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, December 12 :: 1:51pm
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Happy Thursday, Farm Friends!
We got a very exciting package last week -- one that had been anxiously awaited for over a year!
Our new jam labels!!! We are so excited to have these now - makes labeling the jam so much easier (not to mention giving us waterproof labels!). We worked with a terrific designer, Betty Faulk Hastings, who was VERY patient and super creative. Yay!!! Come take a peek at market!
As we move into winter, we are starting our annual planning process. We'll keep you informed about some of the changes that we have planned for the next season as well as some new opportunities. Lots of great things in store for 2014! We think you'll like them!
This Saturday will be the last Cobblestone Farmers Market Pop-Up of the year. It will be behind the Millennium Center (5th and Trade) from 10-noon. Don't let the predicted rain discourage you from coming out to shop for Holiday goods and produce from some fine local farms and producers. We'll be on the covered back deck so we'll be nice & dry!
And just to put a bug in your ear for next weekend, we'll be at Let It Grow Produce on Saturday, December 21 for a jam tasting and sales. More info next week!
Here's what we'll have at market on Saturday:
-- Powdered and Granulated Organic Garlic
-- Garlic braids
Our new jam gift boxes were a big hit last week -- three of our gift-sized jams all packaged up and ready for giving! They are specially priced at just $14. And we'll even ship them to friends and loved ones for you! How's that for service? (Shipping charges will apply)
In addition we'll have lots of our 7 fruit-forward varieties of jam as well as our yummy Raspberry-Chipotle Molè Sauce!
Hope to see you at market! You can always contact us if you'd like to have an item saved.
Enjoy the sun and stay warm!
Cheryl & Ray