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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 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. Grow Memphis is moving to The Commons located at 258 N Merton (map link) and this will be our new Wednesday CSA location. 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

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Our First Kidding

. . . Jan 19, 2015 | posted by Josephine
Apricot and her baby buckling

We have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of baby goats.  We have been reading up on everything that can go wrong with momma and baby.  A baby goat is 90% legs so there are lots of ways for it to get tangled up on its way out into the world.  And if a doe is carrying two or even three babies, think of all those legs in there!  We even have a small-handed friend “on-call” in case there is a situation that requires pelvic intervention.  Fortunately the vast majority of births go smoothly.   In fact, Kiko goats have a good reputation as easy birthers and na

Planting the Seeds of a Moral Dilemma

. . . Dec 09, 2014 | posted by Josephine
Randy washing Fairy Tale Eggplant

Today I am scouring the seed catalogs, looking for a replacement for our Fairy Tale Eggplant.  Fairy Tale has been a fantastic variety for us.  The cute little compact plants produce loads of small, beautifully striped fruit.  The eating quality is fantastic.  They have thin skins with pure white flesh that is creamy and bitter-free.  We love them.

Freedom Rangers, Goats and more

. . . Sep 19, 2014 | posted by Josephine
Putting chickies in the brooder

Life on the farm has been as busy as ever!  Two weeks ago 100 Freedom Ranger chicks arrived and we have just moved them out onto pasture in the safety of the chicken tractor where they are already happily eating clover, weed seeds and any bugs they can catch.  The chicks come from the hatchery by USPS 2-day priority shipping in special cardboard boxes.  The man at the post office is always exceptionally relieved when I pick them up.  Apparently 100 peeping chicks is not music to everyone’s ears.
 

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.