May News

The global pandemic has been devastating, however, through all of it we have been blessed with the most beautiful spring I can  remember. The air is cool — sky above deep blue — adequate rain showers producing  pristine spring vegetables, and photos to prove it. If you did not know better one would think the Earth is back in balance. Not. Maybe our precious planet is speaking to us. Nudging our senses. City skylines are crystal clear from Paris to LA. Eight weeks of global sheltering to thank that for. Perhaps when the worst of this is behind us we can learn something from all of this. That maybe Mother Earth is sending us a message on this beautiful spring day — To take care of her and each other.

Eat a Peach

Steve


April News

April showers bring upon us May flowers and hopefully with help from the sun will take away the COVID-19 virus too. Our hearts go out to all. Indeed these have been challenging times.

We have delayed the opening of our on site market here at Blue Sky Farms, but we have been providing a variety of produce boxes (please see curbside pick up) for the public at large. We have had excellent feed back and will continue to provide more offerings in the days ahead. We are looking forward to opening a Saturday market here at the farm in the not too distant future.

Thank you for your kind thoughts and support. It is so very much appreciated by all of us here at Blue sky Farms.

Take Care and Eat a Peach.

Steve


February News

All:
 
We are excited with our plans for 2020 and to start off the New Year by introducing our new website. After over 25 years of working in the Triangle from farm to table, the next decade should be one to remember as the Triangle area continues to grow.
 
Sometime in March or April we will be opening a market on Saturdays at Blue Sky Farms. We will have a lot to offer for our food community and for folks who would like to take a short Saturday morning ride out to our farm to breath some fresh country air, have a bite to eat and maybe take something home with them.. Please stay in touch for the exact date and time of our opening.
 
We also will have online ordering via the new website for our invaluable restaurant customers. We sure hope this makes life easier. In addition we plan to have an online store for the community at large.
 
February is a time to reflect , plan and sow.
 
Below is a look at our shiitake inoculation, greenhouse spawn run, and mushroom production.
 
Given rain and mild winter days may come the surprise of fruiting mushrooms.
 
Eat a Peach
 
Steve


Shiitake is Japanese for “mushroom of the oak tree”

Shiitake is Japanese for “mushroom of the oak tree”
 
We apply this ancient tradition which originated in China well over a thousand years ago. We substitute sweetgum for the oak tree which is abundant here on our farm. We cherish our slow growing oaks!
 
Sweetgum is a fast growing tree that readily sucker when cut, allowing for the natural sustainable production of logs as our growing medium.
 
It is a more demanding method of production, however the quality of size, meatiness, and intense  flavor of “certified organic” log grown shiitake far surpasses the common method used in today’s commercial production.

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