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I cannot get over this toad! 🐸 Oliver found him and brought him to us hanging out just like this. He’s all good. Just chilling. 
HEY! Btw, go ahead and get your tickets to our Hog Roast Hootenanny  coming up next Saturday, April 28th from 11am-3pm. It’s gonna be a great time! Purchase tickets at www.thefoodinitiative.org/hogroast
#tfigrows #tfihoot
I cannot get over this toad! 🐸 Oliver found him and brought him to us hanging out just like this. He’s all good. Just chilling. HEY! Btw, go ahead and get your tickets to our Hog Roast Hootenanny coming up next Saturday, April 28th from 11am-3pm. It’s gonna be a great time! Purchase tickets at www.thefoodinitiative.org/hogroast #tfigrows  #tfihoot 
We’ve had some sweet little ones come to the farm for a visit the past few days. They met the animals, saw the plants, asked questions, some growled at the pigs 😆, and everybody planted some seeds to take home. Hopefully they’ll remember their trip for a long time! 
#tfigrows
We’ve had some sweet little ones come to the farm for a visit the past few days. They met the animals, saw the plants, asked questions, some growled at the pigs 😆, and everybody planted some seeds to take home. Hopefully they’ll remember their trip for a long time! #tfigrows 
Here we go again... Another chilly night. We covered the tomatoes up to keep from any frost damage that might come tonight. This farming gig is no joke! #tfigrows #farmlife
Here we go again... Another chilly night. We covered the tomatoes up to keep from any frost damage that might come tonight. This farming gig is no joke! #tfigrows  #farmlife 
Valerie Hunter-Kelly & the Air Assault Team have been supporters of The Food Initiative from the very get-go. They’ve sponsored over 36 youth to participate in our Summer Youth Program! Mark and Valerie, thank you for believing in our work and the youth in this community! •
#tfigrows #tfisponsor @vhksells
Valerie Hunter-Kelly & the Air Assault Team have been supporters of The Food Initiative from the very get-go. They’ve sponsored over 36 youth to participate in our Summer Youth Program! Mark and Valerie, thank you for believing in our work and the youth in this community! • #tfigrows  #tfisponsor  @vhksells
The salamanders are loving the wet ground and dark places to take shelter. My (Regina’s) nerves can take finding one of these guys way way better than being surprised by a snake!
The salamanders are loving the wet ground and dark places to take shelter. My (Regina’s) nerves can take finding one of these guys way way better than being surprised by a snake!
Cornhole • Jumbo Jenga • Bocce Ball • Jumbo Checkers •  plus MORE  fun at our Hog Roast Hootenanny! Get your tickets now so you don’t miss out on a great time and good food! 
www.thefoodinitiative.org/hogroast
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#tfigrows #nashvilletn #clarksvilletn #fortcampbell #CSA #farmlife #sustainableagriculture #marketfarming #farmfresh #farmfreshfood #knowyourfarmer #farmevent #bbq #hogroast #tfihoot
On Friday, Michael worked on prepping beds for tomatoes and peppers. He maneuvered some of the implements on the tractor to help make the process of laying and burying the plastic a little easier. 
There’s definitely room for improving this method, but his back isn’t aching from shoveling for hours and he had time to get other tasks accomplished. 
I don’t know about you and your profession, but we are constantly learning and trying to improve our technique, and just when we think we get it figured out, Mother Nature keeps you on your toes with a crazy wet winter or snow on the 15th of April! 😳🤯
In other news, tonight is the last night with freezing temps in the foreseeable forecast SO tomatoes and peppers are going in the ground tomorrow! 🍅🌶
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#tfigrows #nashvilletn #clarksvilletn #fortcampbell #CSA #farmlife #sustainableagriculture #marketfarming #farmfresh #farmfreshfood #knowyourfarmer
On Friday, Michael worked on prepping beds for tomatoes and peppers. He maneuvered some of the implements on the tractor to help make the process of laying and burying the plastic a little easier. There’s definitely room for improving this method, but his back isn’t aching from shoveling for hours and he had time to get other tasks accomplished. I don’t know about you and your profession, but we are constantly learning and trying to improve our technique, and just when we think we get it figured out, Mother Nature keeps you on your toes with a crazy wet winter or snow on the 15th of April! 😳🤯 In other news, tonight is the last night with freezing temps in the foreseeable forecast SO tomatoes and peppers are going in the ground tomorrow! 🍅🌶 • • #tfigrows  #nashvilletn  #clarksvilletn  #fortcampbell  #CSA  #farmlife  #sustainableagriculture  #marketfarming  #farmfresh  #farmfreshfood  #knowyourfarmer 
Somebody’s a little confused now that the big pigs are gone (all but one actually). She and about 9 other chickens lived in the pin with the pigs to help clean up after the them (😉😬)
We moved all the chickens back over to the large coop and this one in particular is just not having it. She keeps jumping the fence and hanging out on the tractor when it isn’t being used. 🥚
Somebody’s a little confused now that the big pigs are gone (all but one actually). She and about 9 other chickens lived in the pin with the pigs to help clean up after the them (😉😬) We moved all the chickens back over to the large coop and this one in particular is just not having it. She keeps jumping the fence and hanging out on the tractor when it isn’t being used. 🥚
We are just over two weeks away from our 2nd Hog Roast Hootenanny. Grab your tickets tonight for a great time on the farm and awesome food! (Fun for ALL ages)
Saturday, April 28th from 11am-3pm at 5470 Sango Rd. {Tickets available at www.thefoodinitiative.org/hogroast}
We are just over two weeks away from our 2nd Hog Roast Hootenanny. Grab your tickets tonight for a great time on the farm and awesome food! (Fun for ALL ages) Saturday, April 28th from 11am-3pm at 5470 Sango Rd. {Tickets available at www.thefoodinitiative.org/hogroast}
The older I get the more old phrases all the sudden make sense to me. This puts a good new spin on “nosey”😄
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The wet weather we’ve had has made it almost impossible to get our grain bins filled up. We’ve made it work for a week or two, but man, are we thankful that the sun is shining and that the delivery truck was able to make it back to our bins. Ah! It’s a good day! •
#tfigrows #thankful #clarksvilletn #fortcampbell #nashvilletn #csa #marketfarm #freerangechickens #agriculture #sustainableagriculture #smallfarm #farmlife
It looks like this week is going to be the week to get all of our transplants in the ground! (Hear the hallelujah chorus playing)
Now’s the time to sign up for our CSA Farm Share before they are all gone! You’ll be the recipient of beautiful, locally grown food. Sign up at 
www.thefoodinitiative.org/CSA
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Cover on ➡️ cover off ➡️ cover on🙇‍♂️ One last cold night, strawberries. I'm sure of it....I think....probably....who knows 🤦‍♂️
Cover on ➡️ cover off ➡️ cover on🙇‍♂️ One last cold night, strawberries. I'm sure of it....I think....probably....who knows 🤦‍♂️
This is no joke! Today is THE last day to apply for our Summer Youth Program!  Apply at www.thefoodinitiative.org/SYP. 
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This is no joke! Today is THE last day to apply for our Summer Youth Program! Apply at www.thefoodinitiative.org/SYP. #tfigrows 
Tomorrow is THE last day to apply to our Summer Youth Program! Apply at thefoodinitiative.org/SYP. #tfigrows
Tomorrow is THE last day to apply to our Summer Youth Program! Apply at thefoodinitiative.org/SYP. #tfigrows 
The sun is out and there’s no rain in the forecast today 🙌🏻 We’ll take it! #tfigrows
The sun is out and there’s no rain in the forecast today 🙌🏻 We’ll take it! #tfigrows 
We made a last minute decision to escape the mud for the day and check out @mammothcavetransplants which (obviously) is close to #mammothcavenationalpark...So we stopped by and took a quick tour of the cave before visiting the nursery. The staff at Mammoth Cave Transplants were so sweet to the kids and had beautiful, well taken care of plants and flowers. They even had a cute wall I convinced the kids to let me get their picture in front of:)
We made a last minute decision to escape the mud for the day and check out @mammothcavetransplants which (obviously) is close to #mammothcavenationalpark ...So we stopped by and took a quick tour of the cave before visiting the nursery. The staff at Mammoth Cave Transplants were so sweet to the kids and had beautiful, well taken care of plants and flowers. They even had a cute wall I convinced the kids to let me get their picture in front of:)