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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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Weather and Delaying the Start of our CSA

. . . Mar 13, 2015 | posted by randy
Snow& ice look beautiful but delays planting

The weather. Some people make a living trying to predict it.  Others make a living protecting you from it.  As farmers our lives are determined by it.  Okra and sweet potatoes love our long hot summers while greens and carrots sweeten as fall slowly cools.  We can count on spring to be unpredictable. 

First Piglets Born on the Farm

. . . Mar 04, 2015 | posted by Josephine

Bon Bon with 2-day-old pigletsThis week the number of pigs on the farm nearly doubled from 12 to 23.  Our gilts Caitlan and Bon Bon had their piglets!  Three weeks ago we moved them to their own farrowing pasture with a roomy house built out of straw bales.  We elected to keep the girls together since they were due to farrow within two days of ea

A Farm Without Fences

. . . Feb 23, 2015 | posted by Josephine
goats jumping the ice coated fence

 

With all the winter weather making gardening impossible this week we have been snuggled up warm in the house sipping hot chocolate, playing scrabble and watching movies.  No wait, that is my fantasy life.  In reality we’ve been scrambling in the wet and the cold just to keep chaos at bay.  It has been one of those treadmill weeks – running just to stay in place. 

Baby Goats Update and New Wednesday CSA pick Up Location

. . . Feb 10, 2015 | posted by Josephine
Baby goat hanging out in the shelter

Kidding season is complete with four baby goats on the ground.  Our four moms had one baby each, we have two baby boys (bucklings) and two baby girls (doelings).  The whole affair was pleasantly unremarkable, which was quite a relief for first timers.  And by first timers, I mean both us and the goats!  Pratt is a first time dad, each of the does are first time moms, and these babies are the first livestock born on our farm so it’s the first time for me and Randy, too.  The does are shaping up to be great moms and we sure hope everything proceeds as uneventfully as

To Cut or Not to Cut?

. . . Feb 03, 2015 | posted by Josephine
AGH cleaning up fall crops

Should we castrate our pigs?  Ah, such a deceptively simple question.  Castrating baby pigs sounds like not much fun.  Especially since I would be the one wielding the knife.  Unlike calves, lambs and goat kids, which can be castrated bloodlessly, pigs require surgical castration.