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Posted 4/9/2018 8:38pm by Sam Bellamy.
      The flavor of the berries has improved but the field is still very wet. Hopefully the sun will get through and begin to dry things out.
      Meanwhile we will have some pre-picked berries at he market about 9:30 am. We are pulling some beautiful radishes and lettuce as well. We plan to have the field open tomorrow.( Wednesday) at 8:00 am.
Posted 4/8/2018 10:29pm by Sam Bellamy.
The weather has not been good for strawberry picking. The field is wet and today the berries had very little flavor. Therefore we will not open the field Monday but Tuesday looks better. The weather is supposed to have warmer nights a couple of days from now which with sunshine is what we need to get the fruit back to quality. With the pre-picked berries on Tuesday there should be some spring veggies as well.
Posted 4/6/2018 7:50pm by Sam Bellamy.
   The strawberry field will not be able to be open this Saturday. There are too few berries in the field but we will have some pre-picked berries. After trying to save some rows for Saturday it became evident that there were too few berries to have both PYO and pre-picked. The plants needed cleaning so the guys picked what was left as they cleaned the plants.
The cool nights have a very definite effect on the ripening of the berries. The low temperatures have slowed the berries from getting ripe as quickly.
Sarah or Deb will be at the market parking lot selling pre-picked berries until they are gone.
 The field should be open next week possibly Monday or Tuesday.
Posted 4/5/2018 6:26am by Sam Bellamy.

Strawberry PYO fields open 8 am until ,Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Sarah is at the culinary Institute market from 1-6 pm.
We should have pre-picked berries also.
For organic strawberries please ask, you might need to place an order.

 

Posted 4/4/2018 6:54am by Sam Bellamy.
Strawberry field is closed Wednesday but will open Thursday morning 8 am.
Posted 4/1/2018 7:11pm by Sam Bellamy.

      This week appears to be a real shift in production. Many spring crops are growing and progressing.  The strawberry field will be open ( 8:00 am to at least noon if not longer) Monday and Tuesday. It should be open Saturday and possibly Friday and Thursday, not as sure on Thursday and Friday.   

      Strawberries already picked should be available later in the morning ( about 9:30) when the field is open.

     A very special thanks to so many of you who have been supportive of the farm. You have been a pleasure to serve. Many of you have been praying for us and we greatly value that.  

     Special thanks goes to some who have actually come along and helped to keep us on schedule amid difficult weather and limited man power. Mike and Stephen have been great help.  

     Thanks for your patience as we continue to get up to speed.

                                                                                                                                              

 

Posted 3/30/2018 11:46am by Sam Bellamy.
The strawberry field will be open for PYO Saturday at 8:30 until at least noon maybe longer depending on the condition of the field.
   Thanks to so many of you who have given such positive feedback from the berries you have had this early in the season.
    Sarah will be selling already picked and graded strawberries at market parking lot. So if you prefer you can buy them that way as well.
    Please know we are not able to take credit cards at this time. We strongly suggest you bring something to take your berries home in. We have plastic bags but a pan, bowl or box is much better.
    The barnyard is under reconstruction and encourage you to wait until later to visit the animals.
     Prices are $2 /pound PYO and $4.25/qt already picked. Organic strawberries are $5.50/qt.
 
                            
                  Savor and enjoy this special Easter.
Posted 3/28/2018 9:56pm by Sam Bellamy.
   Sarah will be at the Culinary Institute Thursday, March 29th. The market is inside the culinary school. She will have lots of strawberries. We plan to have the field open for PYO this Saturday 8:30 to noon or possibly later depending on how the field looks. The berries look good. She will have onions, some carrots, a few mushrooms, some leeks, and I think lettuce. We are getting close to having more early spring items soon.
Take time to enjoy this special holiday. Faith PCA is having a Easter sunrise service on the beach at 79th avenue. Everyone is welcome.
Posted 3/22/2018 12:25pm by Sam Bellamy.

   Sarah will be at the Culinary market Thursday and yes she will have strawberries with her. We have waited to sell strawberries to get the quality where we believe it will be evident. The cool nights normally do not enhance flavor this time of the year. So we let the fruit stay on longer than usual to give more time for the berries to mature. The cold weather in March has been very difficult to manage. The fruit should get better as the season approaches strawberry weather conditions.

  The field has been managed as well as I could in this "rodeo" weather. I am grateful to see it emerge so far in as good a shape as it has. I believe this crop will make for fruit that will be more than pleasing. With the crop advancing at this stage the Pick your own should not be far away ( maybe beginning Friday or Saturday March 30 or 31 ). Keep posted because it could be sooner. The produce market will open soon, do not have a date yet. March has not been ideal growing conditions but when things turn we should be in position to go with it.

   Enjoy each day for the good that is in it, for a merry heart is a healthy thing.

Posted 3/15/2018 9:36am by Sam Bellamy.
Today, Thursday, is our market day at the Culinary Institute, HGTC, from 1-6. Sam was up last night protecting the strawberries and blueberries. Looking forward to warmer weather!
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The vibrant colors of these flowers we picked seem to brighten every day, as well as the smells of freshly picked basil! We're getting some excellent peaches right now. The Muscadine grape season is getting started. Summer favorites are still in season, including okra, melons, beans, and peas.  

The Produce Market is open 9:00 - 5:00 Monday - Saturday. We are at the Myrtle Beach Market on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9:00 - 3:00. The Market at the  Culinary Institute is on Thursdays from 1:00 - 6:00. 

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