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Posted 4/1/2019 1:45pm by Sam Bellamy.

Our Farm Market is RE-OPENING April 16th! Our new schedule will be Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9-4:00 during April.

We also have some part time job opportunities available. Positions include Cashiers, Produce Stocking, and Harvesting. Email us at for more info at indigofarmsmarket@gmail.com if you're interested.

Posted 3/29/2019 6:50pm by Sam Bellamy.
Tomorrow at 9:00a.m. in front of our Farm Market we will have a limited amount of the first strawberries from our field! This is the only crop we'll have available tomorrow. We'll be there until the berries all sell. 
Posted 3/22/2019 8:46am by Sam Bellamy.
 

Spring is finally here!!! In true March style the cool weather is hanging around, with the possibility of frost something we still have to be conscious about. Hopefully once we reach April we'll have turned the corner on the temperature and it will make a difference for all the crops. For a look at what's happening around the farm follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

In the Field: The early crops of greens are coming in, although still in small amounts. During the warmer days everything grows quickly but as soon as we get some cooler weather the growth slows back down. The strawberry field is full of beautiful white blooms! Due to the risk of frost we're still having to cover them for cool nights with a protective row cover, which in turn prevents the honey bees from pollinating the flowers. This means that until the risk of frost is gone they won't really get into full production.  

In the Greenhouse: The greenhouse is full of new life these days! In addition to all the spring greens we've been starting, there are some early tomato plants that will soon be planted in the field tunnels. Also, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, and zinnias promising the flavors and colors of summer!

The ICI: Due to Spring Break there will not be a market NEXT WEEK at the The International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach at Market Common. The following week we'll be back on the regular schedule of Thursday afternoons from 1:00-6:00. 

The selection of produce varies from week to week, depending on how things are growing. As the crops in the tunnels continue to mature and the carrots and strawberries in the field get ready for harvest we'll have more and more to bring! We also have expanded our selection of All Natural, Non-GMO grits, cornmeal, and Carolina Gold rice from Geechie Boy Mill in SC. 

Our Farm Market: Due to the weather and how the corps are growing we're waiting until April to RE-OPEN our Farm Market. We don't have a date set yet but will let you know as soon as we do. 

Posted 2/20/2019 8:51am by Sam Bellamy.

With the warmer weather we've had lately the plants have done some serious growing! Most things are still not fully mature but we're beginning to see an increase in what we can harvest. For some early glimpses of Spring follow us on Facebook and Instagram! 

In the Field: The plants in the tunnels have really benefited from the warmer days as well as the protection from the rain. The spinach and chard are approaching harvest stage, while the beets are getting bigger. In our DIY tunnel we're harvesting several different kinds of greens as well as some lovely radishes. The lettuce that was planted between the tunnels is starting to be ready as well. Right now the amounts we are harvesting of most crops are small, but we're looking forward to a steady increase as we move into March! 

In the Greenhouse: The amount of plants in the greenhouse are increasing faster than we are setting them out in anticipation of Spring. The lettuce is now ready for planting in the second high tunnel, while we've got twice as many smaller lettuce plants started to plant in the field behind those. We've also started a variety of herbs in trays so that they'll be large enough to go into the field with the end of the cooler weather. 

The ICI: This Thursday, Feb. 21st we will NOT be at The International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach at Market Common. The following week we'll be back on the regular schedule of Thursday afternoons from 1:00-6:00. 

The selection of produce varies from week to week, depending on how things are growing. As the crops in the tunnels continue to mature and the lettuce and onions in the field get larger we'll have more and more to bring! We also have expanded our selection of All Natural, Non-GMO grits, cornmeal, and Carolina Gold rice from Geechie Boy Mill in SC. 

Our Farm Market: We're looking forward to RE-OPENING our Farm Market, most likely sometime in March. The weather and how the crops grow during the next few weeks will have a lot to do with exactly when we open.   

Posted 2/19/2019 1:39pm by Sam Bellamy.
 This Thursday (2/21/19) we will NOT be at the International Culinary Institute. We'll see y'all the following week Thursday as usual. 
Posted 1/31/2019 9:14am by Sam Bellamy.

 

As we wrap up January and move closer to Spring we're excited by some of the changes that have taken place this month! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for frequent photo updates.

In the Field: We completed our first large high tunnel and have almost finished the second one. The first is already planted with the little spinach, chard, and beets from the greenhouse and alongside them we've direct seeded carrots and arugula. In our DIY field tunnel the radishes and cool season greens are just getting ready for harvest! 

In the Greenhouse: in anticipation of warmer weather, snow peas are growing in trays, getting a head start on Spring. We have more lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, and collards just coming up. Waiting on a warmer day, the kale is ready to go into the field where it can do some serious growing! 

The ICI: We're at The International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach at Market Common on Thursdays from 1:00 - 6:00. The selection of produce varies from week to week, depending on how things are growing. As the crops in the tunnels continue to mature and the lettuce and onions in the field get larger we'll have more and more to bring! We also have expanded our selection of All Natural, Non-GMO grits, cornmeal, and Carolina Gold rice from Geechie Boy Mill in SC. 

Our Farm Market: During these shorter, colder days in the beginning of the year most of the crops grow very slowly. Due to this, we have closed the market for the month of January and most of February. We will RE-OPEN as the days get longer and warmer and many of the plants reach a growth stage that allows us to harvest. 

Posted 1/7/2019 12:59pm by Sam Bellamy.

Happy New Year! 

With the New Year we've made some seasonal changes and adjusted our hours.  

Our Farm Market: During these shorter, colder days in the beginning of the year most of the crops grow very slowly. Due to this, we have closed the market for the month of January and most of February. We will RE-OPEN as the days get longer and warmer and many of the plants reach a growth stage that allows us to harvest. 

The ICI: Starting this week (Jan. 10th) we will be back at The International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach at Market Common! This market is on Thursdays from 1:00 - 6:00. We have harvested some Shiitake Mushrooms that showed up during this recent mild weather we've had. The Micro-greens in the greenhouse are ready to harvest, as well as some of the cool season Turnips, Mustard, and Tender Greens

In the Field: We have baby beets, baby radishes, little spinach plants, and tiny turnips growing in some covered beds in the field. The cover protects them and allows them to grow a little more quickly than otherwise this time of year. We also have lettuce plants and onions in the field that we're looking forward to harvesting once they grow big enough. 

In the Greenhouse: In addition to the Micro-greens we've been growing in the greenhouse, there are more beets, kale, chard, and onions growing in trays until they are big enough to go out to the field. 

 

Posted 12/19/2018 1:27pm by Sam Bellamy.

It's hard to believe that Christmas is next week! Whether you're preparing those favorite seasonal dishes or trying out some new recipes we have local produce and products to help. Our Farm Market has Indigo Farm's Own fresh greens, turnips and farm-pressed apple cider. We even harvested some shiitake mushrooms this week! The collards and sweet potatoes are locally grown. The pecans, cornmeal, grits and honey are from SC while the mountain grown apples, molasses and apple butter are from NC,

The Farm Market will be OPEN this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10:00 - 4:00. This is the final week of our 2018 season! Our Farm Market will RE-OPEN in 2019 as the days start getting longer. This allows many of our winter crops some time to grow. 

 Merry Christmas Y'all! 

PS we'll be back at the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach at Market Common in January!

Posted 12/12/2018 7:16am by Sam Bellamy.

We've added new items just in time for Christmas! Stop in our Farm Market and pick up some Sweet Soulshine or Angry Cukes pickles made by the Doux South company in Georgia. From the Geechie Boy Mill in SC we've got Carolina Gold Rice, White Cornmeal, White Grits and Yellow Grits. 

During December our Farm Market is OPEN on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10:00 - 4:00. Our fresh Indigo Farms Mustard Greens, Turnip Greens, Arugula and tender greens are delicious! The locally grown Collards are beautiful too. Don't forget about our SC Pecans, both shelled or unshelled and our SC Grown Sweet Potatoes! We still have our Indigo Farms made Apple Cider too. 

For our gift baskets we have a variety of NC, SC, and GA made products including Sorghum Cane Molasses, Jams/Preserves, and Foothills Sugar Cured country ham. Also Organic Maple Syrup from Vermont, Honey, Fruitcake, and other sweet treats. You can also add any of our produce to make a unique gift sure to delight!

Posted 12/3/2018 10:55am by Sam Bellamy.

Our Farm Market hours have changed for December. We are now open from 10:00 - 4:00. Starting on Wednesday the 5th we will be open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. 

Our greens are still beautiful. The mushrooms have been growing quite a bit lately and the local collards are so tasty!

Looking for a unique gift idea? Try our Create-Your-Own Christmas Baskets! Combine products from our market with produce and a beautiful basket to design a custom gift that's sure to please. Adding baked goodies from Moka Cafe next door is always a delicious option!

 

 

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We're getting squash, and cucumbers and are just starting to dig potatoes!  

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