Finch Creek Farm






Winder, Georgia


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Finch Creek Farm!
  

      
Finch Creek Farm is now officially Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) and is in the transition program for organic certification.  This means that we use organic practices to grow everything chemical free, only using organic approved fertilizer and pest control methods.   In addition, all of our seed is certified organic and GMO free!  This has always been our practice, but now we are official and now display the emblem of the Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) Program.  

We still have many vegetables in our high tunnel, as well as kale outside that withstands the cold and snow.  Some that are available are pak choy, spinach, assorted radishes, hakurei turnips, and cilantro, with lettuce, arugula, carrots and beets to follow in the next several weeks.  See Farmers Market page for market details to where you can get our produce now.

We are now preparing for our summer season.  Farmer Cass has turned over the soil and begun planting seedlings in the greenhouse to plant all of our wonderful vegetables for farmers markets, C.S.A. customers, as well restaurants.  We will have a huge variety of beans, eggplant, squash, cucumbers, onions, potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, herbs, radishes, and of course different varieties of kale, arugula, and lettuces.  


We are now selling CSA shares for the summer season.   See the CSA page for details or call Cass at 770-314-9300 for information.  However, if you want to find out about other opportunities to get produce for summer season, see our Farmers market page for the variety of markets that we will be attending.


We are so excited to provide vegetables for our customers.  Below are some pictures of our plants & vegetables available through the various seasons and some ideas on how to use them.
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  Our kale continues to be an amazing crop and a best seller for us .  We have been fortunate that we have been able to grow it off and on for most of the year.  I have really grown to love kale.  It has a lot of diverse ways to cook it and it is really a great flavor.
 
There are so many ways to enjoy it!
I love it simply steamed with a splash of olive oil and seasoning. However, you can use it in any dish that you would use spinach such as creamed Kale.  It is great also in soups such as minestrone! 

Another way is to make kale chips by brushing with olive oil, garlic and salt, and crushed red pepper flakes to taste, laying them on a cookie sheet, and baking at 350 degrees for one minute on each side.

Another way, if you love smoothies, add some raw, de-stemmed kale to whatever kind of smoothie you usually make, strawberry banana or mango, and you will have to added tons of nutrition and great green color, but the flavor doesn't change.

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Zucchini is one thing I cannot wait to taste again. It is a regular in the boxes. 
It is fabulous steamed, grilled, in salads,in Zucchini bread, in a stir fry, raw with ranch dip, and much more.


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Squash is also a summer/fall vegetable so it will be a staple in our summer boxes.  Below is a picture and recipe of my favorite way to use it for lunch:



This is my healthy version of a Creamy Summer Squash Soup.  First I cut up 4 or 5 squash and a half of an onion, sauteed with a tablespoon of butter with pepper and a small amount of salt, once tender I added some organic chicken broth, about a cup, and let it come to a boil, then I simmered it for about 25 minutes.  Once cooked add to a blender or food processor and puree.  Add back to pan.  My version uses instead of heavy cream, a cup of organic skim milk, you can use 2% or 1% or whatever you are used to, and then to add creaminess, I add a tablespoon of goat cheese (I think lowfat sour cream or plain yogurt would work okay too), and stir in at a low heat until it is incorporated.  Season to taste with nutmeg, salt, and pepper.  Can top with a sprig of parsley or in my case cilantro, and another dollop of goat cheese.  Delicious hot or if you like, cold.


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We will have tons of Green beans during the summer growing season.  Here are pictures of bushels of our pole bean, yellow wax, and italian roma varieties.  But we have also had bush beans.  All are great steamed or boiled, and are great for canning, especiallly the yellow wax, which are one of  the types used in three bean salad.
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These are one of the variety of onions that will be growing.  Here is a picture of our White Ebenezers from last summer. They are sweet and add great flavor to any dish or can be grilled or cooked whole. 

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Take a look at the other pictures peppered throughout the website! 
I had so much fun taking pictures of all the abundant life at the farm.  I particularly enjoyed hearing the birds chirping, seeing the bees at work in the zucchini and squash blooms, and getting down in the dirt to really catch the essence of the vegetables in order to share
that with all of you in my pictures.

    -Kerin Fraunfelder
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We occasionally provide seasonal heirloom vegetables grown from certified organic seed to local restaurants.  If you are a chef and are interested in seeing what we have to offer, please email or call Farmer Cass.

To contact us:  Call 770-314-9300
Email:
info@finchcreekfarm.com
or fill out form below

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Farm address 1420 Finch Rd.
Winder, Georgia 30680 

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