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

132-Summer Vegies At The Farm

Summer is upon us and that means great food from the garden. We are eating and selling sweet corn, eggplant, peppers, potatoes, green beans and tomatoes. Well, soon we will be selling tomatoes.

In this episode you will hear about the current harvest and how we eat some of that harvest.

We are also excited to announce our new delivery service to Charleston, IL. If you are unable to make it out to the farm or to the farmer’s market, check out our website, place an order and we will deliver to you on Saturday afternoon. There may be a few bumps along the way as we work out the details, but our desire is to be inclusive and get great products to everyone.

Stay current with our social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

You can also sign up for our email list to get info delivered straight to your inbox. (You will also get a free thank you ebook.)

Keep coming back, it’s going to get interesting!

Donna, Julia and the Felines

P.S. We appreciate all of you who follow us, order from us and listen to this podcast. Thank you!

131-As The Farm Churns

Today’s episode is designed to give you a laugh while you listen to our weekly exploits.

Each week, we find a new challenge and a plan to overcome. By the end of this past week, we found ourselves deep in gratitude for our customers, friends and this farm that provides for us in so many ways.

We continue to not only plan but execute improvements to our farm. On Fridays you will find produce in the corn crib, jam, balms and artwork in the Mercantile plus pick up your order from the home bakery.

Keep coming back, we will keep it interesting!

Until next time….

Donna, Julia and the Felines

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129-What To Do When It Rains

You know the old saying “when life hands you lemons, make lemonade”? Well, we have to apply similar thinking to life handing us rain. We need the rain for the gardens, but a downpour in the middle of the Farmer’s Market is not fun.

We regrouped and had a good day anyway.

The Farm Fresh Mercantile will be open on Friday from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, offering fresh produce and a special item from the kitchen (on July 3, 2020 it will be English Muffins) in addition to the rest of our great products.

Pre-orders are required for English Muffins, so order early before we run out.

We still offer curbside pickup or one household at a time can shop inside the Mercantile building.

Until next time….

Donna, Julia and the Felines

P.S. Here’s that link to Medium we told you about.