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Plum Granny Farm Weekly Update

Posted 7/5/2013 12:20pm by Cheryl Ferguson.

 

Just a reminder that you're receiving this email because you have expressed an interest in Plum Granny Farm -- you either signed up at a market or on our website.  We are glad to have this brief opportunity to share some news of the farm with you!

 

Happy Friday, Farm Friends! Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July!

Lots of things happening on the farm -- mostly focused on garlic, of course!  We have everything out of the fields with the exception of one variety, Nootka Rose.  As a silverskin, this variety is one of the last to come out.  We are also trying to hold it in order to use it for an upcoming segment of WUNC-TV's Flavor NC!  Yes, we will be featured in an upcoming segment and they will focus on our garlic!  How exciting!!  We'll share more information on this next week!

A great boost to our garlic harvesting was the "Crop Mob" that we had last week!  What a wonderful group of volunteers who came out for the day to help us harvest, clean and hang garlic.  We harvested "Music" (our best selling variety) and it was GORGEOUS!  Based on the picture and quick post that I put on Facebook after Friday's event, I was contacted by The Stokes News and asked to write an article on the crop mob and our garlic.  It ran this week in The Independent and will be in The Stokes News next week.  Check it out!


Garlic harvest volunteersA HUGE shout-out to our great group of volunteers who helped bring in the garlic!

Somehow with all the rain we are having, the blackberries are finally starting to ripen.  We'll have a good number of them at market this week (that is if it can quit raining long enough for me to pick!).  The Navajos and Ouachitas are coming in now and the yummy Triple Crowns will be ready in a couple of weeks.  Once we have a good number of Triple Crown, we'll open up the field for a Pick-Your-Own!

 Blackberries in a bowl

Here’s a preview what we’ll have at market on Saturday (Old Salem) and Wednesday (King):

Certified Organic Produce: 

  • Blackberries
  • Fresh Garlic (Chesnok, Music, Persian Star, Red Toch, Elephant)
  • Garlic Scapes
  • Elephant Garlic Flowers
  • Shallot Flowers
  • Baby Kale Mix
  • Oriental Lilies (Stargazer and Acapulco)

We'll also have our luscious fruit-forward raspberry and blackberry jams along with the popular Raspberry-Chipotle Molé Grilling and Cooking Sauce!  Please stop by for a taste!

Remember the kittens and mama cat from the last post?  Well, we are definitely trying to find homes for 3 or 4… so if you or a friend would like to know more about a great little kitten (with terrific mousing genes!), please let me know!

Again, thanks so much for your support!  Remember that we are trying to increase our numbers of “Likes” on Facebook.  Check out our page there and "Like" us -- we are trying to get to 500 Likes before the end of July!


Hope to see you at market!  Don't forget to contact us if you'd like to have an item saved.

Happy Summertime Eating!
Cheryl & Ray



Plant Your Victory Garden Now!

Interested in planting your Covid-19 Victory Garden?  Plum Granny Farm is happy to help!  We'll be holding our 7th annual Spring Plant Sale the first weekend in May.   Four terrific days to find those perfect plants for your own Victory Garden – Friday, May 1 (10-4), Saturday, May 2 (10-4), Sunday, May 3 (1-4) and Monday, May 4 (10-3). 

On Friday and Saturday, we will reserve the first 2 hours of the plant sale to seniors and those at-risk.  We will also have procedures in place to ensure adequate social distancing such as limiting the number of people in the greenhouse at any time, asking visitors to bring and wear masks and maintaining 6' spacing in checkout lines, etc. Other preventive measures will be in place as well for hand sanitation, etc. 

Hundreds of plants will be available!  For a complete list, please click here.

PlumFresh Registration Is Open NOW!

Sign-ups for our popular PlumFresh Harvest Subscription Program have begun.  This program is our own twist on a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.  It is flexible and customizable -- and you don't have to pay for the entire season upfront.  Click here for more information!  Ready to sign up now?  Click here!

Our Online Store is Ready to Serve You!

We've been really jammin' so now 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!  

NEW!  Local customers can order online and arrange to pick up their items at the farm or at the Cobblestone Farmers Market Winter Market.

 

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