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Posted 5/2/2010 7:51pm by Sam Bellamy.

Strawberry update May 3 :  The fields should be open everyday this week ( closed Sundays). We are trying hard to keep the plants in good shape and hope that they will continue to produce for several more weeks.

Be on the look out for other fruits and veggies that will be coming soon.

Posted 4/25/2010 9:02pm by Sam Bellamy.

Strawberry Update April 25. The fields will be open every day this week ( we do close on Sundays ). The picking has been very good. Most of you have been very good about bringing containers to take your berries home after you pick. Thank you for understanding. We regret to have to charge for the boxes and have tried to let you know ahead so you could avoid any unexpected cost. We have some very good people who come every year and many of them often to pick strawberries. We do appreciate you all.

Posted 4/13/2010 5:14am by Sam Bellamy.

Strawberry update April 13th

The strawberry field will be open Wednesday at 8:00am. I had said it would be open until 12:00 noon and was not sure about the afternoon. The cool nights have slowed down the ripening of the fruit. My concern is that there be enough really good and ripe fruit for everyone to pick. One good day of ripening can make a tremendous difference but it is not always easy to determine exactly what will happen. I will try to stay open til noon.

Please bring something to put your berries in after you pick. We will have buckets to pick in but this year we have to charge for the boxes that we have given out free in the past.

 

Posted 4/7/2010 5:56pm by Sam Bellamy.

Myrtle's Market at Joe White Ave. will be opening the 14th of April. We plan to be there  again this year and look forward to seeing many of our friends at the market.

We do plan to be at the Brunswick Hospital again this year on Thursdays starting May 6 from 11 am to 2 pm.

Posted 4/3/2010 12:18pm by Sam Bellamy.

We will be opening at 8:30 am and closing at 5:30 pm Monday through Saturday. Sundays will be closed. Please keep in mind the barnyard hours are the same as the market. PYO hours and prices have not yet been determined.

 

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Posted 4/3/2010 12:09pm by Sam Bellamy.

 We hope that April 10th will be open for PYO. It is still too far out to know for certain. If not April 10th then it will be very soon after. Once the season begins there should be lots of fruit!

 

Anticipating strawberry season in early April. If the weather holds well we should begin pick your own about the 10th. It appears that it will be a strong start. The plants look good and blossoms abound. Fortunately, the ratio of blooms and vegetation appears to be good.

 Strawberry season is no little thing here at the farm. We strive to offer as much variety in strawberries as we can. To begin with we have four different varieties. Camarosa and Chandler are the two main varieties. We offer pick your own or pre-picked. Several package sizes are available ( pints, quarts, 4 qt, 8qt flats). We even sell cull berries. Since we grade our berries after we pick them we are able to have berries that are good but not up to top standards. These are sold at a discount price. We offer stem berries ( these are often the best berries any where, premium fruit). We also have a high quality chocolate for dipping fruit. We sell strawberry pies, strawberry shortcake, strawberry ice cream, strawberry milkshakes!, organic strawberries, strawberry jams, jellies, preserves and not to forget strawberry slushies!

Over the years people have repeatedly told us that our strawberries were the best. No brag, just fact! But as always you get to be the judge. We are very grateful that so many have made that their judgment. Often good fruit is affected by the soil. Our soils seem to agree with strawberries. The climate, the soil and good nutrition seem to come together well here. Every year is unique but many years of growing strawberries tells me that the real credit for good fruit belongs to God. Strawberries were not something people invented. Breeding has helped in many ways but the real goodness of a strawberry started without human help. Much of a season rests beyond our control. It seems to me to only be appropriate to acknowledge Providence’s hand.

 

Posted 3/28/2010 9:36pm by Sam Bellamy.

Anticipating strawberry season in early April. If the weather holds well we should begin pick your own about the 10th. It appears that it will be a strong start. The plants look good and blossoms abound. Fortunately, the ratio of blooms and vegetation appears to be good.

     Strawberry season is no little thing here at the farm. We strive to offer as much variety in strawberries as we can. To begin with we have four different varieties. Camarosa and Chandler are the two main varieties. We offer pick your own or pre-picked. Several package sizes are available ( pints, quarts, 4 qt, 8qt flats). We even sell cull berries. Since we grade our berries after we pick them we are able to have berries that are good but not up to top standards. These are sold at a discount price. We offer stem berries ( these are often the best berries any where, premium fruit). We also have a high quality chocolate for dipping fruit. We sell strawberry pies, strawberry shortcake, strawberry ice cream, strawberry milkshakes!, organic strawberries, strawberry jams, jellies, preserves and not to forget strawberry slushies!

 

Over the years people have repeatedly told us that our strawberries were the best. No brag, just fact! But as always you get to be the judge. We are very grateful that so many have made that their judgment. Often good fruit is affected by the soil. Our soils seem to agree with strawberries. The climate, the soil and good nutrition seem to come together well here. Every year is unique but many years of growing strawberries tells me that the real credit for good fruit belongs to God. Strawberries were not something people invented. Breeding has helped in many ways but the real goodness of a strawberry started without human help. Much of a season rests beyond our control. It seems to me to only be appropriate to acknowledge Providence’s hand.

Posted 3/28/2010 9:32pm by Sam Bellamy.

Are you an asparagus lover? As a child I definitely did not like asparagus. The only asparagus we knew came in a can. It was not until we started growing asparagus that I had fresh asparagus to eat. Wow, what a difference! Now for the next 6-8 weeks is the season for our asparagus. We have some organic asparagus. We sometimes have white asparagus. Please let us know ahead if you want white asparagus.

Storing asparagus is easy just keep it cool ( refrigerator), a little water on the cut ends is ok but don’t let the spears lay in water.

I like asparagus very simple, lightly steamed. Asparagus is something you don’t want to over cook! Perhaps you may have favorite way to eat it yourself? One of the benefits of farmer’s markets is the inter-change of ideas and traditions among customers. If you would like you can share a recipe with others, leave it in the comment section.

Posted 3/16/2010 6:10am by Sam Bellamy.

Often I am reminded of the difference between living in the real world and the typical lifestyles of our times. It usually expresses itself by the prevalent notion that we can control our own lives. We have incredible power to control so much to suit our wants. We sometimes express surprise, frustration, or complain defiantly when we encounter situations that we can’t control. It has been a healthy reminder to know that we are not meant to control everything. Life on the farm certainly bears that out. Sometimes it really leaves you feeling the pains of failure or serious disappointment. But all in all it brings a sharp focus of how special life actually is. Looking back on growing up here it is clear that this is a place where you witness the miracle of new birth and the pain of death. You see the wonder of health and strength in the crops and the livestock. You take pleasure in the company of such vigor, health and well being. But at the same time you are made aware of your own limitations. Being able to see the life cycles lived out before your eyes and often cradled in your hands is like learning from a timeless Master. Reality comes steeped in truth. Things have a way of pointing one away from the epicenter of self and beyond toward the grander picture of what matters most. It is as if the soil speaks and gives testimony to it’s richness through sacrifices and the design of grander schemes all the while encouraging us to lose ourselves for that which will always matter most.

Posted 2/26/2010 12:00pm by Sam Bellamy.

If you are interested in booking a Spring field trip please let us know. Use the email or call 910-287-6794 or 843-399-6902 and ask for Annie or just tell them what you want. If you know of other teachers or groups who may be interested we greatly apprecaite your sharing the web site with them as well. Thank 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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