Fall Garden Update!

What a great summer!!! We want to THANK everyone that supported us through the summer growing season either through purchasing CSA boxes or coming by the Farm Stand! We really appreciate all of the positive feedback!!

Part of the Fall Garden

Part of the Fall Garden

UPDATE: Above, you can see an early photo of one of our Fall Spaces. We are growing LARGE quantities of the following:

Dwarf Siberian Kale, Collards, Mustards, Turnips, Kohlrabi, Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Swiss Chard, Brussels, Brocolli Raab, Chinese Cabbage, Copenhagen Cabbage, Lettuces, Sugar Snap Peas, Onions, Beets, Parsnips, Radishes, Lacinato Kale, and White Russian Kale!

Radishes!

Radishes!

We plan to have the Farm Stand out throughout the Fall Growing season as items are available! We will not be offering a Fall CSA box at this time, but if you want some fresh veggies -  Keep an eye on the Facebook page to see when the Farm Stand will be out. We are currently partnered with the Harvested Here Food Hub which supplies local fresh produce to restaurants downtown and in the Chattanooga area as well as supplying produce to The Weekly Fig for their CSA Co-Op Program. We are really excited about these partnerships and look forward to growing these relationships!!

Again, we are so proud of the success of the Summer Garden and look forward to bringing you fresh beautiful produce throughout the fall and winter!

What's Fresh?? CSA Boxes Week 4!

We hope everyone had a safe and Happy 4th of July!

I have some exciting news!!! OUR FARM STAND IS FINISHED!!!!! Hooray!! You can swing by anytime on Monday's and Thursday's and get veggies from the stand. There is an honor box on the right hand side of the first shelf. There are flowers as well!! 

Farm Stand is OPEN! Mondays and Thursdays All Day!

Farm Stand is OPEN! Mondays and Thursdays All Day!

This weeks box is BEAUTIFUL! They are filled with onions, chinese long beans/pole beans mix, squash, zucchini, okra, a heaping handful of yellow pear tomatoes, some large tomatoes (heirloom and early girls), a FUN squash (either a patty pan, a butternut or a sweet potato acorn squash), cucumbers, rosemary, basil and a bright cheery sunflower for $25. See photo below! Pickup this week will be Wednesday and Sunday between 5-7. AND Don't forget about our free DELIVERY option on Wednesday and Friday mornings between 10-12 anywhere in the Chattanooga area!!

The contents of this weeks box!

The contents of this weeks box!

In addition to the boxes this week, you can add a half dozen farm fresh large eggs for $3! 

Fresh Eggs!!

Fresh Eggs!!

I found a few YUMMY recipes I am going to try this week and wanted to pass them along....Here is one for a Summer Squash and Corn Chowder. I know it isn't soup season, but this sure sounds good! http://www.cookingclassy.com/2014/07/summer-squash-corn-chowder/

How about pimento cheese stuffed squash? Let's be honest....You had me at pimento cheese. http://spicysouthernkitchen.com/pimento-cheese-stuffed-squash/

Also, I LOVE this sandwich at Jason's Deli....I have tried it at home and it comes out even better!!! A great idea for Grilled Zucchini!! http://www.dwellonjoy.com/2012/09/zucchini-grillini-panini-jasons-deli.html

Please Contact Us to reserve your box for this week!! Thanks as always for your support!!

Naming the Farm

Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong
— Ella Fitzgerald

Are we crazy or what? What are we thinking? Can we do this? When we got here to the farm, finally, we thought maybe we had both lost our minds. We were surrounded by grass, hay and weeds as tall as we are. We had more work than hours in a day could allow. We had less time to get it all done. But boy, we sure had the energy to do it. And that we did. We worked our full time jobs, and then came home and put in another 8 hours at least every day working to get things back into shape. Mowing, cutting hay, trimming limbs and brush, mowing, cleaning out the barn, filling beaver holes, mowing, spraying for weeds, cutting the brush in the pond, mowing...you see...the list goes on. I knew what our plan was and I could see our vision. I just wasn't sure if we could ever get there on our own.

We barely knew how to crank the tractor, much less use the bush hog....

We barely knew how to crank the tractor, much less use the bush hog....

Could we? Maybe we were crazy. Maybe those doubtful people were right. Maybe not. And....We did it. We are still working hard, but we are getting close! In those first few months....we had to name the place...What in the world do you name a farm?? When I say we had a list of 250 names, that is the honest truth. We thought of the most bland and meaningless names....like "Bending Willow Farm", "Dancing Sycamore" and "Black Walnut Farm"...you name it...we thought of it. But nothing had any meaning or purpose. Late one night, I wrote myself a note and the next morning I asked Philip about Everlee. Philip's grandmothers name is Evelyn...she was the matriarch of their family...and my maiden name is Lee which comes from my mothers and grandparents last name. It seemed perfect. A perfect blend. Meaningful. With heritage and pride. I am proud of our name. That is where our name comes from. We love it. Some before and after photos.......

About us in a nutshell....

I wrote this some time last year...I plan to chronicle the happenings on Everlee Farm here, on our blog, in hopes to inspire ideas and creativity! It is also a place where I will post about events that happen here as well as the garden! First, I wanted to start off telling a little about us and our history. Since the beginning of our relationship, Philip and I have dreamed of having a place like this, a blank slate, a place we could transform into something special. We started dating in college, then traveling with our jobs afterwards for the most part of 5 years. Over that period of time, we saw so many awesome parts of this great country. We hiked it, biked it, ran it, swam it, walked it, photographed it, camped it and loved it. Every Second. We were always trying to decide where we would eventually like to settle down. We really wanted to find a place that was entrepreneur minded and small business friendly. I knew, eventually, we would begin a small business. Along that road, we met some great friends that really inspired us to take chances and go for our dreams. We watched them develop and grow a small tech business from the very beginning and it was amazing. Many nights over beer and pizza we frequently chatted in to the wee hours of the morning about all the ideas we had. Don't we all have such huge imaginations? One of which, was owning a large farm property that had the flexibility to lend itself to other options. A place where people could come and make some of their best memories. Not only that, but where we could have a HUGE garden and hopefully, someday, have an option for a Farm to Table experience! Fast forward several years and we stumbled upon the perfect place to expand on our dream. I guess I had always thought the dream of having a place like this was too big, too grand, too crazy. But, God's timing is always perfect. He orchestrates things better than you could ever imagine for yourself, and he makes a way. And that he did. He made the way for us to have this amazing place. This dream. The farm. It is our dream, our passion, our life...for now...and we desperately want to share its beauty and charm. And so it begins...