Berries Update, Trout, Asparagus

Just a quick update for any that are visiting the site. ( I wonder does anybody read these blogs anymore? Has FB taken over everything? Sorry, I’m not going to do FB, in my/our experience its more like FakeBook, but that’s a whole nother story).

Looks like at least second week of August for our second crop. Predicting berry maturity is a bit tricky! Thanks for being patient with us! And please come see us.

Our crop so far was much smaller than last year as we had a severe case of Cane Blight with a harsh late winter. But! our plants have recovered nicely and “Lord Willing” we will have a good year next year. We have also plated and will be planting many more plants, 100+ so far and 100+ this fall. We will have a about 160 Ouchita (Wah-she-taa) plants that look very promising. We are always looking for the best variety to grow at our location, so far we have PrimeArk 45 (thorny), PrimArk Freedom, Natchez, and the Ouchita.

Starting in 2020 we will be offering Purple Passion Asparagus. We put in 250 plants this spring and they and will be ready for harvest after 2 years.

This Fall we will again start our Trout raising operation. We buy our small fry’s from Castaline Trout Farm in Goshen, VA. and will have fish for sale in the Spring 2019. We actually have Rainbow’s (this year’s) that have been headed and gutted that are frozen for sale at $6/lb.

Currently we do not sell at any Farmers markets but would prefer to sell right here from our Farm. The cost of attending FM’s is just to high for us. We have a convenient location if you are visiting the Peaks. We are right off 43 about a mile past Northside Supply (Kelso Mill) on Toms rd.

Has anyone noticed our new signage on 43? let us know what you think. Feel free to take a selfie with the Bear’s!

Please support your local Farm’s, not just ours. None who farm on a small/medium scale make much money. Its about blessing the community. God Bless you all.

 

 

 

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