Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Black Jar Honey Waggle Festival

Join the Main Street Farmers Market on Saturday, September 20 for a Festival celebrating Honey and our friends, the Honeybees.  Several local beekeepers will be entering a Black Jar Honey Contest judged by local chefs, a People's Choice Contest will also be held, Beekeepers will be on hand with a demonstration hive and manual extractor to answer your questions about honey and bees and the market will expand to offer a Honey Store for your to stock up on local honey.  The event is FREE and runs from 9:30-12 on Main Street in front of Butler's II Antiques.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Farm Partner with Dave Matthews Band

At the recent Dave Matthews Band performance at Lakewood Ampitheater in Atlanta, Georgia Ladybug Farms was invited to partner with the Atlanta Community Food Bank as their Featured Farmer within the Eco-Village they set up at the entrance to their concert. This program was established by REVERB and in 2013 raised over $100K nationwide for Local Farms and Community Food Banks.  Volunteers collect 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.

In addition, Clayton's Main Street Farmers Market supplied a variety of items for the Dave Matthews Band and Crew as part of their Farm to Stage program while they performed in Atlanta.   Produce, cornmeal, gluten-free muffins, artisan bread, honey, and seasoned salts were provided by Ladybug Farms, Long Cane Farms, Sylvan Falls Mill, Basecamp Bakery, Paul's Pretty Good Honey and RT Zen.  For more information about the Main Street Farmers Market check out  https://www.facebook.com/msfmclayton.

Monday, April 28, 2014

CSA/Co-op Clayton 2014

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 29 and continues 14 weeks through Friday, August 29. Now in our 7th 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 9:30-11:30 in front of Butlers II on Main Street. Please email terri@ladybugfarms.net for more information or to sign up.

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/

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Passive Solar Sunspace

Been hard at work on a passive solar sunspace to start the farm seedlings.  Oriented to the South and protected from the Northwest winds, the space has a gravel floor and several 50 gallon water barrels to collect daytime heat and release at night and includes a wall of doubled paneled windows repurposed from the Clayton Habitat for Humanity Store to maximize sunlight.  We held a small Blessing Ceremony on February 2 - in the midst of a snow storm!  Ha - Mother Nature has a sense of humor :)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Gravity Fed Rainwatering System Presentation

Please join Ladybug Farms this Saturay, October 8 at 2 pm for a presentation on Gravity Fed Rainwatering Systems. In the spring of 2011 Ladybug Farms installed a gravity fed rainwater system capable of storing up to 6000 gallons and then delivering rainwater through a 300 foot run and 17 foot drop in elevation to two 1/4 acre fields and a greenhouse. The presentation is free and open to the public and will be held at the Moss Memorial Library in Hayesville, NC. For information call: (828) 389-8401. Event Funded by: The Fred A. Moss Charity Trust

Saturday, October 9, 2010

SE Women's Herbal Conference

The 6th annual SE Women's Herbal Conference was held in Black Mountain, NC and attended by over 800 women that serve as herbalists, farmers, mothers and more. Conference Director, Corinna Wood, highlighted the philosophy that food is medicine with a quote in the conference program "If women take only one thing away from the conference let it be the importance of local, organic, nourishing food". Ladybug Farms was thrilled to attend the conference and supply winter squash and lettuce as part of the delicious menu. Check out the website www.sewisewomen.com for more information about the conference.