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Posted 5/23/2014 12:30pm by Sam Bellamy.
We will be open on Memorial Day. The Field will be closed. Have  great and grateful Memorial weekend.
Posted 5/21/2014 8:07pm by Sam Bellamy.
The strawberry field will be open 8 to 12 noon on Thursday & Friday. It should be open 8 to 5 pm on Saturday.
Posted 5/18/2014 5:27pm by Sam Bellamy.

Strawberry plants continue to produce flowers. The picking is not as easy but the plants are not setting runners yet. This generally indicates that the plants are not so stressed and still leaning toward making fruit. Once the plants get stressed out or reach a certain maturity point they reproduce new plants by setting runners. So this is good news. We may need more patience with the ripening due to the cooler weather.

  Meanwhile the blueberries are starting to turn. The greens are coming through. So many things seem very affected by the late winter weather. We are getting a few garden peas.; just starting some green beans. So the season is trying to get rolling.

The bakery is turning out some neat items. Strawberry pies, eclairs , tomato pies and more.

 The garden center still has lots of plants and supplies for gardening.strawberrieseclairsflowers

Posted 5/11/2014 12:53pm by Sam Bellamy.
This week the strawberry field looks good. The extra cloud cover will help take some stress from the plants. We anticipate the berries to get sweeter as the season progresses. The size of the berries may go down some but the flavor should go up.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        indigo strawberries      
Posted 5/4/2014 9:07pm by Sam Bellamy.

 It continues to be a good time for strawberries. Pick your own should be open every day this week. Look for some very good prices on strawberries. We grade our berries after we pick them and now have culls that are particularly good if you want to make jam or preserves. Berries that are left from the previous day are sold at reduced prices as well.

FYI, pay attention when you buy fruits and vegetables. Many people sell strawberries by the "4qt bucket". The white mesh plastic buckets are very often a liquid quart capacity not a dry quart capacity. There is a rather big difference. So if you buy a bucket as 4 qts for $10 but only get 2-2.5 qts. It isn't such a good deal. You get more fruit in a well rounded pulp container than in a plastic clamshell container.

We are starting to get some kale, cilantro, radishes, spinach, chard and other fresh spring vegetables.

Posted 4/30/2014 7:42pm by Sam Bellamy.

PYO may not open so early Thursday but we will evaluate the weather mid morning and see how it looks from there. So call before you just come out for PYO. We should be open Friday and Saturday.

  The plants and the fruit look good. It is a good time to pick or buy berries at the market.

Posted 4/29/2014 12:36pm by Sam Bellamy.

 We will be at Myrtle Beach Farmer's Market Wednesday. We have a good supply of strawberries. This is a particularly good time for organic strawberries.

  If you go to the Market at the farm, we have lots of strawberries and lots of other items, including pies. Please call by today if you would like to have some organic strawberries held for you at the farm. There may not be any organic strawberries left when you get here if you don't call a ask to hold them.                                                                                                                           indigo strawberries      

 

Posted 4/27/2014 8:55pm by Sam Bellamy.

 Strawberries are coming into full stride! This means PYO is better, buying by the flat, good deals on culls and stem berries become more common.  Good news from the field is that the plants are in good condition. PYO on Monday looks good. The field will be open at 8 am. We think we should be open all day until about 5pm.

 There are lots of plants in the garden center and some tasty pies , treats in the bakery. delicious

Posted 4/24/2014 9:46pm by Sam Bellamy.
  The field will be open Saturday from 8 am until about 1:30. If the berries are ripe enough we may go longer than 1:30.  The season is still young for the plants although this would be close to the the peak normally. If the weather holds up there should be lots of picking in the coming weeks.
Posted 4/23/2014 9:50pm by Sam Bellamy.
Thursday morning 8am till about 1pm the field will be open. Then on Saturday 8am to about 4:30pm the field will be open unless it gets picked before 4:30.
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