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Plum Granny Farm Weekly Update for December 1, 2017 -- December Delights!

Posted 12/2/2017 3:02pm by Cheryl.

Hello Farm Friends!  Happy Friday!  Happy December!

Once again the calendar has flipped and now we are on the last month of the year.  Wow!  It seems that we just started 2017 -- but as they say, time flies when you are having fun -- or at least when you are busy!  And boy, have we been!

We've been reclaiming the greenhouse and putting things back together after our terrific Small Business Saturday Holiday Market.  Thanks so much to so many of you coming out to support small, local businesses!  We had well over 200 people attend and we could not have asked for a more beautiful day. Check out some of the pictures taken by our friend Matt Blalock as well as this article in The Stokes News.


Field Report

With our last market event of the year behind us, it is time to get the garlic planted!  It's not just a matter of planting, it's the cracking, sorting, counting, planning, prepping the field, and then planting.  And we jumped right on the task this week!  The weather has been great, so we will plant garlic while the sun shines (isn't that how the saying goes?!).

The end of one season's garlic...

...and the beginning of another.

Crack, crack, crack that garlic!

Have you ever tried counting garlic while petting a cat?  It's NOT easy!


Chris and Jonny getting the garlic in the ground!  Gittin' 'er done! We have over 6,000 cloves planted already and hope to be done by Monday (just before the rain!)

Just saw this picture from December 1, 2009.  Our methods have definitely changed and our soil has greatly improved (and we sure miss Mocha!)

Plum Granny Elves are at Your Service!

If you're looking for gifts for the foodie on your list, something edible is always a great choice.  Our jams, garlic and ginger powders and gift boxes are ready for giving!  We'll even take care of the hassle of shipping them!  Check out our updated online store and see what we have to offer.  All of our jams are back in stock -- including our new Raspberry-Lavender!  A gift from Plum Granny Farm is always in good taste!

This weekend marks the December Full Moon -- the Full Cold Moon.  It is also called the Long Nights Moon by some Native American tribes because it occurs near the winter solstice.  This moon is also a Supermoon.  It crests on the evening of Sunday, December 3 and reaches perigee -- the point in its orbit at which it is closest to Earth -- early morning Monday, December 4. When a Full Moon rises at perigee, the Moon appears larger and brighter than usual which is why it is called a Supermoon.  Get out there and enjoy it!

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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