10137 Preston Rd

just off Mondon Hill Road between Hwy 41 and Hwy 50.

Produce Barn is open Sunday Monday Tuesday & Wednesday Farm Phone 352 799 6752 When we're busy in the field, our cells keep us available 352-232-3381 & 352-232-0294

E-mail us , we prefer phone calls rather than emails,beas9781@bellsouth.net

For our Produce Stand locations, dates, and hours please click here.

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Friday, January 6, 2012

Tasty and Healthy, January 6, 2012

Happy New Year, Everyone! We hope you enjoyed a memorable and sweet holiday season. With the celebrations behind us, and 2012 already begun, it's a great starting point to make changes in our lives, establish new habits, or even reinforce healthy routines in our lives.

At Beasley Farm, we are "sort of" back to our regular schedule of satellite locations, and working hard on the farm. It's a constant rotation of jobs here, maintaining machinery, weeding, laying water lines, weeding, inspecting for pesky critters, weeding, keeping our bee hives clean and healthy, weeding, planting seedlings and seeds, weeding, cultivating and tilling the soil, weeding, and harvesting. Oh yes, and more weeding. Weeding ensures that the crops are healthy, having plenty of nitrogen in the soil, and keeping the pests away.

But as I prepare this newsletter for publication, we have extremely sad news to share. The two nights of freezing temperatures (21 and 23 here), we lost everything in our fields. Some of our turnip and beet roots will continue growing, but all our mature Winter crops, and newly planted early Spring crops, are gone -- we are heart broken to see crops succumb so quickly like this. We hope to replant soon, but most items take 60-90 days before they may be harvested. We're sad for you, too, because these were specially grown for our local community for maximum flavor and nutritive value.

We are going to experiment by "trimming" our greens to see if their roots survived and if they might spring forth anew. Otherwise, it means plowing them under and replanting another time.

Though our farm was hit hard, as were others, we still went to the Plant City Farmers Market and picked up the normal veggies and fruits for your family's eating pleasure. It will be great seeing you all at our satellite locations as well as at the Product Barn:

Monday - we will be at the Cloverleaf location. If you would like any of the pesticide-free greens, please phone to reserve them, so that we know to bring them with us.

Friday - Rolo will be at the Spring Hill location. If you would like any of the pesticide-free greens, please phone to reserve them, so that we know to bring them with him.

Saturday - Rolo and Joann will be at the Hernando County Farmers Market on Hwy 19 with nearly 80 other vendors! Come browse, shop, and visit with your neighbors - it's an all 'round enjoyable time. You'll also be supporting local businesses by visiting their booths. If you would like any of the pesticide-free greens, please phone to reserve them, so that we know to bring them with us.

Saturday and everyday - Gran'ma Angie, Nana Phyllis, Joann and Rolo will be at the Produce Barn until 6PM. Fresh Cut Pesticide-free Greens will be eagerly awaiting you in their little wading pool.

For our Calendar of Locations, and special times and dates for Januaryplease click here, or click on the Calendar Tab at the top of this page.

This week's recipe includes meat, fruit and veggies. Can you guess what it is?
Click here to find the answer.

In light of all the things which have happened in the past, and the difficulties we might encounter in the future, we find the following 2 quotes encouraging:

Wake up every morning 

with the thought that

something WONDERFUL
is about to happen.
The heart is like a garden. 
It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. 
What seeds will you plant there?
- Jack Kornfield -

As always, thank you for your ongoing support and encouragement. Gran'ma Angie, Rolo, Joann, Nana Phyllis, Chef Jack and I love our customers, and appreciate you very much. Thank you for making our farm possible.

Veggie Hugs,

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