Sunday, June 5, 2016
The second Saturday of each month, May - October bring your family and friends out for a walking tour of Ladybug Farms. Meet The Quakers - the flock of bug-eating ducks - and learn about over 40 different crops that 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 begins at 4 pm and is $10/person. Make plans to stay or join in for a Potluck and Bonfire beginning at 6 pm. Please bring a potluck dish to share and your own beverage - we'll have S'mores for all. FREE and Open to the Public. Farm address is 676 Coleman River Road, Clayton GA 30525.
Friday, May 6, 2016
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 27 and continues 15 weeks through Friday, September 2. 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 10:30-12:30 in front of Butlers II on Main Street. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to sign up.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
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.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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
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
The taste test was part of the Northeast Georgia Farm to School program sponsored by Georgia Organics.