Summer Peas from the Garden

We have been very busy lately so have missed writing our newsletter for a few weeks. It is now late summer and some of our main season crops are winding down. But no time to sit in the shade. We are busy getting our fall and winter crops going as well as making hay for the cows. Warm weather lasts only so long and we have to get things done before Mr. Frosty pays us a visit.

Right now we have lots of summer peas from the garden. Some of our friends from up north may not be familiar with them since they are a warm season crop. But peas (cowpeas of many varieties) have long been a staple food in the south. Around the depression years peas were the main food people had to eat all year. They ate them green in the summer and canned or dried them for the winter. Bushel and bushels were stored away to keep the large families fed. Here at the farm, we still eat them all year because they are one of our favorite foods.

Being a legume, peas are packed with protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. Along with a few greens, and the occasional wild meat, they kept farm families going strong.

Along with peas, we have some zephyr squash, heirloom white half runner beans, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, peppers, eggplant, okra, and some leaf lettuce.

Good comments just keep coming about our USDA Grass fed Jersey Beef. One person said it is ten times better than the beef they had been getting. Another said it well, “It is the best.” Well, we agree. In fact we try to have everything we sell ‘the best’.

We have a good stock of Jersey beef in our freezers. There is a good supply of pasture raised chicken although we are running low on boneless/skinless breast.

Hours at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market are Tuesday and Wednesday ( 10:00 until 3:00); Thursday and Friday (9:00 until 3:00); Saturday ( 8:00 until 4:00); Sunday ( 9:00 until 3:00). We are in space 74 in farmers area #2.

We are at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market on Saturday from 6:00 until 12:00.

The weather is not so hot now so come on out and see us at the market!

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