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Plum Granny Farm Weekly Update -- It's Spring!

Posted 3/20/2015 10:24am by Cheryl Ferguson.

Hello Farm Friends!  Happy Friday! 

A warm welcome to Spring, indeed! At 6:45 p.m. EDT, we will mark the Vernal Equinox.  According to The Old Farmer's Alamanac, "the word equinox is derived from the Latin words meaning 'equal night.' All over the world, days and nights are approximately equal. Today, the Sun rises exactly in the east and sets exactly in the west. Starting in spring, the days become 'longer' than our nights."  To us, it means that the work days are definitely longer and the farming season starts to kick into high gear.  Yippee!

Things are starting to pop around the farm!  Between the warmer weather and the rain, green is busting out all over!  The garlic field is a sea of green (got some weeding done to take care of the weed part of that green).  And the sugar snap peas are starting to pop out -- especially in Raz House.

Sugar snaps in Raz House

We did get the rest of Raz House planted out with tomatoes -- plus frisée, cilantro, beets, carrots, basil and rapini!  It will be chock-full of growth before long!

Jen & Chris planting tomatoes in Raz House    Perfect tomato transplant    Maximizing space in Raz House

In addition to planting the hoop house and greenhouse seeding (we are running out of room!!), Ray was able to hop on the tractor and do some plowing.  Here he is getting the tomato field ready:

Ray plowing South to prep for tomatoes

We are now accepting memberships in our Allium Adventure Club!  This year's adventure will provide you with a 15-week tour in the Land of Allium!  Our Inaugural Voyage was a hit last year ("opening every bag was like Christmas!," said one member).  The club is for those of you who love garlic, onions, shallots and all things allium!  If garlic or onions are the first ingredient of every dish, then this is for you.  Your biweekly bag will include the very best of what we have to offer including limited edition varieties and special items that you won't see at market.  More information and applications are available on the website!  The Adventure will begin on May 2nd.

Allium Adventure Club logo

Today is a very special day on the farm -- Ray and Cheryl are both decked out in our favorite cardigans in honor of one of our heroes -- Mr. Rogers.  Fred Rogers was born this day in 1928 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.  His wonderful PBS show ran an amazing 33 years -- 1968 to 2001.  It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood!

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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