What’s At The Market This Week- April 23, 2015

Busy week here trellising peas & beans, fighting weed seeds and trying to plant.

This is the first week of the Montgomery County Farmers Market and they have new hours- 1:30 to 5:30 every Thursday afternoon.

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This week we will have Head lettuce, radishes, kale, a little spinach and arugula, asparagus, spring onions- red & white, swiss chard, collards and what ever else is ready.

As the temperatures warm there will be more and more each week at the markets. So if you get a chance stop in and say hello !

What’s At The Market This Week- April 18, 2015

We will be at The Stanly County Farmers Market tomorrow (Saturday) from 8 a.m. – 12 noon.
Lots of fresh veggies this week including- Head lettuce, bags of mixed lettuce, Spring onions (Red & white) Radishes, Swiss Chard, Kale, spinach, a little broccoli, collards, asparagus and the first of the zucchini squash.
Lots of vendors at this market so stop in and say hello ! We are in the same spot as last year.

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Lettuce, potatoes, onions, kale all appreciate the rain this week !

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Lot’s growing in the fields right now. Remember we grow Pesticide free !

You can always eat around a bug bite, but you can’t eat around pesticides.

Home Delivery- Country Baskets

2015- White Oak Farm’s Home Delivery Country Basket’s

OUR COUNTRY BASKET PROGRAM IS SOLD OUT FOR THE 2015 SEASON, THANKS TO ALL OUR CUSTOMERS THAT JOINED ! YOU CAN ALSO FIND US AT THE STANLY COUNTY FARMERS MARKET ON SATURDAYS FROM 8 am to 12 Noon.

For the 2015 Farming Season We are going to offer A limited number of our Country Baskets delivered on Tuesdays within 15 miles of our farm (all others email sales@whiteoakfarmnc.com for price) to your door. Delivery will begin Early May (depending on weather) and run for 16 weeks until around the end of August.

We offer 2- different  size Baskets this year

Large Country Basket is $26 per week delivered to your home or business.

Small Country Basket is $18 per week delivered to your home or business.

A Large Country Basket will feed an average family of 4.

A small Country Basket will feed 1 to 2 people.

Our program is a little different than what most Farms Require in a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) where you have to pay up front for the full 16 weeks.

What we Require to Reserve your 16 weeks of Country Baskets is $52 for a Large Country Basket and $36 For a Small Country Basket. This covers your First and Last weeks deliveries. We will collect for all other Country Baskets the Day of delivery. We accept Cash, Checks or Money Orders.

This is Due By April 10th, 2015 on a First Come (first pay) basis. There are only a limited number available and we will advise when we are full and begin a waiting list.

ADDED BENEFIT

If You are a member of our Country Basket Program we offer you a 10% discount on any extra produce that you might need to buy for the 2015 season. This can also be delivered when the baskets are delivered or at any of the Farmers Markets that we sell at.

Example: You want a bushel of green beans with your basket. You pay market price- Less 10%. We will advise you before delivery of the total price that day.

FAQ’S

What and How We Grow

 We grow all our vegetables using all Organic Methods. We are not Certified Organic but we grow from Start to Finish with All the “Good Stuff”. No Pesticides, No Herbicides, No Fungicides and No Synthetic Fertilizers. We want you to Enjoy “GOOD” Safe Food like we eat !

Below are just some of the vegetables we grow but are not limited to just these.

Arugula, Asparagus, Green beans, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Collard Greens, Swiss Chard, Hot Pepper, Banana Pepper, Sweet Pepper, White Potatoes, Red Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Radishes, Spinach, Mustard, Turnips, Squash, Zucchini, Winter Squash, Sunflowers, Tomatoes (Early in High Tunnel), Heirloom tomatoes (field), Cucumbers, Kale, Lettuce (several varieties), Cantaloupe, Water Melon, Pumpkin, Okra, Onions ( Spring & Sweet), Purple Hull Peas, Sweet Peas, Sweet Corn and more, weather permitting.

What We Provide

“Good” Fresh variety of Vegetables (Pesticide Free) Picked fresh, rinsed and packed in baskets and containers. We then deliver them to your home or business for 16 weeks.

Note: Baskets & Containers are property of White Oak Farm. Each week we will pick up the previous weeks baskets & containers to reuse again. Even though we grow in the organic ways and rinse veggies- “It is always recommended to wash Items before consumption.”

Peace of Mind

White Oak Farm gives you Peace of mind that you are getting the freshest, nutritious and local grown produce available. You are also supporting local Agriculture and “We Appreciate It.” Your satisfaction is our utmost concern.

How Do I sign Up ?

Print & sign up here- http://whiteoakfarmnc.com/files/Country_Basket_2015_form.pdf                Fill it out completely, mail it back to the address on the form along with the appropriate amount to Reserve your space for our Country Baskets.

Large Country Basket/ Delivered –  $52  ************** Small Country Basket/Delivered –  $36   Remember this covers your first & last deliveries. Deadline for Singing up is April 10, 2015 or earlier if all slots are filled.

Make Checks or Money Orders Payable to White Oak Farm.

Time to do it Again ! 12/6/14

Well the break is over, Christmas draws near so it’s time to do it all over again. This year seems a little different though, we have explored more options, learned from our mistakes, seen what our customers want us to grow, learned how much of what to plant, how much to order and how long it takes. It’s a cycle that we have to record or we forget what we’ve done.

There’s schools to attend, lectures to listen too and farms to visit and collaborate with, but when the middle of February gets here we do it all over again ! Trying our best to “Grow Good Food For Good People.”

So for the past week we have been trying to reclaim the Spring (2015) onion patch. With over 1200 spring onions in the ground of white, red & yellow the weeds had just about taken over. Before you ask, Yes there is a chemical that can kill those weeds but Who wants to eat onions after spraying chemicals all over them ? Not Us ! So we do the next best thing and pull all of them by hand. Yes a pain staking job but the reward is great in the end….Delicious, chemical free Onions !

So join us if you will on our 2015 journey – Growing Good Food !- Merry Christmas Folks !

Weeds & Clover 12/14

Carolina Geranium weed had just about take over the onions. There is a little clover mixed in also.

Weeds 12/14 Hand pulled

Hand pulled weeds. 4 tractor buckets full.

Tilled Onions/weed free 12/14

 

Yes there are Onions under those weeds ! Tilled and weed free now.

Mulched Onions 12/14

Mulched, fertilized and ready for a long cold winter. These should be great come the end of March, 2015. Hope to see you at the Markets in 2015 !

 

 

What’s At The Market This Week- August 21, 2014

Running late here…..sorry!

This Thursday at the Montgomery Co Farmers Market we will have – Peas already shelled in quart bags, tomatoes,  salad tomatoes, okra, Sweet pepper, hot banana pepper, cayenne pepper, jalapeno pepper, butternut squash and green-beans snapped in quart bags. Fall is just around the corner so if you need some summer veggies come on out and visit all the vendors before they are gone.

This week will be our last market until September 11th. We should be coming back to market with sweet potatoes, pumpkins  and the regular fall stuff. Hope to see you at the market !IMG_1742

What’s At The Market This Week- August 14, 2014

Another busy week here, the rains have slowed down the field work but that’s alright. We would much rather be too wet than too dry. We have moved back into the high tunnel and started weeding again. It’s a never ending cycle but we have got to get it ready for some of the fall tomatoes and other late crops.

The sweet potatoes are running about 2 weeks behind and I assume it was because of the dry summer we had. Hopefully this last monsoon will get them moving in the right direction and they want rot in the ground. Time will tell though.

The pumpkins will come off soon and they will be moved to the tractor shed for curing. Same deal here we hope all the rain has not made any soft spots on them. Hopefully it will dry out soon so we can get in the patch and see what’s going on.

This Thursday at the Montgomery Co. Farmers Market in Troy (3:30-6:30) we will have a few peas & green-beans already shelled and snapped in quart bags. We know that working families are pushed for time but still want to eat healthy. So this week will offer a few bags of each. We will also have- Tomatoes and more of the sweet salad tomatoes. Cucumbers, okra, Sweet pepper, hot banana pepper, cayenne pepper, jalapeno pepper, yellow squash, zucchini squash and butternut squash.

Hope to see you at the Market ! Thanks for all the support you have given us.

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Peas & Green-beans ready to go.

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Sweet potatoes are a few weeks out.

What’s At The Market This Week- August 7, 2014

Well things are starting to wind down just a little. The last rain of over 5″ has the peas jumping again and we will have some at the market this week. Hopefully the fields will be dry enough to work again so we can get the winter crops in soon.

This Thursday 3:30-6:30 at the Montgomery County Farmers Market in Troy we will have some of the sweetest cantaloupes ever ! Athena are know for their sweet taste and I can personally tell you they are good ! Along with the cantaloupes we will have-   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.

As always we appreciate your support !

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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.