This week, meet Randy and Jo Alexander of Tubby Creek Farms!
CYCFM: Where are you from?
TCF: Randy is originally from Phoenix, Arizona and Jo grew up in Maine. We met in Memphis is 2008.
CYCFM: When and why did you farming?
TCF: Jo started dreaming about farming as a career while working on sustainable farms in the upper Midwest. In Randy she met someone equally enthusiastic and willing to embark on a new adventure.
CYCFM: What is your favorite part about farming?
TCF: We both love working outdoors and being closely in tune to the cycle of the seasons. We love the constant challenge and satisfaction of growing food for people.
CYCFM: What is your favorite dish to cook?
TCF: A completely farm-grown meal is utterly satisfying. Jo is a master at using whatever vegetables are in abundance in simple preparations that allow the flavor of the fresh produce to shine.
CYCFM: How do you relax?
TCF: A rainy day game of Scrabble is a favorite around here. It's pleasant to take time to hang out with the animals and play with our cats and dogs. A real treat is having friends stop by, we especially enjoy talking with folks interested in getting into farming.
CYCFM: What is your favorite part about the Cooper Young Community Farmers Market?
TCF: There are so many things that we love! Jo loves visiting with shoppers, other vendors and market volunteers. It's a friendly environment and just the right size for our business. We also appreciate how authentic the market is and that patrons can be confident farmers grow everything they sell.