News and Blog
It will soon be Thanksgiving Day. November is brings many changes in shorter daylight and cooler weather. We have some good items for the season. A very good selection of winter squashes, pie pumpkins and butternut. The good news for tomato and pepper lovers is we are still picking both here on the farm. Heirloom tomatoes are still coming out of the field. Enjoy this opportunity while you can.
We hope you have a good Thanksgiving everyday.
The taste of Fall and the Holiday season is here!! Fresh apple cider with all its rich flavor and full body of natural goodness. Made here at the farm and unpasteurized it stands far above what is available elsewhere.
The winter squashes are still proving their worth, the butternut is excellent right now. Pie pumpkins and chrenshaws are plentiful. Kobochas, buttercups and hubbards are available as well.
Pick your pumpkins will be open 10 am to 12 noon Saturday. Stock pig racing will be at 10 and 12:30 or there abouts. The weather should be just right.
Eat Healthy and live wholeheartly !!
cider is one of the next to do projects.
Stock pig racing got the season off after losing a day from last Saturday. This year’s pigs are named to make an acronym for INDIGO. For the first time they are all females. #1 is Ianthe. Her name means purple flower. #2 is Neelam. Her name means sapphire. #3 is Drisana. Her name means sunrise. #4 is Ignatia. Her name means like a fire. #5 is Georgiana. Her name means farm girl. #6 is Oriana. Her name means golden.
After Saturday’s races the points race is as follows; Neelam 69; Ignatis 63;Oriana36; Georgiana18; Drisana 18; Ianthe12.
Farm Heritage Day has been called off due to the extreme wet weather. The grounds here are very wet. Next Saturday we will have PYO pumpkins, Hay rides, stock pig racing and the hay maze. Keep posted for more details and schedule.
I encourage you to visit the Horry County museum and the folks at Waccamaw tractor club. They have been really good about trying to make the day work despite the weather..
The fall season is fast approaching and we are looking for individuals who might be interested in helping with one or more of the events we have in October. Volunteer help is needed but certain help in some areas would receive some payment. The Saturdays of Oct. 3 and Oct 17 are most critical but help is needed on other Saturdays and the mornings during the week days. Please email or contact the farm market at 910-287-6794 or 843-399-6902.
We are in the fast track! So much to do this time of year. With the days getting shorter the timing becomes even more critical. Now is the time for grapes , winter squash begins and apples from the mountains. The beans and peas are still coming in strong, mustard greens , rape, arugula, turnip greens all look good. Carrots are up and look the best they have in many years, beets and turnips off to a good start. Several varieties of beautiful organic eggplant available now. We still have some neat peppers. The heirloom tomatoes have been slow but they are sizing up so we are still hoping to have a fall crop.