With a few weeks before Christmas, we are trying to plan…. Please read in its entirety.
COLLARDS, HANOVER SALAD, KALE AND CABBAGE:
No set hours for now but we will gladly pick/cut for THE day you request pickup.
Collard leaves are $1.50 pound-we can pick plastic grocery bag full and upwards of trash bags for the collard lover or Christmas parties!
Cabbage: .75 cents a pound; the sizes are usually $3-$5.
Kale or Hanover Salad: $2 pound or plastic grocery bag for $5.
SAUSAGE:
We will be making several times over the next couple weeks. Same price as years past: a gallon bag/5lbs for $20 or quart bag/1lb for $5.
1. CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: HOT or REGULAR. 
We will be making our regular recipe but will also be making a special batch of hot. In ordering, please put in the subject line HOT if that is what you want; otherwise, we will make regular for you. (If you have already ordered from a previous email and wish to have hot, send another email and let me know if you prefer the hot).
2. INCLUDE INFO: Let me know quantity and the best phone number to contact you.
 
ORDERING:
Orders can be placed in one of two methods:
Email-orders@oliverproduce.com OR text/call 757-255-4563. Please include name, product and best phone number to contact you.
Please share the news with family and friends as we keep growing thanks to friends like you! To get the latest news sign up for emails at news@oliverproduce.com with name, city and best phone number to contact you when orders are ready for pickup.
Thanks
757-255-4563
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It’s not too late.

The Strawberry Shack will be open Tuesday and Wednesday 10am-1pm (at least).
We are close to finishing cotton harvest – which is where I disappear every afternoon. I may stay later, or be available to meet you later, if you contact us. We cut collards in the morning, so if you can let us know the night before, it helps to have them ready when you arrive.
Pre-orders for collards (by the leaf, $1.50lb or plant, $2-$4 depending on size), kale and cabbage can be placed at orders@oliverproduce.com or call/text 757-255-4563. Please leave a message if I am unable to answer. I will return the call.
We will be making sausage many times before Christmas so send an email to get on the pre-order list.
 
Wishing everyone a fun filled and healthy Thanksgiving.
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Thanksgiving is coming

The Strawberry Shack will be open today 9am-1pm.

Monday-Wednesday 9am opening; closing to be determined.

Pre-orders for collards (by the leaf or plant), kale, cabbage and sausage can be placed at orders@oliverproduce.com or call/text 757-255-4563.

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THANKSGIVING 18 DAYS AND COUNTING

This year we have a variety of fresh, locally grown produce for your Thanksgiving table and beyond. 

Collards, kale, cabbage, turnips, sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts and our pork bulk sausage are available. 

SCHEDULING PICKUP: We believe in fresh, so we pick the day you want it. Help us have it ready for you, by emailing us at: orders@oliverproduce.com with the day you would like to pickup. IF you like cooking it before the big day, we can work with you.

Currently, we are scheduling for Saturday, November 18; Monday, November 20-Wednesday, November 23 – hours to be announced as we get closer.


PORK SAUSAGE: We make bulk pork sausage many times throughout the year. We are planning to have some available at the farm the weekends we have produce pickup. Other times, we contact you when we make. You can get on the pre-order spreadsheet by emailing us your name, bag size, quantity and best phone number to: orders@oliverproduce.com Quart bag/1 pound – $5; Gallon bag/5 pounds – $20.

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Kale is ready

We are selling kale this weekend at the Strawberry Shack 9am-11am. $2 pound or a plastic grocery bag full is $5.
I can pick before you get there – if you call/text 757-255-4563 – or will when you get there.
We are still watching butterbeans for those who ordered. I WILL CALL EITHER WAY to let you know.
Collards, cabbage, etc.: hours will be posted as we get closer but I know definitely we will be at the farm Saturday before Thanksgiving and Monday – Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
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Now picking Curly Kale and Beets.

At the farm Saturday 8am til 11am for kale and beets.   Fresh picked once you get here. Then, onto the cotton field for the afternoon/evening.

Hours for next week to be published later or call/text 757-255-4563 if they hours don’t work; I may be able to accommodate.

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FIELD TRIP OPPORTUNITIES

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Mile high view of the plastic laid.

STRAWBERRY PICKING
I have exciting news…we are on for strawberries this year. We weathered through last years blow from Hurricane Mathew and are thankful for the field we have growing for 2018. The plants are well established in their beds and are looking fabulous. I am scheduling field trips NOW for schools, scouts, church groups, etc. This years trip will also include a video presentation of planting to picking.
SOLAR FARM
Since we didn’t have strawberries last year, many of you may have missed our addition to the farm – July 2016 ground was broken for the first Solar Farm in Virginia. It went online in December 2016.
I took pictures throughout the construction process-from the last field of cotton in 2015 to completion with an overhead shot of the farm. I compiled them into a video presentation to share with school age students and would love to show it to your class. Please contact me directly for more details.
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