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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Where did the summer go? We are in full, fall swing here. We will begin harvesting cotton in the next couple weeks. We have  ONE more field of butterbeans we HOPE to harvest in October. Thankfully, we were blessed with a good harvest on our last field and I have only a few orders hanging out there. WHICH MEANS, if you need more or didn’t order before, you MAY get lucky! Warm fall and no frost leaves us cautiously optimistic.
STRAWBERRIES
We finished planting them earlier this week. They are coming along nicely. I posted a video on our facebook, Oliver Farms Produce – Smithfield, VA, of planting.!

SAUSAGE

I am building our spreadsheet for our fresh, bulk pork sausage. Because we are in harvest mode, I don’t have a specific date of making. To the new people, we have a spreadsheet; when rains come, or harvest is done we will make sausage. I am certain we will make many times before Christmas and a few times before Thanksgiving. Gallon bag/5 pounds is $20; quart bag/1 pound is $5.
Send email to ORDERS@OLIVERPRODUCE.COM with NAME, BEST PHONE NUMBER and QUANTITY. We will call when it is ready for pickup.
FALL CROPS
Kale, collards, cabbage and broccoli are growing nicely. We usually cut a couple weeks before Thanksgiving and into the beginning of next year.
We are taking pre-orders for them at ORDERS@OLIVERPRODUCE.COM. Please include your name, best phone number, product and approximate quantity or interested. We can discuss quantity later if you don’t know. We cut the day you are planning to pickup so if you want yours date specific, please state that in the email and we will do our best to fill then.
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Corn stalks available for decoration

Bundles $5 each. Available now til gone. Please call 255-4563 before coming. 

We are busy bedding and planting strawberries; getting ready for cotton harvest and planting fall crops. Call before coming to ensure 1. I have enough cut for you to pickup and 2 I will be there.

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