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The blueberry field will be open Wednesday morning 8 to 10:30. The next picking date may be Saturday if the field is ready.
The peaches are continuing to be some of the best anywhere around. I am surprised that they are this good with the kind of late winter weather we had.
Lovers of Heirloom tomatoes your season is fast coming upon us. We are beginning to pick an increasing amount of heirlooms, German Johnson, Cherokee Purple , Mr. Stripey, Mortgage Lifter and more. We also have a variety of small tomatoes, cherry, grape, in various colors.
Organic wise we have interesting varieties of potatoes, carrots, organic tomatoes, Asian eggplant, beginning soon cantaloupes and watermelons. . Don’t forget the colorful zinnias and fragrant basil.
It is never too early to get honey. We have a good supply now where you can get honey straight from the farm.
I apologize for not getting this email out sooner. The blueberry field will be open Sat. 8 to 10:30 in the morning. The picking is not as plentiful so take time to go the right places.
We are getting Dixie Lee peas in and if you want butter beans let us know as soon as possible. We have some very nice corn, white and bi color.
Happy Fourth of July! The blueberry field will be open Monday 8 to 10 am Monday morning.
Blueberry field will be open Friday June 30 from 8 to 9 am. Then again on Saturday 8 to 11 am. Be sure to check out all the other good fruits and veggies, sweet corn, peaches, tomatoes, etc.
Happy Fourth of July
We are heading into the fourth of July holiday time! For many it means family gatherings or getting together with friends and yes maybe seeing some fireworks. Hopefully we can revisit some of what it took to have freedom and independence.
The blueberry fields will be open Monday, 8 to 10:30. I anticipate having the fields open several days this week and especially on Saturday morning. So please stay informed via website or by calling 843-399-6902 or 910 287-9467.
Watermelons, corn, tomatoes are looking good and taste even better! If you have a reason for making the 4th have a flair I recommend trying a red white and blue potato salad. We should have the potatoes for that! It is a good thing to do to create fun and memories with kids and grandkids as they can reflect on the meaning of this holiday.
A good watermelon has to have a good HEART !
We are picking blueberries for the market. PYO will be most likely closer to mid June which is the normal time for opening the fields. The berries are very nice but due to the late March freeze we lost a lot of the early fruit. The later varieties look good.
At the markets ( here at the farm and Myrtle's market on Joe White Ave. ) we have very good yellow squash, different types of zucchini, lots of pickling cucumbers, beans ( string, October beans, burgundy beans ), cabbage, radishes, kale, chard, turnips ( purple top and white). We are picking some blackberries but they are going extremely fast.
We are bringing in good watermelons, corn, tomatoes and peaches. The peach crop was severely damaged by the late March freeze so we are glad to have peaches of this quality. They are cling but with excellent flavor.
We have HONEY from the farm as well as our backup source. the honey flow was shorter than anticipated this year so again we are thankful to have a good supply of honey.
Time , what an amazing reality! It has many facets and timing is one of them that is integral to farming and many other aspects of life.
Well to get to the point, it is the time for certain vegetables. They are at their best. Tender yellow squash, zucchini and pickling cucumbers are abounding here on the farm. The organic field has excelled beyond any crop I've seen either conventional or organic in many years. It is a great time to get vegetables the way you like them.
We have different kinds of zucchini, some ideal for stuffing. Remember you can prepare stuffed zucchini and freeze it for later.
Too many times I have known people to want pickling cukes after the season peak has past. Now is the time. You don't want to wait. Those pickles will make a great Christmas present or some pleasant times this winter. You may want to do cucumbers now because later you will be freer to do watermelon rind pickles when the watermelons reach their peak.
Time! Enjoy it use it wisely and lovingly.