Saturday, October 8, 2016



Welllll, we've come to the end of our CSA season!
Thank you Allison
for allllll your hard
You've picked up your last share box of vegetables from our farm, BUT we'll still be at the markets through the rest of the fall season! 

We'll also be at several winter markets in the area so look for us at:  The new Grow Oak Ridge Farmers Market which is a cozy indoor Saturday market. Their exciting facebook page tells the whole story.  We'll also be taking part again in the always exciting Nourish Knoxville Winter Farmer's MarketThe Main Street Farmer's Market in Chattanooga and their up to date Facebook page. We'll also be at Dixie Lee Farmer's Market as long as YOU continue to come!

 Be looking for more fall crops, freshly made baked goods, jams, honey, and meats.  If you'd like to win a great vegetable cookbook, read on!

Thank You Luke!
 We really appreciate you partnering with us! Your support enabled us to grow the crops, run the tractors, and drive to markets. Without you, this lil' farm would soon close. So, PLEASE be looking for the upcoming link to join us again in 2017! PLEASE help us spread the word too! 

Here are some of the highlights from our season!

Isaac's new wife, Destany joined our family farm!

Faith Anne and Charity baked hundreds of cookies this year for markets!
Thank you Faith and Charity!

Our BLT "kits" were a hit over the
4th of July!

Our pastured chickens kept the younger
boys and Farmer Steve BUSY each day as they
gave them new pasture, fed them, and cared for their needs.

Starting very soon our new layer flock will be
producing nice brown eggs for you!

It wasn't the greatest tomato year, but
God did provide a mid-season yield
that satisfied the tomato lover in
all of us.

The children picked wild blackberries, and we "contracted" with a sweet older lady for her berries.
Our seedless blackberry jam is a big hit!

Getting our tomatoes off the mountain to markets in good shape on our roads is always a challenge. We don't hit a good paved road until at least a half hour into our trip!

Beautiful Swiss Chard

Green Beans

 Faith Anne preps cups of cherry tomatoes
for market.

New Potatoes...nothing can taste better!


We grew past putting our cinnamon rolls on plates with bags to protect them. WE LOVE THESE BOXES!

We're truly grateful for the blessing of our pond! We irrigated out of it all season when rain was so rare. Grass grew on the banks that were once covered with water. Thank You Lord!

Our older flock of Black Australorp chickens began laying EXTRA large eggs. We had the blessing of buying bigger egg cartons!  

We've raised 3 batches of broiler chickens this season.

For the FIRST time since planting our fruit trees 15 plus years ago we had crops of nectarines, plums, apples, peaches and a few pears. Wow!

We'd like some feedback on what you enjoyed most in your shares, what you think we can improve on in the coming year. We are always wanting to grow...crops yes, but also in our service to you. Don't hesitate to tell us what you think! Click the comment button below and send us your thoughts.

One special person who takes the time to comment will receive, From Asparagus to Zucchini, A Guide to Cooking Farm-Fresh Seasonal Produce by the Madison Area Community Supported Agriculture Coalition as a special thank you! We'll  give you two weeks to consider and respond, before drawing the winner on October 22, 2016. We'll contact the winner, and will deliver the prize cookbook to your market (or the nearest market to you). This contest is for Shareholders of the 2016 year only. It's a great book, so respond below!

Thank You Again
From Us All
Here on 
Colvin Family Farm!

The Farmer's Wife,

More highlights!

Two of our rogue hens each hatched A chick!
(Look closely at the front of the hen.) 

Triplet squash

There's more to farming than just
raising a crop or critters! All these tubs needed a good scrubbing!

I think the porch full of shares is a beautiful thing to look at.

Weighing out produce in the farm kitchen for our Thursday online market.

We had paddock issues early in the season with these hogs....UGGGG! Our boys chased pigs for weeks till we were able to deal with each glitch in our methods. Now they are content to root around in the woods alone! :)))

Only God can create a red like these radish!

I was able to share a few of our family's recipes with ya'll.

It's been a "sweet" season.

Our son Noah worked with his brothers all season, but has now decided the family farm will not be his future. Thanks for all your hard work Noah!

Thank you for all your hard work Adam!

A big thank you to all who helped me make jam! We've made over 1,500 jars so far!

Thanks Luke for alllll your hard work in and out of the field!

Thanks gals! (Left to right) Destany, Allison, Faith Anne, Charity Rose, (niece) Rachel, Hannah Grace, Hope, Brittany, and Missy! The first four work for our farm daily...the others probably pray for us as we're all family!

Thank you for all your hard work Isaac (you too again Adam)...thanks for your prayers Matthew and Tony!

I had to slip ONE picture of our littlest farmers...they're here on the farm for a two week visit... but now are living in South Dakota where they are lil' missionaries. We're enjoying our two weeks together! They've helped with our broilers, and MORE! Tractor riding, picnics, walks in the woods, chicks, hogs, reading books, making treats in the farm kitchen, family dinners....

From Asparagus to Zucchini, we're thankful for all the Lord has done in us, and through us this season. He is faithful to those whose hearts are turned toward Him!

"A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within  you; and will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh." 

Ezekiel 3626

Don't forget to comment below, and possibly win the cookbook!