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Tubby Creek Farm is the working farm and homestead of Josephine and Randy Alexander, located in Ashland, Mississippi.  We are committed to providing superior quality fresh fruits and vegetables to our local community through Community Supported Agriculture, farmers markets, chef sales, and our farm stand.  We grow your food with love, sunshine, water and a lot of compost but no synthetic chemicals because we are devoted to the safety of our food and the health of the land.

Download our 2014 CSA application just click here. Please note that Saturday pickup is now full and our 2014 Egg Shares are sold out. 

 

Winter Kill Cover Crop = Epic Fail

. . . May 14, 2014 | posted by Josephine
Weed patch

I am often solicited for gardening advice by customers at the farmers market.  We are more than happy to help when we can.  Home gardeners are great farmers market customers because they are hooked on the taste of home grown veggies that you just can’t get at the grocery store.  My #1 piece of gardening advice is “don’t get discouraged”.   Stuff goes wrong, plants fail to produce or die.  Compost happens, as they say.  Some people are green thumbs, everything they touch turns to garden gold.   I am not one of those people.  I am not always b

Nibbled Veggies and Pest Prevention

. . . Apr 15, 2014 | posted by Josephine
Card!

Last week you may have noticed that someone else was nibbling around the edges of your bok choy leaves.  While we would love it if every leaf we harvested was 100% perfect, we accept a certain amount of cosmetic pest damage as normal.  Just because we have a pest doesn’t mean we have a pest problem.  Low numbers of insect pests are actually good for the garden because we need to keep our toads, ladybugs and other pest eaters happy.  No pests means no food for our beneficial insects and animals.  

Pig Huts

. . . Apr 07, 2014 | posted by randy
Pig hut

So we had some questions about our pig huts. I decided to go ahead and write a blog post that way I can just point folks to it. If you have any questions feel free to email me here. Click on the picture to open a larger pic in a new frame.

First CSA of 2014

. . . Apr 04, 2014 | posted by randy
Hightunnel in the spring

There is nothing we farmers enjoy more than complaining about the weather, and this winter has not left us short on material.  We were grateful to have the high tunnel in November of last year when winter came early, and we are equally grateful to have it this spring since the cold weather decided to dig in its heals and overstay its welcome.   It has really been a doozy of a winter, folks.    The good thing about all that cold weather this winter is that we got an extended break – it was just too cold to go outside and work but perfect for drinking hot chocola

Pertinacious Pigs and Hooligan Hens

. . . Mar 27, 2014 | posted by Josephine
Pertinacious Pigs and Hooligan Hens

We have been spying on the livestock.  It must be the month of misbehaving because all of our critters are up to no good.  Last week we installed a new waterer for the pigs, one that they can’t just flip over and dump out when the daytime high hits sixty and they are itching for a mud puddle.  It is a snout sized metal trough that connects with valve to a 55 gallon food grade barrel.  The pigs are supposed to press a paddle when they stick their noses in to open the valve and allow water to flow into the bowl.  All week we have been going out and pressing the paddle