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

Fall 2023 Farm Stand Offering #4

Posted on November 29th, 2023
Things are winding down at the farm for the winter. Harvesting the last of the winter crops like broccoli, cauliflower, kale, collards, lettuce, carrots and onions. We will be planting garlic this week and cleaning up empty beds to plant cover crops like rye grass. Early on we had some challenges w1 read more »

Farm Stand Offering #3

Posted on November 10th, 2023
We hope we can help with your Thanksgiving meal ingredients with this weeks offering. It will include lettuce, bunching onions, purple daikon radishes, carrots, kale, Swiss chard, collards, baby Pac choi, limited amount of broccoli and cauliflower. And I was very happy to see there will be green be1 read more »

Week #2 Fall Offering

Posted on November 1st, 2023
Monday I was on a field trip with my granddaughter Riley at Penton Farm, afterwards we drove to Montevallo and harvest grapefruits to offer to our members this week. Picking citrus at our friends farm in the Fall is now a family tradition, one that is so rewarding! We love teaching our grandchildre1 read more »

Week #1 Fall 2023

Posted on October 24th, 2023
We had a rough start to our Fall Session plantings but we are finally ready to harvest for our first week! Over the summer we harvested, dried and ground several of our peppers into delicious spicy, mild and hot powders to use in your favorite winter chili, soups, or rubs for meat. Also excited to1 read more »

Farm Stand Offering #10

Posted on July 6th, 2023
Figs are ripening and after the late frost we got in the Spring we are grateful to see them! This will be probably be our last offering until the Fall Session that begins in mid October. We will be sending out more information and updates as we get closer to our first harvest of Fall. The Spring/Su1 read more »

Farm Stand Offering #9

Posted on June 22nd, 2023
  You can't grow without experiencing all that Mother Nature will send your way. I think it has rained and stormed nearly everyday for the past 3 weeks and still more in the forecast for the next 7 days. I think I speak for everyone that we could use a break. This week I have started putting u1 read more »

Week #8 Farm Stand Offering

Posted on June 15th, 2023
It's cucumber season! We are harvesting lots of pickling cucumber so pull out your  refrigerator or canning recipe for pickles! We love cucumbers and made some yummy cucumber salads with our slicers!  The weather this week has been full of severe storms and lots of rain, looks like next w1 read more »

Week #7 Farm Stand Offering

Posted on June 8th, 2023
We have started harvesting beautiful Beatrice eggplants! Baba Ganoush dip, eggplant parmesan, stir fry, and grilled rounds added to a hamburger are some of my favorite ways to use them. Also ready this week is cucumbers, one of my favorite summer vegetables! Im sad to say the tomatoes are ripening1 read more »

Week #6 Farm Stand Order

Posted on May 31st, 2023
Mortgage Lifter is a new variety of slicer tomato we are trying this year. A few have started ripening and we had our first BLT of 2023 and I have to say it is a very beautiful and tasty variety! They are just beginning to size up and ripen so we will have a few available. Last week for green beans1 read more »