6. The Women Who Grew America & Seed Time Harvest Farms

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Happy March, Happy Women’s History Month and Happy National Nutrition Month! All of these events collide as we talk about fresh produce and the women who make it accessible  — first we’ll talk about how Native American women are the backbone of American agriculture, then we will talk with Cetta Barnhart of Seed Time Harvest Farms as she educates us on the benefits of supporting local farmers. Seed Time Harvest Farms connects local farmers in the Tallahassee, Florida, area with consumers and provides fresh produce to Tallahassee-area residents.

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Jess 0:01
Hi, it’s Jess and welcome to the flaky foodie podcast. The only show where the discussion is delicious. And there’s chatter to chew on. Now we are fresh in a brand new month, the month of March. And that means is both Women’s History Month and National Nutrition Month. So we’re going to cover both of those topics today by talking about fresh produce. First, we’re going to talk about the role that Native American women played and continue to play in agriculture. And then we’re going to talk with set Cetta Barnhart of Seedtime Harvest Farms, she has a business that brings fresh produce to your door directly from local farmers in the Tallahassee area. And she’s also going to talk a little bit more about the benefits of eating local fresh produce, you won’t want to miss it, stay tuned.

So let’s get right into it and talk about the massive effect that Native American women had on agriculture. But first, in order to kind of set the background, let’s talk about the roles that Native American men and women kind of played in everyday life. Back then, of course, this won’t be true for every tribe, because today there are 574 federally recognized Native American tribes. So of course, what might be true for one tribe might not be true for another, but just kind of generally speaking about, let’s say, the Iroquois tribe, or some of the larger tribes, the role of women were to work in the fields to grow the crops, and also cook the food and tend to the children, while the jobs of the men were to kind of get the meat together, catch a fish hunt some game. And it was also to be kind of the soldiers and protectors against opposing tribes. And some tribes, the men weren’t even allowed to be out in the field because they had this kind of spirit of war or you know, I guess blood on their hands, so to speak. So having them in the garden was supposed to be bad luck, like they’re not supposed to be here, get them out. We only want good crops, and good blessings on our crops. When you look at American history through the lens that Native American women are the ones who grew the crops, everything starts to look a little bit different. When you learn about history. In school, you learn that the first settlers the Europeans, that colonized this country, you think about how they learned how to grow native crops from Native Americans. But since women are the ones who kind of knew all about how to grow the crops, they were the ones who taught them how to survive in this country. Not only that, but when you think about all of the varieties of corn, the varieties of squash that were cultivated, you have to credit that to women to Native American women. When you talk about the migration of how Native Americans got to this country from Asia. Historians don’t think that they travel with any Asian like seas or produce or food or whatever reason they had to learn to make do with what was already growing in the land and how to kind of perfect it so that it provided better for their families. They were the ones who found what was edible here, and then put in the hard work of cultivating it breeding out the best varieties. Samuel E bag, the author of Cherokee cook lore said, The American Indians greatest contribution to our civilization is in the eyes of many experts, the patient cultivation from the original wild spate of food plants, which are now more than half of our agricultural wealth, when you look at the different varieties of squash, you look at all of the different varieties of heirloom corn, or the different kinds of beans that grow in America, you are looking at the work of Native Americans, and more specifically, you’re probably looking at the work of Native American women. Now today, we talk a lot about being sustainable, about making sure that our presence here on this Earth does not harm it about not bleeding the world dry so that it can provide for another generation. But sustainability is more than just a buzzword for today is how Native American women practice agriculture. As a matter of fact, as we kind of resist climate change and move back to more sustainable, smaller scale of agriculture. We are embracing some of the century old methods that Native American women use to grow their crops last year as the fact that a pandemic was still kind of raging all was kind of starting to get to me and I was getting a little anxious. I started a garden now my family specifically

Luckily, my dad has a huge green thumb, good gardeners can grow lots of things, I probably have the brownest of thumbs. And so in order to kind of get some knowledge, I joined a Facebook group. Now, you know, in Facebook groups, especially if it’s a bunch of newbies in the room, it can get very repetitive. People asking the same questions because they didn’t search for them before, or people who just joined with a lot of knowledge and they share facts without knowing that it’s been shared 100 times before one method that kept coming up anytime someone mentioned that they were planting corn, squash or beans was the three sisters. And this is an Indian or Native American agricultural practice that still survives and persists to this day as a very reliable way to grow three different crops and they all kind of work together just like a family just like sisters. In no particular order. You have the corn that grows up very tall, and then you have the beings that climb the corn. The corn provides you know structure for the beans and the beans kind of help reinforce the stock of the corn and then you have the beans pulling nitrogen from the air and then returning it to the soil. And nitrogen is very important when you’re talking about gardening. You know after a rains, if you go outside and look at a garden, you know how green it is. That’s from all of the nitrogen in the air. So the beams kind of pull that nitrogen in to the rest of the plants in the three sisters garden then you have the squash at the bottom. The large leaves of the squash helped to kind of cover the ground and provide like living mulch. And mulch is important to a garden because a heaps the water from evaporating from the ground when the water evaporates from the ground, you have to water a lot. I know because I did not have mulch when I first started gardening and I was out there every day with that hose. But mulch keeps the moisture in the soil so it doesn’t evaporate as fast. And also they said that heirloom varieties of squash or the squash that they would have had a bet when they were starting the three sister garden that they had spikes on them, so that it was not only just like ground coverage, but it was also kind of a protection from wild animals and I got to come in the garden with the spiky squash the spiky horde plants poking them. So it was squash was the ground coverage and also the kind of living fence too. And now there’s a fourth sister that sometimes added to this garden that people don’t talk about a lot. And the fourth is some flowers. They will plant some flowers around the edge of this garden as a living fence to keep things out. And also the seeds that were growing the sunflower. They were kind of like a distraction crop for the birds so that the birds would eat the seeds from the sunflowers but not touch the corn. So when you look at it, you see that these three plants live together in such perfect harmony that you don’t need pesticides, you don’t need to own water. Not only are these combinations good to grow together, they’re also good to eat together as well. You can make a succotash with the corn and the beans and also the squash. Now if you’re like me your first introduction to the worst succotash was through Looney Tunes through Sylvester Sufferin’ Succotash!

But that word is a Native American word is from a word by the Narragansett tribe and it literally just means boiled ear of corn. Now we show a lot about the ingenuity innovation that Native American women show when it comes to agriculture, but they were also phenomenal cooks as well. James Adair, a historian during the 1700s, who lived with the Chickasaw tribe, he said that it is surprising to see the great variety of dishes they can make out of wild flesh, corns, beans, peas, potatoes, pumpkins, dried fruits, herbs and roots. They can diversify their courses as much as the English or perhaps the French cooks. In either of the ways they dress their food. It is grateful to a wholesome stomach. That man was enamored with that food. Yeah.

But he’s basically just saying that even though the ingredients were really just simple, no, it was always maybe some some beans, some corn, some piece of potatoes. They were very creative and how they combine these differently each time and it all tastes really good apparently now when I was reading articles on this, whenever I saw a list of how Native Americans prepare corn, the list is exhaustive. It’s very creative, and you can tell that they use corn and kind of every phase of his lifecycle from when the corn is young and fresh until when it’s dried out and a lot easier to store. And then of course you

have popcorn, which you probably learned at school was at the very first Thanksgiving and fun fact grits one of the South’s most ubiquitous foods as well as cornbread are both from indigenous peoples. So that was our women’s history culinary trailblazer for today. After the break, we’re going to talk with someone else who is making a big splash and agriculture and agribusiness. Her name is Cetta Barnhart, and she owns Seedtime Harvest Farms. Stay tuned because when we return we’re going to talk about the joys and the benefits of supporting local farmers.

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welcome back Today we have agricultural business consultant and founder of Seedtime harvest farm Cetta Barnhart, welcome to the show.

Cetta Barnhart 12:21
Thank you, Jessica. It’s a pleasure to be here. Thank you for having me.

Jess 12:25
Now, some people may be wondering what is an agricultural business consultant,

Cetta Barnhart 12:30
you know, that is a question and a process that has evolved over time. I have some exposure to business, I work in financial services. But the bigger deal in agriculture, I found that there are many people with farms, or land or in farming and trying to figure out what else they need to do. Like those that are in farming and grow a specific crop being able to sell all of that crop. Those that have lands I was with someone yesterday, they have over 100 acres of land, and they really don’t know what to do with it. So what an agricultural business consultant does is give concepts and ideas of what ways we can use especially among our black farmers, the land that we have in the best way, whether it’s put cattle, whether it’s put trees for a season, whether it’s to do some rotation in crops, whether to do other types of animals or things or even just to leave it alone, tending to the soil, just those type of ideas and concepts to bring a farm into fruition. And even for those farmers that are farming to get more of their produce into the hands of consumers. And sometimes you will go wholesale into the larger venues are really a direct sale between consumers and farmers. So that’s what the agriculture business consultant that’s what I do is make those arrangements and have those concepts and ideas and conversation with farmers.

Jess 13:56
So how does that tie into your business seed type harvest farms

Cetta Barnhart 14:01
Well seedtime harvest Farms is a community supported agriculture program. A CSA is was themed and what we have done over the past 10 years is work with farmers in our area that to provide for a grocery bag delivery service. Now these farmers and I found on different ones over the course of years have always found good farmers in our area right here local and what we’ve done is work with them each season and we’re trying to go year round hopefully soon. But each season we get gather from the farmers and deliver to consumers that were purchased items to our either website or a page. That was the time harvest that we provide fresh food from farm straight to consumer stores.

Jess 14:50
So how did you start this business? How did it come about

Cetta Barnhart 14:53
It came from seeing an abundance of food wasting in the fields my husband’s family were were I guess farmers or they grew food to eat, you know, that’s the basis of things. But I came home one day and my father-in-law, I have grown this field of beautiful golden zucchini. And it was sitting in the the field and it had to be it, there was a measurement on it about 10 feet wide and about six feet high with this beautiful golden zucchini. And one of the entities was supposed to come pick it up. But because it wasn’t in boxes, they left it. And it really pretty much went to waste. And I learned from that day and from them sending me to other farms in the area, that there’s a lot of food that ends up in waste, as opposed to get into customers. So that’s my father in law that day, if I can have a portion of it. To sell off, he said, Take as much as you want. And I found that many farmer’s said take as much as you want. And and that was able to create an opportunity to get more fresh food to consumers. That’s how it started.

Jess 15:57
Now you mentioned reducing food waste is one of the major benefits of your business. What are some other benefits for both the consumer and the farmer, let’s start on the farmer side.

Cetta Barnhart 16:09
I pay farmers directly what they say they charge for their crops. So they’re charging $3.50 per bunch of carrots, that’s what I’m gonna pay. If they’re paying a certain amount for a bucket of tomatoes or peppers, I’m gonna pay my farmers up front. And what that allows to them is additional income coming into the farmers house directly through our services, because in turn, I’m going to take that package, put it together and have a collection of fresh food, be it tomatoes from one farmer and peppers from another farmer and carrots from another farmer and lettuce from another farmer and peas and potatoes from another farmer. That’s seven farmers that now you have as a consumer supporting their families coming through our service. So it’s a direct link of community support, where the community is purchasing indirectly from the farms and the farmers to getting the benefit of getting their produce into the homes of consumers better.

Jess 17:09
What are some benefits of having this fresh local produce?

Cetta Barnhart 17:14
Okay, Ms. Jessica, you’re gonna make me go into my deep things.

Jess 17:18
Oh, we have the five.

Cetta Barnhart 17:20
Here’s the deal. Here’s the deal. I’m good food is good food. And in Florida, there is an abundance of good food growing in very traditional ways, whether they’re spraying it with pesticides and herbicides and pesticides and herbicides, or not some of your fruit, your more established fruits from down south Florida are probably not as pesticide oil not as herbicide bound as they may be pesticide bound trying to keep bugs out. But still less because it’s been trees that are established from a different area for a period of time. Food that is coming straight from the source. Like if I pick a tomato, fresh red off vine, you have flavor, you have nutrition, you have a nutrient dense piece of food, at its peak of freshness. You can get some derivative and this is the way I would put it have that food substance from your farmers market because that’s your next step. Some of your community marketers, they’re buying direct from farmers and your grocery stores. You get it by the time you get it, that nutrition has waned in some way that freshness has waned in some way. And most times it’s not picked at the peak of ripeness. Its peak before so that it has some shelf life in order for you to buy it 34567 10 days later. Where’s sometimes my lettuce rob a little wilted and I’m learning I’ve learned over the time to keep it cool keep it in bags, how to package it and how to present it. So then what comes to you is still got that crispness because it’s pick straight from the ground that day before you get it.

Jess 19:17
Okay, so you definitely convinced us that fresh produce is the way to go. So how does a CSA work for those who may not know how it works?

Cetta Barnhart 19:27
So for the way Seedtime harvest farms works and many of them around the country. The concept is you purchase a season’s worth of vegetables and what that is is for our service, we provide a bi monthly every other week we bring you a bag of box of groceries. They contain seven to 10 items that some you can choose from but some we once we find out what’s in the farm we’ll bring to you and add some things just to keep it spicy. But we package this bag you pay for in advance onthrough our website, which is thanking Jesus finally up and operational. The season runs about $300. And you can buy a season a month or a bat, one time purchase. And the way I looked at the pricing on this, can I be billed Jessica for a moment?

Jess 20:16
Oh, yeah, sure.

Cetta Barnhart 20:18
Can I ask you a question?

Jess 20:19

Cetta Barnhart 20:20
Every time you go to the grocery store, and you’re just going to get a few things, give me a range about how much you spend per

Jess 20:28
Uh, it depends, if it’s just to pick up something that I’m missing from a meal could be maybe $19. But if it’s a full like I’m prepared for the whole week, meal prepping for a whole week or two weeks, it’s usually about $100.

Cetta Barnhart 20:42
So mostly, I’m not going to store it, and I get to cut it some. So I just went and I spent $50 on just some cucumbers, avocados and a couple other things just about $50 average about $75. Every time I go in the grocery store, half which

Jess 20:58
it does average about the same amount,

Cetta Barnhart 21:01
about $75. I don’t charge anywhere near that. I charge $65 for the box. But here’s what you get in that box. Not only do you get freshness, you get foods that provide health benefits. There’s always ginger, garlic, and Tumeric in my boxes every single time you deliver, there’s always onions in my boxes, every time I deliver. It’s always a fresh leafy green, pick fresh from somebody’s farm a day or two before well day before most times you get it. So the value, the quality and the value of the things that bring you far outweigh the cost. So the base costs for one bag is 65. The season runs about 325. But to get in the season six bi weekly deliveries of those items plus, because I feel all kinds of stuff in and want to find it.

Jess 21:53
Now what if somebody’s saying that I personally I’ve had a C CSA box before and I love it because it’s like getting your own personal chopped basket, you can come up with a unique ways to use the ingredients. But some people may not be as savvy of how to use these different types of fresh produce, some of which they may not have seen before. So how do you make that produce accessible or usable for that type of person.

Cetta Barnhart 22:21
When we deliver our bags most time we have a notice that we’ll get one with a description of some of the things are, but also some recipes on how to use it. Also, on my Facebook page, I have all my social media which for those that are in social media, I’m throwing up recipes or going ways I use them all the time. But in our newsletters that we have on a regular that goes out without boxes, it does give suggest the recipes on how you can use there are even times we’ll add a few types of seasoning that I enjoy or think need to be shared with people to be aware of inside those packages as well. So there are some some ideas about how to use them. Eventually I’ll get to those YouTube or Facebook, not many Facebook Lives. I’m trying to get away from that. I’m really trying to get to a more steady stream of communication probably YouTube clips. Once you get your packet the next day, you’ll see a YouTube video that morning that you can visit and just know what to do with the wonderful things you do save your pack.

Jess 23:23
What are some examples of recipes based on what’s in season right now?

Cetta Barnhart 23:29
Okay, so I’m gonna go off a bit norms, because I like mustard greens, and I like people like collard greens, and usually collard greens are cooked with some type of ham some pork or they’ll go turkey, some of the onions and peppers in it. But collard greens one can be eaten raw. Some people do eat them raw and it’s moody. That’s one way to mustard greens. Now I did mustard greens. After I cooked some sweet potatoes, turnips and beets, steamed it sweet potatoes, turnips and beets. And at the end added the mustard greens in with a little coconut milk and some some additional seasonings, girl. I could eat it. Like the rest of the week I ate all of that. That was gone. Because those that nutrient rich dish. They’re more like our African native dishes. They get a lot of soups and stews that that one help the body digest well. But then too, you’re giving your body a lot of nutrients and no nurturing and one bowl that doesn’t have a lot of extra stuff that your body does not process well.

Jess 24:47
As far as your recipes, are these recipes that you come up on your own or do you have any partners to kind of come up with these different recipes?

Cetta Barnhart 24:56
Well, the ones that I share the ones that I’ve come up with or have seen done or or stolen and altered. But we do have plans with Seedtime to work with a chef who will be doing some prepared meals. And I will say he does some fabulous sauces, his tomato sauce, he has a green verde tomato sauce that’s really really good. Some cook from coaches and other things. So we do have a component that will be probably coming later on for prepared meals. So those meals that you need, nutritionally based the season nutritionist and a physiologist. So he’ll be doing real plans according to sometimes dietary needs, sometimes health concerns, and also just for good tasting things. So we do have those those plans coming down the pike. So where do the vegetables come from? You mentioned several different farmers. Are there any specific firms that kind of stand out so I can call out rocky soil farms? I can holler out on McDonald’s farms. I can holler out Parkway farms, I can, however, some of Barnhart farms, the ones that do vegetables, we get those. I do buy from a couple vendors, which I will not mention. But yeah, I get a couple things from vendors that are fresh produce items. There’s farmers that don’t have farm names up in Georgia. I’ve gone to cable as far as get some. I’ve gotten some from even the Thomasville marketplace to state market up there. I’ve got vegetables from there as well, because they too have farmers that bring in produce from there. I grow stuff myself on occasion I’ll glean from my own yard. And there’s different farmers at different times that I’ve worked with over the years. smarter by nature out in Gadsden County. I get mushrooms through them. Playful can’t remember the people playful, something mushrooms. They’re the mushroom people. I get mushrooms from them

Jess 26:52
.Play of sunlight, I think

Cetta Barnhart 26:53
hey, yeah, go yeah, you go, Oh, Joshua knows like mushrooms to them. And sometimes through smarty by nature. I have to mention Sundiata composting, we get live things to him as well. We work in relation with the French town Farmers Market here in Tallahassee. And that’s with shares, I get some of my neighbors in Monticello, but shares has a persimmon farm, blueberries and things all from our region law for my area. That’s some of them and gaining more as we go.

Jess 27:29
So why is supporting local agriculture so important? You already mentioned the the nutritional benefits you get from it. But from an economic standpoint, why is supporting these local farmers so important?

Cetta Barnhart 27:42
From an economic standpoint, when we look at the true factor of how much money is really spent in agriculture, and food in general, let’s let’s just think about it. Everyday we eat,there’s not a day, you know, it doesn’t go by that you don’t have at least sometimes three meals and two snacks and whatever else. Yeah, most of that food comes from somebody. Now it could be processed. And it could be you know, a bag of potato chips. It could be some Fritos. It could be whatever, whatever, that you can go to your grocery store and pick up and it may fill you up, but it’s not nourishing you. Whereas getting even granola bars, or carrot sticks and celery and peanut butter from your farmers does two things, nourish your body and support somebody’s family that’s directly in your community. Those dollars turn over their tax dollars and regenerate into the community. And it helps build our own local region and area. That’s the difference.

Jess 29:00
What are the benefits for you know African Americans? Do you feel like we as a culture could benefit from spending a little bit more of our dollars with these local farmers?

Cetta Barnhart 29:11
Oh, I’m will add to the fact that yes directly, because a lot of the process and foods that they’re suggesting that we eat aren’t the best for us. And then as a collective, our farmers are growing and I’m learning more about what other foods we need to have available in our diet. Like when I talk about tomorrow, I second grow enough of it. A lot of our bodies are inflamed from a lot of the foods that we’re eating and eating things like lemon and tumeric and elderberry and that we’re all hearing about now. They help to reduce the inflammation in our body. Eating fresh vegetables, helps to cleanse your blood and reduces our blood pressure. It reduces our opportunities with type two diabetes It also reduces our weight gain. It cleanses and purifies our body. There’s no better thing you can do than eating more fruits and vegetables and included as a part of your diet as a staple. It just is helpful all the way around. And then there are some things to do our business setup harvests farms, we will introduce as well to you that you may not know about, like I got some overseas from Ghana. I thin k that’s coming from the mother okra seeds and they look like regular okra, they big fat pods. But we just got a brother who had gotten them from his great grandmother who was still alive over in Africa. from West Africa, a man Miss heirloom Okra from West Africa that produces gigantic edible leaves and delicious pods introduced by Imma call him out — mount John Jackson of conflict farms. One of our brothers that we’ve known over a period of time I got seeds for stuff like that. Guess what those seeds are gone when that oak is ready, you know, Okra produces

Jess 31:02
right back in the ground until you’re going to

Cetta Barnhart 31:06
yes ma’am. I guess I will be saving some seeds you absolutely right. Um, but but things like that you wouldn’t get that anyplace else. Then see 10 harvest farms. We introduce things like Contura which is I call the coconut or the alternative okra because okra some people don’t like because the slimy good pan or

Jess 31:28
my husband is a prime candidate of that.

Cetta Barnhart 31:32
So what I offer for my family who does not like Oprah, for them tindora tindora is like a little cucumber vegetable, but it can be cooked and when you cut it up and slice it up and fry it up like okra, okra without the slime It is delicious. But not only is it delicious, it helps to regulate your blood sugar. It helps to fight type two diabetes.

Jess 31:57

Cetta Barnhart 31:58
simple stuff. Yes, ma’am. Stuck with anything about the yellow meat sweet potatoes. They’re always we’ve tried to incorporate the yellow and the purple sweet potatoes into our packages. You’ll find them in Winn Dixie.

Jess 32:12
Okay, one of the one of the big benefits of doing like a CSA or supporting these local farmers, I was reading an article the other day about how big agriculture is making all of our produce kind of this uniform, you don’t get as much variety anymore. So that’s one of the big benefits from supporting these smaller farms, they’re able to grow a wider variety of fruits and vegetables,

Cetta Barnhart 32:36
wide variety. And then the other thing is in the grocery stores, they, they have to take all of their food. And this is something I’ve learned recently, well, much of their food, wash and wax it to make it pretty. So you’re right. They’re very selective about which tomatoes make it. And then after they select those tomatoes, they’re washing them gas guessing tomatoes. But like apples I learned recently, I bought our citrus, even the citrus in Florida. You would think that when you get your citrus out of the grocery store is fresh off somebody’s tree. It’s all pretty in orange, and shiny. Uh huh. They wash and wax the fruit before arrives to the store. And we can not ship or sell any fruit out of the state of Florida. Unless it has gone through the process of being washed, waxed and packaged to a processing plant here. I had a friend of mine who had some challenges with eating too simple apples. Well, there’s a coating and a wax on the skin of the apple that they do to make sure it absorbs well or it presents. Well. Those little things like that are affecting our body affecting our systems. You know, we talked about the DNA mess up. It’s messed up from the food. So the closer you get it from the source of someone’s backyard.

Jess 34:00

Cetta Barnhart 34:01
yeah, my great foods. They’re delicious, but they’re, they’re there. And I have a pink grapefruit. The skin sometimes look a little grayish, but that juices make me smack your mama. Man, I got a video on Facebook. Um, I think I was eating a grapefruit, Orange Man. And honestly, I was outside. I just pulled it off the bush and I was picking for somebody else. And I opened up one and the song like just like candy. It was so good girl

Jess 34:36
Sounds like I need one of thosue

Cetta Barnhart 34:39
So, you know, and in Florida here citrus is plentiful. And between November and February. Man, your vitamin C is right there. You’ve better not have no cold because you just go get the juice. It’s in everybody’s backyard. And I bring them to you here locally. I can’t send that out of state. But yeah, so those are the benefits is that you get a more natural product from your farmers than you would from your your traditional sources as a way to say

Jess 35:11
you have this business where you support local farmers. How do you think it’s al so important to have kind of your own backyard garden?

Cetta Barnhart 35:20
Absolutely, in fact, I just put a post out today’s time to start getting your seeds into some dirt. We just went through a cold snap, there’s something about what’s the last frost. And I think either we’ve had it was about to come up. So for those who want to put a tomato seed in the ground, it may just grow abundantly in what you do to it, a pepper in the ground, it will grow as well. You can grow lettuce and sometimes they may give you a problem. But if you put it in a bucket and water it every other day, you can have lettuce every single day. You know they have little herb plants that you can get your basil as you’re raking those use, things like that you can grow that stuff, even some things that you can grow from your own seeds.I had some chickpeas and just set them in a jar, they start to get what they want into the ground. I mean, you know some chickpeas, sweet peas, stream beans, you can all do these. Even if you’re in a apartment and you got a bucket you can grow something. So yes, I do encourage you and I encourage you to just start seeding just start planting something it doesn’t matter when this is Florida you can almost grow year round. Just start planting something it doesn’t matter. And if you can’t grow outdoors, I also support this this tower garden thing we have an area is called aeroponics where you can grow inside your house and take it with you when you want to go. There are so many alternate ways that you can grow stuff, but you can grow in a cup and the cup teach your children about sprouting a seed.Yeah, any way you can just start somewhere and definitely go use something that you want to eat to start

Jess 37:15
Okay well thank you so much for being on the show and how can people find you and to sign up for seed time harvest farms if they’re an area or follow you have maybe if they’re not in Florida but want some nutrition tips, some gardening tips, where can they find you?

Cetta Barnhart 37:31
Sure. I am on social media both Instagram and Facebook. Not on Tik Tok yet and somebody one day will get me there soon on Facebook I am for words seed time harvest farms with an s they can find my website and place an order through WW dot c time harvest farms all one word with the that’s where you can find me find out what about our services at any point in time. We do offer our service also sweet face products. She does elderberry syrup and sea moss and a couple other things. So we offer some other things as well. And then just a collective of farmers as well. So that’s where you can find us. My email address is seed time biz bi And if the phone number somebody want to call 850-251-0386

Jess 38:37
Okay, and to get their taste buds up what produce do you kind of foresee yourself having in March

Cetta Barnhart 38:46
and March Um, probably will lettuce will probably be waning. We’ll have some carrots, peppers and tomatoes around that timeframe. Definitely lettuces will be available around then your sweet peas, sweet peas and maybe new potatoes may be prevalent around there. So also your other peers, your possibly your wider guppies, and those should be available around that time to possibly by March.

Jess 39:16
Okay, well thank you so much again for being a part of the show. Have a great week, everybody.

Cetta Barnhart 39:20
Thank you, Jessica. Appreciate your time.

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