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Plum Granny Farm Weekly Update for July 27, 2018 -- Press Pause

Posted 7/27/2018 3:33pm by Cheryl.

Hello Farm Friends!  Happy Friday

What a strange Friday!  Besides taking a quick trip to Greensboro to see the ginger trials at NC A&T, it is so odd to feel...dare I say, relaxed!  Yep, we're in our "Market Pause" so we aren't running around like crazy people trying to get ready for Cobblestone Farmers market tomorrow.  Ahhhh.....

It's not like we are sleeping until noon but we are a bit more on our own time without the pressures of markets and PlumFresh directing our activities.

And we're catching up on some things that have been neglected for the past few months.  Like clearing out the garage (so that Ray can have a better space to work on Daddy's Cub tractor!)

And catching up on entering financial and crop data for our Organic Certification reports (you really don't want to see a picture of that!)

But the pause gives us the opportunity to reflect, re-plan and get ready for the second half of the season -- there's a lot left ahead!

We've gotten some key things done this week.

The garlic is all graded and hung!  It's great to know what seed garlic we will have for planting this fall, what we need to order as well as what seed we will have available for sale!

Lots of seeds have been planted -- kale, cabbage, broccoli, chard, kohlrabi, lettuce and lots more will be coming your way this fall!

And Chris and Jonny turned their "chain gang" excavation work last week into a perfect fluffy bed for beets!

Perhaps we might sneak in a nap or 2 -- I must admit that RingBob seems to have a good idea....

Cobblestone Farmers Market Update
We will NOT be at Cobblestone for the next two weeks (July 28 and August 4).  We'll be back on August 11, raring to go!

That's all we've got this week!  We hope you enjoy this evening's Full Buck Moon, named by Native Americans because a buck’s antlers are in full growth mode. This Full Moon was also known as the Thunder Moon because thunderstorms are so frequent during the month.  The Full Moon will also coincide with a Total Lunar Eclipse -- although it won't be visible from North America -- we'll have to wait for January 2019 for that.  Happy Viewing!

Until next week,

Cheryl & Ray

Plant Your Victory Garden Now!

Interested in planting your Covid-19 Victory Garden?  Plum Granny Farm is happy to help!  We'll be holding our 7th annual Spring Plant Sale the first weekend in May.   Four terrific days to find those perfect plants for your own Victory Garden – Friday, May 1 (10-4), Saturday, May 2 (10-4), Sunday, May 3 (1-4) and Monday, May 4 (10-3). 

On Friday and Saturday, we will reserve the first 2 hours of the plant sale to seniors and those at-risk.  We will also have procedures in place to ensure adequate social distancing such as limiting the number of people in the greenhouse at any time, asking visitors to bring and wear masks and maintaining 6' spacing in checkout lines, etc. Other preventive measures will be in place as well for hand sanitation, etc. 

Hundreds of plants will be available!  For a complete list, please click here.

PlumFresh Registration Is Open NOW!

Sign-ups for our popular PlumFresh Harvest Subscription Program have begun.  This program is our own twist on a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.  It is flexible and customizable -- and you don't have to pay for the entire season upfront.  Click here for more information!  Ready to sign up now?  Click here!

Our Online Store is Ready to Serve You!

We've been really jammin' so now 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 or at the Cobblestone Farmers Market Winter Market.

 

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