News and Blog
Strawberries are coming into full stride! This means PYO is better, buying by the flat, good deals on culls and stem berries become more common. Good news from the field is that the plants are in good condition. PYO on Monday looks good. The field will be open at 8 am. We think we should be open all day until about 5pm.
There are lots of plants in the garden center and some tasty pies , treats in the bakery.
The field will be open Tuesday morning at 8:00 am. Honestly, the weather has been so different I don't quite know what to expect. Please try to bring a container to put the berries in after picking. We will have buckets to pick in but it would help everyone if you had your own container to take them home. The price is 1.30 per pound. I am hoping that the field will be dry and suitable for picking.
Happy Easter! I hope the weather does not damper your spirits this Easter. There is so much to be truly thankful for. Life's deepest meaning has endured through generations and lots of inconvenient weather.
There will be strawberries in the market but no PYO on Saturday. There is not enough ripening of fruit to try it yet. We will see how Monday looks. I think by Tuesday we should be on track. We will just have to wait and see. I'll send out an email and post it on face book as well.
Thanks to so many of you who came by this week. It was good to have you. Some of you are such warm and grateful customers ( actually friends ). Both here at the farm and at the farmer's market in Myrtle Beach.
For those who have not visited us at the Myrtle Beach Farmer's Market in the past, it is located at the corner of Oak Street and Mr. Joe White Ave. across from the Police Dept.
The weather so often determines whether, when and how. Fortunately, it is becoming more like growing conditions. Some of the early crops are starting to respond to warmer soils and longer sunshine.
What does it mean? Well, greens, radishes, turnips, collards , Kale, onions are coming in increasing measure. Garden peas are enjoying this weather too. Potatoes should be breaking through the ground soon. New potatoes may be ready early June. We planted more this year. The organic potato crop is doubled last years planting and has some exciting new varieties. Red Gold should be back this year. It is one of the best and unique potatoes around.
Strawberries? Yes they are taking to the weather and longer sunshine too. The winter has them pushed back but I think we will be picking about the 14 with PYO beginning about 18. We still can't tell with accuracy, but things are happening in the field.
Now, don't get confused. We will have Organic strawberries in the market starting Tuesday. I suggest you call and let us hold you some since supplies may be slow to start with. These strawberries were covered during the harsh parts of the winter and are on a more normal schedule. We also have organic lettuce and onions, parsley, some basil. If you want organic I suggest you call and ask to have it held for you.
In general the crops are looking good. There are some good things to look forward to. I haven't mentioned the Bakery or Garden Center but there is much happening there as well.
It continues to be a rather cold and wet spring. But we have much planted and hope the fields will dry off soon to do more direct sowing. The ground has been too cold for good germination. After this weeks cold spell we hope to be able to set out many transplants we have waiting for the warmer conditions. We are harvesting some greens and eagerly look forward to more crops coming in.
If you are a teacher or have kids in school you may be interested in our Spring farm tour. It will feature strawberries and more. See Spring farm tour information under the heading Spring Tours.
Check out the items in the garden center and bakery.
Greetings! It has been a long hard winter and still lingers but changes are coming. The cold and overcast days have delayed the normal growth I had anticipated. But we have been actively trying to keep pace in order to be productive as soon as possible. Lots of good stuff growing in trays and even a few items direct seeded but until the soil warms we will be slow to do much planting.
Good news! we are open. The bakery got off to a good start with not only the set menu of pies and desserts but threw in some new items. Raspberry squares and Magic cookies are now available.
The Produce market has some greens and cool season items. More farm products will be coming as the weather improves.
The Garden Center has plants and seeds as well as gardening supplies.
We look forward to seeing you soon!