Clean 13 honorees.  The gravity fed rainwater harvesting system in place at Ladybug Farms captures more than 32,000 gallons of rainwater to irrigate crops over a 3/4 acre growing area.  Click on the link below to watch the short YouTube video that highlights the work of all the award recipients. https://youtu.be/Qy_QHqzLDsU.  An award ceremony honoring all recipients will be held March 8, 2018.  Exciting!!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Tiny House arrives at Ladybug Farms!

Exciting news to share indeed!  Ladybug Farms has been awarded a Tiny House that was built by UGA Sustainable Building Design students and funded by Georgia Organics. The Tiny House will be used as housing for folks that attend Adult & Family Farm Camp at Ladybug Farms.  For more information about 2-4 Night Tiny House stays at a Working Organic Farm please email farmcamp@ladybugfarms.net.

     

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.


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.