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Posted 9/29/2016 8:55pm by Sam Bellamy.

This Saturday is farm Heritage Day . The good folks who have for many years taken the time to make this day so special have once again come forth . How grateful we all should be to have them. There have been so many that have reached a point where they are not able to participate or have passed from our presence. If you have not met the people who make FHD I encourage yo to do so. The day has pony rides, pig races, hay rides, PYO pumpkins, grist mill. soap making and cane syrup making.

 check out the apple cider , grape juice, chestnuts, winter squash.

Posted 9/7/2016 12:49pm by Sam Bellamy.

Heads up! We are just on the edge of a huge mushroom flush. By the weekend and next week shiitake mushrooms should be available in quantity. You can freeze these mushrooms,dehydrate them or share them with others.
Winter squash, butternut is coming in also. Sarah will be at the Myrtle Beach Market Wednesday , Friday and Saturday.

  Take advantage of the peaches while the season last. We have a very good selection of fresh apples for this time of year, cortland, Jona gold, mutsu, grany smith, golden delicious fuji and more. Grapes are coming in well.

Posted 9/2/2016 2:48pm by Sam Bellamy.

This is grape season. It is also a time of transition from summer to fall. As most of you  know my parents are facing having to make changes themselves. Dad is doing very well for one in his condition. He is pleasant and not frustrated which is a great blessing for one who is vastly limited from the lifestyle he has lived all his life. The picture is of him on stilts below.This has made a huge void to be filled in the farm. In some ways it opens the way for making improvements in growing fruits and vegetables but making adjustments are still required as our man power has been spread very thin. We are continuing to bring new ideas as we move forward. We will need to be patient and limit what we attempt to do. We hope you can bear with us.  

   One change is to scale Farm Heritage Day and Pumpkin Day down to a manageable size. After 25 years it is hard to not want to pursue the dream of making people aware of the rich roots that this area was built upon. Both were started  as free events and using volunteers. The volunteers have been exceedingly wonderful and true treasures of  this region. The cost and man power to make these events in a quality form is beyond what we currently can do.  We will still have PYO pumpkins, hay rides,  pig races , hay maze and things to do and see each Saturday in October. Night time hay rides will still be available.  

    School tours will still go on as we believe the next generations need to be connected to farms. These too take lots of man power, time and resources to do well. If you or someone you know is interested in helping with these tours or other activities please let us  know. We could sure use help.  

    Meanwhile, winter squash, peppers, butternut , beans , peas, and squash , melons, radishes and more are now in season. Mushrooms may begin with this rainy weather.   Have a meaningful labor day weekend.  

 

Posted 8/2/2016 6:17am by Sam Bellamy.

   With somewhat cooler weather picking blueberries is easier. The field will be open Wednesday and Friday mornings.7am to 11 am.

    Some of the best watermelons are coming off the farm now. Lots of peppers and eggplants. Take advantage of heirloom tomatoes before they slow down going into the next crop. They may be less plentiful just before the next crop of heirlooms come in.

    I enjoyed seeing and talking to several of you over the past days . Your support, feedback and thankful attitude makes serving people like you very rewarding. We thank you for being a part of us.

Posted 7/27/2016 11:24pm by Sam Bellamy.
The blueberry fields will be open Friday and Saturday mornings. This Friday we will have another special offer , pick two buckets at $1.75 per pound. Thank you who were able to take advantage of this Wednesday. Please note we are not able to take credit cards for PYO.  Teh field opens at 7 am to 11am.
Posted 7/19/2016 12:39pm by Sam Bellamy.
The year has been difficult to stay on schedule with a lot of shortage in man power. But good things are happening.
 The Blueberry fields have finally been mowed and are ready for you to pick Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings, 7:30 to 11:00 am.
This is fig season! The time for figs is now. The bulk of the crop will be harvested within 2 weeks.
We have a bounty of certain crops that you may want to take advantage of at great prices. The sweet small type of tomatoes such as grape, cherry, and baby roma and regular roma. There are some types of peppers available in larger quantities .
Cantaloupes and watermelons are coming in good as well. Peaches are really good now !! If you like peaches this is your time.
We have some interesting organic fingerling potatoes. Rose Fin Apple, Red Thumb and Austrian Crescent. These varieties have unique flavor.
Please note on Saturday there will be a scheduled event ( the Battle on the Border 5 mile run ) that will require PYO pickers to follow parking instructions more clearly. You should see a lot of fleet feet Saturday!
Posted 7/12/2016 11:33am by Sam Bellamy.
Blueberry fields are open Wednesday,Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings 7:30 am to 11 am. Heirloom tomatoes are increasing in volume. cantaloupes and watermelons are in full swing.
Posted 7/3/2016 7:03pm by Sam Bellamy.
The Blueberry field will be open July 4th from 7:30 to 10 :30. The market will close at 1:30 pm.
Tuesday July 5th the blueberry field will open 7:30 am to 11 am.
Posted 6/29/2016 9:33am by Sam Bellamy.

 Yep, it is good news when you have the "Summer Sweet" corn to eat with any meal or try roasting some on a grill or fire. I am very fond of this variety of sweet corn. The company that bred and developed the Summer Sweet series went a different direction than most corn breeders have in the past decades. They put more emphasis on plant health and seed vigor rather than genetically modifying for insect and herbicide resistance. The results are a strong fast growing plant that lets all the energy, flavor and sweetness get to the kernels themselves. They did a fantastic job of getting the basics right. It shows in the corn you eat!

 Our tomatoes are slowly working their way in along with the cantaloupes and melons. eggplant and peppers are not far behind.

  Blueberry picking ( PYO) will open Thursday and Saturday mornings.

FYI everything we plant is non GMO and when buy produce we try to get non GMO if possible.

Posted 6/27/2016 7:49pm by Sam Bellamy.

The field will be open Tuesday at 7:30 am to 11 am. We will see about Wednesday but Saturday is certain. Not quite sure about Thursday and Friday at this point but I think we will be open one of those days as well.

 

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It will soon be pumpkin time! Pick your own will be begin October 1 and continue for the following 3 Saturdays. The Produce Market is open Monday through Saturday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.                                     

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