Monthly Archives: July 2014

Thursday’s Market 7/31/14

This is some what embarrassing but the blueberry biscuit tasting White Oak Farm had scheduled for the Montgomery Co. Farmers Market today has been cancelled. We picked over 4 gallons for the market Tuesday & Wednesday and today they are just too soft. Hopefully we can reschedule for a later date. We will be there with our other produce though. Hope to see ya at the market today. Sorry for the inconvenience.

What’s At The Market This Week- July 30, 2014

Out with the old & ready for the new. That’s what’s been going on this week. The corn crop is on it’s last leg so we have begin taking it out with anticipation of planting our fall crops. We still have right much coming in and the blueberries are going wild. We thought it was going to be a slack year and then the rains came.

That’s our feature this week….Juicy blueberries ! No we can’t compete with the big grocery stores on price ! But then again we don’t try too. Ours are pesticide free, hand picked and you know where they come from.

So this week at the Montgomery Co. Farmers Market in Troy we will have lots of blueberries ! We love the homemade blueberry biscuits and that’s what our samples will be at the market this week. Along with the berries we will have…….Green beans, peas, (green, red & yellow tomatoes) more of the sweet salad tomatoes.  Cucumbers, okra, Sweet pepper (green-yellow) hot banana pepper, cayenne pepper, jalapeno pepper,  yellow squash & zucchini squash (yellow & green), butternut squash, Red candy onions  and what ever else pops up.

Hope to see you at the market !

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What’s At The Market This Week- July 23, 2014

Well the 1.5″ of rain we got Monday and the showers on Tuesday have set things on fire here. The peas are blooming again, the beans are growing like wild and we are going to have some of the prettiest tomatoes of the season this week.

It just amazes me how much different rain from above makes in such a short amount of time. Life is good at White Oak Farm NC since the rain !

Short and sweet this week. We will be at the Stanley County Farmers Market on Wednesday morning 8 a.m. to 12 noon and the Montgomery Co. Farmers Market on Thursday afternoon, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. No market for us this Saturday as it is one of our scheduled off days and they come far and few between.

This week at the markets we will have-   Red & Green tomatoes, squash- Yellow & zucchini , cucumbers, sweet pepper, New red potatoes and White Kennebec potatoes, Green-beans, peas, Candy onions (white & red), banana peppers, cayenne peppers, jalapeno peppers, egg plants and Yellow low acid tomatoes.

If you get a chance stop in and see all the vendors. We appreciate your continued support !

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Lots of good pesticide free food heading to the markets.

What’s At The Market This Week- July 16, 2014

Well we finally got that much needed rain. After 40 days of pumping and hauling water we can finally breath a little easier now. Hopefully we can save the last half of our season.

Our sweet potato crop (vines) are looking good and we have a Mid August dig date already scheduled. So the last week of August or First week of September we hope to have our Sweets ready for market.

This week we will have the first of our Yellow tomatoes. The Carolina Gold is a low acid firm tomato that taste as good as it looks. So if you need a low acid tomato this one may be for you. Along with them we will have our red & green Mountain Spring tomatoes, Our heirloom Arkansas Traveler tomatoes, squash- Yellow & zucchini along with the first of the butternuts , cucumbers, sweet pepper, New red potatoes and White Kennebec potatoes, Candy onions (white & red), banana peppers, cayenne peppers, jalapeno peppers and what ever else is ready.

Hope to see you at the market !

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What’s At The Market This Week- July 9, 2014

Where do we start ?……..It’s DRY ! Several years ago we added a rain catchment system for our own personal garden. This system has worked good for us until we expanded and started market gardening. Now with the drought that we are in, not so much.

Over the last 30 days we have been pulling out of the pond for irrigation. Now we are to the point that we have to stop so we don’t endanger low levels of oxygen to the fish. It normally takes us around 1000 gallons of water every other day just to sustain things. It’s beginning to show in the plants though so we have moved to hauling water from town. We hope that this don’t last long and we get rain !

This week at the markets we will have  Red & Green tomatoes, squash- Yellow & zucchini , cucumbers, sweet pepper, New red potatoes and White Kennebec potatoes, Green-beans, Candy onions (white & red), banana peppers, cayenne peppers, jalapeno peppers and what ever else is ready.

With the drought we are running behind (as usual) getting ready for the fall crops. Yep it’s that time for seedlings for an August planting. Some of our late crops this year are going to be pumpkins, late cantaloupe and late watermelons. These things we enjoy late as much as we do early. So if the rains come we should have plenty.

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Neon pumpkins coming for fall decorations.

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Late watermelons (Sugar Babies)

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Athena cantaloupe

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Our late pollinator for the bees. Beautiful Sunflowers!

Hope to see you at the markets !

 

What’s At The Market This Week- July 2, 2014

Last week we attended 3 markets, One in Montgomery County and Two in Stanley County. By the  time Saturday afternoon rolled around we were bone tired but life goes on.

This week we will have lots of fresh produce for both markets. Red potatoes, White potatoes, Yellow squash, Green & yellow zucchini squash, Colored bell peppers, Banana peppers, Canine peppers, Red candy onions, white candy onions, tomatoes for sandwich’s, tomatoes for salads, tomatoes for anything ! We also have cucumbers and maybe the first of the egg plants. Peas, Peas and more peas (purple hull/ pink eyes), we’ve got green beans and the list goes on.

With out you the customer we would not be able to do this on the scale that we do. It’s simply amazing the calls we get wanting good food ! So if there’s ever a time that you can not make the market and want good, pesticide free produce then feel free to email us at  sales@whiteoakfarmnc.com or give us a call. We make local deliveries daily !

As always…….We do appreciate you the customer and the support you give us !

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Lots of purple hull peas.

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Colored bell peppers make a salad more colorful !

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Egg plants on the way.