Starting Small

Bean Seedling

Bean Seedling

Since our production has expanded to the back section of the 80 acre Southwood Farm, we must decide what to plant on that cultivated land. About a week ago we chose watermelons, cantaloupe, beans and more. 

Our back plots are not irrigated, thus leaving our crops at the mercy of Mother Nature. Luckily, Farmer Kyle knows a few rain dances among his many other talents. The blessing of rain this 4th of July weekend has left us with a mid-summer's gift. Hundreds and hundreds of seedlings!! Soon enough our farm trailers will be overflowing with delicious fruit!

Tomatoes!

Every color imaginable is showing up at Southwood Farms today, but it is the tomatoes that are truly flourishing. From small Sun Sugar Cherries to Large Red Slicers, all sorts if varieties can be found in our harvest. There are always many tasks to accomplish for Farmer Kyle and the workers who help him out, but lately much of the day revolves around that delicious red fruit.

When the tomato plants become laden with ripe fruit they are picked by hand and placed into small green bins. We only sell top notch fruit; our entire supply of gently damaged product is donated to the Jenks Food Bank and Tulsa Co. Food Bank. From the field, the tomatoes are taken to our onsite washing station where each individual fruit is inspected and washed three times.

 The final step is packing the product for transportation. They are then delivered to customer preorder pickup or locally sourced restaurants around the Tulsa metropolitan area. We are ardent about growing our tomatoes and we want to share them with you. If you are interested in trying some for yourself, check out our online catalogue of Southwood farm fresh produce. 

Riverfield Preschool Visits Southwood Farms

What better place to take a school trip than the Southwood vegetable farm?  Today, Riverfield preschool summer schoolers came out to learn how their vegetables are grown.  From harvesting to washing, Ms. Vicki Cantys’ students were able to see each step taken to get produce market-ready. The experience didn’t stop there.  At the end of the trip, each student participated in the day’s potato harvest. Nothing like getting your hands dirty to really appreciate where your food comes from!  After the kiddos had gathered quite a sizable basket of farm-fresh Desiree potatoes, they took them home to enjoy! We hope our Riverfield visitors enjoyed their time at Southwood Farms as much as we did. Come on back anytime!

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