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Plum Granny Farm Weekly Update

Posted 2/21/2014 10:32am by Cheryl Ferguson.

 

Happy Friday, Farm Friends!
 
What a difference a week makes!  The snow is gone and the rain and thunder are here!  Sounds like Spring, huh?  Even the crocus  are beginning to wake up and smile.

Early Crocus bloom

We are moving into full-tilt seeding mode around the farm.  The seed orders are starting to come in (can't believe we ordered 25 pounds of sugar snap pea seed - but that's what the plan calls for!!).  Packets upon packets await our busy hands and seed trays!

Some of the seeds for this year's planting

The ginger, turmeric, and galangal (Thai ginger) have also arrived and we will start the 4 week presprout with them today.  We put the pieces of ginger and turmeric in a shallow tray filled with coconut coir and put them into our heated milkhouse which is a terrific germination chamber.  The seed looks much better this year than it did last year -- so keep your fingers crossed for a great season.

Ginger and turmeric seed

Another crop we are planning is potatoes.  As many of you know, we had a complete crop failure last year.  We are optimistic for this year and decided to make the harvest a bit less drudgery.  We rarely buy new equipment but learned from many other farmers that there is a great Italian potato harvester could make things better and more cost-effective.  We research things pretty thoroughly and based on that, we bit the bullet and got this little number.  Here's Ray with the Checchi-Magli SP-50 Potato Lifter!  We are excited!!  Think POTATOES!

Ray and the SP-50 Potato Harvester

 Thanks for the great response to our Allium Adventure Club!  We've gotten some GREAT questions and comments from folks.  Registrations for the Adventure are now being taken -- please spread the word!  Check out the information on our website!

Allie the Allium Adventure Club Mascot

Talk to you next week.  Hope you have a wonderful Card Reading Day (who knew?  but you have this card from us to read, right?)!

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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