News and Blog
This time of year can seem almost gloomy some days with the bare trees and brown grasses, especially after all the rain and mud and frequent gray skies...until you step inside our field tunnels!
The temperature inside the field tunnels can be MUCH warmer than outside even on days when we don't get much sunshine. Safely protected from the cold winds and pounding rain the plants inside are growing bigger and faster too! Our lettuce, chard, spinach, and carrots are all being harvested from inside the tunnels. Working inside the tunnels has also been a welcome break from fighting the mud everywhere else.
We're counting the weeks until Strawberry season starts! The plants are looking good and it's just a matter of time and warmer weather until there will be ripe berries!
Our On-Farm market continues to be open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 9:00 - 4:00. We are also at the International Culinary Institute on Thursday afternoons as the weather allows. Collards, cabbage, broccoli, radishes and Shittake mushrooms are some of what we've harvesting on the farm right now.
Stop in our On-Farm Market, even if you don't need vegetables! We have Elderberry Syrup, tea and more from the local Elderberry Syrup Mamas; Coastal Crap Boil, Sea Salt, or Bee Sting Chips from Carolina Kettle; also from local Cape Fear Pirate Candy we have Candied Banana Peppers and Bacon Salsa as well as our own Apple Cider.
We're harvesting cool weather crops and starting more in the greenhouse. In our Market we have our apple cider, local honey, Elderberry syrup and more!
Our complete list of what we're harvesting varies with the amount of sunny growing weather we get each week but our collards, cabbage, radishes, turnips and carrots have been plentiful!
Our On-Farm Market will continue to be open with our regular schedule of Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9:00 - 4:00.
We'll be back at the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach farmer's market this Thursday January 7th from 1:00-5:00!
Our On-Farm Market will be open Tomorrow (12/24) from 9:00-12:30. On Saturday we’ll open at 9:00 - noon or a time TBD. On next Tuesday (12/29) we’ll be open from 9:00-4:00.
We have lots of Apple Cider, collards, cabbage, radishes, turnips and carrots! We also have mustard greens, lettuce, honey, apples, and locally raised meats.
We've currently harvesting collards, cabbage, an assortment of radishes, arugula, carrots, beginning to cut lettuce and slick mustard, and shiitake mushrooms. We also have our Apple Cider, locally grown sweet potatoes, honey, and pumpkin or apple jams and butters.
Our On-Farm Market will continue to be open three days each week, including Thursday the 24th. We'll also be open every week in January.
Thursday 12/10 is the last day we'll be at the International Culinary Institute Market until January 7th.
This year as been crazy for so many reason and perhaps that's why it doesn't feel like Thanksgiving should be here already. This holiday does bring a very import reminder to pause and be thankful and grateful for the blessings that we have had this year.
- We're so thankful for the love and support that you all have shown with the effort to spare the farm from the Hwy 31 project.
- We're thankful for the new green leaves on the strawberry plants growing for next Spring.
- We're thankful for brilliant Winter sunsets, crisp Fall breezes, and freshly pressed apple cider.
- We're so very thankful for the friendships we get to make with so many of you through the shared appreciation of local food!
Updates for this week:
We have recently written a letter to the NC Secretary of Transportation asking that the farm be spared during the Hwy 31 project. We have signature sheets at our markets for everyone who would like to sign it. This is an in-person letter, not an online version.
This week our On-Farm Market will be open on Tuesday and Saturday from 9:00 - 4:00. Next week we will return to our regular schedule of Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
This is the LAST Wednesday that we will be at the Myrtle Beach Farmer's Market for this year. We'll return in the Spring of 2021!
We WILL NOT be at the International Culinary Institute this week but will be there on Dec. 3rd and 10th.
We're excited about Fall weather and about sharing some of this season's delicious flavors with y'all!
Our On-Farm Market is bursting with pumpkins in every size and color and a wide selection of apple varieties, from sweet ready-to-slice apples to the more tart flavored cooking apples. What is not as noticeable is our freshly pressed apple cider, locally grown sweet potatoes and farm-harvested chestnuts.
We're currently harvesting a limited amount of Fall beans, the early heads of cabbage, beautiful heads of broccoli, yellow squash, zucchini, organic radishes and organic peppers.
In the field we are waiting on the chard, lettuce, turnips, carrots, beets, arugula, mizuna and our collards to grow large enough to harvest. We've also begun planting the strawberries for next spring.
Our On-Farm Market will continue to be open from 9:00 - 4:00 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
The Myrtle Beach Farmer's Market will follow the three days/week schedule for ONE MORE WEEK after this and October 31st will be the final Saturday for the season. After this the Myrtle Beach Farmer's Market will continue on Wednesdays only until Thanksgiving.
The International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach will continue to hold their Thursday Farmer's Market from 1:00 - 5:00.
We're thankful that the recent storm is behind us and we can look forward to summer's delicious flavors!
We have speckeled butter beans available this week at our On-Farm Market and at the Farmers Market!!!
Also available are KY Beans, some pretty snap beans, very sweet peaches (including some white peaches!) muscadine grapes, and more.
Blueberry Pick-Your-Own will be OPEN - weather conditions permitting -
on this Thursday (8/6) and Saturday (8/8) from 8-10am. Boots are recommended with the rain this week.
We'll have buckets for you to pick with. Please bring something to take your berries home in.
Pick-Your-Own blueberries will be open on Thursday 7/30/20 from 8:00-10:00am. Please bring something to take your berries home in. Insect repellent and tall socks are recommended.
Our Farm Market will be open from 9:00-4:00 that day.