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 fairly 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 :: Friday, April 11 :: 2:56pm
Happy Friday, Farm Friends!
What a beautiful week to get things done around the farm! Spring is really putting on its beautiful colors. The yellows of the daffodils are being replaced by the brilliant yellows of the gold finches at the bird feeder. The haze of white at the dogwoods are now turning into flowers.
Lots more onions in the ground (a big thanks goes to Bill Talich letting us know about the great song, "I Love Onions", it entertains us while we plant). Here are Emma & Elliot proclaiming victory over unplanted onion transplants!
And don't forget, we are still accepting memberships for the Allium Adventure Club. But better hurry-- the tour begins on May 3rd!
A great thing about being is small farm is how farmers help each other. Today we loaded up 5 other farmers with a shared load of soil amendments. Bill Smith of Old Town Farm in Walnut Cove worked with us to coordinate a 5 pallet tractor trailer load from Seven Springs. It was a win-win for all of us -- we shared the shipping cost and were able to get a much better price than we would if we had ordered individually. That's one of the many beautiful things about the farming community.
It's hard to believe but after 4 months, we are back at market! We will have our first Cobblestone Pop Up TOMORROW (Saturday, April 12) from 9 to noon. The market will be held at the parking lot behind Mary's Gourmet Diner (7th and Trade) in Downtown. We'll have lots of Certified Organic baby kale, swiss chard, salad mix, sugarloaf radicchio, salad turnips, pea shoots, blackberry & black raspberry plants, transplants (tomatoes, tomatillos, basil and other herbs, and eggplant), garlic powder, jam and MORE!
Talk to you next week. Enjoy the Full Pink Moon and Blood Moon Eclipse on Tuesday!
Cheryl & Ray