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Serving with @mannacafe1 is always one of the highlights of our week!
Serving with @mannacafe1 is always one of the highlights of our week!
Part of our hive swarmed about a month ago and we were literally 5 minutes away from catching them when they decided to flee. Talk about disappointed!! Last week Michael and Nora opened up our hive to check everything out and didn't find any site of a queen (disappointment again!), so we've ordered a new queen. Our fingers are crossed that she gets here and starts working immediately to save our hive! 🐝🍯
Part of our hive swarmed about a month ago and we were literally 5 minutes away from catching them when they decided to flee. Talk about disappointed!! Last week Michael and Nora opened up our hive to check everything out and didn't find any site of a queen (disappointment again!), so we've ordered a new queen. Our fingers are crossed that she gets here and starts working immediately to save our hive! 🐝🍯
Michael has been more intentional with moving our animals from pasture to pasture this year. The pigs are currently in with the chickens which means we have to go in their pen to get to the chicken coop... which means your feet are going to be attacked by the pigs like they are lunch! πŸ˜³πŸ˜„
Michael has been more intentional with moving our animals from pasture to pasture this year. The pigs are currently in with the chickens which means we have to go in their pen to get to the chicken coop... which means your feet are going to be attacked by the pigs like they are lunch! πŸ˜³πŸ˜„
Sometimes when you're harvesting carrots and you have a bunch of tiny ones- you make the sacrifice and eat the ones that don't sell well at the market. Tyler's crew did not argue with that idea. πŸ₯•πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸŒΎπŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸŒΎπŸ‘¨πŸΎβ€πŸŒΎπŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸŒΎπŸ₯• ps- We'll be at the #clarksvilledowntownmarket tomorrow. Come see us!
Sometimes when you're harvesting carrots and you have a bunch of tiny ones- you make the sacrifice and eat the ones that don't sell well at the market. Tyler's crew did not argue with that idea. πŸ₯•πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸŒΎπŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸŒΎπŸ‘¨πŸΎβ€πŸŒΎπŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸŒΎπŸ₯• ps- We'll be at the #clarksvilledowntownmarket  tomorrow. Come see us!
Make plans to join us on Friday, June 30th for our 9th annual Passing the Shovel ceremony. Hear from our June crew members about their month with TFI and welcome in our July crews as they prepare to start work in just a few weeks. Garden tours will begin at 4:30pm with the ceremony to follow at 5pm.
Make plans to join us on Friday, June 30th for our 9th annual Passing the Shovel ceremony. Hear from our June crew members about their month with TFI and welcome in our July crews as they prepare to start work in just a few weeks. Garden tours will begin at 4:30pm with the ceremony to follow at 5pm.
This is just the beginning. 😁
This is just the beginning. 😁
The youth got all our garlic harvested and laid to dry yesterday except our Elephant Garlic (pictured here). It's almost too pretty to harvest.
The youth got all our garlic harvested and laid to dry yesterday except our Elephant Garlic (pictured here). It's almost too pretty to harvest.
Thanks to Khrista and Lisa (@naturallylis) for leading some of our youth in making a pasta dish and focaccia bread for #SalvationArmy. The youth put their new culinary knowledge to use using kale, onions and garlic from our garden. πŸ‘©β€πŸ³πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³
Thanks to Khrista and Lisa (@naturallylis) for leading some of our youth in making a pasta dish and focaccia bread for #SalvationArmy . The youth put their new culinary knowledge to use using kale, onions and garlic from our garden. πŸ‘©β€πŸ³πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³
Today was the first day for our students to serve with TFI in the community. We appreciate the opportunity that Loaves And Fishes, @mannacafe1, and the Environmental Education Center at @austinpeay gives us to learn more about our community and local food system.
Today was the first day for our students to serve with TFI in the community. We appreciate the opportunity that Loaves And Fishes, @mannacafe1, and the Environmental Education Center at @austinpeay gives us to learn more about our community and local food system.
Oh, hey there cabbage, kale and onions! It's nice to actually see you! 
It's crazy muddy today, but the youth have worked hard at pulling weeds to give our plants some room to breath and cleaning out the chicken coop.
Oh, hey there cabbage, kale and onions! It's nice to actually see you! It's crazy muddy today, but the youth have worked hard at pulling weeds to give our plants some room to breath and cleaning out the chicken coop.
Meet Nora, our new farm hand! We are excited to have her join us over the next few months as she finishes her Masters. We look forward to the opportunity to learn from her and hope that her time with TFI will be impactful.
Meet Nora, our new farm hand! We are excited to have her join us over the next few months as she finishes her Masters. We look forward to the opportunity to learn from her and hope that her time with TFI will be impactful.
Yay for egg cartons that are already printed on. No more stampsπŸ™ŒπŸ» Now, what do the Hampton's do with 10 boxes of egg cartons at our house?😳
Yay for egg cartons that are already printed on. No more stampsπŸ™ŒπŸ» Now, what do the Hampton's do with 10 boxes of egg cartons at our house?😳
Of course the first day of work on the farm has to include a tour of the farm. Even if it is a muddy, gloomy day for our June crews.
Of course the first day of work on the farm has to include a tour of the farm. Even if it is a muddy, gloomy day for our June crews.
Ready or not, our Summer Youth Program starts Monday! Did you know that #thefoodinitiative is a non profit organization who not only grows healthy food, but also empowers lives and builds community for people all throughout the year? If it sounds like a mission you'd like to support than go to our website and make a donation!
www.thefoodinitiative.org
Ready or not, our Summer Youth Program starts Monday! Did you know that #thefoodinitiative  is a non profit organization who not only grows healthy food, but also empowers lives and builds community for people all throughout the year? If it sounds like a mission you'd like to support than go to our website and make a donation! www.thefoodinitiative.org
Did you know we could grow such beautiful produce in Clarksville, TN?!
Did you know we could grow such beautiful produce in Clarksville, TN?!
Michael did a little rearranging at the farm this past week. The pigs are in a new field... We're pretty sure they're ok with it tooπŸ˜‰
Michael did a little rearranging at the farm this past week. The pigs are in a new field... We're pretty sure they're ok with it tooπŸ˜‰
Yesterday's #CSA box goodness all lined up after a rainy harvest.
Yesterday's #CSA  box goodness all lined up after a rainy harvest.