Spreading Oaks Farm

  (Dallas, Georgia)
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Spring is here and summer is just around the corner!

We are working our way through our spring greens, and we have plenty of kale, collards, broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower growing nicely for your enjoyment over the next month to 6 weeks.  We also have our early tomatoes, cucumbers, summer squash and zucchini in the ground and just beginning to bloom.  We are looking forward to harvesting the first squash and zucchini by the end of April with the cucumbers and tomatoes following closely behind, by the middle of May. Check us out on Facebook or at one of the local markets we attend weekly.

Spring is just around the corner

Spring is just around the corner. I love this time of year. We are busy starting seeds, ordering plants, and getting ready for this year's produce season.  During February we put out our onion sets, order our sweet potato slips, start tomatoes in the greenhouse, await the first batch of warm spring-like days to put out the first collards, curly kale, Tuscan kale and red kale.  We also put out the first lettuce and spinach plants.  Of course all of these have to be tucked under fabric row covers, but before long they will be hardy enough to withstand the cool nights and warmer days of March.

Fall on the farm

Fall is in the air and our first cool season greens are ready to harvest.  We currently have green summer crisp lettuce, Romaine lettuce, curly kale, Tuscan kale, collard greens, radishes, Haikuri salad turnips, watermelon radishes, Asian greens, and arugula.  Soon we will be harvesting some beets, broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage, as well.  We are planting weekly so that we will have produce available all winter long.  Pre-order for pick-ups at the farm, or come out to one of our local farmers market each week for fresh, Certified Naturally Grown local produce.

What May can bring?

What will May bring?  Hot? Cold? Dry? Wet? Frost? Wind?  Who knows!! But we keep right on farming on.  We are planting, weeding, harvesting and selling our produce just like it was any other year, except it isn't like any other year.  We have been doing okay selling our early spring produce such as carrots, radishes, lettuce, spinach, and greens, because we don't really have that much, but as we move into our main spring crops like broccoli and cauliflower, and our summer crops like squash and cucumbers, and eventually tomatoes, we will not be able to sell them all online.  We are hoping and praying that the farmers markets we attend will choose to open back up soon, and that the people who have shopped with us for the last 10 years will be out in full force to buy from us. But it is a troubling time.  

Early summer produce now available!!

Our summer produce is beginning to mature.  We now have cucumbers, summer squash and zucchini, in addition to our spring greens, lettuces, beets, radishes, and turnips.  Check out our online store for more than 20 different items available for pick up this week. 



Check out our Online Store

Are you looking for fresh, locally grown, organic produce for your family during this "Shelter in Place"?

You have come to the right place.  We at Spreading Oaks Farm are taking orders and harvesting fresh, organic, seasonal veggies every day on the farm and we can offer you a safe, contact-free pick up location. 

Just go to our website: https://squareup.com/store/spreading-oaks-farm

and  select the items you would like to pick up this week, the day and time you would like to pick up, pay through the secure site, and we will notify you when your order is ready.


Time to sign up for CSA programs

Now is the time to sign up for the 2016 CSA program.  We offer a wide variety of produce that is all Certified Naturally Grown on our farm.  We follow all organic growing practices to bring the freshest, cleanest produce directly to you the consumer.  Contact us for more information on the CSA program

2012 CSA Program off to a great start

2012 CSA program is off to an excellent start.  Last week we had 3 kinds of lettuce, collards, radishes, green onions, pac choi, and brocolli.  I hope everyone enjoyed the fresh greens.  This week we will have kale, swiss chard, Napa cabbage, lettuces, radishes and green onions.  It is all about eating what is in season and can be locally grown.

First CSA shares of the Year

May is finally here and this week will begin our Spring shares for our CSA.  The first week will include broccoli, cauliflower, head and leaf lettuce, spinach,green onions, turnips and greens.

April Showers bring May.....Vegetables!!!!!!!

As we close out the month of March, we are blessed with several inches of rain, which is soaking into our tilled garden, in preparation for our spring planting.  Since April 15th is our last date for frost, we hope to have dry soil to plant some of the items we have been growing in our green house.  Tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, zucchini, eggplant and basil all stand ready to be placed in the ground.

We are going to take a chance and plant some corn and beans the end of next week, if " the good lord's willing, the sun shines and the creek don't rise".




Everything is coming up green!!!!!!!

Our early spring seeds are sprouting.  Onions, radishes, fennel, lettuce, spinach, mesculin mix, sugar snap peas, turnips and beets.  We have had such wonderful weather the last few weeks here in Georgia, that we have gotten a great jump on our early gardening. 

New plants!!!!

I am so excited.  We have some thornless blackberries and red rasberries on the way from south Georgia.  We are planting 100 foot rows of each this year with hopes of producting enough rootings to increase our rows for the next few years.  The blackberries will not be producing until next year, but we should have a fair crop of red rasberries this fall.  Yum yum.


Spring planting time

Old man winter is giving us a taste of spring here in Georgia.  What a wonderful week to do some early plantings.  We started our greenhouse plantings with 7 varieties of tomatoes, 5 varieties of peppers, eggplant, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, celery, and miscellaneous herbs.

We also put in our early plants of cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, onions and head lettuce. 

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