The rarity of raspberries: Plum Granny Farm

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen Blog

LOCAVORE’S DELIGHT: The Series # 9. Follow us all summer long as we explore the bounty of our region’s farms.

by MOLLY MCGINN

Holding a handful of farm-fresh raspberries is a rarity in the Piedmont area. All were scooped up over the weekend off the Farmer’s Cart at Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen. Locavore’s rule number one: Be quick. We’re expecting to restock this week with raspberries fresh from North Carolina’s only organic Pick-Your-Own Farm, Plum Granny Farm.

Dirt Farmers

Lucky 32 made an unseasonably early trip west to Plum Granny Farm last week. Raspberry picking season officially begins at the end of July and runs through August. But you won’t find many around here. The delicate berries thrive in cooler weather.

“Your location is beautiful, the vista is incomparable and your travails are honest,” we wrote to farm co-owners Cheryl Ferguson and Ray Tuegel after a recent trip to the farm…

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