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Plum Granny Farm Weekly Update

Posted 9/12/2014 1:42pm by Cheryl Ferguson.

 

Happy Friday, Farm Friends!

Oh the weather!  Cool days, warm days, hot days -- we seem to be in that crazy and variable weather cycle.  No impact yet on our plants -- our summer plants are still doing great.  The peppers are really starting to come in like gangbusters! Shishitos, Aji Dulce and sweet Italian roasters are beginning to fill the walk-in.  Speaking of shishitos, 585 pint bags of them went to our friends at The Produce Box this week!  Here we are putting the finishing touches on the order:

 Pcking bags of shishitos

And speaking of peppers, our Old Salem market customers can look forward to sampling freshly roasted peppers NEXT week at market!

It's strawberry planting time!  We picked up our order of 2,000 strawberry plants at Cottle's Strawberry Nursery in Faison on Tuesday and they are resting comfortably in the greenhouse while we get the field ready for them.  We will have our certified organic strawberry plants at market this week that we grew from tips from our own plants.  Chandler and Sweet Charlie are available in 4-packs -- fall is planting time!

Strawberry plant

Market Update:  

On Saturday, we'll be at Cobblestone Farmers Market at Old Salem (9-12).  On Wednesday, find us at the King Farmers Market at the Stokes Family YMCA (11-1).  What will you find on our tables?  Tomatoes will still be there in force!  We'll be featuring the unusual and beautiful (and tasty!!) Striped Roman tomato.  Come have a taste of one of our favorites -- it does double duty as a sauce tomato and it works in sandwiches too

Striped Roman tomatoes

We'll also have heirloom slicers, quart boxes of tasty saladette tomatoes, "fruit" boxes, pints of Red Pearl and Suzanne and the beautiful "Blush" tomato.  Plus we'll have snap green beans (Jade & Rattlesnake Pole) and French filet-type beans (Coban & Tavera), lots of garlic (Elephant, Music, Inchelium Red, Chesnok, Spanish Roja, and Lorz Italian), Aji Dulce peppers (the sweet habanero), okra (green & burgundy), and swiss chard (small amount) -- all Certified Organic!  New this week is our delicious Garlic Scape Pesto and we'll have our regular basil pesto as well.  In the Jam Department, we are rebuilding our supply and have the Raspberry-Chipotle Chile Jam and Raspberry-Chipotle Mole Sauce back in stock!

As a reminder, if there is anything that you would like for us to hold for you at market just let us know by e-mail, by the evening before, and we will be glad to put it aside for you.

Until our next edition,

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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