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Plum Granny Farm Weekly Update -- It's Pop-Up Market Time!

Posted 12/5/2014 12:09pm by Cheryl Ferguson.

Hello Farm Friends!  Happy Friday!

It seems like it has taken an entire week to recuperate from the FABULOUS Small Business Saturday Holiday Market and Open Greenhouse.  Wow!  What an amazing response we had!  We estimate that nearly 300 people came to the farm to support local farms and producers and to Shop Small for the Holidays -- and we are so grateful for your support!  We were seriously rocking the greenhouse from the beginning to the end of the day!! 

Thanks again to our great vendors:  Benutty Bakes & Butters, Front Door Designs by Jonna, Greenberries Farm,and Truffles NC and a BIG thanks to our collaborators, Buffalo Creek Farm & Creamery.  Enjoy a few pictures from the day:

Market scene from Greenberries Farm booth  Jane at Small Business Saturday  Ajo taking a break from the action  Lots of people walked on this welcome mat!

Despite all of the recuperation needed from our Really Big Day, we have managed to get some garlic in the ground this week.  The conditions are still dreadful but it's gotta get in there!!  Here's Chris planting while Ray shapes beds on the tractor.

Planting garlic 2014

Chris has almost been a one-man planting machine!  Thanks Chris -- you rock!

Chris planting garlic

And here's an update on our search for a home for Wally -- we found him a wonderful home with the May Family of Kernersville!  He'll have two little people to play with now and will be shielded from the dangers of Flat Shoals Road.  His new mom says he will really be spoiled.  Thanks so much, Cheyenne & family for giving him a great home!

Wally's new family

Market Update:  

This week's market is the Cobblestone Farmers Market Pop-Up on Saturday in the parking lot behind Mary's Gourmet Diner (7th & Trade in Downtown Winston-Salem) from 10-noon.  You'll find all kinds of great things on our tables -- many perfect for gift-giving!

  • Fresh baby turmeric
  • Garlic (Music, Inchelium & Purple Italian)
  • Garlic Sampler Bags
  • Garlic Braids (4 bulb & 10 bulb)
  • Garlic Powder & Granules
  • Garlic Lovers Gift Box (braid, garlic sampler bag & garlic powder)
  • Sweet Potatoes (Covington)
  • Fingerling Potatoes
  • Windowsill Herb Gardens
  • Jam Gift Boxes
  • 9 varieties of Jam
  • Mistletoe
  • Paperwhite Narcissus
  • and MORE!

As a reminder, if there is anything that you would like for us to hold for you at market just let us know by e-mail, by the evening before, and we will be glad to put it aside for you.

Enjoy Mitten Tree Day tomorrow -- probably invented by a grade school teacher but can be celebrated by all ages.  Read The Mitten to young children, add mittens to your Christmas tree or donate some to your favorite shelter.

Until our next edition,

Cheryl & Ray

Spring Plant-a-Palooza!

3 Days! Saturday, April 27 (10-3); Sunday, April 28 (1-5) and Monday, April 29 (10-2)

Looking for the perfect heirloom tomato for your garden or an unusual herb? Come up to the Farm and pick out plants for your garden! We will offer a wide assortment of Certified Organic transplants including heirloom and hard-to-find varieties. There will be hundreds of plants available: tomatoes, tomatillos, peppers - hot and sweet, eggplant, herbs plus ginger and turmeric plants. The farm also will sell farm-grown blackberry and black raspberry plants along with veggie starts such as kale, lettuce and swiss chard. In addition to plants, we will also have organic soil amendments to keep your plants healthy and productive.

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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