We're glad you stopped by for a (virtual) visit to our farm and to see what we are up to these days.
Plum Granny Farm is a USDA Certified Organic small family farm located in the north central piedmont area of North Carolina. The farm is set on 54 beautiful acres of rolling countryside just south of Hanging Rock State Park in the Capella community.
We are building on our heritage as a NC Century Farm, as the farm has been in the Ferguson family for over 140 years. We grow raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, garlic, ginger, specialty veggies, herbs and cut flowers.
Although full-time farming is new to us, we both have deep connections to our farming heritage. Cheryl grew up on this farm and her father, grandfather and great-grandfather all practiced the art of cultivation on this soil. Ray has his farming roots in Kansas where his mother grew up amid some of the most beautiful soil that has ever been seen.
Our approach to farming is to nurture the soil and the land to return it to its optimal state. Building the soil with cover crops, compost and manure will help us produce better, healthier crops and is an essential part of our sustainability.
We hope you'll stop by frequently to check out our blog and check on the crops. Our website will continue to grow and develop just as our farm continues to do. So join us in our adventure!
Here's to good growing and good eating!
Cheryl & Ray
Posted by Cheryl Ferguson :: Thursday, December 5 :: 12:45pm
Happy Thursday, Farm Friends!
We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family last week. It was nice for us to get a little break. As Ray and I counted our blessings, you were definitely among them. Your encouragement, kind words at market and purchases of our products helps make this life we have chosen worthwhile. We are most grateful for your friendship!
This week we celebrated another gratitude -- the garlic is in the ground!!!! Tuesday we finished up planting ALL of the garlic. And the number is...70,192 cloves! Whew!! We'll be tucking a few more into Daddy's Garden for special care but we are so thankful to have this major milestone past us. It's the most garlic we've ever planted! Here is Ray taking the PVC plugs off of the dibbler -- won't need this piece of equipment until next fall!
On Saturday, we will be at the Cobblestone Farmers Market Pop-Up Market behind the Millennium Center (5th and Trade) from 10-noon. We will also be there on 12/14. Unfortunately we have had to cancel our planned Holiday Open (Green)House on Sunday due to the yucky weather that is predicted. We'll try again next year!
Here's what we'll have at market on Saturday:
-- Powdered and Granulated Organic Garlic
-- Garlic braids
-- Fresh Holiday Greens for decorating
In addition, we will have our new jam gift boxes -- three of our gift-sized jams all packaged up and ready for giving!
We'll have lots of stock of those as well as our other yummy jams and Raspberry-Chipotle Molè Sauce!
Hope to see you at market! You can always contact us if you'd like to have an item saved.
Here's to dreaming of next year's garlic & shallot crop!
Cheryl & Ray