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Plum Granny Farm Weekly Update - Pop Up Market on Monday!

Posted 4/4/2014 4:22pm by Cheryl Ferguson.



With the rain pouring down, the organizers of the Mini Cobblestone Farmers Market Pop Up at Wake Forest University scheduled for today have moved that event to Tuesday, April 22 from 5:30-8 p.m.  Just wanted to let you know in case you planned on heading out in your galoshes! Don't despair because we'll still be at the Cobblestone Pop Up this Saturday, April 12 from 9-noon.  We'll send out details of what will be on our table later this week. Stay dry! 

Now back to our regularly scheduled blog....

Happy Friday, Farm Friends!

Welcome to April -- not necessarily the cruelest month (so far at least!) but definitely most frantic!!  As we say around here in Stokes County, "we are wide open!"  Planting, preparing beds, doing soil tests, seeding, trellising the brambles, mowing, and MORE have all been on this week's schedule!

More peas, chard and bok choy went into the ground and we planted our first broccoli.  Here's Emma planting the first of the new raised beds in the Demo Garden with broccoli, bok choy, arugula and salad turnips (sounds like a great salad, huh?)

Emma planting demo garden

Here are a few other photos of the week's activities:

Unloading the truck  Chris unloading the truck of soil amendments from Seven Springs (3 pallets!)

Soil tests  Elliot with the 17 boxes of soil samples to be shipped to Raleigh for testing.

Picking up the coir  Picking up the cocoapeat coir for ginger from our friends Susan and Howard from East Branch Ginger and Aerocoir.

Budding Triple Crown blackberry  A budding Triple Crown Blackberry plant!

Here's some exciting news about upcoming markets!  We will be part of a Mini Cobblestone Farmers Market Pop Up at Wake Forest University on Monday, April 7 from 3:30 -- 6 p.m. The market will be on Davis Field on the WFU campus. Parking will be available along the road.  We'll have kale, salad mix, sugarloaf radicchio, Kids Garden Kits, blackberry & raspberry plants, garlic powder, jam and MORE!

We will also be part of the Cobblestone Pop Ups on April 12 and 26 -- more on that later.  And while you have your calendar out, make sure you have April 26-27 marked for our first ever Open Greenhouse Days!

Whew!  Just have to leave you with one more photo -- here's Wally playing the role of an overbearing supervisor when Ray was planting onions last week.  I posted this on Facebook and it got the most "Likes" of any we have posted!  Gotta love our crazy cats!  And speaking of Facebook, don't forget to "Like" us there too!

Wally the Overlord

Talk to you next week. Go find as many blooming things as you can! But don't plant tomatoes!!! 

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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