Farm description

Welcome to Plum Granny Farm!

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

Ray & Cheryl, owners of Plum Granny Farm

Photo:  Walt Unks, Winston-Salem Journal

 

 

 

News and blog

Plum Granny Farm Weekly Update -- Soggy Bottom Blues

Posted by Cheryl :: Friday, February 16 :: 7:22pm

Hello Farm Friends!  Happy Friday!
My daily conversation with the clouds:  "Okay...thanks for your generosity but that's plenty!  Please...we really have quite enough.  I know some folks in New Mexico who haven't seen your kind since October.  They need you much more than we do..."

I don't think it's working too well, do you?

And it's so muddy that even the donkey is asking for curb service!

Yes, the subject is rain.  So much rain.  So much mud.  It was nice to have a respite last night (even had a beautiful sunset!) and for a few hours today but more is heading our way.  

Ray and I are solar-powered creatures.  That's why New Mexico was a great place for us.  We had the opportunity to move to Seattle before we moved to NM and turned it down because there just wasn't enough sunshine.  That's what makes these rainy, grey, dreary days so difficult.  But we will try to look on the bright side.  The hay fields are green again and the peepers are already out!

So time in the greenhouse is even more important now.  Today we got the cucumbers planted and the peas are really starting to pop.

 

And there are many signs that Spring is on the way.  Maples are starting to bloom, the garlic is growing like crazy, crocuses are popping, and the shallots are announcing their presence as well.  

     

So we will look on the bright side.  And listen to the peepers.  While knowing that Spring (and hopefully less rain) is on the way.

Have a great weekend!
Cheryl & Ray

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Our Online Store is OPEN!

Our online store is fully stocked and waiting for your orders! Click here to go right to the shelves.  You'll find our popular fruit-forward Jams (regular and gift-size jars), Garlic Powder and Granules as well as our new Ginger Powder and Lavender Sachets!  

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Certfied Organic by QCS since 2010

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Watch Us!

Ray talks ginger with Lisa

Check out the terrific feature that Flavor, NC did on Plum Granny Farm!  You can view the episode at http://video.unctv.org/video/2365069548/  They did a great job showing our garlic, ginger & berry production - plus a few other surprises! We are paired with Chef Jay from Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen who makes some wonderful garlic recipes!  Enjoy!

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