Southern Field Peas
The term 'Southern Field Peas' refers to hundreds of different varieties of peas that are subdivided into four main groups: field peas, Crowder peas, cream peas and black-eyed peas. Originally brought to the US from the Niger River basin of West Africa, Field peas have been in the New World since colonial times. Field peas became a staple food among poor residents in the deep American south, as they are drought tolerant and easily adaptable to varying types of soils. The beans are eaten both as fresh shelled beans and dried, on the vine, for winter eating. Each variety offers a distinctive taste and color.
For over 28 years now I've grown herbs, heirloom vegetable seedlings, flowering plants, perennials, shrubs, and a few types of trees (so far!). I also raise "naturally-grown" produce (formerly known as "organic" until Government intervention) as well as sell hormone-free eggs from uncaged (and very happy!) hens. (more...)
The Middleport Community Farmers Market runs May to October each year from 2:00pm to 6:00pm every Wednesday at the parking lot of the Middleport Family Health Center and 7-11 on Route 31 in Middleport, NY. Please visit us for fresh produce picked right here in Western NY. (more...)
If you need more information, please call me at 813-748-2310. I spend most of my time in the field, so the phone is the best way to reach me. I'm not able to answer emails and/or messages left on this site in a timely manner. Thanks! (more...)
We are an organic produce farmer and vendor at the Jacksonville Farmers Market bringing local residents together with local organic farmers and artisans. Our principle goal is to provide people with affordable alternatives to high priced grocery chain products where local or even regional purchasing is overlooked. (more...)
We've changed our name to better reflect what we do. ***Thanks to our fabulous CSA clients, Good Steward Farm Shares is expanding. We've rented a couple of acres (far away from commercial farms) and will have much more fresh produce this year.*** You can have fresh, nutrient-dense produce reserved for you throughout the summer. (more...)