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 fairly 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
Photo: Walt Unks, Winston-Salem Journal
Posted by Cheryl Ferguson :: Friday, September 23 :: 9:11am
Hello Farm Friends! Happy Friday!
Our little RingBob is doing great! He is gaining weight and is becoming very socialized. We hope to be releasing him from his crate next week. Then he and Detroit will be able to roam the farm freely as co-Chief Rodent Control Officers!
Garlic Growing Workshop -- Register Soon!
We've had a great response to our Garlic Workshop which will be held here at the farm on Sunday, October 9 from 2-5. The workshop will provide extensive information on garlic growing as well as an opportunity to plant garlic in a raised bed. In addition to instruction, participants will receive 1/2 pound of seed garlic. Class size is limited to 15 participants and registration and prepayment is required. Cost of the course is $30. Please email us at email@example.com for a registration form or pick up one at market.
We'll be at Cobblestone Farmers Market in Old Salem (Saturday) and at the King Farmers Market at the Stokes Family YMCA (Wednesday) with lots of Certified Organic tastiness! We'll have those great BEANS, LaRatte Fingerling Potatoes, Bintje Potatoes, Teensy Weensy Taters Boxes, boxes of Creamer Potatoes, Garlic (6 varieties -- we are starting to run out of some of our most popular varieties including Music and Lahontan!), heirloom Okra (Burgundy and Cajun Jewel), a few squash, Garlic Braids and more. We'll also have our Garlic Scape Pesto which adds garlicky goodness to your early fall soups!
We hope to see you at Old Salem from 9-noon and at King from 11-1. Please note that we may not always have every item at all markets. If you'd like us to save something for you, please send us an email by 10 p.m. prior to market.
Enjoy the break in weather -- and delight in rainbows wherever you find them. This one popped up yesterday evening over Cook's Wall - such great light!
Talk with you soon,
Cheryl & Ray