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Plum Granny Farm Weekly Update

Posted 11/22/2013 1:21pm by Cheryl Ferguson.


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Happy Friday, Farm Friends! 
Thanks to so many of you congratulating us on the recent episode of "Flavor, NC"!  We are so happy to hear that you liked it as much as we did!  In case you missed it,  you can always watch the broadcast at http://video.unctv.org/video/2365069548/

At last!  The time we have been getting ready for for soooo many weeks is finally here!  Garlic planting!!  We started Wednesday and now have about 26,000 cloves in the ground.  One-by-one, by hand!  Here's Jen helping Ray make sure the dibbler on the tractor is straight.  We use this dibbler that Ray designed to mark the beds to make planting easier and more consistent.  Even though the old saying is "you can get more plants in a crooked row," we like to keep them straight so that we might be able to use the tractor to cultivate them.

Planting garlic

It's hard to believe but tomorrow is the last regular day for the Cobblestone Old Salem Farmers Market.  We will still be participating in 2 more pop-up markets that Cobblestone Farmers Market will be doing on December 7 and 14 at the Millennium Center (5th and Trade). More info on that next week.  We also have an on-farm Open House in the works as well!

Here's what we'll have at market tomorrow: 
Certified Organic Produce: 

      -- Powdered and Granulated Organic Garlic 

      -- Garlic (Inchelium Red, Gesti Jumble)  The absolute end of the crop!!  

       -- Garlic braids   
      --  Tomatillo Salsa Kits

       -- Baby Turmeric

Jar of Raspberry-Cranberry Jam
Our new gift-size jams have been a hit!  We have 4.5 ounce jars of Old Fashioned Raspberry, Old Fashioned Blackberry and Raspberry-Cranberry ready for Holiday giving!  These jams are $5 per jar.  W
e'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 crop!

Cheryl & Ray

Pick-Your-Own Blackberries Update

July 14 Update:

No PYO additional events scheduled at this point.  We may have one more during the season but at this point we don't know.  Stay tuned!

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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