We have been busy, busy, busy around the farm!! We are prepping the fields for planting and the greenhouses are busting at the seams with all kinds of goodies!! The Strawberry Field is covered in blooms with berries starting to form any day!! We have put a new coat of paint in the produce stand and are ready to open!!
We are planning on opening Monday, April 18th. The weather has been beautiful and I know many of you are eager to get working in your own gardens! We will have all you need for your garden, so be sure to stop by and see us!!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Well, we have been really busy around here! We FINALLY have everything planted for the summer season. We will have about six different types of heirloom tomatoes, multiple colors of sweet peppers, hot peppers, green beans, cabbage, corn, eggplant, carrots, beets, potatoes, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, cantaloupes, and watermelons. Planting was easy, now the real work begins!! Our produce stand is now open and filled with yellow squash, zucchini, and cucumbers from our garden. We also have some SC Peaches and tomatoes and vidalia onions from Georgia. The bees are working hard too!! We have fresh honey from our bees and will be robbing them around the end of July to get the yummy sourwood honey!! We are also now taking orders for bulk vegetables for your canning needs. So come by and see us!! We are open Monday - Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 9am - 3pm and closed on Sundays.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Well, I have finally decided to join the rest of the free world and start a blog! First, I guess I should tell you a little about us. We are a family farm located in the Cane Creek Valley area of Fairview, NC. We are at the end of the pavement on Willie Mae Way at the intersection of Cane Creek and Concord Roads. This farm has been in our family for over thirty years. My grandfather, Roy Wilson, started farming here in the 1970's after retiring from the construction industry. It was just something to keep him and my grandmother, Willie Mae, occupied in their retirement and they both loved it! As a kid, I used to love coming out here to help Papaw pick strawberries or dig potatoes, and help Mamaw break and string beans. They passed away in 2001, and that is when my father, Ray, decided to start farming the land. He leased surrounding land from neighbors and eventually grew the farm from 20 acres to over 100 acres! He started growing tomatoes and peppers for commercial production and it continued to grow, literally. In 2005, my husband and I moved to the farm with our three boys. We still had people coming by the farm from time to time to buy boxes of tomatoes, beans and corn, just like they had done when my papaw was still alive. Then in 2007, we decided to open a produce stand offering all the produce we were growing. In 2009, we built two greenhouses and started growing some of our own vegetable transplants and bedding plants to sell. Now, here is 2010 and here we "grow" again!!