Farm Happenings at Joy Haven Farm
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Farm Happenings at Joy Haven Farm

Myer Lemon season

Posted on November 29th, 2020
Citrus season is right up there with tomato season for our household! We love adding fresh grapefruits, Myer lemons and kumquats to our favorite dishes or just our morning tea. Each year during this time we make the drive to Montevallo several times and harvest citrus from our friends at Spring Creek... read more »

Citrus season

Posted on November 15th, 2020
Its citrus season! While my daughter was attending college in Montevallo she regularly reached out to local growers for produce. On the advice of a fellow student she visited Jim and Mildred Knowles at Spring Creek for a few apples. Well the rest is history as they say and we have been visiting them... read more »

Dusting off

Posted on November 7th, 2020
    Along with many in our beautiful state of Alabama Hurricane Zeta hit our little farm pretty hard. We did not have damage to our home and were safe, however the growing area received high winds and did not fair so well! Thursday morning it was clear we needed a little... read more »

Hurrican Zeta

Posted on October 30th, 2020
  Hurricane Zeta was still a roaring Tropical Storm as it made its way through Alabama Wednesday evening and into the early hours of Thursday. We prepared as much as we could for the possible wind gust of up to 70 MPH and made many prayers for our little community and all it would effect inland.... read more »

Kohlrabi...what is this strange looking vegetable?

Posted on October 25th, 2020
Kohlrabi will be ready to harvest very soon and we always get asked what is a kohlrabi? Is it a root crop? What family is it in? Once we tasted and started growing it we became a kohlrabi fan. The kohlrabi (German for cabbage turnip) though not a root vegetable at all is in the brassica family along... read more »

Week 2 of Fall CSA

Posted on October 11th, 2020
Thank you everyone for a great first Fall CSA delivery successful. We got a lot of great pictures from you all of shares on delivery day and then some yummy pics of dishes you made with the contents (keep em coming)! We also love to get recipes that we can pass on to the other member. This week we will... read more »

Fall CSA Starting This Week

Posted on October 4th, 2020
We are pretty darn excited to start our new CSA Session! After many do overs and set backs due to weather we have replanted and off and running again. Fall has finally arrived in Alabama which means we are under 90 degrees and having a few cool night. Yay! This weeks offering includes fresh mushrooms... read more »


Posted on September 21st, 2020
Greetings, We are excited to start our Fall CSA soon and wanted to let you all know what we have been up to. Our team has put in countless hours and weeks of preparation to get the Fall vegetables off and running. Clearing summer veggies, cover crops, bed preps, compost and fertilizer applications.... read more »


Posted on August 7th, 2020
Its a typical hot as heck August in Alabama! It doesn't feel like Fall, however preparation has been underway for weeks. Seeds ordered, summer bed cleaned up and planted with a quick cover crop of sunn hemp, millet, and sunflowers. We are working in the early mornings starting seed trays, expanding growing... read more »