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Below you will find an archive of Just Fruits and Exotics monthly Newsletter(s) and the Just Fruits and Exotics weekly update(s). Browse through the issues below, or follow the link located at the bottom of this page to subscribe.


Beyond the Pail Volumn 1 First Release 2-25-10 Copy (Mar 2010)
Volume 1, Newsletter 1February 2010"Beyond The Pail" NewsletterIN THIS ISSUE.......Growing an Organic Vegetable GardenBare to be BeautifulWinter HighlightsAttend a Work Shop Have fun and learn too...Tour the Nursery  See what' growing on...Listen to Us on the Radio Hear what we sound like...Vegetable Spotlight Find out what vegetables are available now at the nursery...Get Your Plant Problems Solved Got sick plants we're here to help...Recycle Your Used Pots  Trade in yo

Colorful Sep 27 2010 Email Copy (Sep 2010)
Just Fruits and ExoticsBeyond the Pail Shout Out The Consistantly Irratic Newsletter Let Us Plant and Eat Vitamin-Packed Leafy Vegetables!It’s time to plant a fall garden. and we’ve got a great assortment of vegetable greens that are ready for your garden or containers! Eat them raw. Cook some in olive oil and a little garlic. Harvest a few leaves at a time or invite friends to harvest a lot for that night’s dinner. Experiment and plant some of our many varieties of lettuc

Sep 06 2010 Email (Sep 2010)
Volume 1, Newsletter 2September 2010"Beyond The Pail" NewsletterSIGN UP FOR BEEKEEPING WORKSHOP Calling all new beekeepers! If you’ve been thinking about what it takes to have your own bees here’s a great opportunity to learn from the pros how to do it. Join us for a series of fall and winter workshops where Roger Twitchell and his wife Ellyn Hutton of Cainey Branch Farm will explain in depth the steps to becoming a successful beekeeper. You’ll learn everything from where

Christmas Shout Out (Nov 2010)
Just Fruits and ExoticsBeyond the Pail Shout Out The Consistantly Erratic Newsletter All I WANT for Christmas is...   When asked what most gardeners would wish for Christmas, we all know what they really want is several months of steady, soaking rains, and a good 500 hours of frost without a hard freeze would also be appreciated. Personally I’m looking for a species of squirrels that eats only Florida betony, nut grass, and oxalis, and second on my list is a self-weeding gar

Fall Open Letter Oct 15 2011 Email (Oct 2011)
Just Fruits and ExoticsBeyond the Pail Shout Out The Consistantly Erratic Newsletter Hooray!  Fall is here, and we’re finally getting some cool days. It’s been a long wonderful summer, and lots of stuff has been happening at the nursery and farm. We did get in a summer trip to see and taste the flavor of Costa Rica, We settled in Puerto Viejo, a little seaside village that was the hub of the coconut and chocolate trade in the early part of the last century. While there

Apr 13 2011 Email (Apr 2011)
Just Fruits and ExoticsBeyond the Pail Shout Out The Consistantly Erratic Newsletter You'll need Time to Wander...  There’s always something to see in the gardens and orchards, but spring brings an avalanche of color and tasty treats. This is the height of the show in the kitchen garden, lots of foxglove and colorful spring lettuce, chard and winter kales. The gardens surrounding the parking lot are filled with California poppies. Everybody loves the poppies!  The first of t

Mar 29 2011 Email (Mar 2011)
Just Fruits and ExoticsBeyond the Pail Shout Out The Consistantly Erratic Newsletter A Perfect Spring.....Hooray! It’s official, spring is here! We’ve got what I would call the perfect spring going on this year, lots of cool days and no late spring freezes.  It’s a gardeners dream.  Life at the nursery hums along nicely. We’ve still got lots of fruit trees and a ton of spring color for the flower lovers. The vegetable benches are still loaded with spring an

Upcoming Workshops 3 (Feb 2011)
Just Fruits and ExoticsBeyond the Pail Shout Out The Consistantly Erratic Newsletter New Crop of VeggiesHot from our growing field, we've got spring lettuces, arugula, radicchio, red mustard, kales , chard and more.... some early heirloom tomatoes for the early birds, potato, onions and leeks in the garden store, plus the spring seeds will be on the racks by this weekend! Hooray! Spring is almost here! Time to order your Bees!Our fall beekeeping class was a hit, many people became new

Nov 24 2013 Email (Nov 2013)
Just Fruits and Exotics FRUIT NOTES..... We Give Thanks Tis the season of holidays. Of all the ones that breeze by this time of year Thanksgiving is one of the sweetest. It's a time to gather friends and reflect on all the good blessings in our lives. So we give thanks... thanks to all the folks that have come through our lives and shared their passion for gardening, nature and love of the good life. We're richer and happier for it.We know your life gets crazier at this time of year, with

Nov 05 2013 Email (Nov 2013)
Just Fruits        & ExoticsBeyond the Pail Shout OutThe Consistantly Erratic NewsletterTRIBAL NOTESPeople want to know why we garden for a living: it’s the seasons. To be able to witness up close the changing colors of fall, see spring take hold and new growth begin, dig your hands into rich warm summer soil. Gardening tunes us into the real world around us, it slows us down and makes time count.The weather has been heavenly around here, cool crisp mornings and balmy w

Oct 13 2013 Email (Oct 2013)
Just Fruits        & ExoticsBeyond the Pail Shout OutThe Consistantly Erratic NewsletterTRIBAL NOTESCan you feel it? That little hint of cold in the morning… that’s fall. The days are shortening, the weeding is slowing and the persimmons are ripening. Yea!! To a gardener in the south it’s a season of beginnings, a time to plant. Cooler weather brings less bugs, and a more favorable climate to plant in. It's the turn of the season, celebrate, plant something!

Sep 24 2013 Email (Sep 2013)
Just Fruits        & ExoticsBeyond the Pail Shout OutThe Consistantly Erratic NewsletterTRIBAL NOTESIt's hard to believe this summer is almost over. We’ve had a glorious one. After a couple of years of hanging out on the farm, we decided to get out and see some of America, so we took a camping road trip to the West Coast. We worked our way across the Gulf coast  to San Antonio, Texas to see the sights and taste the local fare, then up to Santa Fe, New Mexico. We ma

Jun 01 2013 Email (Jun 2013)
Just Fruits        & ExoticsBeyond the Pail Shout OutThe Consistantly Erratic Newsletter TRIBAL NOTES  Despite the rocky last few weeks of cold weather, this spring turned out to be one of the sweetest on record for us, with lots of mild dry days. The plants have responded and we’re in for what looks like a great persimmon and citrus crop in the orchards. In the growing fields at this point we’re busy taking cuttings, grafting fruit trees, and w

Apr 04 2013 Email (Apr 2013)
Just Fruits        & ExoticsBeyond the Pail Shout OutThe Consistantly Erratic NewsletterTRIBAL NOTES Like that old Marvin Gay song… there ain’t nothing like the real thing, baby.... We wait all year for this spring thing and it’s finally here. Hope you’re out enjoying as much of it as you can these days.. it’s a beautiful thing.We’re all zipping around like wild bees around here. The spring flower season is in full swing. We’

Mar 16 2013 Email (Mar 2013)
Just Fruits        & ExoticsBeyond the Pail Shout OutThe Consistantly Erratic NewsletterTRIBAL NOTESIt' has been a roller-coaster train ride this winter, but I think we've finally pulled into the station named SPRING. How do we know? Around here we each have our own ideas about what’s the sure sign spring is here. Ted swears by the fact that when the Jujube tree at the back gate breaks dormancy, then winter is over. I follow the rule that the wild grapes are the sma

Feb 18 2013 Email (Feb 2013)
Just Fruits        & ExoticsBeyond the Pail Shout OutThe Consistantly Erratic NewsletterTRIBAL NOTESWell we made it. This week has been a little nail biter. The temps dipped into the mid 20's around here and sent us all into a frenzy of covering up plants. We survived well and it looks like we'll have little to no damage on the crops. The gardens and orchards are a little the worse for the wear, but will probably bounce back soon. We hope all you gardeners

Jan 22 2013 Email (Jan 2013)
Just Fruits        & ExoticsBeyond the Pail Shout OutThe Consistantly Erratic NewsletterTRIBAL NOTESHey, who ordered an early spring! I assure you it wasn't me. These warm breezy days have us in high gear mode getting the final winter tasks done. It's the timly time to fertilize the orchard so we're busy with that task. We are giving all the fruit trees, flowers and trees a healthy dose of organic fertilzer, manure and mulch, this combo insures they all get a great s

Jan 03 2013 Email (Jan 2013)
Just Fruits        & ExoticsBeyond the Pail Shout OutThe Consistantly Erratic NewsletterTRIBAL NOTESHappy New Year! In spite of a long dry fall, the skies have finally opened up and given us an abundance of winter rains, and with it we’re finally getting the cold weather that will insure a good crop of fruit this year. Hooray!. I don’t know about you, but I look forward to this time of year, as we’ll soon start grafting the new crop, finish harvesti

Nov 23 2012 Email (Nov 2012)
Just Fruits        & ExoticsBeyond the Pail Shout OutThe Consistantly Erratic NewsletterTRIBAL NOTES“Grow Your Own” that is what gardening means to me. We’ve been in love with self sufficiency and simple living for years,and tending an orchard or food forest is truly a satisfying experience. There is just something very gratifying about planting a small new fruit tree and watching it become a full grown tree bearing a healthy crop of fruit

Fall 2012 Opening Newsletter (Oct 2012)
Just Fruits        & ExoticsBeyond the Pail Shout OutThe Consistantly Erratic NewsletterTRIBAL NOTESAhh...fall is finally here. It's persimmon season here and the trees are loaded I don’t know about you, but this summer was a blissfully long, hot, wet one for us. After years of drought, we finally got our traditional Florida summer and for awhile you could almost set your clock by the 2:00 afternoon rain storm.The plants have grown at record pace and the crop looks

Jun 08 2012 Email (Jun 2012)
Just Fruits and ExoticsBeyond the Pail Shout Out The Consistantly Erratic Newsletter Summertime....We love the summertime, life slows down in the heat, and the garden and orchards are full of summer fare. We thought the late spring freeze was going to leave us with a less that desirable apple and pear crop but many made it through. The persimmon and citrus crops are coming along nicely, and our new trial of Caroline raspberries looks very promising. The spring selling season is winding

Mar 27 2012 Email (Mar 2012)
Just Fruits and ExoticsBeyond the Pail Shout Out The Consistantly Erratic Newsletter The Scents of Spring....Here at the nursery we are all walking around in a daze these days.The gardens are a buffet of intoxicating spring scents. You can stand in one place and smell orange blossoms, tea olive and wisteria. A walk to the olive garden will make you hungry for a slice of banana nut bread with the scent from the banana shrubs.The kitchen garden in the parking lot is coming into full bloom. Fo

Feb 29 2012 Email (Mar 2012)
Just Fruits and ExoticsBeyond the Pail Shout Out The Consistantly Erratic Newsletter Early Spring in the Gardens....Umm... I love this time of year. The season is shaking off the winter blues and bursting into high spring glory. The gardens are just waking with splashes of winter bulbs, camellias here and there and the kitchen cottage garden in the parking lot is full of tasty winter fare as well as the promise of spring flowers to come soon. A walk through the orchard is an eye opening exp

Jan 10 2012 Email (Jan 2012)
                                                                                                             January 10, 2012Just Fruits and ExoticsHWY 98 Medart30 St. Frances St. Crawfordville Fl 32327Email justfruits@hotmai

Jan 04 2012 Email (Jan 2012)
Just Fruits and ExoticsBeyond the Pail Shout Out The Consistantly Erratic Newsletter Winter Orchard Notes....Back Yard Edens, Nothing is quite as gratifying, and as liberating, as to coax food from the earth. And we who live in deep south are blessed with an especially wide range of edibles we can grow. When you grow your own fruit you reap a rich flavorful harvest, and you control everything that goes into producing it. Another benefit of having your own orchard is that it allows you

Dec 16 2011 Email (Dec 2011)
Just Fruits and ExoticsBeyond the Pail Shout Out The Consistantly Erratic Newsletter Early Winter Orchard Notes....Life gets a little crazy around this time of the year, and I sometimes think we all need to take a little break and go out to hug a tree to get grounded, no pun intended. A daily walk through the garden does wonders for slowing you down and getting you in tune with the natural world around you. I love the fall and winter garden; trees shedding their leaves, bringing food t

Oct 24 2011 Email (Oct 2011)
Just Fruits and ExoticsBeyond the Pail Shout Out The Consistantly Erratic Newsletter  Permaculture:  Redesigning How we Live with Nature in Mindby Paul Beich Have you noticed, as I have, that the way we live our lives is incredibly complicated and inefficient?  Oil from the Middle East, cars from Japan, food from New Zealand, Chile and California--our modern way of life depends upon resources that come from all over the world.  The systems of resource extrac

Feb 05 2011 Email 2 (Feb 2011)
Just Fruits and ExoticsBeyond the Pail Shout Out The Consistantly Erratic Newsletter New Crop of VeggiesHot from our growing field, we've got spring lettuces, arugula, radicchio, red mustard, kales , chard and more.... some early heirloom tomatoes for the early birds, potato, onions and leeks in the garden store, plus the spring seeds will be on the racks by this weekend! Hooray! Spring is almost here! Time to order your Bees!Our fall beekeeping class was a hit, many people became new

Christmas Shout Out (Nov 2010)
Just Fruits and ExoticsBeyond the Pail Shout Out The Consistantly Erratic Newsletter All I WANT for Christmas is...   When asked what most gardeners would wish for Christmas, we all know what they really want is several months of steady, soaking rains, and a good 500 hours of frost without a hard freeze would also be appreciated. Personally I’m looking for a species of squirrels that eats only Florida betony, nut grass, and oxalis, and second on my list is a self-weeding gar

Colorful Sep 27 2010 Email (Sep 2010)
Just Fruits and ExoticsBeyond the Pail Shout Out The Consistantly Erratic Newsletter Let Us Plant and Eat Vitamin-Packed Leafy Vegetables!       It’s time to plant a fall garden. and we’ve got a great assortment of vegetable greens that are ready for your garden or containers! Eat them raw. Cook some in olive oil and a little garlic. Harvest a few leaves at a time or invite friends to harvest a lot for that night’s dinner. Experiment and




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