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The farm has some good fall produce! fresh greens, more heirloom tomatoes are coming, some very good peas , beans, we still have grapes, grape juice and fresh farm made apple cider. We have a very good selection of apples at good prices. Now is the time to start looking for sweet potatoes, persimmons and chestnuts ( these need to dry more).
We have pumpkins and many kinds of pumpkins. If you like eating pumpkins try our organic cheese wheels or our organic french heirloom variety.
Things to look for at farm Heritage Day. The people who do the exhibits. They have much experience to share. This is a real neat opportunity to visit first hand exhibits such as these. Learn about Horry County's new living farm museum ( 1940's replica of horry county tobacco farm), catch the indigo dyeing and the molasses/ cane syrup making, the pig races, pick your own pumpkins, the mules who will be working on the farm. Clogging, singing and good food provide much pleasant opportunity.
Check out the selection of apples, pumpkins, heirloom eating pumpkins and fall decor, flowers at the market.
This year the Naspig racers are named for pumpkins, each one has the name of a varity of pumpkin.
Howden is named after the classic big orange pumpkin that is most popular.
Bumpkin is a varity of orange mini pumpkin.
Baby Boo is a white mini pumpkin.
Iron Man is an orange pie pumpkin.
Hooligan is a muticolored mini pumpkin.
Seminole is a buff colored heritage heirloom traced back to the Seminole indians.
Jarahdale is a blue-gray Australian pumpkin.
Cinderella is a French bright red flat pupkin heirloom, fantastic easting pumpkin.
Luminia is a large white pumpkin.
What has been obseverd so far ? Hooligan is very unusual in style and appearance. this pig has wattles, is tall and lanky but is one of the most frequent winners.
While there is not a clear favorite in this group of runners, the top finishers are Cinderella, Luminia, Jarahdale and Hooligan.
Farm Heritage Day is October 2. The line up looks good. Stay posted as a schedule will be coming soon for both Farm Heritage Day and Pumpkin day. Keep in mind PYO pumpkins will be available on Saturday mornings and some afternoons during the week. Night time hayrides are by reservations.
Fall is making itself more evident. It shows in the evenings, the grasses and insects, in the behavior of many birds and animals. The grass in the pasture is shorter, a little tougher and not near as plentiful as before.
Be sure to check out the Fall Event days!!! Farm Heritage day is October 2 and Pumpkin Day is October 16. If you know of anyone interested in Picking pumpkins or night time hay rides we have that also.
But cooler weather still means good things from the garden. It is getting better for some crops like peas and beans. The season has been difficult for beans but perhaps this fall will help bring more beans in. Cooler season vegetables are being sown. We hope to have more and even later this year.
Grapes, grape juice and apple cider are really good in the fall. Look for persimmons, chestnuts in early October. Now is a good time to think of the Holidays.
The Garden center has lots of Fall decor, mums, flowers and ideas for Holiday gifts as well. Ask them for ideas.
The blueberry field is open during regular morning hours. Check in and check out at the produce market. If the morning hours don't work for you then ask at the produce market to see if afternoon is ok. It is very important that you check in at the produce market. Part of the field is being worked on( pruning and mowing) and you need to know where and when the fields are safe.
If you love baby roma and mini cherry tomatoes now is a great time to stock up.
Heirloom tomato crop is beginning to come through stronger as the season continues.
For the bean and pea lovers you have waited a long time but we are beginning to get in the Fall crop. Beans have had a tough time everywhrer this year so we are glad to have them.
We will likely be making grape juice this week or next. You may be wise to buy enough early to save some for the Holidays.
Squash and cucumbers are real nice now! Watermelons and cantaloupes look good now as well.
the chestnut trees and persimmon trees look good for October. the pumpkins are looking pretty good as well.
The garden center should have lots of Fall decor this year. Straw bales are in great supply.
The Blueberry fields will be open Wednesday , Friday and Saturday, 7am -11am. If these times do not work for you call the market and see if you can be worked in at a better time. 910-287-6794 or 843-399-6902
The grape season is starting. Grape juice will not be far away!
This week looks better or figs.
The blueberrry fields will be open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. We start at 7am and end at 11 am.
The peaches have been very good. We should have some great deals on peaches the first of this week.
The figs have been slower than I thought but this week should be better.
By the end of the week we should have some really good watermelons and cantaloupes. We will start harvesting a new field.
The heirloom tomatoes are coming in again so you don't want to miss them.
This week the blueberry fields will be open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. 7:00 am to 11:30 am. Saturday may remain open longer.
The fig season has begun.
The Peaches are fantastic. If you like white peaches , especially Georgia Belle then you want to act fast this week. It will be the end of the season on them this week. Sun Prince is winning more people over as the favorite peach this year. Jefferson will likely begin this week as well. If you like Elberta peaches they are coming soon. Many people pay little attention to varieties but we purposely grow varieties that people have expressed interest in. Many are old varieties that are not commonly grown due to the pursuit of newer "bigger & better" varieties.
Blueberry field looks like it will be open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 7 AM - 11:00 AM.
The figs are beginning to turn. The Celeste crop looks a little light but the Alma crop should follow closely behind the Celeste variety. For those who really love figs know that we have another crop of yellow figs that ripens in September.
The peach crop will begin to feature Sun Price and Georgia Belle peaches. The Sun Prince is a very flavorful rich textured freestone peach similar to Winblo. It is lighter in appearance but is an excellent peach. Georgia Belle is the famous white peach sometimes called Belle of Georgia. Don’t let the color mislead you. It will often have a green cast of color. Georgia Belle bruises extremely easy when fully ripe ( full yellow skin). To counter the bruising you just about have to pick it a bit on the firm side. The flavor of Georgia Belle is really good if you like white peaches. We sometimes have ice cream peaches ( extra soft) at a real bargain.
Heirloom tomatoes are al ittle on short supply at the moment but that will not stay this way. We have several more plantings.
It is the time for watermelons! The flavor of our seedless watermelons has been excellent. However there are some who have told me that about the seeded varieties as well. If you have kids let them practice for the seed spitting contest October 16 during Pumpkin day.
Have fun this summer, especially with family.