Place your order online, for pick up at the farm, at your market, or delivery to your restaurant or home. We serve the Gainesville, Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Orlando, FL areas.
*Online orders must be received two days before your pick up. If you do not see the pick up day or location listed that you need, please contact us. The prices listed are specific to your pick up or delivery location. You will not be able to see pricing until you enter a location. Once you create your account, we may contact you to update your account settings to the correct location, price level and customer type based on your individual needs.
Phone: (352) 468-3816
WHAT'S NEW THIS WEEK?ABUNDANT CROPS THIS WEEK: MALABAR SPINACH (in photo), MELONS (Cantaloupe and Watermelon), CORN (Sweet with husk or shucked), BASIL (Thai, Tulsi, Lemon, Purple Italian), POTATOES (new red, purple, tricolor), CARROTS (baby and rainbow), ONIONS (scallions, cured yellow or red), PEPPERS (cubanelle, shishito, or jalapeños), EGGPLANT (Japanese), TOMATOES (sungold and Juliette)
Plants don't have eyes but they can sense the day length by hours of uninterrupted light (or length of the night). Each morning the plants' far red sensors (located in most vegetative cells) turn off as the blue light of the day arrives. Each night the plants' far red sensors switch on as the blue daylight recedes (far red light is the last wavelength in the sky after sunset), marking the beginning of the night period. This week the plants' sensors will alert them that the days have reached the longest of the year (solstice) and that its all downhill from here. Many plants use these sensors to time the maturity of their fruit or seed. For example, the hibiscus won't set fruit until the night is around 12 hours long (but it will flower much earlier). For us farmers, the summer solstice marks the end of the abundant season and also a chance to reflect on all the hard work put in during the spring. This season, with all challenges of weather (El Niño) and transportation (our van being totaled by a drunk driver), we were able to increase both our customer base and our offerings! We are investing in our soil this summer in the form of cover crops and erosion control so that we can have an awesome fall season. We've got a lot planted for the summer too so stay tuned for lots of sweet potato greens, okra, and muscadine grapes to come in July!