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.
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!
Greetings, everyone! It’s what we’ve all been waiting for, so we’re happy to announce our plans for our 2014 CSA! After much discussion here on the farm regarding how we might best address our members’ needs, we’ve settled on an exciting, new model for our local CSA for on farm pick-up as well as continuing our regular pre-packed shares for those picking-up at other locations. Our new on-farm pick-up model is the CSA Open Market, and the main idea of this new format is to give our members more freedom of choice when it comes to the contents of each week’s share.
The essence of the CSA Open Market format will be just what the name implies. Instead of packing each members’ baskets with the same selection of fresh produce across the board and providing a window of time for pick-up, we will be setting up an on-farm market open only to CSA members from which you can freely choose what goes into your share using a weekly credit that will be determined by the plan you choose (see our CSA Information page). For example, if you want to spend most of your credits on tomatoes and only a small amount on squash and other veggies, you can! You’ll be free to choose whatever combination you’d like. There will also be extras such as eggs and potentially even local dairy to add on if you wish to do so. You will still save up to 25% vs. our regular market prices by being a member of the CSA and we will still allocate plenty of work-friendly time for you to swing by the farm to pick up the fresh selection of your choosing. Do keep in mind that we can pack a basket to your specifications if you will be unable to stop by during market hours.
For those members pick-up at other locations, including Decatur or the Natural Market Place in Jasper, we will continue to provide pre-packed shares with high quality, freshly harvested produce. Due to the logistics of transporting our produce to other locations, we feel that an open market model will not work out in your favor at remote pick-up sites.
The deadline to sign-up for our Spring season is February 15th, 2014. We want you to know that the up-front funds we receive for CSA membership will be put straight into farm operations, seeds, supplies, and recovery from an extremely difficult 2013. Most importantly, your support will help us usher in a successful and productive growing season to provide you with the freshest, most nutritious organic produce available in the area. Many thanks to you all for your unwavering support and constructive feedback that pushed us to make these exciting new changes! Join soon on our sign up now page!
To our wonderful Decatur community: Due to the unwaning and overwhelming support expressed by our metropolitan members, we have decided to continue CSA service to the area. Because we have developed a relationship and a routine that has worked well for everyone involved, the process will remain the same for our Decatur members. The only potential change to be made is the in-town pick-up location, though we are still in talks regarding this detail. We will notify you of any and all developments as soon as they come. We so appreciate your backing and thank you for allowing us to remain a part of your community!
The Wolfscratch Family