2015 Week 42

It’s Pumpkin Time!
We grew so many pumpkins & winter squash this year – all heirloom varieties that are delicious as well as gorgeous. Stop by the farm stand or Renfrow Hardware to see the entire selection of shapes, colors, & sizes. We also have dried corn stalks, which paired with cookable pumpkins is adorable autumn home decor.


On Sunday night my dad and I spread frost cloth over the final two tomato rows in attempts to save them from last night’s frost warning – and it worked. We will continue to have tomatoes for another few weeks, until a harder frost finally takes us out. We do however have lots of green tomatoes available this week from the rows that we pulled up late last week and did not try to salvage.
Moe’s Original BBQ is serving up our Fried Green Tomatoes (along with our collards) on their menu this week.

Here also is my new favorite way to eat green tomatoes – a unique alternative to apple pie. My friend made this for me a few weeks ago, and it is one of the very best pies I have ever tasted!

Green Tomato Pie

Pie shell & top, either homemade or premade
4-5 large green tomatoes, sliced thinly
3/4 c sugar
1/4 c butter (1/2 stick), cut into chunks
2 tsp flour
1 Tbsp vinegar
cinnamon, to taste

Preheat oven to 425F. Toss ingredients together and layer in pie shell, covering with the top crust. Poke holes in the top and bake for 30 minutes with aluminum foil holding down the edges. Remove foil and continue baking for 15-20 more minutes, or until golden brown. Enjoy!

Growing fruit in your own backyard is easy and so delicious.
Our final installment of the Family Food Garden Series for 2015 is all about growing these fruit plants, and two identical sessions will be held on Tuesday night, Oct 20th and Wednesday morning, Oct 21st.  Growing fruit plants is a long-term investment and you want to make sure to start off by planting it in the best spot, so come to us for expert advice!
An Apple a Day: Fruit Plants for a Healthy Family
Who wouldn’t want to have their photo taken in the midst of a lush flower patch, or in the bed of a vintage ’50s truck? We have dozens of unique backdrops and styling pieces in the midst of this beautiful farm, just perfect for creating memories & uniquely documenting you and your family.

We recently started opening up our farm to photographers and their clients for  various kinds of photo shoots – please help us spread the word! Find out more details on our website here. And there are big plans in the works – think summertime bridal portraits in a sunflower field with lush wildflower bouquets!