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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.

Registration Information

UPDATED 02/10/2015 Registration for our 2015 CSA is now available. Follow the links to view and download the registration form and the add-ons info sheet. There are a limited number of spots available for both our Saturday and Wednesday CSA. The Saturday CSA will continue to be available at the Cooper Young Community Farmers Market. The Wednesday CSA location has changed. The Crews Center for Entrepreneurship will be our pick up location for 2015. The Crews Center is located at 3618 Walker (Google map link) There are limited openings for each pick up location and they will be filled on a first come first served basis. If you have any questions or comments email Randy or call us 901/359-4982

Forms

UPDATED 02/10/2015 Registration form

Link to information on our CSA eggs, whole broilers and pork shares Add-ons information

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Squash Problems? And a New Boar

. . . May 20, 2015 | posted by Josephine
Our new boar, Tacitus

Last week I noticed the squash plants starting to bloom.  Hooray, yellow squash and zucchini are on the way!  Then I looked closer.  The plants were covered in female flowers, not a male flower in sight.  Yup, squash and their cucurbit cousins like cucumbers and melons have separate male and female flowers.  Male flowers are borne on stalks while female blooms are found at the end of a miniature fruit.  The male flowers start blooming a week or two ahead of the female flowers to attract pollinators.  Unlike tomatoes and corn, which are pollinated by the wi

Weaning Pglets & Rosie Troubles

. . . May 16, 2015 | posted by Josephine
Pigs & piglets

It is May and as such lots and lots has been happening on the farm.  A few weeks ago we got 30 Guinea Fowl chicks and they are growing happily in the brooder.   We weighed all and weaned most of our piglets.  I say most because four out of the eleven escaped and found their way back to mom.  We had hoped the gilts would wean the piglets themselves but at nine weeks Bon Bon was just too skinny to leave the piglets on any longer.  Randy took our first four boar hogs to the processor on Monday causing all sorts of happy and sad emotions.  In the vegetable gar

Goat Update & Our Intern Chris Peterson

. . . May 06, 2015 | posted by Josephine
Chris mulching tomatoes

You will be happy to hear that the goats are doing great.  Moms and babies have settled down from the trauma of weaning.  It will be another three weeks at least before we put them back together.  The weather has dried out finally and the soil is  perfect for tractor work.  Unsurprisingly, the tractor is out of commission.  Rosie’s clutch is out of whack and Randy’s mechanical know-how combined with my excellent ability to follow directions is not enough to get her fixed.  Let’s hope this weather holds while we figure out a solution.
 

Greens & Goats

. . . May 01, 2015 | posted by Josephine
Goat kids on their own, eating browse

The box this week is just brimming with leaves.  Red and green, sweet and spicy, crunchy and tender.  Afraid you’ll spontaneously transform into a rabbit if you eat any more leafy greens?  Don’t worry, more “real” vegetables are on the way.  Beets are coming soon (hopefully next week!), and more turnips including Scarlet Queen and Purple Tops in addition to more of the white Hakurei you have already seen in your box.  Kohlrabi won’t be far behind and even the cabbages have started turning their leaves inward to make heads.   Last year we had onions, yellow

Chicken Processing, Rain and Personal Storm Clouds

. . . Apr 20, 2015 | posted by Josephine
Chicken Proccessing Helpers

This week we processed our spring batch of freedom ranger broiler chickens.  In addition to me and Randy and our friends Chris and Claire we had three college students plus one of their dads come help out!  Kudos to them for taking an adventurous interest in food and experiencing an important part of the food system first hand.  We managed to get 77 chickens ready to be bagged up by lunch time.  And yes, it was raining.