Good Roots

Good Roots Good Roots Farm is a working homestead in Natchitoches, Louisiana. We believe everyone should have access to farm fresh food.
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We cultivate mushrooms from logs, collect eggs, and spend 4 seasons harvesting a variety of vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers. The food always tastes better if you're willing to get dirty. Good Roots Farm will be partnering with Legacy Cafe and Corner Store to offer premium fresh veggies to the community. Keep an eye out and we'll post when we make deliveries there! Keep an eye as we expand our homestead to include bees, meat chickens and (fingers crossed) pigs!

Farming never stops.  A cold snowy day in Natchitoches means we have all day to process cabbages into sauerkraut AND wat...
01/15/2024

Farming never stops. A cold snowy day in Natchitoches means we have all day to process cabbages into sauerkraut AND watch football!

We have about 40 cabbages to break down. We'll be selling sauerkraut at spring Natchitoches Farmers Market ❤️

This is what 3,000 onion starts look like.  We  order our starts from a farm in Texas, Dixondale, because they take seve...
01/06/2024

This is what 3,000 onion starts look like. We order our starts from a farm in Texas, Dixondale, because they take several months to get this size. As we learn our market and also our own needs for certain produce, we continually try and adjust to be able to offer enough for Natchitoches Farmers Market and also keep back some for ourselves. So, this is double the amount we planned last season. All of these will be planted in the next week.

This year we'll be bringing Red Creole and 1015Y Texas Supersweets, which are a cross between a vidalia type and yellow. I also got a few bunches of leeks because they are great in spring soups.

There are 3 varieties of onions; long day (Northern storage), mid day, and our 8b zone short day onions. Short day onions bulb in spring when daylight is still short. Our onions are sweeter but the sugar content gives them less ability for storage.

We also have broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, lettuce, tomatillos and basil getting their start on our trays.

We love the optimism of a new season❤️

Last week for Natchitoches Farmers Market ! We'll be up on the bricks❤️New this week, we have both baked potato soup and...
11/17/2023

Last week for Natchitoches Farmers Market ! We'll be up on the bricks❤️

New this week, we have both baked potato soup and pizza doughs to make your own! The dough makes one very large 16" thicker pizza or two 12" thin crust. There's more butternut squash soup and both sweet and regular bread.

We'll have lots of gorgeous greens; mustards, turnips and salad mix.

If you're interested in getting on our email list l to notify you when we have produce available over the winter, stop by our booth and add your name.

See y'all tomorrow!

Another vendor at Natchitoches Farmers Market had homemade Cain's Sauce and of course I thought that would be great  on ...
11/15/2023

Another vendor at Natchitoches Farmers Market had homemade Cain's Sauce and of course I thought that would be great on pizza. So, I made the dough and he whipped up homemade chicken tendies and abracadabra! Raising Cain's pizza.

I'm thinking of bringing frozen pizza dough to our last market, who's in?

New this week... rustic farmhouse bread...eek! Plain and Everything Bagel, testing making bread so only a dozen availabl...
11/10/2023

New this week... rustic farmhouse bread...eek! Plain and Everything Bagel, testing making bread so only a dozen available.

Also new; roasted carrot hummus. It is, well, fabulous.

And since the soup was so popular last week, we have Butternut Squash Pumpkin soup. Mostly large containers.

And our salad greens, mustards and Turnips are loving this weather.

We'll be at Natchitoches Farmers Market tomorrow from 8-12, wear something warm.

Something new is coming Saturday in  honor of this rainy day! Rustic farmhouse bread, plain and Everything Bagel. Limite...
11/10/2023

Something new is coming Saturday in honor of this rainy day! Rustic farmhouse bread, plain and Everything Bagel. Limited batch.

We are very thankful for the rain and will be at Natchitoches Farmers Market tomorrow😍

The farm sure looked pretty this morning. We haven't adjusted to daylight savings yet😄We're putting in strawberries tomo...
11/07/2023

The farm sure looked pretty this morning. We haven't adjusted to daylight savings yet😄

We're putting in strawberries tomorrow next to the lettuce and behind that is asparagus, fingers crossed for spring! And the mustards are just gorgeous♥️♥️♥️

Bad news first... no more pesto. That frost did in our basil.  BUT, we will have limited numbers of hummus with pesto fo...
11/03/2023

Bad news first... no more pesto. That frost did in our basil. BUT, we will have limited numbers of hummus with pesto for sale. IYKYK

New this week; blueberry bread from our frozen spring berries, containers of homemade butternut squash soup and a limited number of mixed lettuce greens by the bag. 👍

We're still hoping on broccoli and collards by the end of Natchitoches Farmers Market. And if you're interested in any of our produce that will be available when market ends, stop by and we'll take your email address. Our beets and carrots are just babies and we have cauliflower, cabbage, Brussel sprouts, Swiss chard, kale and spinach that 🤞will make before a hard frost.

This is what fresh local greens look like. Head lamps are a small price to pay.
10/28/2023

This is what fresh local greens look like. Head lamps are a small price to pay.

New items this week include Turnips and pints of elephant garlic cloves.  You can use the garlic for cooking OR plant it...
10/27/2023

New items this week include Turnips and pints of elephant garlic cloves. You can use the garlic for cooking OR plant it, next spring you'll have your own garlic!

Our mustards are just the right size for picking tomorrow morning and hopefully next week there will be some lettuce and collards♥️

We're baaaaack!After a seemingly neverending dry and hot summer, we have a few things ready. We really are in between se...
10/20/2023

We're baaaaack!

After a seemingly neverending dry and hot summer, we have a few things ready. We really are in between seasons, both hoping the purple hull peas have time to make again before a frost and keeping our fingers crossed that all the cool weather broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, lettuce, kale, collards and mustards will make before the end of market.

We have VERY limited supplies of garden food available this week including; potatoes, some squash and pumpkins, mustards and pak choi. But we also have new homemade fall items with items from the farm and of course...hummus!

We'll being what we can! See you tomorrow at Natchitoches Farmers Market ❤️

Thank you, thank you, thank you! With our first full season of Natchitoches Farmers Market in the books, we'd like to th...
07/23/2023

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

With our first full season of Natchitoches Farmers Market in the books, we'd like to thank all of our customers for supporting us this past season. We weren't sure we could do it, weren't sure we could produce enough food, weren't sure if folks would come. But y'all turned out!

Every Saturday you came❤️

We loved the sense of community. The smiling faces. The sweet kids. The cute dogs. And the relationships we've built with each of you. We left every market buoyed by your energy that you all were helping us build our little farm (that we love so much) into something we can share with you.

We'll be back in the fall with more fun food, interesting snacks and maybe some merch with a new logo. And it's all because of you. Teamwork makes the dream work and we're so very grateful.

See you in October!
Know your farmer, know your food.

I know it's hot. And I know the Folk Festival is tomorrow. But you need to stop by the final Natchitoches Farmers Market...
07/22/2023

I know it's hot.

And I know the Folk Festival is tomorrow.

But you need to stop by the final Natchitoches Farmers Market of this season! Come early. We have gigantic watermelons❤️

New this week: Fig Preserves, Farm Potato chips (regular and Green Goddess) and limited quantities of fresh figs and muscadines!

More Pineapple Salsa, Farm Fresh Salsa, Garlic Hummus and Parsley Hummus.

Come see us🍆🫑🧄

Shout out to Rusty Bretthauer, one of our amazing customers, for letting us pick some figs from his trees! The three tre...
07/20/2023

Shout out to Rusty Bretthauer, one of our amazing customers, for letting us pick some figs from his trees! The three trees we planted this past winter will be a few years. We'll be bringing some fig preserves to our final summer market this Saturday at the Natchitoches Farmers Market . Come see us before the folk festival❤️

2 more Saturdays with Natchitoches Farmers Market !The heat hasn't stopped the melons from living their best lives.  We'...
07/15/2023

2 more Saturdays with Natchitoches Farmers Market !

The heat hasn't stopped the melons from living their best lives. We'll have some monster melons tomorrow and smaller ones.

New this week pineapple salsa and pickled guinea eggs. And back by popular demand both cushaw bread and roasted jalapeño hummus.

We're out of peas for the season but will be planting more for fall including lima beans. I also stayed out of the heat this week seeding fall tomatoes, basil (we'll be making pesto😍), cabbage and Brussel sprouts.

So even though the temps are finishing our spring veggies, 🤞we're already looking ahead to fall market in October.

See you tomorrow!

3 more weeks of Natchitoches Farmers Market !We're getting near the end but still bringing lots of yummy things to marke...
07/07/2023

3 more weeks of Natchitoches Farmers Market !

We're getting near the end but still bringing lots of yummy things to market. Our board will look similar to last week, please check my previous post if you're looking for prices.

New items this week: honeydew and cantaloupe bites, cushaw bread, roasted jalapeño hummus, farm potato salad (EVERYTHING from the farm), QT bags zipper cream peas, sunflower seed heads and lots of hot peppers; jalapeño, Serrano, habenero, cayenne and cowhorn.

We still have plenty of watermelon bites, garden tomato sauce, farm fresh salsa, garlic hummus, zucchini bread with pecans, and pickled squash, cukes and hot 🌶.

And our muscadines are looking amazing! Lots of jelly and wine on the horizon at the homestead. But they won't be ready until after market ends, and we have a limited supply so if you're interested in purchasing a gallon bag please stop by the tent and we'll put your name on a list. It will be first come first served and we'll fill a many as we can.

Watermelon, cantaloupe and honey dew don't care about this heat. They look amazing.  I like to try lots of different var...
07/03/2023

Watermelon, cantaloupe and honey dew don't care about this heat. They look amazing. I like to try lots of different varieties... just because. We'll be adding cantaloupe bites to our watermelon bites at market this weekend.

We also harvested sunflower heads for seed and they're drying in the greenhouse. They'll be for sale this weekend.

Also, a small batch of purple hull and zipper cream 🫛. Fingers crossed for rain this week. 🤞

Market day tomorrow!  Farming is really labor of love. These high temps and lack of rain are really trying my patience. ...
06/30/2023

Market day tomorrow! Farming is really labor of love. These high temps and lack of rain are really trying my patience. Everything takes such effort. We lost all our corn and our fall pumpkins are struggling... but it is what it is.

New tomorrow:
Tomatoes are back and with it we have fresh farm tomato sauce. QT $10

Show your local growers and crafters love tomorrow in the heat. Come early! The Natchitoches Farmers Market opens at 8am❤️

Friday before market is always busy! We finished picking and shelling purple hull peas last night, which is great becaus...
06/24/2023

Friday before market is always busy!

We finished picking and shelling purple hull peas last night, which is great because my fingers need 2 days to recover.

This morning we picked our first couple watermelons! We also picked peppers, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, winter squash, cukes, and summer squash.

We made salsa, hummus and zucchini bread to add to the pickled squash and cucumbers from Tuesday. Our Dill makes it zing.

We made sun sweet tea.

Tonight we picked sunflowers and zinnias for our vases. And after this post, we'll be done until early tomorrow. See y'all there! 🍉🍅🍆🌶🥒🫑🧄🧅

6/17Up early for market day. Picking Dill bundles, zinnias and sunflowers before we head out. 96⁰ today with 85%hum*UPDA...
06/17/2023

6/17

Up early for market day.

Picking Dill bundles, zinnias and sunflowers before we head out.

96⁰ today with 85%hum

*UPDATE- We sold out of salsa, hummus, zucchini bread and bagged purple hull peas. We should have pickled squash and cukes next week.

We've been so busy joining the Natchitoches Farmers Market this year that I have become a neglectful page steward.  I've...
06/16/2023

We've been so busy joining the Natchitoches Farmers Market this year that I have become a neglectful page steward. I've also been trying to keep a mindful calendar of what's happening at the farm so each year I can compare notes on successes and do-overs, but even those attempts are scattered across multiple notebooks and not nearly organized.

So... I'm going to start memorializing what we are doing everyday on Facebook! I'm here everyday anyway and it will get me in the habit of keeping notes and sharing with our followers what our life is like on the homestead. Wish me luck. 😍🤞🥕

6/16- 97⁰ (106⁰) hum 50%

Got up early to pick for market: green peppers, banana peppers, hot peppers, cucumbers, summer squash, zucchini, acorn, cushaw, spaghetti, purple hull peas, eggplant, strawberries and tomatoes.

Made for market: fresh salsa, garlic hummus, zucchini bread and dog cookies, Zinnia and sunflower Mason jars, sun made sweet tea.

Made up 50 1gallon pots and propagated strawberry runners.

Topped the remaining onions and garlic.

Put spaghetti squash in the greenhouse to cure.

Fixed the fencing that blew over in the storm.

Farmers Market in Natchitoches was a blast! Thanks to everyone for coming out to support local farmers and crafters💗
04/22/2023

Farmers Market in Natchitoches was a blast! Thanks to everyone for coming out to support local farmers and crafters💗

Must be fig season❤️❤️❤️
07/15/2022

Must be fig season❤️❤️❤️

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06/13/2022

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Harvested 1200 garlic before the rain. It is absolutely one of my favorite crops on the farm, and yes there are other cr...
05/22/2022

Harvested 1200 garlic before the rain. It is absolutely one of my favorite crops on the farm, and yes there are other crops that are my least favorite. We planted garlic in December and they will finish curing in June.

Garlic is a 7 month journey. It's important to remember that for a smaller hobby farm like ours that's not an agribusiness with subsidies from the government, how much labor and cost it takes to bring one head of garlic to share.

Every crop at our farm requires seasonal rotational planning, proper bed preparation, seeding, planting, constant weeding, pest control, fertilization, waiting with fingers crossed, harvesting and storage.

Next up peanuts to put nitrogen back into the soil. After harvesting those in October back around with more garlic.

Thanks for supporting your local farmers❤️

These are not your supermarket zucchini and summer squash. Tender and not bitter at all, even though they are enormous. ...
05/13/2022

These are not your supermarket zucchini and summer squash. Tender and not bitter at all, even though they are enormous. $2 each. Please support your local farmer and the Legacy Cafe. Veg for sale Tuesday through Sunday inside the Cafe from 7-3pm and outside at the stand Tuesday and Friday from 11-1:30.

Thanks for your support!

First batch of green beans and the first few cucumbers heading to the Market today.  They'll be outside from 11-1:30!
05/10/2022

First batch of green beans and the first few cucumbers heading to the Market today. They'll be outside from 11-1:30!

Tuesday and Friday the outdoor market will be open at Legacy Cafe from 11-1:30 and we have squash, zucchini, radish, let...
05/03/2022

Tuesday and Friday the outdoor market will be open at Legacy Cafe from 11-1:30 and we have squash, zucchini, radish, lettuce and eggs!

Stop by during your lunch hour to pick up local farm fresh food. And if you can't come then, you can pick up food inside the Cafe in the cooler and on the shelves.

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