WOW! Thank you John & Kim for sending pictures of your FarmDaddy Garden!

"Last year, we purchased 4 FarmDaddies for a container garden.  I've attached a photo of our plantings.  I cannot say enough about how easy there were to set up, and self-maintain.  We attached the first FarmDaddy to a rain barrel and they literally took care of themselves from day 1. 

We grew oregano (which lasted through the winter and is now in its second season), tomatoes, peppers, and basil.  My only concern was that the plants grew so well, your recommendation for number of plants/farmdaddy was too high.  My bell peppers were so healthy, we harvested them until late November."

"We were so pleased with how they performed, we purchased 3 more this year and expanded our garden."

"The cucumbers and tomatoes are growing so big and fast that we had to build a PVC support for them. We love our FarmDaddies!"

 

FarmDaddy Garden Before & After Pictures

A Satisfied Customer Sent Us These Before & After Pictures

"My daughter-in-law is beside herself!  She can finally farm the land in her back yard is Gainesville".

BEORE FARMDADDY......

AFTER FARMDADDY!!!

Easy, Tasty & Delicious FarmDaddy Egg Casserole

Looking for an easy but tasty casserole for make-ahead breakfasts or a quick, cozy dinner?  Here is one that you may want to try!

 

15 med eggs or 12 large eggs

1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese

3 TBSP Olive oil

1 jalapeño (seeds removed and adjusted to your taste for heat)

1 red bell pepper

1/2 green bell pepper

1 onion

Salt & Pepper to taste

1 cup Arrowhead Mills Organic Grits (prepared with 4 cups of water according to box directions)

1 TBSP butter (optional)

Directions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Cook grits according to directions . Add salt to taste and 1 tablespoon of butter (optional).  Pour grits into a greased 9X11 pan and smooth until level.

Sauté onions, bell peppers and jalapeño in 3 tbsp of olive oil until tender. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl whip eggs until yolks and whites are thoroughly blended. Add in sautéed vegetables. Season with salt and pepper. Slowly add mixture on top of the grits. Top with 3/4 cup of shredded cheese.

Bake egg casserole for 25 minutes. Add remaining cheese and bake 2-3 more minutes until melted and knife or toothpick in the center comes out clean.

Variations: Crumbled bacon, spinach, mushrooms or basil can be added to egg mixture. Salsa makes a delicious topping.

FarmDaddy Raw Collard Green Salad

Inspired by a FarmDaddy Customer

FarmDaddy Raw Collard Green Salad 1
FarmDaddy Raw Collard Green Salad 2

Ingredients:

FarmDaddy Raw Collard Green Salad 3

1 bunch collard greens, washed

1/2 cup olive oil

1 small red onion, thinly sliced

1 cup raw apple cider vinegar

1/2 cup raw sugar - or to taste

Salt & pepper to taste

1 cup walnuts

1 cup cranberries

1/2 cup feta cheese

1/2 cup mandarin oranges, drained

 

Directions:

Remove ribs and stems from collards. Dry collards and stack on top of one another. Roll collards into a cigar shape. Slice very thin using a serrated knife. Place into large bowl. Add olive oil to collards, work thoroughly into greens with hands or a wooden spoon. 

Thinly slice red onions using  a "v-slicer" or mandoline for best results. Mix apple cider vinegar and sugar together. Mix until sugar granules are dissolved.  Add salt and pepper to taste. Place red onions into apple cider vinaigrette and allow to marinate for at least 10 minutes. 

Add red onions/apple cider vinaigrette into the collards greens along with walnuts, cranberries, feta cheese. Gently combine ingredients.  Top with mandarin oranges and serve.

 

 

 

See Keith's FarmDaddy Garden

"Thanks FarmDaddy for every dinner is a salad surprise"

"Thanks FarmDaddy for every dinner is a salad surprise"

 We always love to see pictures of our client's gardens and to hear their success stories! Thank you Keith for submitting this picture of your garden.  It looks GREAT and we are thrilled you are enjoying the benefits from your FarmDaddy containers!  We had another great show this past weekend at Botanica in Port Saint Lucie, FL. We will be at the Botanical Fest,  Saturday, March 5th (9am-4pm)  held on the Florida Tech Campus. See you there!

FarmDaddy Chicken Coop

This past fall, we started a new venture of raising chickens for the production of fresh, healthy, organic eggs.  Our flock is now up to 22 in number comprising 3 varieties of chickens.  We have 3 roosters,  4 Lacewing Wyandotte hens , 13 Barred Rock hens and 2 Rhode Island Red hens. We have discovered that they are very fascinating animals with distinct personalities. They even recognize our voices from afar!

Since FarmDaddy is located in a rural area, there were several coop design features that were important to us. Our coop needed to be spacious as well as a fortress for our chickens to be safe from predators such as bears, coyotes, raccoons, gators, hawks and eagles. To insure protection of our flock, we built this coop using heavy duty materials such as cattle panels, wire and hardware cloth.

We wanted our flock to have daily access to fresh pasture and sunlight.  Our coop was designed to be able to be easily moved from one spot on the pasture to another every 3-4 days. One unique feature is that it has retractable wheels.  This mobility allows our chickens to scratch and forage to their hearts desire without damaging the land. The quality of the pasture is improved by the droppings they produce.

The cedar roost boxes mounted along the back of the coop have drop doors to access eggs and aid in cleaning the nest boxes without having to enter the coop.  Our design includes an automated feeder and watering system that are accessible from outside/backside of the coop.

Our little flock enjoys pasture grass, organic chicken feed, and especially the daily gleanings from the FarmDaddy garden. 

Heading out to the pasture for the first time.

Heading out to the pasture for the first time.

Here is a picture of the inside of the coop just prior to introducing the first of our flock.

Here is a picture of the inside of the coop just prior to introducing the first of our flock.

Here is a shot of the automated chicken nipple watering system.

Here is a shot of the automated chicken nipple watering system.

Checking out the nest boxes by our experts!

Checking out the nest boxes by our experts!

Coop design plans are available for those who are interested.  Contact us at 407-310-8270 for more details.

FarmDaddy for Seniors at Health Central Park

PLANTING DAY

PLANTING DAY

7  WEEKS LATER

7  WEEKS LATER

Another great day setting up a garden in the courtyard of Health Central Park in Winter Garden. FarmDaddy donated 6 boxes for the seniors at this facility. The containers were elevated for ease of reach for planting and harvesting. A special thank you to Judy Skilton, Director of Recreational Therapy & Volunteer services and Mike Buie for their help and assistance in making the day a success! 

FarmDaddy joins forces with Air Mobile Ministries

FarmDaddy Air Mobile Ministries

SelfRandy Porter, the creator of the FarmDaddy Self-Watering Garden Container – a revolutionary new gardening product – has joined forces with Joe Hurston of Air Mobile Ministries of Merritt Island, FL – providing impoverished communities in Haiti the ability to self-provide basic food and water needs.  Self-sufficiency is a key to survival in any economic situation, something that Mr. Porter and Mr. Hurston strive to help the people of Haiti master.

Several flights of baby food, diapers, formula, baby clothes, medical supplies, the Air Mobile Rescuer Water Purification System and now the FarmDaddy Gardening System are taken to Haiti on a regular basis.  In fact, Air Mobile Ministries have flown to over 40 countries transporting goods to those in need.  But the real story behind every flight is the people whose lives are uplifted and changed.  Clean water, food, medicines and baby care items are the most in demand for many communities.  It’s been 6 years since the earthquakes hit Haiti in 2010 and still there are vast amounts of people without the basic necessities of life.

“The idea that food comes from a supermarket or a store is a new idea.  People used to take care of themselves, they lived off the land.  Food was in the backyard not on an aisle.  We need to help people return to their roots, so to speak”, stated Randy Porter in a recent interview.  With A FarmDaddy Self-Watering Garden Container and a Rescuer, we can sustain life.  We can provide basic sustenance to those that so desperately need it.  After we’re gone, with basic instruction, this continuing supply of food and clean water can make a real difference in people’s lives.

Air Mobile Ministries and FarmDaddy are seriously committed towards helping communities become self-sufficient; bringing supplies to people in need.  We invite you to get involved in helping with the relief of those in need.

Article posted by Kaitlyn Murray

Goldsboro Community Garden Initiative

FarmDaddy Goldsboro Community Garden

FarmDaddy teams up with the Sanford Department of Health to distribute 100 self watering garden containers to the Goldsboro residents of Seminole County. The event took place at the Boys & Girls Club located in the heart of Sanford. Much excitement surrounded the day, bringing together both novice and master gardeners. Five months later, the DOH held the Goldsboro Senior Group Health Food Demo. The residents brought dishes that contained the produce they had grown in their FarmDaddy containers.  

Randy was asked to be a tasting judge for the best recipe contest. It was a difficult job but someone had to do it! The collard dishes were out of this world! 

Thank you Goldsboro Senior Group for including us in your garden celebration!