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Plum Granny Farm Weekly Update -- Last Old Salem Market and Thankfulness

Posted 11/18/2016 9:11am by Cheryl Ferguson.

Hello Farm Friends! Happy Friday!

Busy, busy week! Garlic has been on our mind (and hands!) a lot this week as we move through our planting plan.  We've had to crack a lot of garlic to get it ready to plant.  Then it's just a matter of getting out in the field and planting!  What is really strange this year is how dry it is.  We have actually had to irrigate the field to get it wet enough to be able to plant.  A far cry from last year when we had to wait until the field dried out.  Here are some scenes from planting last Friday with our friends from Siler City as well as Chris and Ray planting yesterday.

Cracking garlic before planting  Planting garlic with the Andersons  Planting garlic with the Andersons  Howard planting garlic  Susan planting garlic  Chris and Ray planting garlic

Our Holiday Market is just 1 Week Away!

Okra Angel ornament

Wouldn't you love to make one of these lovely Okra Angels?  Or maybe take a Santa Okra home for your tree?  You'll be able to do this and find MUCH more at our 3rd Annual Small Business Saturday Holiday Market on Saturday, November 26 (10-3)!  We have a great line-up of vendors with wonderful local products -- stay tuned for an email on Tuesday that will feature more information about our vendors and what they are bringing.  If you want a sneak preview, check out our Facebook event page that also provides more details.  And don't forget our friends at Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery -- we are partnering with this to host this great day.  Shop Small Ya'll!

Hanging the Holiday Market sign

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!  Here's what you'll find on our table:  Bubba Blue and Hawaiian Yellow Baby Ginger, some Baby Turmeric, Tomatoes, Swiss Chard, Ancho Chile Pepper (fresh and Fire-Roasted) and herb bunches for your Thanksgiving cooking (Rosemary, Garlic Chives and Oregano)

In the Garlic Department you'll find:  Garlic Powder and Granules (Purple Italian and Lorz Italian), Garlic Sampler Bags, bulb Garlic (this week's feature is the heirloom Inchelium Red, an Ark of Taste variety, plus we'll have 5 other varieties), and Garlic Braids. And don't forget the Garlic Scape Pesto -- this could have a nice role in your Thanksgiving feast!

Last week for Seed Garlic!  We have Lahontan Early (softneck) and Georgian Crystal (hardneck) remaining.  If you've ever wanted to grow garlic at home, let us help! 

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. 

Making jam

 And we will even have that seasonal favorite, Mistletoe!  It's tested and guaranteed to work! ;-)  As Ray says, "This stuff is so good that even a nerd like me can get a kiss!" 

Ray and Cheryl under the mistletoe

If you'd like us to save something for you, please send us an email by 10 p.m. prior to market.

In the spirit of 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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