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Plum Granny Farm Weekly Update for November 17, 2017 -- Cobblestone Farmers Market Finale!

Posted 11/20/2017 9:27pm by Cheryl.

Hello Farm Friends!  Happy Friday!

Last weekend's freeze hit pretty hard -- it's always difficult to say goodbye to all of the plants that we've been carefully tending over the summer and fall.

But one clear lesson you learn as a farmer -- there are life cycles.  The Seasons dictate what we can do and grow (although we do cheat a bit with season extension and greenhouses).

Before the freeze, we harvested all of the peppers, winter squash and tomatoes.  They are now tucked into the greenhouse to ripen or are hanging to dry.  So all is not lost!


This week we have been cleaning up the dead plants -- the compost pile has a LOT to work on now!  One of our more interesting finds was a hornworm in the tomatoes!  And it was still alive!


Speaking of cheating a bit with the extending the seasons....we now have our hoophouse (Raz House) finished and ready to plant!  It is completely covered and we've added vents at the top that can be opened or closed as needed (instead of just cutting a hole in the plastic in the summer!).  Chris tilled in the new leaves and formed some absolutely beautiful beds!  We are going to have some mighty happy plants!!


Our Holiday Market Is Just 1 Week Away!

Don't forget to mark your calendar and set your clock for NEXT Saturday, November 25 from 10-3!  Gifts, fresh veggies, Holiday decorations and more will be found right in our greenhouse!  You'll even be able to get a tasty, fresh lunch.  Join us and our 9 vendors and our partners at Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery and their 14 vendors!  Pick up a flyer at market and stay tuned for more details!  For profiles of the vendors that will be here, check out our event page on Facebook.      


Last Old Salem Market Tomorrow

Yes, that sad day is upon us.  Saturday will be the last day of the Cobblestone Farmers Market in Old Salem!  But it is going to be a great one!  We'll be there tomorrow with lots of Certified Organic tastiness to keep your Thanksgiving tastebuds happy! 

And did I say JAM?  Yes, we've been jamming this week and it's back!  Just in time for the Holidays, we'll have several of our yummy raspberry jams on the table!  This week we'll have Old Fashioned Raspberry, Raspberry-Baby Ginger and Raspberry Cranberry.  They are available in regular and gift-size jars.


Make sure you are well-stocked with GINGER! We have a new batch of Powdered Organic Ginger (it's NOT your typical grocery store stuff!).  We also have FRESH BABY GINGER!  Better make sure you have lots in the freezer for your Holiday cooking needs and warm tea in January!  We are happy to provide you with care instructions and recipes.

Did you say "More Carrots, please?!"  We'll have bunches of them along with Kale, Swiss Chard, Lettuce, Pac Choi, Frisée, Radicchio, Kohlrabi and Freshly cut Herbs (Rosemary, Garlic Chives, Dill, Italian Parsley)!

In the Garlic Department, we'll have Garlic Powder and Granules and maybe a few Garlic Sampler Bags.

Think you'll have leftover turkey?  Make a big ol' pot of Green Chile Stew!  Grab a bag of our fire-roasted green chile and we'll give you a recipe to bring a little bit of New Mexico to your kitchen!

All of our products are Certified Organic and are grown by us!  If you would like us to hold an item for you, please let us know by 10:00 p.m. tonight.

As we get closer to Thanksgiving, we want to let you know how thankful we are to you for your business, your encouragement, your cheerfulness and your friendship.  We could not do this thing we call Plum Granny Farm without you -- and we are most grateful.

Until next Tuesday,

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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