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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Update

We still have one more field of butterbeans to harvestplanting strawberries sometime this month.

Currently, we are planting collards, cabbage, broccoli, kale and strawberries!
Taking pre-orders for fall crops at orders@oliverproduce.com. Please include your name,  product and the best phone number to reach you.

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Crowder peas, butterbeans and snaps

We still have all of the above to harvest. Orders are being taken at orders@oliverproduce.com or call/text 757-255-4563

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CROWDER PEAS ARE READY

We are currently picking and shelling crowder peas for the next several days. Please call or text 757-255-4563 to order yours. Pickup today through weekend and into next week. Great one pot meal.

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Crowder/Field Peas and Butterbeans

We haven’t harvest either yet but time is closer than it has been! We hope to harvest crowders this week and butterbeans before months end.

Orders are still being taken for crowder peas at orders@oliverproduce.com. Please include quantity and the best phone number to contact you when they are ready.

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