Friday, April 29, 2011

The Urban Farm Chicks, Today at The Farm . . .

Days like this put a smile on my face.

My day started early with a quick visit to a rummage sale over on the west side of town. I bought two very cute matching vintage chairs (Michael's not so sure about them) and also a few glass juice jars.

Then I headed east toward one of my favorite places - the salvage yard next to the mountain.  We needed a few things to finish the buck pen and garden staking.  I got so excited I started taking pictures and then thought to myself, "What woman in their right mind would be in a place like this?"  I think of this special place as a huge lot full of vintage.  Here I posted one of my last finds.  I'll post pictures this weekend.

After Michael and I brought home the goods, we worked together pulling up bermuda grass just south of the vintage fence. Then I got busy and planted a few more Charentais melon seeds (you're gonna love em!), Buttercup squash (not sure it's the right timing - but I went with it) and another squash seed. Planting seeds is no easy task. Prepping the hole, filling it with good stuff, placing the seed, setting the drip in place and then covering each seed pocket.

Then, this afternoon, Michael and I had a real treat.  Rebecca and Sarah (sisters) of Farmyard paid us the nicest visit. Rebecca and Sarah are Urban Farm Chicks who are rocking Phoenix with their CSA, putting gardens in as many back yards as they can and a ton of other green/earthy things.

Rebecca and Sarah are two women passionate about gardening and helping others do the same.  Their philosophy is Grow Locally, Produce organically and Eat Well.

In the short time we chatted and shared stories while sitting on bales of hay in the goat yard, I discovered that both of these women are incredibly hardworking and truly passionate about what they do...and like me, Rebecca wears flip flops as an Urban Farm Chick.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Thursday Market

Well, at least almost every Thursday we get up early to harvest the freshest vegetables and gather fresh farm eggs just to fill our market baskets so you can take home the best organic produce for your family table.

We are open Thursdays from 9 until noon and then again at 4 pm until 6 pm.

Garden Consultations

The interest for back yard edible gardens is blossoming these days and people have the "want to" but don't have the "how to" and that's where the farm team at The Simple Farm comes in to help.

Master Gardener
Anita, is our Master Gardener and she and her company - Simple Edible Gardens - is available for personal edible garden consultation.  Her expertise ranges from in the ground edible gardens to raised beds to garden design. 

Initial 90 - Minute Consultation Fee is $25 - good till April 1st.  Radius outside 10 miles of The Simple Farm has an additional trip charge.

Backyard Chickens
We can help you incorporate and set up your back yard hen house into your garden area. We even have our own Simple Farm Hen resource for your baby chicks for your new hen house!

Anita Says
Let Anita help you create that simple edible garden in your backyard.  She says, "I know I can show you and help you make your edible garden possible."

For more information or questions - email Anita at simpleediblegardens at gmail dot com or
call her @ 602.750.9538.

The possibilities are endless with Simple Edible Gardens.