190-Discussing Food Insecurity Replay

Hello friends,

If you listened to Episode 189, you know that we are taking a short break to rest mind and body. Although we are working on some projects around the farm that do not necessarily rest the body. Accomplishing these tasks will make us better and stronger in the long run.

In the interest of taking a break, we have chosen this special episode to replay. It is a continuation of our conversation with Michael and Beth Gillespie. The discussion delves into food insecurity in our community and with college students in particular.

Enjoy listening and we will be back next week.

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines

189-Interview with a Vegan Replay

Hello from Five Feline Farm!

As you can imagine, even though there is always much to be done on the farm, there are also times when a break is in order.

To this end the Mercantile will be closed on Labor Day weekend. And this podcast is a replay of a previous interview with our friends Michael and Beth Gillespie. We really enjoyed recording the episode and hearing it again ourselves.

The Mercantile will re-open on Friday, September 10, 2021 and Saturday, September 11, 2021 we will host Kwiksilver Karaoke for music in the crib. Come out and enjoy.

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines

188-It’s Tomato Time!

Hello!

Yes, it is that time of year for all things tomato. There is nothing quite like a fresh from the garden, sun warmed tomato. Our tomatoes are at peak ripeness and production as we record this episode. We are eating fresh sliced tomatoes and Caprese-style salads at almost every meal.

Of course, we are also preserving tomato products for winter use. Sauce, salsa, Bloody Mary mix and enchilada sauce as well as dehydrating some for “sun-dried” tomatoes.

As usual, we are thinking ahead to how we can continue to improve and reinvent our business. You will be seeing new short courses in the future, teaching our methods on specific topics. If you have questions you would like to see answered in this way, shoot us an email, text or hit us up on social media.

In the meantime, mark your calendars for the following important dates:

September 3-4, 2021-Mercantile closed for Labor Day

September 11, 2021-Kwiksilver Karaoke in the Crib

October 9, 2021-Fall Festival featuring music by the Luna Halos

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines

 

187-Building Garden Beds and More

In this week’s episode we share our vision for the garden area and how we have started to implement that vision.

This week at the Farm has been hot. Humid and hot. But that doesn’t stop us.

The timing was right in the garden to replace some of the in-ground planting areas with raised beds. The end result is exactly what we wanted even though the weather was not cooperative.

Even while we work on improving the garden, we are also continuing to dream up new things that will be useful to our customers. Keep coming back to learn more about how we are transforming some of Donna’s photos and inspiration into a tool for you.

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines