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Posted 7/10/2011 5:51pm by Sam Bellamy.

The blueberry fields should be open 8am to 11am Monday through Saturday this week ( July 11-17). There are some nice berries. The front field has been mowed and hopefully we will mow the back field early this week.

The end of the Winblo peaches is approaching but Sun Prince , Georgia Belle are starting up. Jefferson will not be far behind with Elberta. As the next varieties ripen , look for some good bargains on peaches by the box or basket.

We have some good watermelons. The seedless are coming in ( not as large as last year ) and have good flavor. Cantaloupes are smaller too but have good texture and taste.

Heirloom tomatoes are coming in now. This year we have several new small , grape and cherry types that you may want to try.

Normally, figs would be starting soon. They have suffered from the extreme lack of rain. Figs are a dry natured bush but this has been hard on them.

Recipe (#388702) from One Million Recipes, Desserts

PEACH ICE CREAM

3 tbsp. all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp. salt

Sugar

2 1/2 c. milk

3 lg. eggs

8 med. peaches

1 tsp. lemon juice

2 c. whipping cream

1/2 tsp. almond extract

 

Cook in heavy 3 quart saucepan. Mix flour, salt and 1 cup sugar. Using wire whisk, beat milk and eggs until well blended, stir in flour, mix until smooth. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens, and coats the back of a spoon, about 15 minutes. Cover, refrigerate until cool, about 1 hour. Add peaches, pour into ice cream freezer. Freeze until done. Let set to ripen. Enjoy!

You may want to check with One Million Recipes for more information.

Posted 7/5/2011 10:36pm by Sam Bellamy.

The blueberry field is open Wednesday (July 6th )  8am to 11am. It will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The grass in the field is a little tall in places. If we get more berries picked off we might be able to mow without knocking fruit off the bushes.

Now is a great time for homemade ice cream. We have some very good deals on peaches by the box.

If you like watermelons you might like to make a watermelon ice cream.

Recipe (#408996) from One Million Recipes, Desserts

WATERMELON ICE CREAM (FAT-FREE)

 

Dry milk - enough to make 1/2 gallon

1/4 average size watermelon

10 egg whites or 2 cartons egg

substitute

2 tsp. vanilla

1/4 tsp. salt

Water - if needed

2 c. sugar

 

Remove seeds from watermelon and dice. The put into blender or food processor until pureed. Add watermelon juice to dry milk and sugar. Add vanilla, salt and egg whites. Then add enough water to fill to 4 quarts. Freeze in 4 quart freezer.

You may want to check with One Million Recipes for more information.

Posted 7/5/2011 12:37pm by Sam Bellamy.

The blueberry field is open Tuesday 8am to 11am. It will be open Friday, Saturday, Wednesday and very likely  Thursday. Watch closely or call.

Now is a great time for homemade ice cream. We have some very good deals on peaches by the box.

If you like watermelons you might like to make a watermelon ice cream.

Recipe (#408996) from One Million Recipes, Desserts

WATERMELON ICE CREAM (FAT-FREE)

 

Dry milk - enough to make 1/2 gallon

1/4 average size watermelon

10 egg whites or 2 cartons egg

substitute

2 tsp. vanilla

1/4 tsp. salt

Water - if needed

2 c. sugar

 

Remove seeds from watermelon and dice. The put into blender or food processor until pureed. Add watermelon juice to dry milk and sugar. Add vanilla, salt and egg whites. Then add enough water to fill to 4 quarts. Freeze in 4 quart freezer.

You may want to check with One Million Recipes for more information.

  We want you to know that we do appreciate your being apart of what it takes to keep the farm working. Thank you for your support.

Posted 7/2/2011 6:19pm by Sam Bellamy.

  Monday the blueberry field will be open. Ask about the blackberry field. I apologize for not being able to be at the farm Saturday when the first people came to pick blackberries. We are on the last two varieties. It is not always easy  to tell when we have enough for pick your own. So please ask to see if they are available.

 This is peach season so take advantage of it. All our varieties are freestone at this point in the season. We have several ways to buy peaches, by the pound, basket, box or sometimes the really neat deal of smaller peaches at a very low price. I try to pick our peaches ripe which means they can be a little soft but that is the stage where the maximum flavor is best. We still have Carolina Belle and are in the midst of the Winblo variety. Georgia Belle and Sun Prince are coming soon. Winblo and Sun Prince are both great tasting peaches. Both are slow to brown after you cut them. Both great for freezing , canning or just by themselves. I plan to put some in yogurt for supper! Thinking of great ways to eat peaches, one of my all time favorites is Georgia or Carolina Belle peaches on a fresh baked warm open biscuit. Perhaps a lot depends on the biscuit but as a dessert my experience with this has it ranked with some of the best ever. It is simple, but done well it is a true taste of the South!

 This is fruit season, the figs are quite a bit behind their normal schedule but are still to come. The dry weather is not helping at this extreme level.

Posted 6/27/2011 8:36pm by Sam Bellamy.
  The blueberry field will be open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings, 8am to 0:30am. It is possible that it may even be open on Thrusday depending on how Wednesday goes.
   We are getting into some interesting peaches. The white Carolina Belles are now available, as are the Norman peaches. The first of the Winblo peaches will be coming off this week, maybe tommorrow. This will be getting us where we can offer peaches in volume. So some homemade peach ice cream may fit in nicely for July 4th. Cantaloupe and blueberries are not bad either. For fun red , white and blue potato salad is an interesting novelty for the 4th. We have watermelons and more.
Posted 6/26/2011 1:48pm by Sam Bellamy.

Blueberry update June 26.

Monday morning the blueberry field will be open from 8 am to 11 am. This should be some very good picking! We are looking at picking again Saturday but most likely will pick again before Saturday. This will depend on the field so keep watch on the website. Thanks.

Posted 6/21/2011 6:58am by Sam Bellamy.
  The blueberry field will be open Wednesday June 22 8am to 10:30am. Then it will be open Saturday June 25. The crop is developing depth which  means picking should be more frequent. The flavor is getting better please try to bring something to put your berries in after you pick.
   Ask about blackberries when you come. I think we will be able to do some Wednesday and Saturday. Thanks, have a berry good day.
Posted 6/19/2011 7:37am by Sam Bellamy.

Blueberry update June 19!

     Monday morning the blueberry field will be open from 8 am to 10:30 am.
   We have had to go a little slow with pick your own in efforts to get depth of ripe fruit in the field. You should find some really nice ripe fruit now. At the same time you should find less ripe fruit which may be blue but not plump and full. Try to leave that for another time. The quality of fruit will be much better.
    It is important that when you pick you be careful to not knock off berries that will end up on the ground. Conditions are right for that to be a concern for this picking. We will be picking Climax and Premier varieties.

The blackberry field may not be open Monday but you can ask in case the supply allows it.

Please bring something to put your berries in after picking. We look forward to seeing you!

Posted 6/17/2011 10:01pm by Sam Bellamy.

The blueberry field needs a little more time. Next pick your own will likely be early next week. Please keep posted or call before you come out so you don't get here expecting to pick when the field is not open. There are a lot of berreis  but they need to ripen. Thanks

Posted 6/13/2011 8:39am by Sam Bellamy.

Blueberry field will be open Wednesday June 15, 8 m to 9:30 am. The next open date will likely be this Friday or Saturday so watch closely.

If you are interested in Organic potatoes, squash or cucmbers now is a good time. Please call or email ahead in order to set some aside for you.

The peaches have been good. The Ruby Prince variety has been very sweet as it ripened. The Red Haven peaches will begin this later this week. They are freestone peaches. All our peaches from that point forward will be freestone peaches.

Heirloom tomatoes are beginning to come off the farm now! The beans continue to be good.

 Warmer weather beans such as the limas and field peas are beginning as well.

I am very glad to see watermelons and cantaloupes getting some size. It should not be too long before we have our own.

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 The Produce market is OPEN.  Blueberry PYO is open as the field dictates so please follow closely to see when it is scheduled to be open.  Our spring vegetables have been very good. Be sure to check out the summer crops as they are beginning to come in.  Call 910-287-6794 or 843-399-6902 

 

                                 

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