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

Week #2 of Fall CSA

Posted on October 10th, 2021
So thankful to finally get a break from the rain and enjoying the continuing cooler weather.  This week our lettuce mix is back and asian greens are ready to harvest! Along with some fingerling sweet potatoes from our neighboring farmer Mr. Steele many yummy meals will be possible.  Check... read more »

Week #1 Of Fall 2021 CSA

Posted on October 3rd, 2021
The last few weeks we've been busy, busy, busy prepping beds, planting seedlings and direct seeding for our Fall CSA. The is week #1 and we are excited to get started!  We have had quit a few challenges like tropical storms bringing record breaking rain fall, extreme heat, rodents eating our seedlings,... read more »

Last week of our Spring/Summer CSA

Posted on July 10th, 2021
Peppers again take center stage for our final Spring/Summer CSA delivery! Hot summers bring lots of eggplants, tomatoes and peppers! I think farmers have a passion for peppers because much time is put into these plants before they ever bear fruit and especially if your waiting for those varieties that... read more »

Heat wave and Fall coming soon

Posted on July 3rd, 2021
You can't farm without talking about the weather! While we have had a mild beginning to the Summer the extreme heat and humidity is here to stay for the next few months! This means working early in morning and take a break until later afternoon and work till dark.  We are doing a lot of cleaning... read more »

Farm Happenings for June 30, 2021

Posted on June 27th, 2021
      Summer is in full swing which means plenty of tomatoes, peppers and those beautiful eggplants! Part of the joy and sometimes the over plentiful of certain veggies of a CSA is eating seasonal and what is producing at the time of delivery! Greens like spinach, arugula, lettuce and... read more »

Week #9 is all about peppers!

Posted on June 20th, 2021
The peppers are really starting to shine this week! We are growing frying peppers (shishito and Jimmy Nardello), sweet pepper (orange Aura/Glow) and Bell (green/yellow/red). We will also have hot and spice peppers for the Fall CSA.  If you look closely at the picture you can see slight damage from... read more »

Week #8 Hornworm Caterpillars have arrived!

Posted on June 12th, 2021
  Growing organically in the south is full of many challenges. Inclement weather with hail, wind and tornadoes, moisture overload, humidity, hot, hot extreme temperatures and the many insects that love this environment! The hornworm is one of those insects and they have arrived! If you're not paying... read more »

Tomato Season is rolling in!

Posted on June 5th, 2021
Tomatoes, eggplant and green beans lets us know its summer in Alabama, right along with the hot muggy weather! This week many of you will receive arugula from Bad Goat Greens. Their farm is in Wetumpka and they grow a variety of greens. They sell to many area restaurants and you can also find them at... read more »

Week #6 Summer is Here!

Posted on May 30th, 2021
Well summer is official here in the river region of Alabama. Tomato plants are loaded and many of those tomatoes are beginning to blush. Cucumbers are sizing up and of course we are still harvesting loads of summer squash. Coming soon are peppers and eggplants! Last week we included lettuce mix from... read more »