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Posted 5/3/2019 2:39pm by Sam Bellamy.

May is here with several exciting changes! The PYO strawberries are beautiful, the summer crops are growing, and we have some new produce at our markets as we're getting into some new fields!

PYO Berries:

We're excited to say that the Pick-Your-Own Strawberry Field will be OPEN for picking tomorrow morning, May 4th, 2019! This will only be during the morning from 9:00 - 12:00. We provide buckets for you to pick in, but ask that you bring containers to take them home with. Cash is preferred for a faster checkout.  

 

Farm Market:

A special new item, available in our Farm Market ONLY, is locally raised beef from WK Price Farms! This USDA Inspected, Grass Fed, and No Added Hormones or Antibiotics meat is beef at it's best!

We have been cutting lettuce from a new field this week and still can't get over how tender it is! This planting is full of different varieties, in every lettuce shape and color you can imagine. 

Coming from a planing in our back field, we now have our kale, cabbage, and broccoli available at both of our Farmer's Markets locations at the beach as well as in our Farm Market! 

 

Coming Up:

The zucchini planting is a mixture of enormous golden blossoms and tiny green zucchini. We're looking forward to these getting big enough to pick. 

The potatoes we planted have grown nice green, leafy tops that promise a beautiful harvest later this summer. 

The blackberry bushes that survived the hurricanes and floods have lovely blossoms as they prepare for a delicious harvest.

 

 

Posted 4/25/2019 1:12pm by Sam Bellamy.
The strawberry field will be OPEN for Pick-Your-Own on this Saturday 4/27/19 from 9:00 - 2:00. While we provide buckets to pick in, please bring something to take your berries home with. Our Farm Market will be open from 9-4. We will have already picked berries available while they last. 
Posted 4/15/2019 8:50pm by Sam Bellamy.
Our Farm Market opens Tuesday the 16th! We'll be open from 9:00- 4:00 during the rest of April on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. 
Posted 4/5/2019 5:02pm by Sam Bellamy.

We will have picked strawberries available for sale tomorrow Saturday April 6th at our Farm Market from 9:30 - 4:30! We won't have any other produce as we're still getting ready to reopen on the 16th. 

The Pick-Your-Own field needs another week to ripen. We'll keep you posted when we have dates available. 

We're going to be back at the Myrtle Beach Farmers Market! Opening day is April 10th. We'll be there on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9-3. 

 

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. 

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Fall At Last!

We are loving the cooler weather that Fall has brought and so are the crops! 

Our collards are growing rapidly as are our raddishes and we can't wait to move our tiny lettuce plants from the greenhouse into the field. 

We are also very excited to be partnering with The Mocha Cafe & BBQ to host our Pumpkin Patch on Saturday Oct. 10th and 17th (10-2pm)!

We also have pumpkins available at all of our Market locations during the week. 

We have several Market Locations, each open on different days, with different hours. See the bottom of our Home Page for the details on each.  

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