Colvin Family Farm

  (Pikeville (serving Knoxville, Chattanooga, Franklin, Maryville, Farragut, And Crossville), Tennessee)
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April Update

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Flowers are blooming all over the farm scenting the air with Spring, strawberries are climbing into full-scale production, and it's been so wet we've had a hard time working in the fields on "schedule"--we've had an interesting April!
As we gear up for the market season, we're in the "what if" mode--we keep mentally running through what crops are coming in, and what we think will be coming in by the first week of May. It seems strange that even though we're a couple of weeks behind our "schedule" on some of the crops, we already have ripe strawberries, and on several crops we're more than a month ahead of last year! Each season is different from the other--and each has it's good parts!

Anyhow, we are excited as things fall together one by one, hopefully it will be dry enough to work a few new fields this Monday, so that we can transplant Squash, Cucumbers, and Melons, and seed our wheat, oats, and main crop of potatoes!

Adam Colvin

April at Colvin Family Farm:

Onion Patch

Our Onion patch earlier last week--they really are doing well! We hope to keep everybody and their mother's uncle covered up with sweet slicing onions this year!

Seed Potatoes

The same goes for our potatoes--this pictures shows our seed potatoes stacked in the back of our farm truck. We have several hundred pounds out already, but we are needing to work another field up before we can plant the main batch.

Plowed Field

Caleb started working this field and--the plow broke! If it isn't too wet, something else will happen!

Killdeer Nest

We found another killdeer nest--it's neat to watch wildlife! It amazes me how they can build their nest on the ground--you wouldn't believe how well these eggs blend in with their surroundings!

Levi & his flat

Levi and "his" flat of vegetables. He is raising his very own produce for the first time!


Celery flats. We potted these up from the small plugs earlier last week.


I love Momma's tulips--they're only pretty six weeks out of the year, but they're defnitely worth it!


Both of the greenhouses are full of tomatoes, squash, melons, tomatillos, herbs and more!


We are very thankful for our pollinating friends--this bumblebee is busy in the apple tree!

Potato Digger

Caleb and I (Adam) drove to Mobile, AL to pickup this potato harvester that we had imported from China yesterday--if it does a good job, it will take one of the most labor intensive harvesting jobs and make it easy!

We have more pictures on or Facebook page--click here to see this month's album!
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