Monthly Archives: September 2014

2nd Annual Sandy Mush Cycle to Farm October 11th…join the fun!

We are excited to be having our 2nd Annual Cycle to Farm Event in Sandy Mush.  Everyone had a great time last year, and we look forward to even more cyclists and more fun this year.  Our friends at Addison Farms Vineyard will once again host our start/finish and Fabulous After Party.  Come on out and join us and bring your friends.  Registration deadline is October 1st.  Cycle and meet your farmers of Gaining Ground Farm, Beulah Farm, Sandy Hollar Farm and Full Sun Farm.  After enjoying the beautiful ride along farm country with fall colors as the backdrop, cyclists will get an extra special treat at our Sandy Mush CTF because local potter, Matt Jones, and his intern are making lovely and useful bowls for you to enjoy your farm to table meal of Brunswick stew and to take home as a memento of your Sandy Mush adventure.

Learn more about how Cycle to Farm provides a positive impact to farming communities and about farmland conservation:

 

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Cycle To Farm: Sandy Mush, NC

 

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The pedigree of honey Does not concern the bee….

A clover, any time, to him Is aristocracy. So observed the keen Ms. Emily Dickinson.

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We had our best honey year yet on Bee Branch Farm. Even with two swarms spiraling away this spring, we were able to make an additional hive by splitting two hives. Thus, we still have the three hives that made it through last winter, and now have an additional one to head into this winter. We were able to collect three honey harvests this year. The June honey was a light and sweet clover and poplar, the July honey was a golden toned wildflower with a hint of citrus, and the August honey was the lovely and oh so tasty sourwood and clover. We just finished labeling the final sourwood/clover honey gift jars and have a few available if you want honey for yourself or to give the sweetest gift one can receive. If you aren’t already on our honey “to notify” list and you want to be, let me know. Our honey sells out very quickly. 

With much gratitude to our hard-working bees and our honey-loving customers,