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Plum Granny Farm Weekly Update

Posted 3/7/2014 6:11pm by Cheryl Ferguson.

 

Happy Friday, Farm Friends!
 
Another day, another...snow??  Sheesh!  I guess March really did roar in like a lion with 2 winter storms this week.  I love winter as much as the next person (probably more than most, actually!) but this is starting to really get old!  I am taking comfort in the fact that tomorrow and most of next week that the temperatures are supposed to be in the 60s Time to get those peas, radishes and onions in the ground!!

We did take advantage of the 2 semi-decent days this week to get the rest of the blackberries pruned.  Here's Chris and Elliot showing off their handiwork!

Chris & Elliot display their handiworkWhile we were in the blackberries, we gathered LOTS of volunteer Triple Crown blackberry and black raspberry volunteers.  These will be potted up and available for sale this spring!

Black raspberry transplants in waitingSpeaking of spring sales, mark your calendars for April 26 and 27!  We'll have our first Plum Granny Farm Spring Open Greenhouse event those days!  You'll be able to get certified organic transplants of tomatoes, peppers, herbs as well as a variety of fresh spring greens (Kale, lettuce and more!)  We'll be sending out more information but we wanted you to get those dates on your calendar!

And even though spring feels light years away right now, our friends, the bees, let us know that it is just around the corner.  Check out this great picture that Ray caught -- notice the yellow balls on the bees' legs?  That's pollen!  Bees gather pollen from flowers for their protein.  Flowers this time of year? They must be gathering pollen from some early maple trees!  There is hope for Spring and some strong hives!

Bees entering hive with pollen

Talk to you next week.  Think warm and dry weather!!

Cheryl & Ray

 

Spring Plant-a-Palooza!

3 Days! Saturday, April 27 (10-3); Sunday, April 28 (1-5) and Monday, April 29 (10-2)

Looking for the perfect heirloom tomato for your garden or an unusual herb? Come up to the Farm and pick out plants for your garden! We will offer a wide assortment of Certified Organic transplants including heirloom and hard-to-find varieties. There will be hundreds of plants available: tomatoes, tomatillos, peppers - hot and sweet, eggplant, herbs plus ginger and turmeric plants. The farm also will sell farm-grown blackberry and black raspberry plants along with veggie starts such as kale, lettuce and swiss chard. In addition to plants, we will also have organic soil amendments to keep your plants healthy and productive.

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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