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Stock pig racing got the season off after losing a day from last Saturday. This year’s pigs are named to make an acronym for INDIGO. For the first time they are all females. #1 is Ianthe. Her name means purple flower. #2 is Neelam. Her name means sapphire. #3 is Drisana. Her name means sunrise. #4 is Ignatia. Her name means like a fire. #5 is Georgiana. Her name means farm girl. #6 is Oriana. Her name means golden.
After Saturday’s races the points race is as follows; Neelam 69; Ignatis 63;Oriana36; Georgiana18; Drisana 18; Ianthe12.
Farm Heritage Day has been called off due to the extreme wet weather. The grounds here are very wet. Next Saturday we will have PYO pumpkins, Hay rides, stock pig racing and the hay maze. Keep posted for more details and schedule.
I encourage you to visit the Horry County museum and the folks at Waccamaw tractor club. They have been really good about trying to make the day work despite the weather..
The fall season is fast approaching and we are looking for individuals who might be interested in helping with one or more of the events we have in October. Volunteer help is needed but certain help in some areas would receive some payment. The Saturdays of Oct. 3 and Oct 17 are most critical but help is needed on other Saturdays and the mornings during the week days. Please email or contact the farm market at 910-287-6794 or 843-399-6902.
We are in the fast track! So much to do this time of year. With the days getting shorter the timing becomes even more critical. Now is the time for grapes , winter squash begins and apples from the mountains. The beans and peas are still coming in strong, mustard greens , rape, arugula, turnip greens all look good. Carrots are up and look the best they have in many years, beets and turnips off to a good start. Several varieties of beautiful organic eggplant available now. We still have some neat peppers. The heirloom tomatoes have been slow but they are sizing up so we are still hoping to have a fall crop.
It will soon be here!!! Indigo Farms fall Event Days!
Oct 3 is Farm Heritage Day , Oct 17 is Pumpkin Day PYO Pumpkins are on these days as well as Saturday mornings. Please help spread the word. Good Times make great memories!!
PYO blueberries will be available Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 7:30-10:30. If you do not see someone at the field go to the market before you go into the field.
We are still able to get O' Henry peaches. That variety will not be available for long so catch them now.
PYO blueberries will be open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and we will see about Saturday( rain in forecast). 7:30 -10:30 Blueberries are one to the top health foods you can eat. You can freeze them and enjoy them all year but you can only pick them in season.
Blueberry picking continues to look good. PYO for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. 7:30 to 10:30.
Watermelon season has hit the sweet spot. The seedless have been fantastic. The prices are really good too. We still have some yellow flesh melons but don't expect to be able to have them after this week .
Peach season is hitting well also. Now is the time to buy them in volume.
The picture of the seedless watermelon is one of our watermelons taken by a friend. She was slicing the melon in pieces and this is what she found. It makes a point. A good watermelon has to have a good heart!