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Plum Granny Farm Small Business Saturday Holiday Market Sneak Peak

Posted 11/22/2016 8:58am by Cheryl Ferguson.

Hello Farm Friends!  Happy Tuesday!

Since many of you receive your newsletter at work, we wanted to make sure that you got all of the news before you head out for your Thanksgiving holiday.  Honest, we aren't trying to confuse you!

What a busy week it's been already. We're trying to do the juggle of getting real farm progress made (can you say garlic?) with getting things ready for Saturday's Small Business Saturday Holiday Market!  Clearing and rearranging the greenhouse, putting seed trays in their new storage area, harvesting vegetables and turmeric, making jam -- the week has a very packed to-do list.

Before we dive into a sneak peek at our Small Business Saturday event, we wanted to pause for a moment to say a heart-felt Thank You!  Thanks for being a part of the Plum Granny Farm family. Together we’re building a community that shares a passion for sustainable, organic agriculture and together, we CAN make a difference in our food system. Thank you for standing with us in good times (huge turnout for Farm Tour) and in tough times (losing most of our strawberry crop due to hail).  Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.

Thank you   

Here are the details of our 3rd Annual Small Business Saturday event on Saturday, November 26 from 10-3 at the farm greenhouse.  The weather forecast is looking good and we've got a terrific line-up of vendors offering beautiful, handcrafted products perfect for your Holiday giving and decoration:

  • Bunny's Trees will provide fresh Fraser Fir Christmas trees along with beautiful handcrafted wreaths and fresh white pine roping perfect for decking the hall!  Get started on your Holiday decorating here!
  • Greenberries Farm makes creative and useful items out of recycled items. They will have recycled wine box/cork birdhouses, wine cork ornaments, reclaimed barnwood coasters, and coloring book totes. You are sure to find a perfect gift among their offerings!
  • KanoKano Studio will bring a brand new batch of one-of-a-kind jewelry created in Winston-Salem.  Their signature wire-wrapped jewelry with subtle accents will make great holiday gifts!
  • La Vie en Rose Food Truck will provide a taste of France for your lunch and snacking pleasure!  They are known for their incredible crepes and authentic French food -- rave reviews everywhere they go! This year you won't have to shop hungry!
  • Mount Olive Elementary School is bringing adorable Santa ornaments that are handmade from okra.  Every child at Mount Olive (300 K-5 students!) painted one of these ornaments and they were decorated by faculty, staff, volunteers and older students!  The Student Council will be selling these as a fundraiser for the Lion's Den program at the school.  In addition, children and adults alike can make their own Santa Angel ornament on-site!
  • Mystic Wolf's Den (formerly MW Herbs) will be bringing handmade soaps, pain relief and healing salve, and soy melts. New this year are bath bombs, including the "soothing skin" version with aloe, goat's milk, honey, oatmeal, cocoa butter, & coconut oil infused with chamomile & calendula.
  • Truffles NC will be bringing three delicious products to the market: Pure creamery butter with black winter truffles, sea salt with black winter truffles and creamed clover honey with -- you guessed it-- black winter truffles. All natural truffle products. Never flavored.

What's on Our Table?  In addition to the great products that our guests will be bringing, we'll have gift items and fresh veggies for your Holiday and home needs.  In the gift department, we'll have lots of Jams (Old Fashioned Raspberry, Old Fashioned Blackberry, Raspberry-Baby Ginger, Raspberry-Cranberry, and Baby Ginger-Strawberry-Mint) - several varieties will be available in stocking stuffer sizes.  There will be Jam Gift Boxes, Garlic Lovers Gift Boxes, garlic braids, fragrant Paperwhite Narcissus, and Mistletoe (each bunch tested and guaranteed to work!)

Since we know you also need to eat, we'll have lots of fresh veggies including fresh Baby Turmeric and Baby Ginger, Swiss Chard, Powdered Turmeric, Powdered Ginger, Garlic Powder & Granules and Garlic Sampler bags and several varieties of Culinary Garlic.  There will also be Fresh & Roasted Ancho Chile, Pac Choy, Sunflower Shoots, Pea Shoots and hopefully a few tomatoes -- all Certified Organic!

This is our last event for 2016.  Help us make it a great day! And don't forget that our friends at Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery in Germanton has teamed up with us for a simultaneous event!  They have 12 vendors with a wide array of products! It's a pleasant 20-minute drive between the two farms.  Come shop small, ya'll!

Shop Small

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends.  We have many blessings to count as we begin to close out 2016 - and you are among them.

In appreciation,

Cheryl & Ray

PlumFresh Is Full but Get in Line for 2021!

The 2020 Season for PlumFresh is currently SOLD OUT!  But to make sure you get an early place in line for 2021, please fill out the registration form so that we may contact you when registrations open in January.

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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