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Plum Granny Farm Weekly Update - Let the Markets Begin!

Posted 5/1/2014 11:24am by Cheryl Ferguson.

 

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Happy Thursday, Farm Friends! Happy May Day!!

We are feeling thankful that we didn't get hit by any severe storms over the past couple of days.  Sky-watching and weather.com-checking were constant activities.  Our hearts go out to all of those who were not as fortunate as we were.

To get a jump on the predicted rain, we finished up the rest of the fingerling potatoes on Monday.  As an homage to the Kentucky Derby, we popped out of the starting gates like prize Thoroughbreds and got the last 3 rows (300'+ each) planted, covered and marked in less than 2 hours!  All 542 pounds are now nicely tucked in!  Keep your fingers crossed because we want to share these goodies with you!

Finishing up potato planting

Other planting is underway as well.  Artichokes are going in the field along Flat Shoals Road and will hopefully produce 2 crops -- this fall and next spring.  Tomatoes, tomatillos, peppers, okra and eggplant are also slated to be planted very soon!  The transplants are getting so big -- you can almost hear them say, "Plant Me NOW" every time you go into the greenhouse!

Speaking of greenhouse, thanks so much to all of you for coming out to our first Open (Green)House event last weekend!  The weather was perfect and the visitors couldn't be beat!  Thanks for sharing some of your weekend with us!  Congrats to the winners of the door prizes:  Tilda Vernon (Allium Adventure Club Weekend Explorer Membership); Brian Hart (Worm Composting system); Carol Wood (1 lb. raspberries); Laurel Ineman (1 lb. blackberries) and Philip Hatton (jar of Raspberry-Cranberry Jam).

This weekend will be the opening of the Cobblestone Farmers Market at Old Salem!  Market begins at 9 and runs until noon.  There may be a bit of congestion at the beginning of market due to the colon cancer awareness run (the UNDY 500!) but all parties are apprised of our market and have promised to keep traffic flowing. 

Whoo-hoo!  Saturday will be the first offering of our Spring Garlic!  We'll also have lots of Certified Organic asparagus (purple & green), baby kale, baby swiss chard, salad mix, frisse, baby beets (few), blackberry & black raspberry plants, transplants (tomatoes, tomatillos, basil and other herbs, peppers and eggplant), garlic powder, jam and MORE!

On Wednesday, May 7, the King Farmers Market at the Stokes Family YMCA will have its opening day!  Market hours are 11-1 and is located in the parking lot at the Y.  We'll have most of the same products available on Wednesday.

We are happy to save an item for you in advance if you'd like.  Just shoot us an email the evening before the market.

It's always so exciting when our farmers markets open for the season!  We really enjoy seeing our great customers and getting a chance to catch up on your lives.  And we are truly honored to be given the opportunity to provide food for your families.

Hope your week is terrific -- and Happy Cinco de Mayo (psst...it's our anniversary!!)

Talk to you next week.

Cheryl & Ray
Elves at Work! 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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