updated August 29, 2014
Open Rain or Shine
And rain at your house does not mean it is raining here...
Figs Have Begun
Best Picking is in the morning
Remember that figs continue to ripen after they have been picked
We (farm staff) pick the ripe figs left on the trees each day after lunch
We do this so there will not be over-rip figs on the trees
and to keep the bees down - they love those yummy sweet figs too!
There are lots of figs but we do not anticipate a "peak" the way we have had previous seasons
See our Current Conditions for details!
Check out Greenville Online's Story on Figs
Muscadines - Have Started!
Now picking mostly a scuppernong known as Early Fry.
We are getting 5 to 10 gallons a day and volume is picking up rapidly.
Should be good picking by 8/28 or later.
We are also getting some black Muscadines, varieties Cowart and Ison, just a couple gallons a day
The black muscadines will be increasing in volume too.
Remember to FEEL the muscadine before you pick!
Don't be fooled by color - they look ripe before they are soft and sweet
Only the soft muscadines are ripe, sweet and ready to be harvested
And they will NOT continue to ripen after you pick them
Please review How to Pick Muscadines
On August 25 we got 5 quarts from about 1000 ft of row.
Customer response to Black Magic has been "Oh my goodness! That's the best blackberry I have ever tasted."
To be honest we do not know what to expect volume-wise
These new blackberries are an on-farm research project partially sponsored by USDA under a program called SARE (Sustainable Agricultural Research and Education)
Supposedly they will go until frost - but stay tuned for updates
See our Current Conditions for details!
Table (seedless) Grapes Are About Done
Grapes are near done in the field but we have just a few gallons in the cooler, mostly Saturn variety.
Please review How to Pick Grapes
Blueberries - Just for the diehard pickers
Blueberries are near gone but diehard Pickers are still getting a half to a gallon of berries with lots of effort.
We no longer have pre-picked blueberries either on farm or at the market.
Have your own buckets? Please bring them!
We welcome & invite you to bring your own buckets. Ones with handles work best.
Of course, if you don't have them, we will supply them for you
(and maybe you can bring those back the next time you come)
Find Us At the Markets
TD Saturday Market- Downtown Greenville: Saturdays 8:30a-12:30p
Clemson Market- Patrick Square: Fridays 3-6pm
Six Mile Farmers Market: Thursdays 4-7pm
Anderson Market: Tuesdays 5-8pm
We have about 75 birds
While egg production is up - we sometimes run out by mid to late afternoon.
If you are making a special trip, please call first
Seen the pine trees planted through the fields?
See our "Carbon" page for more details
Electric Car Charger and Bike racks - Operational!
In 2013 we added an electric car charger to our parking area!
It is Up and Running! Please spread the word!
Bike Racks We have also installed bicycle racks for other low-carbon transportation travelers
(In case you haven't guessed, our mission beyond great food is to save the planet!)
Do you need a program for an upcoming meeting?
What about “The Future of Food, Water and Energy” ?
Walker is available (and eager!) to give presentations on this topic. He is continually updating his presentation. Included, or separately, he is also passionate about the importance of developing a strong and self-sufficient community system- buying local gone wild if you will. If you would like a program just let him know 864 350 9345
Farm to Table- Raising a Pig for Harvest
Some of you may know that we raised and harvested a pig for our first time early Spring 2012.
It was quite an experience. Walker wrote up the experience - inluding several pictures of the process- and you can read about the harvest process if you are interested.
We appreciate your support and
We would not be here without YOU!
Come see Us! Anytime!
Heritage Quilt Trail
The Happy Berry is now part of
the Heritage Quilt Trail.
Come See "The Happy Quilt"
created especially for "The Happy Berry,"
Quilted by Christine Christensen
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