So What's a Plum Granny?

You may be wondering "What exactly is a plum granny?"  We are sooo glad you asked!  And it is really not a new look for our favorite grandma -- purple hair and all!  Nope, a plum granny is the old timey, Appalachian name for what some call a passion flower.  They are vines with beautiful flowers with very showy centers and which bear a small plum-shaped fruit that tastes like passionfruit.  These flowers grow wild around the farm -- especially in the Meadow.  Naming the farm after this flower is a tip of the hat to Cheryl's dad, Holt Ferguson, who told her about the flowers so many years ago on one of their walks in the Meadow.  Thanks Daddy for sharing your knowledge!

Plum Granny flower

PlumFresh Harvest Subscription Program

PlumFresh Harvest Box Contents

We are pleased to offer the second year of our subscription program, PlumFresh!  This program is not your typical CSA – we offer flexibility, variety and incredibly fresh produce in weekly boxes from May-November.  Our program requires no big up-front charges and members can skip weeks as their schedules and needs warrant.  PlumFresh allows our members to get our popular fruits and specialty crops without having to stand in line at market – and delivery is available!  Last year’s subscribers loved the program – and a limited number of subscriptions are available for the 2017 season.  Click here for more information.

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Growing Ginger and Turmeric at Home!

 

Have you always wanted to grow your own ginger or turmeric?  Are you curious about how this tropical plant grows here in NC?  Come learn all about these wonderful and powerful plants on Saturday, April 1st from 1-4 p.m. here at the farm.  We'll share what we've learned over the past 6 years of growing these great crops and you'll get to take home a ginger and turmeric plant.  This hands on workshop will give you lots of practical advice.  To register, please complete the registration form which is available here.  The cost of the workshop is $35 per person.

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