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Plum Granny Farm Weekly Update -- Rolling Out the Bales

Posted 9/27/2013 1:05pm by Cheryl Ferguson.

 Happy Friday, Farm Friends!  And Happy Autumn!

We've been working on our strawberry field this week.  Decided to use longer lasting landscape fabric on the beds and aisles instead of the 1-year plastic sheeting.  We feel better about being able to reuse the material for 4-5 years instead of just throwing it away after a year.  Makes much more environmental sense!  We are also using our own strawberry plugs that we dug instead of buying new ones - trying all kinds of different technicques for our 2014 crop!  That's the art of farming!

Another new trial is to use hay in the aisles for the strawberries.  We are using the large round bales of hay and rolling them out on the aisle to give a nice cushiony padding and additional weed suppression (we hope!).  Here are Ray and Chris rolling out the bale (with a little help from Wally, the kitten!  Don't worry, no kitten was harmed in this process!):
   Rolling and the hay bale in the strawberries  
Here's a quick roundup of what we’ll have on our table on Saturday (Old Salem) and Wednesday (King).
Certified Organic Produce: 

  • LOTS of Grapes (Muscadine and Scuppernong)
  • Garlic (Red Toch, Music, Chesnok, Spanish Roja, Lorz Italian, and Elephant.  We are getting VERY low on stock for some varieties so you better make sure you have your favorites on hand!  

    *  New batch of Garlic braids -- and we are also taking orders for braids for the Holidays!

  • Shallots (French Red and Greeley -- the last of them for the year!) 
  • Strawberry plants (now is the time for planting!) in 4-packs and a few gallons.  Chandler and Sweet Charlie are available.  

    We have replenished our supply of Old Fashioned Raspberry and Blackberry Jams as well as the Raspberry-Baby Ginger and Raspberry-Chipotle Molè Sauce -- so if you have been disappointed the past couple of weeks, they are back! 

Hope to see you at market!  You can always contact us if you'd like to have an item saved.

Enjoy this GORGEOUS Fall weather!!

Cheryl & Ray

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