Planting has begun!

Sweet corn, may peas, snaps/green beans and butterbeans were planted this past week.

Strawberries are blooming vigorously. Its so nice to look across the field and see white blooms. Blooms go to berry in 30 days so we are closer now than we have been.

If weather cooperates, we are anticipating a great strawberry season this year. Keep your eyes here for opening day, sign up for our newsletters at news@oliverproduce.com or our facebook page is Oliver Farms Produce – Smithfield, VA.

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Strawberry time is almost here!

Blooms and berries

We have been working in the fields this week preparing for strawberry season! Weeding, getting water lines going, putting away covers and rock bags.

As soon as we are ready to open, we will post here and on our facebook.

We are currently scheduling school, community and church groups for field trips. Email us at news@oliverproduce.com to get your group on the calendar.

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Spring is Coming!!!!

High winds, rain, snow, sleet, freezing rain and spring temperatures all within a weeks span! Phew, this has been an interesting February! Won’t be long til strawberry season is here.

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Thanksgiving this week! Collards available.

COLLARDS:$2 head or $1.50 pound for leaves
Today til 6pm
Tuesday 1pm-6pm
Wednesday is questionable as they are calling for bad weather. Contact us directly if that is your only option.
SAUSAGE: I have 4 5 pound, 4 2 pound and 4 1 pound bags unspoken for. We will be making again next week if you want to place an order at orders@oliverproduce.com. $20 5 lb bag/gallon or $5 1 pound/quart.
BROCCOLI and CABBAGE are coming along nicely. We are anticipating beginning to cut them next week.
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Collards are ready

We are currently picking pre-orders for collards. Let us know whether whole plant or leaves and the day you’d like pickup, as we cut them that morning.

This Saturday the strawberry shack will be open 9-noon with collards and fresh pork patty sausage for sale. This is next to the field. Drive in the barn yard and bear right be behind the farm house. You will see signs pointing the way.

Call 255-4563 or email orders@oliverproduce.com with your pre-order.

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Fall Crops growing

Butterbeans are finished for 2014.

Collards, broccoli and cabbage are growing nicely at the farm. We should begin picking the week before Thanksgiving until early 2015. Email us at orders@oliverproduce.com what product, quantity and date you’d like. We will pick it the morning you request for pickup.

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Butterbeans still to come

We still have one field left to pick in late September.

This past week we planted collards, broccoli and cabbage for fall.

Strawberries plants are arriving later this week and will be planted in the coming weeks.

Green beans/snaps did not make it this year. Heavy rains ruined the crop.

TO PLACE ORDER FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE: send an email to orders@oliverproduce.com with name, product and quantity.

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