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Say it loud!


SPRING IS HERE! Shout it from the tops of your roofs and put a song in your heart. Spring has finally sprung, and it feels great to be outside again.

The baby chicks and the garden are all growing so fast, and I’m loving every minute of it!

In just a few short weeks we will be opening the Market for the season every Saturday at 8 AM, under the livestock pavilion at Greene County Fairgrounds. The week of May 3rd, Opening day, we will be under the Andrew Johnson Pavilion, with live entertainment, Pizza Inn with Pizza By the Slice and cinnomon rolls, live entertainment by local artist Jody Hall, and WoodyJRadio.com will be broadcasting live! It is shaping up to be a wonderful day.

On May 10th, we will be having a Mother’s Day Celebration, where kids can make Mom a card, get that last minute gift from one of our many speciality vendors like Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Thirty One, and many others.

In the mean time, enjoy some fresh lettuce, eggs or bread from Cloud 9 Ranch; carrots, or goat milk products from The Ole Farm House; fresh grass fed beef from Circle E Longhorn, and many other goodies from our online vendors.

New Items in the Market


We can finally offer some fresh new items in our market. Limited quantities of carrots from The Ole Farm House and Mixed Loose Lettuce from Cloud 9 Ranch. Put these two items together, and you are well on your way to an awesomely fresh salad!

Strawberry plants are also now available for sale from Cloud 9 Ranch.

Be sure to check back next week to see what new items have been added! And don’t forget to check out Baker Bob’s fresh breads. Check out his farm page for more information on his breads.

We hope everyone has a great week, and are able to enjoy the beautiful days we have been getting!

It's Official!!


Spring is officially here, but Old Man Winter does not want to give up just yet! With another round of wet and cold hitting us this weekend, it’s proving to be a real chore to get things done on the farm to prepare our gardens. Yet, according to the weather, we are behind in our annual precipitation. How does that add up?

The Ole Farm House has two bunches of carrots this week, and boy, are they pretty!!

And our newest vendor, Bob’s Breads has a really nice looking Sourdough Rye that looks pretty good too! This Sourdough Rye bread is specially made, and takes 24 hours to prepare. If you wish to order this particular bread, please remember to order before Tuesday, or it will be the following week before they can deliver.

Just a few more weeks and we will be opening the physical market, and I am looking for to it!

One More Round


Here is to hoping this is our last round of cold weather for the year! While I sit and watch our yard get greener ever day, we are not out of any freeze dangers yet.

I see gardens all around getting ready for planting and the new growing season. I love this time of year, without the cold of course. It reminds me that all good things are renewed and love does live on. (Yes, it takes a love of the land and good foods to farm).

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Do You Feel It?


Can you feel spring in the air? I sure can, and so can my hens. They have picked up production and are keeping me in plenty of eggs. The horses are enjoying the warmer days, and the grass is definitely getting greener. Seems like every day I see a little bit more of Spring when I look around.

I’m really looking forward to Opening day of the Physical Market on May 3rd, when we will have live entertainment, voting on a design contest by the youth of Greeneville / Greene County, and look forward to seeing you there!

Until then, remember to place your orders by Tuesday night, and I’ll see you Wednesday evening.

Michelle Steiner
Market Manager

Sunshine, Warmth and Green Grass


I don’t know about you, but I am already noticing the grass turning greener. I just got back from a trip to FL, where I went an picked up my daughter who moved to the area. And in just a few short days, the grass has already turned greener, the mud is drying out, and I can honestly say I feel Spring in the air!

Remember to place your order this week, for Wednesday pickup.

A Wonderful Weekend


It has been an absolutely beautiful weekend. I think I hear the grass starting to grow and turn green!

With warmer weather hitting us, it’s time to start thinking about some BBQ dinners!Here is a quick and easy Honey BBQ sauce for your cookouts.

Ingredients
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon molasses
1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1-1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon pepper

In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil. Serve with chicken or pork. Yield: 1-1/3 cups.

Find the freshest ingredients in our online market.

Late Opening for the week


I am so sorry guys, I am late opening the store for the week. It’s been one of those weekends where I just have not been able to function properly.

But, here we are! Looks like it is going to be a great week, and we will actually be able to meet this Wednesday for pick up! I am so looking forward to the warm up, and keeping my fingers crossed we have seen the worst of the winter.

Warmer Weather??


When are we going to get warmer, drier weather? I hate to sound like I am complaining, but enough is enough already! I know, I should be grateful for the break in the garden work. But I have to be honest, I miss being outside in the fresh air, working with the plants, and making sure I am doing everything I can to bring you fresh vegitables!

On a brighter side, I had planted some lettuce seeds back before our “Deep Freeze” and had them in the greenhouse. Of course, they froze! In an attempt to save the little seeds, I have moved them inside where they now soak up any and all sunlight and warmth in front of my windows. And, it worked! I have three varieties of lettuce sprouting!

Won’t it be nice to have fresh lettuce on the table? It won’t be much longer before I will be ready to harvest.

In the mean time, we still have fresh breads, bagels, grass fed beef, seafood, and apples to order! I can smell a nice hot Apple Pie cooking right now. Seriously, I’m making an apple pie today with apples I got from Buffalo Trails Orchard.

We are making a small change in pick up times. The new pick up time will run from 5 to 5:15 PM at the Roby Adult Center in Downtown Greeneville.

I hope you have a wonderful week, and I look forward to seeing you Wednesday!

Beautiful Weekend!


All I can say, is it was a beautiful two days! Just what the Doctor ordered after a week long freeze. I was so happy to see the warmer temps today, I actually FELT like getting out today. I’m hoping that just because it rains tomorrow, the temps will be up again, and I can get out to my greenhouse and do a little work.

In the meantime, check out our Oniine market and get your orders in my Tuesday night for Wednesday evening pick-up! I have to admit, Wednesday’s are one of my favorite days of the week when I get to see everybody and have a little conversation.

See Ya Wednesday!

Michelle
GFM Manager