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The berries are coming! The berries are coming!

Posted 9/5/2010 7:32pm by Cheryl Ferguson.

It’s been a tough summer weather-wise here in northern piedmont North Carolina.  All the crops have had to work a little harder than usual to get themselves growing and producing in the extreme heat.  None of our crops have been more challenged than our raspberries.  The varieties that we grow -- by nature – enjoy cooler weather.  They obviously weren’t able to enjoy much of that this summer.  As a consequence, they weren’t very productive and even ended up with some nasty beetles preying on their stressed state (sap beetles are now one of our most hated insects!).

But now as things are starting to cool down a bit, the berries are starting to show new energy and productivity (aren’t we all?)  The new raspberry field is beginning to put on lots of berries and we picked our first ones from that field this week.  Hurray!

So thanks so all our loyal, raspberry-loving customers who have patiently heard us say week after week – “we hope the berries will be coming back in a few weeks!” – well now that finally seems to be more accurate than ever!  And just in time – Raspberry Day is at Krankies Farmers Market on September 14th!

Elves at Work! 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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