This time of year can seem almost gloomy some days with the bare trees and brown grasses, especially after all the rain and mud and frequent gray skies...until you step inside our field tunnels!
The temperature inside the field tunnels can be MUCH warmer than outside even on days when we don't get much sunshine. Safely protected from the cold winds and pounding rain the plants inside are growing bigger and faster too! Our lettuce, chard, spinach, and carrots are all being harvested from inside the tunnels. Working inside the tunnels has also been a welcome break from fighting the mud everywhere else.
We're counting the weeks until Strawberry season starts! The plants are looking good and it's just a matter of time and warmer weather until there will be ripe berries!
Our On-Farm market continues to be open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 9:00 - 4:00. We are also at the International Culinary Institute on Thursday afternoons as the weather allows. Collards, cabbage, broccoli, radishes and Shittake mushrooms are some of what we've harvesting on the farm right now.
Stop in our On-Farm Market, even if you don't need vegetables! We have Elderberry Syrup, tea and more from the local Elderberry Syrup Mamas; Coastal Crap Boil, Sea Salt, or Bee Sting Chips from Carolina Kettle; also from local Cape Fear Pirate Candy we have Candied Banana Peppers and Bacon Salsa as well as our own Apple Cider.