Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Plum Harvest!

We have plums!  Remember when friends helped clear the blackberry from the back of the farm in December 2011? [See the photos in A Brief Tour of Habitat Farm, Spring 2012.]  Well, it turns out all that blackberry had been choking out plum trees that have been there for generations.  After we gave them room to breathe, they returned the favor by giving us fruit!  

Heaping half-pint containers like the one you see in the photo are going for just $2 each right now.  We're selling them by volume (as many as will fit in one of these little containers for two bucks), but just to give you an idea, the half-pint container in the photo is holding 10.75oz of plums--2/3 of a pound-- so at $3 per pound you could fill up on plums for canning, jamming, and dehydrating.  (Which is what we plan to do with whatever's left over.)  Just send us an email to let us know when it would be convenient for you to come get some!  

There's plenty more than what we harvested today, as you can see from the photo below:

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