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Tubby Creek Farm is the working farm and homestead of Josephine and Randy Alexander, located in Ashland, Mississippi.  We are committed to providing superior quality fresh fruits and vegetables to our local community through Community Supported Agriculture, farmers markets, chef sales, and our farm stand.  We grow your food with love, sunshine, water and a lot of compost but no synthetic chemicals because we are devoted to the safety of our food and the health of the land.

UPDATED 02/10/2015 Registration for our 2015 CSA is now available. Follow the links to view and download the registration form and the add-ons info sheet. There are a limited number of spots available for both our Saturday and Wednesday CSA. The Saturday CSA will continue to be available at the Cooper Young Community Farmers Market. The Wednesday CSA location has changed. The Crews Center for Entrepreneurship will be our pick up location for 2015. The Crews Center is located at 3618 Walker (Google map link) There are limited openings for each pick up location and they will be filled on a first come first served basis. If you have any questions or comments email Randy or call us 901/359-4982

UPDATED 02/10/2015 Registration form

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A Farm Without Fences

. . . Feb 23, 2015 | posted by Josephine
goats jumping the ice coated fence

 

With all the winter weather making gardening impossible this week we have been snuggled up warm in the house sipping hot chocolate, playing scrabble and watching movies.  No wait, that is my fantasy life.  In reality we’ve been scrambling in the wet and the cold just to keep chaos at bay.  It has been one of those treadmill weeks – running just to stay in place. 

Baby Goats Update and New Wednesday CSA pick Up Location

. . . Feb 10, 2015 | posted by Josephine
Baby goat hanging out in the shelter

Kidding season is complete with four baby goats on the ground.  Our four moms had one baby each, we have two baby boys (bucklings) and two baby girls (doelings).  The whole affair was pleasantly unremarkable, which was quite a relief for first timers.  And by first timers, I mean both us and the goats!  Pratt is a first time dad, each of the does are first time moms, and these babies are the first livestock born on our farm so it’s the first time for me and Randy, too.  The does are shaping up to be great moms and we sure hope everything proceeds as uneventfully as

To Cut or Not to Cut?

. . . Feb 03, 2015 | posted by Josephine
AGH cleaning up fall crops

Should we castrate our pigs?  Ah, such a deceptively simple question.  Castrating baby pigs sounds like not much fun.  Especially since I would be the one wielding the knife.  Unlike calves, lambs and goat kids, which can be castrated bloodlessly, pigs require surgical castration.

Our First Kidding

. . . Jan 19, 2015 | posted by Josephine
Apricot and her baby buckling

We have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of baby goats.  We have been reading up on everything that can go wrong with momma and baby.  A baby goat is 90% legs so there are lots of ways for it to get tangled up on its way out into the world.  And if a doe is carrying two or even three babies, think of all those legs in there!  We even have a small-handed friend “on-call” in case there is a situation that requires pelvic intervention.  Fortunately the vast majority of births go smoothly.   In fact, Kiko goats have a good reputation as easy birthers and na

Planting the Seeds of a Moral Dilemma

. . . Dec 09, 2014 | posted by Josephine
Randy washing Fairy Tale Eggplant

Today I am scouring the seed catalogs, looking for a replacement for our Fairy Tale Eggplant.  Fairy Tale has been a fantastic variety for us.  The cute little compact plants produce loads of small, beautifully striped fruit.  The eating quality is fantastic.  They have thin skins with pure white flesh that is creamy and bitter-free.  We love them.