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Attention Local Gardeners!!! Call For Produce Etc.

Who is growing their own garden this year in Tate county? If you plan to grow your own veggies, have some fruit trees, herbs, berries, etc, or like to do some canning at home and might have some extra produce this year, let me know.

If you grew it right here locally and you’ve got too much for your friends and family, I’d be happy to buy it from you and let the community get it from my store. I do my best to grow all that we can for the needs of our family, our workers and their families, our friends and neighbors plus as much as I can for our customers. Unfortunately, I can’t grow EVERYTHING, it’s just not humanly possible. Lol 😆 I do buy some fruits like lemons, bananas, oranges, and such from growers out of our area cuz we can’t really grow that stuff here anyway but our families still like to enjoy them. So if you or someone you know here locally ends up with too many squash or maters, or peppers or something else not listed here, we’d appreciate it! Or maybe they even want to help me get some canning done, just have them message me.

We gotta network together to keep our families’ needs met these days yall. If you know a family in need please have them contact me, we will be glad to offer them free food as we are able to fill their bellies. Let’s come together as a real, loving community y’all. Let me know where we can help ❤️

PUMPKINS AND POPCORN!

Its my favorite time of year again. I love these cool crisp mornings where I’m able to wear my long, thick, dark hair down instead of up!

Its officially fall to me when my pumpkins and winter squashes start coming in. Stop by and pick out your dinner squashes and carving pumpkins. Peaches, pears, apples, yellow squash, carrots, sweet potatoes, onions, turnips, cabbages, lettuce, asparagus, tomatoes, green peanuts, new potatoes, baking potatoes, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, raisins, frozen purple hull peas, cut okra, cut off sweet corn, lye soap, garden seed, cold drinks, chips and snacks, almonds, walnuts, crowder peas, frozen goat milk, eggs, beef, chicken, chevon, canned preserves, sauces and more!!

Im drying cayenne pepper and thyme today as well as more grapes to make raisins. Julie is making popcorn to order- only $1 donation suggested plus .25 cents per flavor. cheddar cheese/ranch/hot jalapeño and more flavors to choose from. Come us! 10-3 thu/Fri/sat

BEEF UPDATE

We have scheduled a butcher date for 9/12/22. If you have a beef order pending, you can expect to pick up your meat approximately 10-14 days after that date. Please have your remainder due and freezer space ready for the tastiest beef!

Cabbages, Green Peanuts, Almonds, Walnuts, sweet taters, yellow squash, zucchini, tomatoes, pears, apples, turnips, cucumbers, hot peppers, sweet corn, purple hull peas, brown crowder peas, carrots, goat milk, blackberries, animal feed, lye soap, garden seeds, cold drinks, pepper jelly, zucchini relish, cowboy candy, peach preserves, apple marinade, cantelope preserves and more!

Taking orders for farm raised beef to fill your freezer. Check out the beef page for more details. Butter beans are recovering from the terrible triple digit heat wave over the summer. We have been able to hand pick a pitiful amount here and there, just enough for dinner tonight. They are NOT ready yet but ill keep yall updated.

Open 10-3 Thursday, Friday and Saturday Come see me!

Only enough for dinner tonight

The Value of Things

Recently, a friend was telling me about their recent yard sale and how they didn’t know what to do with all the left overs that didn’t sell. That reminded me of this story from when I was 10 years old…..

I used to know this lady who had a garage that she set up with all her excess stuff to hold garage sales out of. I would ride my bicycle down the road to sit and chat with her every chance I got. We got to talking and she told me all her secrets! she showed me how to measure if a shirt could fit me by holding ut up to my shoulder points, how to shorten a hem on a dress that was too long, how to properly cut roses for fresh flowers that last longer, and so much more but there was one secret that stood out from all the rest.

She did this garage sale every Friday/sat/and sometimes Sunday morning from 7am until noon. She worked in her garden, cooked up meals for her entire family for the upcoming week, did some sewing, canning, fed her animals, mowed her lawn, cleaned her house, etc etc when there weren’t any customers. She stayed busy and productive regardless. She had a little bell that rang when someone pulled up to let her know, then she’d come out to visit.
She did this every weekend, all year long even when it got chilly cuz she closed the garage up and turned a small heater on. She said after the first year, people came to expect her little items would always be available and soon they’d donate their excess stuff. Before she knew it, it had become a business so the city told her she had to get a license. It cost her $20 back in the day (now it’s only $50) and she had to collect/pay in sales tax which was no big deal.

Through the years she was able to help a lot of young families whom were struggling to pay bills with free clothing, shoes, boots and winter coats. (Being in Michigan meant weather in winter could be brutal) she had her weekend garage sales every month, every year for 30 years.

She told me her little garage sale business made her a side income the same as if she went to work a job somewhere else but it also allowed her to be home getting other tasks completed at the same time. Nevermind that she got so familiar with the community it opened up so many beneficial opportunities that her household and so many others were able to benefit from, she lost count!

When she was tired or the weather was grim, she’d make hot tea, cookies and cocoa, curl up with a good book and just read or chit chat with folks that stopped in- like me. She always offered me cookies and milk or hot cocoa in winter. I hung on every single word she said, every single visit I made. I never forgot the lessons I learned from her.

She said the value of each thing is up to the beholder. Never assume something no longer has a value just because it might be in your way or you can’t see it. Open your life up to let others teach you, while they bless you at the same time.

To me- it’s folks like this whom are THE TREASURE I see the value in.

Purple hull peas are being picked, shelled and bagged

Get them fresh today and tomorrow Theyll be frozen for freshness after that!

yellow squash, tomatoes, zucchini, sweet taters, onions, potatoes, turnips, cabbage, apples, pears, green peanuts, almonds, walnuts, okra, crowder peas, purple hull peas, cut off corn, frozen milk, fresh eggs, animal feed, freezer beef, chicken, lye soap, gowt milk soap, cold drinks, snacks, etc

Come see me thursday/Friday/saturday 10-3

Brown Crowders shelled!

We are almost done shelling all the brown crowders we harvested this past week. Theyll be in the freezer waiting for you when you get to craving some.

I have GREEN PEANUTS, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, yellow squash, sweet corn, cabbage, okra, pears, apples, zucchini, walnuts, almonds, frozen purple hull peas, cut okra, goat milk, cut off corn, blackberries, eggs and more!

PURPLE HULL PEAS WILL BE HARVESTED NEXT!!!! Call or text me your order $36 bushel GET ON THE LIST ASAP

BROWN CROWDERS

We are sorting, bagging 1/2 bushels and shelling pounds of brown crowder peas today. We have the 1/2 bushels ready for $22 each, sorted of dried hulls, immature peas, sticks, weeds and stems. You’re getting a GOOD bag worth of high quality brown crowder peas. Shelled and bagged into 1# increments for $6 a pound or 5 pounds shelled for $25. Fresh from the field yesterday!

This is what they look like BEFORE we sort out all the weeds, sticks, bugs and dried up peas.

GREEN PEANUTS

Purple hull peas, zipper cream peas, yellow squash, sweet corn, turnips, sweet potatoes, onions, white potatoes, zucchini, slicing tomatoes, peaches, cabbages, okra, apples, pears, walnuts, almonds, dry peanuts, cold drinks, frozen peas, cut off corn, okra, goat milk, lye soap, eggs, t-shirts, animal feed, cowboy candy, tomato sauce, pepper jelly, apple butter, jar candy, dried pepper, dried cilantro, tea balls, garden seeds, wheat berries, NON-GMO corn for grinding cornmeal, hay rolls, straw, beef, chicken, pork, goat meat, and more!!! Come see me 10-3 today 

Facebook Trouble

Wanted to update as many as I can that might have been waiting for a post from me on Facebook. My account has been acting up and I haven’t been able to get back in at all. It’s quite unfortunate but we can still use my own website here, phone calls and texts.

Comments on my blog posts for here have been turned on so you’ll still be able to connect with me while being online if you’d like.

We have green peanuts coming in, pears, peaches, apples, grapes, tomatoes, squash, sweet corn, purple hull peas being shelled now as well as zipper cream peas. Almonds, walnuts, eggs, frozen goat milk, beef for your freezer, non-gmo corn and wheat for grinding flour or cornmeal. Animal feed, Cold drinks, snacks, goat milk soap, lye soap, garden seeds, zucchini, cowboy candy, pepper jelly, tomato sauce, cantaloupe syrup, peach preserves, apple butter, and more more more…..

Open 10-3 Thursday Friday and Saturday

Come see me!

Crops Updates: Sweet Corn This Weekend!!!!!!

I’ve gone down through my list of prepaid invoices for regular bicolor super sweet corn and contacted everyone I could find. I am not able to find customer Debra Nelson on my messages but I sent her an email. We have this type of corn coming in strong right now. If you prepaid and you haven’t been contacted message me right away please.

If you’d like to get some still, message me on Facebook or text directly to my phone. We are still picking daily and I’ll meet you this evening at the store-6pm if you want to get it today! I’ll also be here Thur/Fri/sat 10-3

Get this super sweet corn before it’s gone!

Estimating the Silver Queen NON GMO sweet corn will be ready this weekend. Watch my page for updates. I have 2 more fields planted of NON-GMO after this. Pray the critters and weather don’t take it and I’ll have more for you later. 😉

BUTTER BEANS AND BUTTER PEAS ARE NOT EVEN BLOOMING YET! Same with green beans. Please watch my page for updates. Thank you

Silver Queen Sweet Corn Should Be Ready By This Weekend

The silver queen NON-GMO sweet corn should be ready by this weekend. The field corn is making ears so not ready yet. The regular sweet corn is ready right now and it’s juicy and sweet! Speckled purple hull are coming in gradually and will be available for sales in 1# bag increments at $6 each for now. We are not ready to harvest the whole field yet to sell bushels but I am still taking orders for speckled purple hull bushels at $40 each. I will have peaches, grapes, maters, and more this week. Message me if you need something 👍