166-Season Opener at the Mercantile

On today’s episode we review our Mercantile season opening; the successes and challenges. As always, we learned and are making a few changes.

One of the lessons learned is to make our opening hours more consistent. To that end we have changed our hours to 12:00 PM (noon) to 4:00 PM both Friday and Saturday. That should make it easier for both our customers and us.

In spite of that, we had a wonderful opening weekend. Thank you to everyone who came out and visited.

As we also noted during this episode, if you are interested in learning how we garden and grow produce here at Five Feline Farm, there are still a few days to enroll at the low introductory price of $19. On April 1, 2021 the price will increase. We continue to add lessons as the season progresses. You will have lifetime access to everything we add. You can get in now by following the link below:

Gardening the Five Feline Farm Way

Thank you for joining us. If you have any questions, you can email us, call, text or reach out on social media. (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram)

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines

165-The Mercantile is Opening

It’s that time of year!

We are excited to start our on-farm Mercantile season. Beginning Friday, March 19 2021, the Mercantile will be open on Fridays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and Saturdays from 12:00 PM (noon) until 4:00 PM. More hours and deliveries will be added.

You can order ahead through our online store and choose to pick up at the Farm.

Don’t forget to follow our social media accounts and share if you can. (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

Thank you for listening,

Donna, Julia and the Felines

P.S. We can now text from our business line. Let us know how we can serve you.

164-Spring Has Arrived

With the arrival of warmer weather, the outdoor tasks at the farm begin in earnest. In addition to planting, transplanting and taking out invasive plants, we are preparing for the season opening of the Mercantile.

On Friday, March 19, 2021 from 10:00AM – 2:00PM we will open the Mercantile. Our onsite store features great products such as handcrafted soaps and balms, specialty baked items, jams, and produce in season. Plus we host the work of some local artisans.

In this episode we mentioned our Gardening the Five Feline Farm Way class. If you are not already enrolled, you can still get in at the low introductory price of $19.00. This gives you lifetime access to every lesson we add. The course is growing and the price will too before too much longer.

As always you can keep track of everything at Five Feline Farm through our social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) or on our email list. You will get a free downloadable ebook just for signing up.

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines

163-It is Almost Spring at the Farm

As the title of this episode suggests, we are starting to see warmer temperatures in East Central Illinois.

Those warmer temperatures allow us to begin the outdoor tasks like removing invasive plant species and burning up the cuttings.

We also have been able to check on the honeybees. We may have lost one colony over the winter, but the other two seem to be doing well. They have plenty of food stores to get them through until pollen and nectar start, but just in case, we added a little more in the form of winter patties.

The Mercantile will re-open on Friday, March 19, 2021 for the season. We will be then be open almost every Friday until Christmas. Keep watching our website, email and social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) for more details.

Two links were mentioned in the podcast.

First is our online gardening course: Gardening the Five Feline Farm Way. It is packed full of videos and information about each step we take here at the Farm to produce all our garden goodness. We are offering a low introductory price of only $19 for lifetime access. As we continue to add lessons, the price will go up.

Second is our Gert’s Garden 2 Go© bags for customers within our delivery area (15 miles from the farm). All of the details are available through the link below.
Gert's Garden 2 Go©

As usual, we are busy here at the farm.

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines