New Announcements & Updates in the Works!
Keep an eye out for updates on classes & workshops, grow lists for the 2014 season, Spring plant sales, and other exciting announcements.
Greetings, Friends! We’re happy to announce that we’ll be holding a two-day group work party here on the farm on the weekend of September 27th and 28th. We’ve got our work cut out for us when it comes to Fall prep, so we thought we would invite our community of supporters and friends to lend a hand in exchange for some awesome Barbecue and an early-autumn camp-out! Anyone is welcome to join us at 1:00 PM Saturday for a few hours of diggin’ in the dirt, followed by feasting and festivities, perhaps a lovely bonfire to greet the new season, and camping under the stars (if you choose to stay for Sunday). For those who wish to stick around for the second day, we’ll start with a farm-fresh breakfast and then hit the fields again for a few more hours of teamwork. We work hard here at Wolfscratch Farm, but we always strive to make it fun, too! If you’re interested in joining us, please RSVP by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Many Hands” in the subject line. Please include a brief message stating how many days you’ll be attending and companions you’ll bring.
Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your smiling faces!
The Wolfscratch Team
Join us for our Open House at Wolfscratch Farm!
What better time to come out to the farm than on the Summer solstice? From 1:00-4:00 PM on June 21, we will open our farm to visitors to come enjoy the beautiful outdoors, and sample a few tasty treats made right here on the farm.
Stop by and see what we have been up to, explore our permaculture designs, talk to your farmers and your neighbors, and be a part of our community.
Don’t forget to spread the word!
We are collaborating with TRACE, an exciting new restaurant concept that is committed to sourcing “traceable” food from local farmers and sustainable purveyors at the W Atlanta – Midtown. We will be providing food to their new restaurant, AND we will have a new CSA pick-up location at the W Atlanta – Midtown Hotel.
To find out the CSA details, and sign up for pick-up at this location, click here!
Buying your own tomato plants this year?
Learn the best way to care for your heirloom plants to get the most out of growing your own tomatoes: join us for our tomato-culture class on the farm!
Tomato-culture Class - $35 May 17th: 2 PM to 5 PM
- Learn how to grow Heirloom tomatoes, something of our specialty here at Wolfscratch Farm. We grow 40 varieties!
- Discover everything from choosing and starting seeds, how to care for seedlings, pruning, planting, trellising, soil amendments, pests and diseases, and how to make a healthy plant overall!
- Talk about flavor profiles
- Learn everything you need to know about growing tomatoes in the deep south
Good news for all you Jasper-ites that are looking for a convenient place to pick-up fresh produce every week! Wolfscratch Farm is now partnering with the Natural Market Place on Main Street for our 2014 CSA.
You can sign up for our CSA, and pick up a weekly share of fresh, local fruits and vegetables either at Wolfscratch farm for our “open market CSA” model or at the Natural Market Place for a pre-packed CSA share. Pick-up will be on Thursdays from 2-5PM.
For more information on our CSA and pricing, click here or call us at 770.617.8403.
The deadline to sign up is February 15th, so don’t delay!
One of our biggest motivations for doing what we do at Wolfscratch Farm is summarized nicely in this 5 minute video circulating on Facebook: http://www.upworthy.com/3-lies-about-food-youre-used-to-hearing-and-might-even-believe?c=tkp1
Take a few minutes to watch this video and learn more about where most of the countries current food supply comes from, and what it is doing to our environment (not to mention what it is doing to us as a country). Buying local from small, sustainable farms is one step in changing how we treat our land, animals, and environment. Learning how to grow your own food without the use of chemicals is even better!
Supporting our local farmers (and store owners and other small businesses) is an important way to use your money to support causes that are important to you and your family and in keeping big business from controlling our lives through easy persuasion of government spending and ideology to suit the needs of big business and not the needs of the people.
Join the Wolfscratch Farm Staff and Michael Blackwell, Master Gardener and heirloom apple orchardist, this Saturday for a class on introductory orcharding. Topics covered for the class will include grafting, pruning techniques, coppicing and pollarding, and small orchard planning using permaculture techniques. The class will be taught in our own young permaculture orchard where you can see first-hand how a future food forest can be started with just a few steps.
If this sort of thing interests you and you haven’t yet signed up, please do so on our Classes & Workshops page before Saturday. Class will be held from 11 AM to 4 PM. Thanks, and we hope to see you there!