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Plum Granny Farm Weekly Update

Posted 10/18/2013 6:47pm by Cheryl Ferguson.

 Happy Friday, Farm Friends!  

Whew!  Getting this weekly newsletter out a little late -- been a busy one!  On Monday we were able to get the fancy-schmancy all-in-one bed shaper-drip tape layer-plastic layer from NC A&T (thank you, Grace!).  This amazing piece of equipment will help us make beautiful beds for our garlic (no plastic) and our greens (with plastic).  It has taken some time this week to get it on the tractor, figure it out and test in the field.  Today Ray was able to make some trial beds -- they are wide, flat and the plastic mulch actually is pretty well covered!  These are just incredibly beautiful (we farmers get awfully excited about stuff like this!)!
Planting bed with plastic mulch and drip tape

But of course, we can't do anything in the field these days without the help of our boys....

3 cats sittings in the bed-shaping equipment Cats on tractor equipment   
We had a great time at Old Salem yesterday talking about growing garlic!  Thanks to those of you who came out to hear it!  And thanks to Old Salem Horticulture and Vonnie Hannah for organizing it!  We always enjoy doing talks like this so if your garden club or other group is interested, just let us know!
Here's a quick roundup of what we’ll have on our table on Saturday (Old Salem) and Wednesday (King).
Certified Organic Produce: 

    -- Grapes (Muscadine) - just a few -- the absolute VERY last of the season!

    -- Powdered Organic Garlic (Music and Spanish Roja)

    -- Garlic (Red Toch, Inchelium Red, Nootka Rose, Lorz Italian, Gesti Jumble and Elephant)  We are nearly out of stock for MOST varieties so you better get it while you can!  

    --  Seed Garlic Cloves (variety: Music) 

     -- New batch of Garlic braids -- and we are also taking orders for braids for the Holidays!  Better hurry on these too -- don't have that much garlic left for braids either!
    --  Tomatillos and Salsa Kits

Stop by for a sample of our newest jam that is still in the testing phase -- Strawberry-Baby Ginger-Mint!  The shelves are stocked with our seasonal Raspberry-Cranberry Jam and we'll also have 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.

Take good care and enjoy the Hunter Moon,

Cheryl & Ray

Coming Soon! Small Business Saturday Holiday Market!

Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 30 for our 6th Annual Small Business Saturday Holiday Market!  Once again we are partnering with Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery in Germanton to bring you a one-of-a-kind Holiday shopping experience!  Watch this space for more details!  Shop Small Y'all!

Our Online Store is Ready to Serve You!

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.


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