Playing Catch Up
Hello! We apologize for our late post, we've been working so hard to get our baby birds and (baby) plants ready for this year! We're a bit of a nursery at the moment, ha!
If you haven’t heard, we’ve started another farmers market with Dorey Park in Varina, (link below) AND it’s an online market on top of that! We are still very much enjoying our own pop up market on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm, and would, of course, love to see you out there if you haven't had the chance to come visit us.
For food at our pop up market you can expect veggie and meat tacos using our own farm products and foraged items! You can even pre-order tacos through Facebook! Veggie Tacos are $3.50 or 3/ $9 and Specialty Tacos are $4.50 or 3/ $12 are and they are delicious! Check out our social media posts to see our satisfied customers. :)
MENU Saturday 5/30
VEG (featuring Hot Honey): Potato and Pheasant Egg Tacos with arugula, pickled jalapenos, mushrooms, topped with green onions and cilantro then drizzled with our
Hot Honey and Garnished with with a lime
$3.50 or 3/$9.00
SPECIAL (featuring pheasant and our Bird Rub): Smoked Pheasant dusted in a Beaver Creek dry rub, with chopped lettuce, grilled peppers and onions, and charred corn
Topped with pickled onions and house aioli
$4.50 or 3/$12.00
All of our featured ingredients are available for purchase
We spent four days planting sweet potato varieties (beauregard, puerto ricans, Georgia jet, and a few others) that will be ready to harvest in about 3 to 5 months. The process took so long because there are at least 7 steps, not including laying irrigation down. Irrigation is important because it applies controlled amounts of water to plants at needed intervals. It’s especially important for baby plants to not get over or under watered.
We’ve been getting orders out the wazoo the past couple weeks! We’d like to thank Grisette, Seasonal Roots, and Huntsman for coming back to us with those hot orders! Also, Ace Hydroseeding for sending us some help and keeping the farm alive during these times, we very much appreciate them. Check out our partners page for more info on who we work with.
Gosh, we have had SO MUCH going on since we made our last post! We've hatched our turkeys, our chicken wagon is FILLED with the Rhode Island Reds we mentioned a couple weeks ago!... though we ended up with A LOT more females than males. Hope you like chicken eggs, haha!
We are starting our foraging classes! Our very own Beaver Creek farm manager Jake Murphey is a very skilled and experienced forager, and is excited to share his knowledge! DM us soon to secure an overnight spot to learn about foraging, camping, and bushcrafting!
Along with turkeys and chickens, we have a new batch of guineas, chukars, and pheasants that'll be ready to order by the end of September! Hey, just in time for the holidays!
We do have a little bit of bad news. :( We have lost some plants due to dry days with high temperatures followed by wet, cold days. Have any other farmers/gardeners out there had problems this season with their plants? Rest assured we are replacing transplants and/or seeds and taking extra precaution with row covers and making sure to keep them our plants regularly watered.
For those who don’t know, berry season is upon us!
We’ve been foraging here and there for
elder flower, black raspberries, and mulberries
but soon we will be picking regularly!
In other news, we are FINALLY ready to plant our baby hemp plants! This past week we laid down rows of biodegradable plastic and started the process of setting up irrigation. The only thing left to do is to plant!
We're also getting ready to plant okra, more tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, herbs, and strawberries. Who's ready for our famous Pickled Okra?!
With all of these plants growing, we're gonna have to build another greenhouse! While making space for the new structure, we’ve come across several snakes. Mainly Black Rat snakes though which are non-venomous and can actually help to ward off small pests that may want our crops!
What have you encountered this season??
Here are some links!
Dorey Park- https://www.doreyparkfarmersmarket.org/