Mark your calendar, September 29 from 10-3 for a USDA sponsored Field Day on The Link Between Minerals, Healthy Soils and Nutrition.  Building on the soil mineralization work I’ve been doing at my farm the last few years, the goal is to educate more folks on how to grow and the importance of eating mineral-rich, nutrient dense foods.  The link to register is  https://georgiaorganics.z2systems.com/np/clients/georgiaorganics/event.jsp?event=4&  Hope you can join us and bring your friends!       

It looks to be a soggy last harvest and pick up day for the 2018 season.  Time to get out the Frogg Toggs!  I went ahead and dug sweet potatoes on Saturday with the rain that was heading our way.  The okra does not seem to miss a beat with the rain, it’s an every other day harvest crop usually up until frost. And the peppers are going strong – its been fun to have a bounty each week of brightly colored peppers to bring to pickup.

Farm Food Favorites: Peppers!
Quinoa and Pepper Medley
Prepare Quinoa and set aside.  Cut up Peppers, add to Quinoa and Toss with Basil Pesto. 

Stuffed Bell Peppers
Prepare Rice and set aside.  Sautee Beef and Onion and add to Rice.  Stuff Bell Peppers and bake in oven at 350 for 20-30 minutes until soft.  Enjoy!

Its been a challenging 2018 season for me.  I said good-bye to two farm pals, my most dear constant canine companion, Shiloh the Wonderdog and the ever entertaining Super Duck.  Thank you both for all the gifts you brought to me and so many others.  My biggest farming takeaway has been the impact early rains have on plants when they are young.  They spend the rest of the season trying to catch up from a challenging beginning.  I can’t help but think it’s the same for humans – the more (and earlier!) we are exposed to a variety of farm fresh vegetables (and soil!) the better our chances for strong and healthy immune systems.

Thank you All for your support this season and I will see you tomorrow at the CSA pickup from 4:30-6 at the Rabun County Library.  Please bring a bag for your goodies.

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