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The berries are coming! The berries are coming!

Posted 9/5/2010 7:32pm by Cheryl Ferguson.

It’s been a tough summer weather-wise here in northern piedmont North Carolina.  All the crops have had to work a little harder than usual to get themselves growing and producing in the extreme heat.  None of our crops have been more challenged than our raspberries.  The varieties that we grow -- by nature – enjoy cooler weather.  They obviously weren’t able to enjoy much of that this summer.  As a consequence, they weren’t very productive and even ended up with some nasty beetles preying on their stressed state (sap beetles are now one of our most hated insects!).

But now as things are starting to cool down a bit, the berries are starting to show new energy and productivity (aren’t we all?)  The new raspberry field is beginning to put on lots of berries and we picked our first ones from that field this week.  Hurray!

So thanks to all our loyal, raspberry-loving customers who have patiently heard us say week after week – “we hope the berries will be coming back in a few weeks!” – well now that finally seems to be more accurate than ever!  And just in time – Raspberry Day is at Krankies Farmers Market on September 14th!

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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