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Plum Granny Farm Weekly Report

Posted 5/16/2013 5:22pm by Cheryl Ferguson.

Happy Thursday, Farm Friends! 

It seems that we have blasted into mid-summer directly from early spring -- all in a matter of a couple of days!  Some of our farmer friends were actually hit by frost earlier in the week -- we were very fortunate and dodged it.  However, the cooler weather did slow down the development of the strawberries.  We had hoped to do a pick-your-own this weekend but we need to push it out a few days.  Our current plan is for Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day) from 8-noon.  Sorry to have to postpone it but we want to have plenty of berries for you! For last minute updates, please check our website (www.plumgrannyfarm.com) or give us a call (336-994-2517).  We plan to have a few more berry picking days during the season.

While strawberries are tickling our fancy, the blackberries are putting on quite a show to remind us that their time is coming soon!  Take a peek:

Quachita blackberry flowers in spring

Here's a quick market report for Saturday and Wednesday:

We will be back in Old Salem on Saturday (Next to the Single Brothers Garden and behind T. Bagge Merchant). So excited to be back to that terrific location!  Our tent will be at the same location that we had last year -- at the end of West Street near Old Salem Road. We'll be at market from 9-noon every Saturday.

The King Farmers Market at the Stokes Family YMCA runs every Wednesday from 11-1.  Lots of newcomers to the market -- keep on sharing the news!!
Here's what you can expect to see on our table:
   Certified Organic Products:
    -- Strawberries
    -- Asparagus  (green & purple)
    -- Garlic Scapes (first of the season!)
    -- Sugar Snap Peas (limited quantity)
    -- Baby Mesclun Salad mix
    -- Sweet Salad Turnips
    -- Shallot flowers
    -- Heirloom Tomato Transplants

And it’s back for the summer season!  We’ll have a new batch of the Raspberry-Chipotle Molé Sauce – perfect for Memorial Day cookouts & grilling!  We'll also have our raspberry and blackberry jams and the last of our Yam's Jam Sweet Potato Butter.
Hope to see you at market on Saturday or Wednesday!  You can always call or email to let me know if you'd like me to save you something. 

Take good care and e
njoy the fruits of the season!!

Cheryl & Ray

Pick-Your-Own Blackberries Update

July 14 Update:

No PYO additional events scheduled at this point.  We may have one more during the season but at this point we don't know.  Stay tuned!

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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