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Posted 9/2/2012 4:38pm by Sam Bellamy.

If you are interested in peaches this may be the last week to get them before the quality begins to turn more on the mealy side. Take advantage of the peach pound cake while it is still available. The weather has been difficult on many crops. The squash are becoming more plentiful. Hopefully the cucumbers will follow right behind. Okra is picking up and more beans and peas are on the way.

Grape juice is now being made. It is available in the store now. We will be making more soon.

Later this month persimmons and chestnuts will start being harvested.

                                                           

Meanwhile I recommend that you try two salad dressings if you have not already. The Carolina peach salad dressing and the Raspberry Vinaigrette. These dressings really stand out. People are telling us that they use them on grilled meat as well. We have a good supply of honey and different types of molasses, cane syrup and sorghum syrup.

It is time actually to think about Fall. We have some nice organic striped great neck squash., butternut and a good looking crop of heirloom pumpkins. Some of these are available now. The striped great neck is a winter type of squash.

We are getting ready for the fall season and the fall events. We have planted lots of pumpkins and even though it has been a tough August for growing them I believe you will find the pumpkin patch very interesting this year.

We switch in emphasis this year is in StockPig racing. To help ease the feelings of NASCAR we are using the StockPig identity. We believe it important to not create unnecessary stress on anyone and do not want the fine folks at NASCAR to have any fears. But StockPig Racing at Indigo Farms has a bright new season. This years little fellows are from the same stock of two years ago. Those pigs still have captured a memory that stands out as the model you want all pig races to have. The mental knack of racing was prominent. The intensity with which they lined up to race was at times a little hard to believe. Noses on the gate, eyes wide open scanning for that little clue, for a second the look would truly captivating.

                          

 

Posted 7/29/2012 8:20pm by Sam Bellamy.

     It is watermelon time! Our seedless watermelons are coming in with two surprises. First they have a wonderful flavor , the best flavor of any watermelons we have had all year. Secondly, they have some seeds. These are usually small and few but we believe you should be aware that you may have seeds. We don’t really know why.But if you love watermelon this is your time. Also we have a different new type of cantaloupe that has been well received. The flavor of this melon is rated very high as well. Our tomatoes are coming in well. The bean and pea crop is waiting on the next crop which should be in August. Peaches are finished on the farm but we are bringing in some very good quality peaches which can be purchased by the basket.
   If anyone is interested in learning to dye with indigo we may be able to teach you. Please contact us very soon.

Posted 7/16/2012 10:47am by Sam Bellamy.

Blueberry PYO may not be open again this season. There is only enough left for the market and bakery. I realize that this season is much shorter than we normally have. Meanwhile figs are coming in now and peaches are at their peak. The bakery is in it’s element with so much to work with; Peach pound cakes, peach milkshakes, creamy pies in blueberry, blackberry and peach. Watermelons are coming in strong as well. We have some really nice large tomatoes and more organic tomatoes and eggplant  than before.

Posted 7/1/2012 5:14pm by Sam Bellamy.

The Blueberry field is open Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday this week. This will be an excellent way to work some blue into your 4th of July. The Winblo peaches are quickly disappearing but Georgia Belle and Sun Prince are up next. We are bringing in some good peaches as well. We will be in a time when peaches can be purchased by the basket , box or pound. The peaches are full of sunburst yellow and red blush.  Have a colorful and joyful holiday, be safe, be grateful, value one another and give freedom some serious thought.

Posted 6/24/2012 2:43pm by Sam Bellamy.

Blueberry field is open Monday, 8 am to 12. Also on Thursday and Saturday. Strawberry field is now closed for the season. The dark small Garden Blue variety of blueberry is coming in at this time. If you are familar with this blueberry and know it’s rich sweet flavor you will be glad for this tip. Peaches and blackberries are not available for PYO. Yet we have them in the market. We will be picking Norman and Winblo peaches.

Posted 6/24/2012 2:22pm by Sam Bellamy.

Blueberry field is open Monday, 8 am to 12. Also on Thursday and Saturday. Strawberry field is now closed for the season. The dark small Garden Blue variety of blueberry is coming in at this time. If you are familar with this blueberry and know it’s rich sweet flavor you will be glad for this tip. Peaches and blackberries are not available for PYO. Yet we have them in the market. We will be picking Norman and Winblo peaches.

Posted 6/21/2012 11:37am by Sam Bellamy.

Blueberry PYO is open Friday 8am-11:00 and also Saturday 8 am to 12 noon. It is a good time to pick . We will be picking in Field two ( the back field) on Friday and on Saturday it will be field one behind the market. Don’t forget the string beans are really good now.

Posted 6/17/2012 1:21pm by Sam Bellamy.

Blueberry PYO is open Monday 8am-11:00 am. We are looking to have it open again either Thursday or Friday and Saturday. I apologize for not being more certain about the mid-week. We need to watch the fields as they ripen. This Monday we could have some PYO Blackberries.

If you enjoy beans, then check out the string beans at the farm. These are some of the best we have grown in years. The cool , low humidity weather has been good on the plants. We have good squash, cukes and other veggies as well. The Carolina Belle and Red haven peaches will not last long. The heirloom tomatoes are beginnig. I hope to have some Silver Duchess sweet corn soon if not this week very soon thereafter.

Posted 6/10/2012 1:48pm by Sam Bellamy.

Blueberry PYO is open Monday 8am-11:00 am. We are looking to have it open again either Wednesday or Thursday and Saturday.
This Monday we could have some PYO Blackberries, ask about it when you come Monday.
We are picking plums, peaches, sweet corn, squash and more. Our red tomatoes are not far off. We have been picking green tomatoes.
 Figs are coming later this month so pay close attention.

It is here! Peach Pound Cake! Check out the milkshakes and other seasonal specialities.

Posted 6/4/2012 2:39pm by Sam Bellamy.

Indigo Farms Update June 4

This is one of those really neat times when you can eat fresh blueberries, blackberries, peaches, plums and strawberries right from the farm. Usually the strawberries finish before you can have this combination harmonizing. It has been an unusual year so far. Things seem to be coming early across the board. Even the figs are not so far from ripening.

You can still PYO strawberries. The picking is even a little better than a week ago. The field is not very neat with weeds in the furrow but the flavor of the fruit is something that makes it worth the trouble.

We will be picking blueberries PYO Wednesday 8 am to 9:30 am and Thursday 8am to 10:30 am. We will pick again Saturday morning. Check to see the time.

As many of you know picking blueberries is tricky at the beginning of the season. The berries turn blue but are not fully ripe. If too many people come to pick it is easy for the berries to be picked that would be next weeks fruit. When this happens it takes a lot longer for the next ones to ripen, the flavor is off, the fruit that was picked unripe does not ripen and people do not appreciate what a really good blueberry can taste like. This is why we have such short hours at the start. Later that will change. If you have trouble being able to pick early mornings then Saturday is an option. We are trying to find a good way to accommodate people who can’t come early mornings nor on Saturdays so let us know if this is something you need. It  is possible not every Saturday will be open. So we encourage you to check the website often. Also , please bring a container to take your berries home in. We do have some box tops but much prefer you bring your own.

Ask about PYO Blackberries, It may be available for PYO but ask to make certain it is open for PYO.

Peaches, plums are coming in now. We are picking Ruby Prince peaches. Ruby Prince is a semi free stone. The fruit separates from the stone when fully ripe. From this point on all our peaches are free stone. Don’t make the common mistake of thinking that free stones only come of in July or August. The Carolina Belles ( white) , Red Haven and Norman are not so far behind them. We have some very nice plums! The Auburn variety is coming to a close. The Methley and Santa Rosa varieties are coming off strong now. The Ozark Premier variety will be later.

We are picking squash in good supply, harvesting potatoes ( organic speciality potatoes also) and sweet corn. Currently we are picking Silver Queen. Many people like Silver Queen. The key with silver queen is to eat it as soon after you pick it as possible. Because it is not a super sweet variety it quickly turns it’s sugars into starch. We have Serendipity bi color and it is super sweet. It is very good.

There is much more coming off the farm but at this point not in as large of quantity.

The bakery has begun to bake peach pies. They should be making peach pound cake soon so ask them about it. It is time for some real peach milkshakes too! Not to mention blueberry pies or rhubarb combinations of blueberry or strawberry. If you are planning a get together keep in mind you can get desserts, vegetables and an assortment of items that would make the time pleasant.

 

 

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 The Produce market is OPEN.  Blueberry PYO is open as the field dictates so please follow closely to see when it is scheduled to be open.  Our spring vegetables have been very good. Be sure to check out the summer crops as they are beginning to come in.  Call 910-287-6794 or 843-399-6902 

 

                                 

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