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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, vegetables and pasture raised pork, goat and chicken to our local community through Community Supported Agriculture, farmers markets and chef sales.  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.

CSA Information

Our 2015 summer and fall CSA is full. If interested in a 2016 CSA that information will be availible in January of 2016. In the meantime you can sign up for our weekly newsletter, on the left of this page, to stay abreast of our latest goings on and CSA updates. We plan to keep our 2016 pick up locations the same for next year. The Saturday CSA will continue to be available at the Cooper Young Community Farmers Market. The Wednesday CSA location is on the farm or in Memphis at The Crews Center for Entrepreneurship. The Crews Center is located at 3618 Walker (Google map link)  If you have any questions check out the above link, Get Veggies, email Randy or call us 901/359-4982

Forms

Our 2015 registration and pricing info Registration form

Link to information on our CSA eggs, whole broilers and pork shares Add-ons information

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Summer is here!

. . . Jun 13, 2015 | posted by Josephine
Our friend and neighbor helping out.

The summer solstice is fast approaching.  Siesta season at Tubby Creek Farm!  We are out the door at first light every morning, and as the days get hotter we like to take advantage of the evening hours when the sun is low.  Besides, we have to stay up until the chickens go to bed at dusk every evening so we can close up their house and keep them safe from predators.  There just aren’t enough hours between dark and dawn to get a good night’s sleep.  So we add a post-lunch nap to the schedule and sleep through the hottest part of the day.
 

Holy squash and zucchini!

. . . Jun 04, 2015 | posted by Josephine
Squash, zuchini and fingerlings in the walk in

Holy squash and zucchini!  There is quite bit of summer squash in the shares this week.  It is time to get it while the getting is good.  We are loading you up because we don’t know how long it will stick around!  We should have more next week but after that, who knows!  The squash bugs and fungus spread by the wet weather could take it down at any time.  We have a second succession of squash and zucchini planted but whether or not that will pan out is anybody’s guess.     
 

Tis' the Season, Squash Season

. . . May 30, 2015 | posted by Josephine
Close up of squashes blossoming

Although the official start of summer is still weeks away, this is the last week of spring at Tubby Creek Farm (that’s right, we make our own rules!).  We want to thank all of our CSA members for supporting us through this challenging spring season.  As you may recall, it was cold and crazy wet, setting us back three weeks in starting spring planting.  We were only able to plant about half of what we had planned but somehow we pulled through and only missed one week of the CSA.  This was a season where the “sharing the risks” part of the CSA was pretty apparent.  We

Squash Problems? And a New Boar

. . . May 20, 2015 | posted by Josephine
Our new boar, Tacitus

Last week I noticed the squash plants starting to bloom.  Hooray, yellow squash and zucchini are on the way!  Then I looked closer.  The plants were covered in female flowers, not a male flower in sight.  Yup, squash and their cucurbit cousins like cucumbers and melons have separate male and female flowers.  Male flowers are borne on stalks while female blooms are found at the end of a miniature fruit.  The male flowers start blooming a week or two ahead of the female flowers to attract pollinators.  Unlike tomatoes and corn, which are pollinated by the wi

Weaning Pglets & Rosie Troubles

. . . May 16, 2015 | posted by Josephine
Pigs & piglets

It is May and as such lots and lots has been happening on the farm.  A few weeks ago we got 30 Guinea Fowl chicks and they are growing happily in the brooder.   We weighed all and weaned most of our piglets.  I say most because four out of the eleven escaped and found their way back to mom.  We had hoped the gilts would wean the piglets themselves but at nine weeks Bon Bon was just too skinny to leave the piglets on any longer.  Randy took our first four boar hogs to the processor on Monday causing all sorts of happy and sad emotions.  In the vegetable gar