We're glad you stopped by for a (virtual) visit to our farm and to see what we are up to these days.
Plum Granny Farm is a USDA Certified Organic small family farm located in the north central piedmont area of North Carolina. The farm is set on 54 beautiful acres of rolling countryside just south of Hanging Rock State Park in the Capella community.
We are building on our heritage as a NC Century Farm, as the farm has been in the Ferguson family for over 140 years. We grow raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, garlic, ginger, specialty veggies, herbs and cut flowers.
Although full-time farming is new to us, we both have deep connections to our farming heritage. Cheryl grew up on this farm and her father, grandfather and great-grandfather all practiced the art of cultivation on this soil. Ray has his farming roots in Kansas where his mother grew up amid some of the most beautiful soil that has ever been seen.
Our approach to farming is to nurture the soil and the land to return it to its optimal state. Building the soil with cover crops, compost and manure will help us produce better, healthier crops and is an essential part of our sustainability.
We hope you'll stop by frequently to check out our blog and check on the crops. Our website will continue to grow and develop just as our farm continues to do. So join us in our adventure!
Here's to good growing and good eating!
Cheryl & Ray
Posted by Cheryl Ferguson :: Thursday, May 16 :: 5:22pm
Happy Thursday, Farm Friends!
It seems that we have blasted into mid-summer directly from early spring -- all in a matter of a couple of days! Some of our farmer friends were actually hit by frost earlier in the week -- we were very fortunate and dodged it. However, the cooler weather did slow down the development of the strawberries. We had hoped to do a pick-your-own this weekend but we need to push it out a few days. Our current plan is for Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day) from 8-noon. Sorry to have to postpone it but we want to have plenty of berries for you! For last minute updates, please check our website (www.plumgrannyfarm.com) or give us a call (336-994-2517). We plan to have a few more berry picking days during the season.
While strawberries are tickling our fancy, the blackberries are putting on quite a show to remind us that their time is coming soon! Take a peek:
Here's a quick market report for Saturday and Wednesday:
We will be back in Old Salem on Saturday (Next to the Single Brothers Garden and behind T. Bagge Merchant). So excited to be back to that terrific location! Our tent will be at the same location that we had last year -- at the end of West Street near Old Salem Road. We'll be at market from 9-noon every Saturday.
The King Farmers Market at the Stokes Family YMCA runs every Wednesday from 11-1. Lots of newcomers to the market -- keep on sharing the news!!
Here's what you can expect to see on our table:
Certified Organic Products:
-- Asparagus (green & purple)
-- Garlic Scapes (first of the season!)
-- Sugar Snap Peas (limited quantity)
-- Baby Mesclun Salad mix
-- Sweet Salad Turnips
-- Shallot flowers
-- Heirloom Tomato Transplants
And it’s back for the summer season! We’ll have a new batch of the Raspberry-Chipotle Molé Sauce – perfect for Memorial Day cookouts & grilling! We'll also have our raspberry and blackberry jams and the last of our Yam's Jam Sweet Potato Butter.
Hope to see you at market on Saturday or Wednesday! You can always call or email to let me know if you'd like me to save you something.
Take good care and enjoy the fruits of the season!!
Cheryl & Ray