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Planting the Garden 2023

Planting the Garden 2023

"Growing your own food is like printing your own money!” ― Ron Finley

It's so true! Healthy food is like liquid gold, especially in this day and age when the big corporations are charging such high prices for food not only soaked in pesticides, but genetically engineered, and lacking in nutrition...

But that science-y stuff is for another post at another time. We just wanted to share the amazing planting party we had last Saturday! 

mother and daughter in the garden at our lady's ranch in grass valley, ca

With all of the current young adults living on the Ranch now we knew we wanted to plant a big community garden for everyone to enjoy. We also wanted to extend an invitation to all of our healthy meat customers to join us! We had about twenty people show up (to join our ten) from families to retired couples and it was such a blessed day.

The sun was shining, smiles were bright... and we planted A LOT of food.

family friendly farms customers in front of the raised vegetable planting boxes in the garden area

In our raised box beds we planted potatoes, cherry tomatoes, roma tomatoes, strawberries, peppers, eggplants, and flowers.

planting the garden at our ladys ranch

To the side of the boxes and next to our little grove of bamboo, we planted all the "creepers": butternut squash, spaghetti squash, zucchini, snacking cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, cantaloupe melons, honeydew melons, and watermelon!

smiling men plant sapling trees at our lady's ranch

We also planted a bunch of new fruit trees including Bartlett pears and apples. Trees we still need to get in the ground include peaches, nectarines, apricots, and pomegranates.  

Ali and Claire prepare hamburgers with ground beef from Family Friendly Farms in Grass Valley, CA

While the big group worked hard at plating seedlings and saplings, Ali and Claire were busy in the kitchen making hamburger patties with our delicious grass-fed ground beef. 😋 

Ali Zeiter cooks hamburger patties from Family Friendly Farms with assistance from little helpers at Our Lady's Ranch in Grass Valley, CA.

Then it was a group effort to get those patties cooked for the hungry planters.

We love providing pasture-raised meats and growing clean veggies, but even more we love the good people that our good food brings together. We are so thankful for such a vibrant community of health-conscious people and can't wait for more opportunities to work together in little events like these!

Here's to happy, healthy living from all of us to all of you.

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