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Posted 7/18/2011 10:12pm by Sam Bellamy.

    The blueberry fields should be open 8am to 11am Monday through Saturday this week ( July 18-23). There are some nice berries. This is the time for the Garden Blue variety.

    This week is peach week!!! Sun Prince is a very good peach with good flavor. The Belle of Georgia ( old classic white peach variety, now hard to find)is coming off this week . These two varieties will most likely not last a long time so this is the week to get them at their best. The Jefferson variety is also beginning to come off. Look for some very good deals on peaches this week. We have some $10 boxes ( ½ bushel ) on some days.

    The first of the figs are coming off now also. There are about three varieties at present being picked.

     July 30th is when Cathy Perry will be demonstrating spinning and Barbara Frye playing the dulcimer. Cathy will be giving some lessons with the spinning as well. If you have a peference of the types of material she uses to spin please let her know. You can comment on the blog at the web site .

Posted 7/13/2011 8:45pm by Sam Bellamy.

July 30, 2011

 Cathy PerryThis is a great opportunity. Especially so for families or individuals who have a desire to try this.

11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Local spinner, Cathy Perry, has a few surprises in mind this month

Go to our website's photo gallery (not the slideshow) under Cathy's picture and tell us what fiber you would like to see spun or use the comment option at this blog site to indicate your choice. It will send an email response.

Choices are: wool, cotton, silk, linen, mohair, llama or angora

Also, there will be a drawing for a free half hour drop spindle lesson

1. People may put their own name in the hat one time and must do it themselves while Cathy is spinning.

2. They must be a complete novice to spinning, and should be at least 7 years old and less than 120 years old.

3. Drawing will be held at 1:45 p.m. on July 30th

4. The class is one 30 minute class to be given at 2:00 on July 30th, no rain checks

5. Supplies for the class will be provided but drop spindles remain the property of the spinner.

6. Limit of 3 winners.

7. Participants must not be allergic to wool, animal dander or lanolin.

8. No guarantees that any level of proficiency will be gained due to the natural variances in talent.

9. No bribing of the teacher will be allowed but donations to be used to purchase more drop spindles for future classes will be accepted.

10. It's a free demo and class so remember to have fun! Spinner reserves the right to dismiss troublemakers and grumps. If you are a genuine dwarf and show up with six other dwarfs and your name is Grumpy, an exception may be in order.

Join us for fun learning of a historical craft!

 

Spinning Demonstration

Posted 7/10/2011 5:51pm by Sam Bellamy.

The blueberry fields should be open 8am to 11am Monday through Saturday this week ( July 11-17). There are some nice berries. The front field has been mowed and hopefully we will mow the back field early this week.

The end of the Winblo peaches is approaching but Sun Prince , Georgia Belle are starting up. Jefferson will not be far behind with Elberta. As the next varieties ripen , look for some good bargains on peaches by the box or basket.

We have some good watermelons. The seedless are coming in ( not as large as last year ) and have good flavor. Cantaloupes are smaller too but have good texture and taste.

Heirloom tomatoes are coming in now. This year we have several new small , grape and cherry types that you may want to try.

Normally, figs would be starting soon. They have suffered from the extreme lack of rain. Figs are a dry natured bush but this has been hard on them.

Recipe (#388702) from One Million Recipes, Desserts

PEACH ICE CREAM

3 tbsp. all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp. salt

Sugar

2 1/2 c. milk

3 lg. eggs

8 med. peaches

1 tsp. lemon juice

2 c. whipping cream

1/2 tsp. almond extract

 

Cook in heavy 3 quart saucepan. Mix flour, salt and 1 cup sugar. Using wire whisk, beat milk and eggs until well blended, stir in flour, mix until smooth. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens, and coats the back of a spoon, about 15 minutes. Cover, refrigerate until cool, about 1 hour. Add peaches, pour into ice cream freezer. Freeze until done. Let set to ripen. Enjoy!

You may want to check with One Million Recipes for more information.

Posted 7/5/2011 10:36pm by Sam Bellamy.

The blueberry field is open Wednesday (July 6th )  8am to 11am. It will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The grass in the field is a little tall in places. If we get more berries picked off we might be able to mow without knocking fruit off the bushes.

Now is a great time for homemade ice cream. We have some very good deals on peaches by the box.

If you like watermelons you might like to make a watermelon ice cream.

Recipe (#408996) from One Million Recipes, Desserts

WATERMELON ICE CREAM (FAT-FREE)

 

Dry milk - enough to make 1/2 gallon

1/4 average size watermelon

10 egg whites or 2 cartons egg

substitute

2 tsp. vanilla

1/4 tsp. salt

Water - if needed

2 c. sugar

 

Remove seeds from watermelon and dice. The put into blender or food processor until pureed. Add watermelon juice to dry milk and sugar. Add vanilla, salt and egg whites. Then add enough water to fill to 4 quarts. Freeze in 4 quart freezer.

You may want to check with One Million Recipes for more information.

Posted 7/5/2011 12:37pm by Sam Bellamy.

The blueberry field is open Tuesday 8am to 11am. It will be open Friday, Saturday, Wednesday and very likely  Thursday. Watch closely or call.

Now is a great time for homemade ice cream. We have some very good deals on peaches by the box.

If you like watermelons you might like to make a watermelon ice cream.

Recipe (#408996) from One Million Recipes, Desserts

WATERMELON ICE CREAM (FAT-FREE)

 

Dry milk - enough to make 1/2 gallon

1/4 average size watermelon

10 egg whites or 2 cartons egg

substitute

2 tsp. vanilla

1/4 tsp. salt

Water - if needed

2 c. sugar

 

Remove seeds from watermelon and dice. The put into blender or food processor until pureed. Add watermelon juice to dry milk and sugar. Add vanilla, salt and egg whites. Then add enough water to fill to 4 quarts. Freeze in 4 quart freezer.

You may want to check with One Million Recipes for more information.

  We want you to know that we do appreciate your being apart of what it takes to keep the farm working. Thank you for your support.

Posted 7/2/2011 6:19pm by Sam Bellamy.

  Monday the blueberry field will be open. Ask about the blackberry field. I apologize for not being able to be at the farm Saturday when the first people came to pick blackberries. We are on the last two varieties. It is not always easy  to tell when we have enough for pick your own. So please ask to see if they are available.

 This is peach season so take advantage of it. All our varieties are freestone at this point in the season. We have several ways to buy peaches, by the pound, basket, box or sometimes the really neat deal of smaller peaches at a very low price. I try to pick our peaches ripe which means they can be a little soft but that is the stage where the maximum flavor is best. We still have Carolina Belle and are in the midst of the Winblo variety. Georgia Belle and Sun Prince are coming soon. Winblo and Sun Prince are both great tasting peaches. Both are slow to brown after you cut them. Both great for freezing , canning or just by themselves. I plan to put some in yogurt for supper! Thinking of great ways to eat peaches, one of my all time favorites is Georgia or Carolina Belle peaches on a fresh baked warm open biscuit. Perhaps a lot depends on the biscuit but as a dessert my experience with this has it ranked with some of the best ever. It is simple, but done well it is a true taste of the South!

 This is fruit season, the figs are quite a bit behind their normal schedule but are still to come. The dry weather is not helping at this extreme level.

Posted 6/27/2011 8:36pm by Sam Bellamy.
  The blueberry field will be open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings, 8am to 0:30am. It is possible that it may even be open on Thrusday depending on how Wednesday goes.
   We are getting into some interesting peaches. The white Carolina Belles are now available, as are the Norman peaches. The first of the Winblo peaches will be coming off this week, maybe tommorrow. This will be getting us where we can offer peaches in volume. So some homemade peach ice cream may fit in nicely for July 4th. Cantaloupe and blueberries are not bad either. For fun red , white and blue potato salad is an interesting novelty for the 4th. We have watermelons and more.
Posted 6/26/2011 1:48pm by Sam Bellamy.

Blueberry update June 26.

Monday morning the blueberry field will be open from 8 am to 11 am. This should be some very good picking! We are looking at picking again Saturday but most likely will pick again before Saturday. This will depend on the field so keep watch on the website. Thanks.

Posted 6/21/2011 6:58am by Sam Bellamy.
  The blueberry field will be open Wednesday June 22 8am to 10:30am. Then it will be open Saturday June 25. The crop is developing depth which  means picking should be more frequent. The flavor is getting better please try to bring something to put your berries in after you pick.
   Ask about blackberries when you come. I think we will be able to do some Wednesday and Saturday. Thanks, have a berry good day.
Posted 6/19/2011 7:37am by Sam Bellamy.

Blueberry update June 19!

     Monday morning the blueberry field will be open from 8 am to 10:30 am.
   We have had to go a little slow with pick your own in efforts to get depth of ripe fruit in the field. You should find some really nice ripe fruit now. At the same time you should find less ripe fruit which may be blue but not plump and full. Try to leave that for another time. The quality of fruit will be much better.
    It is important that when you pick you be careful to not knock off berries that will end up on the ground. Conditions are right for that to be a concern for this picking. We will be picking Climax and Premier varieties.

The blackberry field may not be open Monday but you can ask in case the supply allows it.

Please bring something to put your berries in after picking. We look forward to seeing you!

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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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