Turtle Bend Farm is a sustainable vegetable farm in Polk County, Georgia. Adam and Mecca Lowe are growing vegetables on approximately 7 acres of family farmland using ecological methods without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides or herbicides. Our goal is to produce clean, healthy, fresh vegetables for our local communities while protecting and enhancing our local natural and social resources.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Marietta Square Farmers' Market

We will be attending the Marietta Square Farmers' Market beginning this Saturday, Sept. 26th. Our local Dallas Farmers' Market has come to a close and we are still producing lots of vegetables. We hope you can come find us there on Saturday morning between 8am-12. This week we will have green beans, okra, crowder peas, radishes and more! Find out more about the Marietta Square Farmers' Market at their website:


Above picture is a sweet potato flower!

Close Call

We had a close call with the recent flash flooding that occurred in Georgia over the past week. While many others had it worse with 14 inches of rain in one downpour, we were worried about our new fall crops that are in the ground. Our entire field is surrounded on three sides by a creek that is always flowing. We saw it rise higher than ever before. Our entire 7-acre field was under 2-3 inches of water in a matter of minutes. Needless to say, Adam said that he felt nauseous during that experience. Thankfully, our losses were minor because the water was able to drain off in a timely matter. Below are some more farm pictures from before the rain. You can see our trellis for our summer field peas, and that's my niece holding a container of our french green beans. Most of these crops are coming to an end and we are transitioning into our fall crops.