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Plum Granny Farm Weekly Update -- Greens Day

Posted 10/9/2015 8:55am by Cheryl Ferguson.

Hello Farm Friends!  Happy Friday!

And Good Morning, Sunshine!

Sunflowers in the sunshine

What a difference a week makes!  We have had a gorgeous week here at the farm -- such a pleasant change from last week's bluster.  By the time the storm rode out of town, we had about 5.5 inches of rain -- still nothing like some of our fellow farmers did, but it was a lot.  Thank you all so much for understanding our decision last week to not be at Cobblestone Farmers Market -- given the way the rain and wind persisted, we know we made the right decision!

We have tried to take full advantage of the sunny, warm weather.  A major task has been to get the strawberries cleared and ready for winter and to plug in some of the holes.  We got the larger field finished this week -- yay!!  Special thanks goes to Chris who finished up the task on Wednesday! 

Clearing out the strawberries

And sometimes you get rewarded for your work!  Here's Amy enjoying a fall strawberry.

Amy with strawberry

Another task was to get the drip tape out of the potato fields so that we can get them prepped for garlic.  Have you ever tried to roll up drip tape with help from a lamb?

Ray and BB rolling up drip tape

BB Update

Speaking of BB, today's weight is 21 pounds!  She has decided that Gesti is part of the herd and has begun to teach this poor dog sheep etiquette (Gesti thinks it needs to be the other way around).

BB and Gesti  Buddies - sort of

Market Updates

We are back to normal with markets this week  -- we will be at  Cobblestone Farmers Market at Old Salem on Saturday (9-noon) and at the King Farmers Market at the YMCA on Wednesday (11-1). And JAM is back!  We have restocked and have Old Fashioned Raspberry, Raspberry-Baby Ginger, Raspberry-Chipotle, Raspberry-Cranberry, Baby Ginger-Strawberry-Mint and a special edition Blackberry Caramel Jam!

There will be lots of green on the table.  We'll be bringing a new green to market this week -- Senposai -- a Japanese hybrid of cabbage and komatsuna.  It is like a tender, sweeter collard - give it a try!  It will be joined by Kale, Swiss Chard, Pac Choy, Tatsoi, Salad Mix, and Friseé.  We still have lots of green beans (Jade round pod, haricot verts, Rattlesnake pole, Romano-type, and beautiful cream & purple-streaked Dragon Tongue), tasty Muscadines and Scuppernong Grapes, lots of cured garlic along with Baby Ginger, Okra, Summer Squash, Tomato Fruit Boxes, Roasted Green Chile, Cucumbers, and a few Snow Peas, Aji Dulce (sweet habanero) peppers and Shishito Peppers -- all Certified Organic.  

We are happy to hold an item for you -- just let us know no later than 9 p.m. the day before market (Friday evening or Tuesday evening).

Tomorrow is National Angel Food Cake Day!  Enjoy -- perhaps with a bit of ...jam?

Until next week,

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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