Growing Passionfruit With Permaculture Methods

Two of my favorites- permaculture and passionfruit. This article is the best of both worlds- or helps to create it!!


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Passionfruit surprise in our garden

Surprise blessing

They told me it’s impossible to grow passionfruit here. They were wrong. Permaculture came to the rescue.
— Read on www.tropicalpermaculture.com/passionfruit-permaculture.html

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Blackberry Basil Jam

 

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Capturing the taste of the sweet summer sun, blue skies and laughter, our signature Blackberry Basil Jam is sure to please.

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Each bite of our Blackberry Basil Jam will remind you of the time you, too, stepped off the path up to taste your very own straight off the vine blackberries.

 

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Requested by chefs and fans – like my nephew pictured here picking blackberries – this crisp, clean, earthy basil is hand-cut and added to the freshest blackberries – near bursting with their juices.

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Be sure to secure a jar for yourself! Available for purchase online and at Locations and Events like these.

Take a moment and tell us about your blackberry picking adventures!

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Making: Apple Scrap Vinegar – Milkwood: permaculture courses, skills + stories

In my month of Apple focus, I’m looking at many ways to use and enjoy apples. Here is a lesson shared from our friends “Down Under” (Australia mates)! Hope you find it as fascinating as I did. And, now I also have a purpose for all the Apple bits left over from making Apple Butter! – Deb

Apple scrap vinegar: you can drink it straight, use it as a household cleaner, drizzle it over your favourite salad and rinse your hair in it. Let’s talk about how seriously good this stuff is, as well as being crazy easy to make. While not being new to the wonderful world of fermenting, apple scrap vinegar was
— Read on www.milkwood.net/2016/04/26/apple-cider-vinegar/

A taste of Southern Springtime & Wild Violet Jelly

One of the first flowers to emerge in the spring, our purple and white violets are handpicked under the tall southern pine trees and woodland edges of our land.

 

Ever wonder what springtime in the South tastes like? Wild Violet Jelly brings soft floral and tender herb notes to highlight the tastes of the season. Enjoy this gently floral jelly with strawberries, custards and other desserts or smothered over a breakfast scone.

Available in person and online, while supplies last.

 

Celebrating three years at Canton Farmers Market

Thank you City of Canton, Canton shoppers, the farmers at Canton farmers market and especially Micki (Canton Farmers Market Manager). At the close of this our third year participating at the Canton Farmers Market it’s a good time to reflect on how the market has grown and my own little tent has changed. I’m ever so grateful for the option to make my overgrowth of garden goodies and honey available for sale to the community.

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Wildflower Honey, Cherokee, Co., GA

I’ve learned to “pivot” at the Canton Market- based upon customer feedback and featured items or events each week. In fact, my deep dive into jams started last year with the reminder to “bring something peach” for the peach weekend.

So, here it is a year later and I’ve brought to market more than 25 flavors of jam, jellies and marmalades. Some, like Apricot Ginger and Blackberry Basil, are big hits! In fact, we had people lined up the first weekend this year to secure a new batch! Because we use fresh ingredients (not dried fruit), we had to wait for the fruit to be in season since we sold out in 2016!

Just Right RANCH products- Honey, Jams, & our Southern Sampler (a mix of honey and jams)


A few other options were definite learning experiences (think “retired for a reason”) and the direct customer feedback really is helpful to make sure Just Right RANCH products align with our clients’ desires. My favorite quote this year is

“You had me at Lemon”

from a customer who purchased our Lemon Ginger Marmalade (and returned the next week for more). Thank you!!

This weekend is the annual costume event, while we cannot be there, we hope everyone has a great time. As a reminder, a smattering of our products will be available throughout the winter across the street from the Canton gazebo at the Canton Cherokee County Historic Society Gift Shop located on the first floor of the big white marble building facing the square.

We’ve also opened our own Etsy store. Please keep in touch and we look forward to seeing y’all again in 2018!!

Deb, Just Right RANCH