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Last Chance to Order Local Groceries for This Week


Good Morning!
Tomorrow, Tuesday, is our drop-off in Clemson for this week.
If you would like to get your Happy Cow Creamery products, Bar-T Ranch-Taylor Farm Beef, Putney Farm Eggs, Split Creek Farm Products, Spurgeon Farm veggies and Dodie Spurgeon’s home cooked pies and soup, take a moment to go to the Market Page and make your selections.
We are gearing up for a fantastic spring filed with all sorts of veggies at Putney Farm. Already have some in the ground, and more sprouting, getting ready for the “official” time to plant here in the Upstate.
Do you have any requests? Something you’d like to see offered or in your Occaisional CSA this year?
Let us know and we will gladly plant some just for you.

BEST TIME TO ADD COMPOST TO YOUR SOIL
Remember, if you are starting your own garden, (and we encourage you to do that if you can) Stock up on compost from Putney Farm. This is a fine mix of leaves, straw and litter that the chickens scratch around in. These lovely ladies turn tons of leaves into fine humus, packed with live enzymes and great nutrients for amending your soil and boosting its fertility.
This compost is full of active cultures and will add to the vitality of your soil. You can either top-dress and scratch it in, mix it into your soil, or make a solution to spray the leaves. This spraying of the leaves with compost is known to protect your plants as well.
Putney’s Deep Litter Compost has been aged as well as composted, and is ready to apply full strength without burning your plants. We suggest you get your soil tested at a Clemson extension office, of course….to see where your soil stands now, then ad the compost, but you can also just dust it around your plants or incorporate an inch or two to build soil tilth, which is always a GOOD THING.
STARTER PLANT REQUESTS?
Speaking of growing your own; do you have any special requests for starter plants this year? Now is the time to put in your request and we will start some plants just for you! To request:Putneyfarm@aol.com
GREEN SMOOTHIE CHALLENGE:
Have you heard about Green Smoothies?Green smoothies are a super easy, low cost way to get a whole whack of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, enzymes and more. And adding green smoothies to your diet will be the mildest way to get the toxins moving out of your system.

Basically, you just blend some greens with a liquid, add some fruit to make it delicious add ice, and blend, blend, blend.

My favorite fruits are banannas and apples, then I always add frozen berries, and a mild greeen like spinach, chard, or beet tops. a touch of parsely is a good cleanser, but just a TOUCH. Blend, blend, blend, and soon you have a smoothie that tastes delicious, builds health, and costs WAY LESS than any you buy at a store. Besides, you can control what goes into a home made smoothie, and I like to be in control of what goes into my body, don’t you?
So, order some mild greens, and lets get blending!
I challenge you to do a green smoothie a day for one week, and let’s see how much better you feel. Let us know how it changes you (You will be amazed)
Here are some links for recipes and pointers:Oh, My Raw will give you pointers on the detoxifying sied of Green Smoothies, like: “If you’d like to take the path of least resistance (nothing wrong with that) than simply start slower.
Start with one cup a day, then move up to a 1.5 cups in a several days, slowly increasing over a few weeks until you can have 3-4 cups or more a day (I have two full mason jars a day). As well, you can take it easy on the green portion of the smoothie to start. Start with 30% greens to 70% fruit and you should experience even fewer side effects.”
Recipe for Green Monster
Who’s in with me on this? Who is up to the challenge, and who is ready to feel a surge of bouyant good feelings?
See you tomorrow!
Donna