Lavender, sunflowers, zinnias, fresh dill.
Locally Baked Strawberry Cake sourcing Certified Organic Strawberries from Farmer Dave at D & A Farm.
Strawberry Chicken Salad catered by The Strawberry Patch with Georgia Pecans, local chives and berries.
Concord Street Sweet Cheesecake with berries from The Strawberry Patch. Thank you Georgia Grown for Georgia peanuts.
Bluebird’s Local Foods Lunch & Learn.
Callaway Blue Spring Water.
Bluebird CSA wheat shares. Locally Grown, Pike Co. Georgia wheat.
Tune In Alert for Tuesday, February 21 to UGA Griffin Campus Radio Show, broadcasting from WKEU each Tuesday morning from 9:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Bluebird CSA Program Director, Patti Robinson, will be a radio show guest with Dr. Jeff Jordan, Director of Southern Region SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education) and Dr. Jerry Arkin, Assistant Dean for the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Greenhouse Development Phase II: Edibles in Container Gardening May-July
Bluebird Greenhouse Development
Building One: Growing
Building Two: Packing and Transplanting
Phase I Recap Feb-April: Starting Spring Seeds for Garden Plants
- To develop Community Supported Agriculture programs in the Griffin area
- To revitalize a closed greenhouse facility with edible vegetables
- To encourage Farm to School learning experiences
- To provide garden plants for affordable fresh foods to the community
- To offer internships for those interested in a Local Foods Certificate
On February 22, Farmer Bob and Bluebird began starting tomato, lettuce, herb and various heirloom vegetable plant seeds using organic practices.
3 Spring Plant Sales offering Affordable Veggie Plants to Community
The first Veggie Plant Sale open to the public was Spring Fling on April 8th.
The second week of Plant Sale open to public was on April 16th.
The 3rd week event was Earth Day Farm-to-School and Plant Sale held on Good Friday, April 22, 2011–Easter Weekend Holiday. Good Friday (2011 also Earth Day) is planting day for many local growers and farmers.
After these 3 successful planting events providing affordable garden plants to the community, the remaining vegetable and tomato plants will be transferred to local farms and the Bluebird Greenhouse gardens to produce fruits outdoors during the summer season. Click to enlarge thumbnail images.
Phase II Begins May-July: Edibles in Container Gardens
“Container gardening allows so many more people the chance to get involved with gardening. Vegetables can pretty much be grown anywhere; there is nothing that the plant needs that cannot be offered to the plant in a container,” states Greenhouse Gardening.
Welcome to Bluebird Greenhouse where Community Supported Agriculture members, farmers and Georgia producers are growing together!
Top 10 Recipe Ideas Using Your CSA Farm Veggies
Please click below for Recipes and Source Links….
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Thanksgiving in a Jar
Apple Upside Down Cake
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
Kale and Wild Rice Pilaf
Apple Cider Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Rosemary Roasted Winter Veggies
Ginger Cranberry Chutney
Pomegranate Apple Salad
Pumpkin Scalloped Potatoes
Thank you to local supporters of Bluebird CSA who offer a pickup location in the community!
Want to establish a Pickup Location near you? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Corn Chowder
Lemon Chive Baby Squash
Kale Caesar Salad
Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes
Watermelon & Tomato Salad
Slow Roasted Tomatoes
Garlic Seared Green Beans
Sweet Pepper & Onion Pasta
Parmesan Romaine Salad
Grilled Cheese & Tomatoes
Are you a local producer interested in building a local foods system?
- In addition to picking up products at local farms, many local producers bring their products to Bluebird Greenhouse.
- Farmer Matt delivers his crops including carrots and Pak Choi.
Down the Lane delivers their handmade lavender soaps, locally grown blueberry muffins and heirloom tomatoes.
- Bluebird meets a fine local cottage artisan baker just off the downtown square as she brings a basket of teacakes, breakfast breads and homemade granola for Bluebird members.
- Stopping by weekly at a local warehouse where certified organic sprouts are grown, Bluebird picks up broccoli and sunflower sprouts.
- Callaway Blue Spring Water is loaded for Bluebird CSA members locally.
- Cheese Straws are delivered to the Vineyard for weekly orders.
- Blueberries are harvested and kept in the fridge until picked up by Bluebird.
- Strawberries are harvested and ready for Bluebird to pickup during strawberry season by local growers.
- Summer squash is harvested and weighed, along with corn, onions, potatoes and more when Bluebird arrives for pickup at local farms.
- Chocolate Cherry Tomatoes are picked up during season from a local backyard gardener.
What might you produce for a community supported agriculture program?
Veggies, Flowers, Herbs
Year round seasonal vegetables, fresh flowers and herbs can be grown at home.
Are you a grower of heirloom tomatoes with enough to share? Contact: email@example.com
Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, cranberries, peaches, apples, figs, melons, grapes… Almost everyone has a suitable container or garden space which can become productive growing fruits which then can be harvested and delivered to Bluebird.
You’ll likely find countless items in your home garden that can be marketed such as pinecones, holly, wood cuttings, feathers, acorns and more.
Custom Made Kitchen Tools
Whiskbrooms, baskets, ceramic ironstone serving ware, pottery
Divinity, fudge, pecan pralines
Artisan Breads, muffins, quick breads, breadsticks, cakes, cookies, pies, tarts
Handmade lotions, soaps, candles, lip balms, shaving creams
Home air sprays, bug bite relief, herbal face scrubs, pot pourri, sachets
Sewing and Knitting
Scarves, hats, earmuffs, mittens, sweater pillows, pet sweaters and more.
Homemade and healthy kitty and dog treats. Other pet care items.
Do you save seeds from your flowers, cuttings from herbs or seeds from your heirloom tomatoes or veggies?