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Posted 5/12/2020 3:20pm by Sam Bellamy.

Thank you to each one of you who has supported locally grown food the last few months! We look forward to seeing y'all more as we move into summer and the delicious fruits and vegetables it brings.

Currently on our harvest list: Carrots, strawberries, tender red and green lettuces, spinach, beautiful kale, yellow squash, zucchini, and chard.

Available in our Farm Market we have tomatoes, corn, melons, an assortment of vegetables and some of the very early SC peaches! 

If you haven't tried WK Price's locally grown, pasture raised beef or Fox Farms naturally and locally raised chicken, the freezer in our Farm Market has a selection of both!

We're excited that Myrtle's Market, the Myrtle Beach Farmer's Market is re-opening May 20th, 2020! This market will be open every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 9:00 - 3:00. It's located at the corner of Oak Street and 10th Ave. in Myrtle Beach. 

Due to the re-opening of the Myrtle Beach Market, we will not be at the 8th Ave Market on Wednesdays. 

Our Farm Market, located on the farm, is open three days a week and we are at the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach every Thursday from 1:00 - 5:00 in the Market Common area. 

Posted 4/20/2020 9:27am by Sam Bellamy.

Our Farm Market is now open three days a week! We are still harvesting cool season crops as well as strawberries.

We are looking froward to getting summer plants out of the greenhouse and into the field now that most of the cooler April evenings are behind us! The tiny pepper, eggplant, tomato and basil plants will be so happy to put their roots deep in the soil.

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9:00 - 4:00 we'll have the produce that we are harvesting from the farm as well as produce that is not yet in season here such as tomatoes, cucumbers and corn.

Our Farm Market is located at 1542 Hickman Rd, NW, Calabash. 

We are still at the 8th Ave Location every OTHER Wednesday (we'll be there this week!) from 2:00 - 5:00, while we wait for the Myrtle's Market to re-open. This market is located at 714 8th Avenue N, Myrtle Beach. 

The International Culinary Institute is still holding a Farmer's Market on Thursdays from 1:00 - 5:00 OUTSIDE. This is located at 920 Crabtree Lane, Myrtle Beach. 

Posted 4/7/2020 2:06pm by Sam Bellamy.

It's official... We finally have strawberries!!!

While the entire field is not yet ripe, we are picking every week now, and will have some berries at every market location. Due to this being the beginning of the strawberry season, our supply is still limited and the we may sell out quickly.

We are selling the berries in quarts at $4.25/each and $5.25/each for Organic. At this time we are not selling flats but as the supply increases we expect to. 

In keeping with the local recommendations to help prevent the spread of COVID 19 we are delaying the Pick-Your-Own. We hope the strawberry production will continue until the beginning of June so it's possible we'll still be able to open the field for PYO later in the season! We'll keep y'all updated as we know more. 

Picked berries are available this Wednesday and every other Wednesday at the 8th Ave. Market. This is expected to continue until the Myrtle Beach Farmer's Market opens. 

         From 2:00 - 5:00 at 714 8th Ave N, Myrtle Beach 

 

Also on Thursday at the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach each week, where we are set up OUTSIDE. 

         From 1:00 - 5:00 at 920 Crabtree Ln, Myrtle Beach

 

And last but not least, at our Farm Market on the Farm every Saturday! 

         From 9:00 - 4:00 at 1542 Hickman Rd, NW, Calabash, NC

As the strawberry field produces more ripe berries we expect to have the Farm Market open more often. We will update when that changes. 

The Myrtle Beach Farmer's Market usually opens around the middle of April. At this time we are waiting on more information regarding when the market will re-open. 

Posted 3/24/2020 10:17am by Sam Bellamy.

First I'd like to say Thank You for supporting local food and local farming during this time! We are accommodating pick-up and curbside as much as we are able during market hours at each location.

Our On-Farm Market is open on Saturdays from 9-4:00. This is located at 1542 Hickman Rd NW, Calabash, NC  

The Thursday Market at the International Culinary Institute has been moved outside from 1-5:00. This is located at 920 Crabtree Ln, Myrtle Beach, SC

This Wednesday, March 25th, we will be at the 714 8th Ave N, Myrtle Beach location from 2-5:00. This market is every other Wednesday, possibly until the Myrtle Beach Farmers Market opens. We will update you as we know more about this. 

With the warmer weather we are starting to pick strawberries from the beds that we were able to protect from frost. As the days and nights continue to warm up we'll have more berries available! 

 

Posted 2/28/2020 1:47pm by Sam Bellamy.

As Spring approaches and the days get longer it's wonderful to have a little more light in the evenings while we cover strawberries and other tender crops to protect them from frost. The Pick-Your-Own field is full of lovely white and yellow blossoms and we're starting to see a few red berries here and there! 

We're harvesting some organic parsley, carrots and spinach as well as more delicious lettuce, colorful chard and crisp radishes. 

In the field we're weeding and watching over the young pea shoots, tilling the beds that grew our earlier lettuce crops to prepare them for seeding and preparing the field to plant tomatoes. In the greenhouse dozens of trays are growing tiny plants until they're big enough to be planted, while inside the barn we're cutting seed potatoes. 

Our Farm Market in the Calabash area is currently open on Saturdays from 9:00-4:00. With the arrival of April and our regular season this location will be open three days each week!

Every OTHER Wednesday we're at a market in Myrtle Beach located at 714 8th Ave N from 2:00 until 5:00.

Every Thursday we're at the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach from 1:00-5:00. This is located at 920 Crabtree Ln, Myrtle Beach.

Once April arrives we'll be back at Myrtle's Market at the corner of Oak Street and 10th Ave in Myrtle Beach. 

 

Posted 1/31/2020 1:44pm by Sam Bellamy.
The weather this month has been exactly what the cool season greens, radishes, and the growing strawberry plants love! We are now harvesting some organic carrots and chard in addition to the lettuce, daikons, collards, mustard and arugula. We're taking these and more to the new location on 8th Avenue in Myrtle Beach, to the ICI in the Market Common area and at our Farm Market. 
 
In the field we're growing young plants, beets and garlic. We're also preparing to plant more spring crops as we prepare fields for tomatoes and peas. 
 
During February the Market at 714 8th Ave will be Every Other Week or on Feb 12th and Feb 26 from 2:00 - 6:00
The International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach Market is on Thursdays from 1:00 - 5:00, although on Feb 6th we will not be at the ICI market
During February our Farm Market will be open on Saturdays from 9:00 - 4:00. 
Posted 1/7/2020 11:31am by Sam Bellamy.

We're excited to be a new winter location in Myrtle Beach tomorrow, January 8th, at 716 8th Ave N, Myrtle Beach starting at 2:00. We'll bring the seasonal greens, daikons, Arugula, radishes, lettuce, Apple Cider and more! 

We'll also have these at the International Culinary Institute on Thursday from 1-5 and at our Farm Market on Saturday from 9-4. 

Thank you to everyone who has signed and shared by petition! We're trying to reach over 2,500 signatures before the end of the commit period, which is January 10th. Here is a link for anyone who would like to sign or share. 

http://chng.it/DfcxhZ7L9Q

Posted 12/23/2019 2:46pm by Sam Bellamy.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

We continue to harvest cool season greens, turnips, radishes and cabbages. The lettuce in the field tunnel will be ready to cut soon! Also, Sam made apple cider again last week. 

Our Farm Market will be closed on Christmas Eve and this Thursday and will be OPEN on Saturdays from 9:00-4:00 starting on Dec 28th. 

We will be at the International Culinary Institute market when it resumes on January 9th. 

Posted 12/6/2019 1:02pm by Sam Bellamy.

As the trees drop their leaves for the winter and the landscape on the farm turns to shades of brown, the fresh green of lettuce growing in the field tunnel, the hearty green of the radish leaves and the feathery carrot tops bring fresh energy and inspiration to each day. 

The highlights at the Market are Organic Shiitake Mushrooms, organic cool season crops like Turnips, Daikon Radishes and Mustard Greens, also organic veggies such as Sweet Potatoes, Green Onions and Peppers, Indigo Farms Cabbage, excellent local collards, and our own Apple Cider! 

Our Farm Market is still open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 9:00-4:00. We are also at the International Culinary Institute on Thursdays from 1:00-5:00. 

The comment period for Hwy 31 ends January 10th. Your voice matters! Thank you all for the support this week at th DOT meetings. The contact information is at the bottom of the website, as well as phone numbers. 

www.publicinput.com/Carolina-bays-pkwy

 

Posted 11/26/2019 8:19am by Sam Bellamy.

PLEASE call the DOT and ask them to SPARE INDIGO FARMS during the extension of Hwy 31 They are having meetings on Dec 3rd (Sunset Beach) and 4th (Little River). Tell them that this Farm matters to YOU. It is the sole income for my family, a habitat for honey bees  and the native pollinatiors that we all need, and where I hope to teach my children the miracle of sowing seeds that become a crop which they can harvest to share, providing healthy food to our local community. 

Thank you

~ Sallie 

Contact info for their project:

Ms Leah Quattlebaum, P.E.

 #803-737-1751, quattleblb@scdot.org

Ms Krista Kimmel, P.E.

#910-341-2000, khkimmel@ncdot.gov

www.publicinput.com/carolina-bays-pkwy

 

 

 

 

 

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Spring is Coming! 

We're excited about the changing season as we plant more lettuce, seed trays with warmer season crops, transplant tiny tomato plants into larger trays and protect the earliest strawberry blossoms from frost. 

We've harvesting a rainbow of crops from bright red radishes and dark green spinach to carrots and colorful chard. 

I've already seen a few red strawberries and can't wait for Spring to arrive with buckets of juicy berries!

We have several Market Locations, each open on different days, with different hours. See the bottom of our Home Page for the details on each.  

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