Muscadine Grapes – PYO
Both purple and gold muscadines are ripe and ready to pick. These vines seem to go crazy no matter how much we prune them, so be prepared for tall grass and mosquitoes (who enjoy the shady moist areas under the vines). Long pants and bug spray can make this PYO more enjoyable.
We made red wine with the purple muscadine grapes last year and it was delicious. White wine is on the to-do list for this year!
Open for picking!! Saturdays, 10am – 2pm and by appointment. $2.50/lb for PYO.
Sunhats, sunscreen and bug spray are recommended. We have baskets for you to use or purchase.
The persimmons are turning orange! These are non-astringent, Japanese persimmons which can be eaten crunchy or soft – without that cotton mouth feeling of native persimmons! We have a range of ripenesses picked so you can decide for yourself. Placing not-ripe-enough persimmons in a warm place will allow them to continue ripening. Do not put unripe persimmons in the fridge as they will suffer cold damage. Once they are soft ripe, they will last in the refrigerator for several weeks.
Our chestnuts are ripe and falling from the trees. We like to share with the wildlife, but we have to scramble for the chestnuts because once the deer find them, the race is on!!
Our trees are offsprings of one of the few groups of blight survivors and are not a hybrid tree that was crossed with the Chinese chestnut. These nuts are buttery and tasty and are awesome just enjoyed raw, but can be roasted, caramelized, or mixed with stuffing, just to name a few ways to enjoy chestnuts!
These are not pick your own as the protective coating of the chestnut can do some serious finger damage!
Pork is FULLY Restocked! BACON is BACK!
Our pastured hogs are fed on farm extras (eggs, produce, chestnuts…) and a local non-medicated feed that does not contain animal byproducts. Our hogs never receive antibiotics or hormones. Sunshine, rooting around for nuts and roots, rolling in the mud… happy pig behavior.
Processing is done at an Animal Welfare Approved slaughterhouse and none of our pork products contain nitrates, nitrites or MSG besides what occurs naturally in celery. We have a smoked and sliced bacon and jowl, sausages of a large variety, Boston Butt, natural quarter hams, tenderloin, spareribs and babyback ribs, chops – bone-in and boneless, loin roasts, neck bones, liver, kidney, melts, heart, fat back and leaf lard.
Visit our Pork Page for pricing and more details. Our pork is available directly from the farm on Saturdays from 10am-2pm or by appointment. Pork can also be added on to our meat CSA.
Freezer Beef: December 9th Delivery
The next grassfed freezer beef will be available for delivery/pick-up on Saturday, December 9th. Quarter, half and whole steer are still available. Custom cut instructions for half and whole steer purchases are due November 20th. Deposit required to reserve your beef – $200 for a quarter, $250 for a half, $300 for a whole. For more information on freezer beef, visit our Freezer Beef page.