Author: Heather Raines

Urban Farm Updates, February 22nd, 2018

Fun on the Farm! Did you know? A strawberry is not a true berry, but a Banana is?! Crazy! What’s Growing On? It has been a really fun (and wet) week on the farm this past week! The rest of our fruit trees and berries arrived this week; so we worked like mad to prepare…
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Urban Farm Updates, February 15th, 2018

Fun on the Farm! Did you know? Honey is the only insect-created product that we use as food, that has therapeutic, medicinal, nutritional and cosmetic value! What’s Growing On! Lots of changes going on on the farm these days. My fruit trees have started arriving, as you might have seen in last week’s blog, and…
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Urban Farm Updates, February 8th, 2018

Fun on the Farm! Did you know? Spinach is high in Niacin, Zinc, Calcium, B6 and Iron, among many other vitamins and minerals. However, for quite some time people thought that Spinach contained far more iron than it really does! In 1870, a German Scientist was studying the nutritional values of Spinach, and he accidentally…
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Urban Farm Updates, February 1st, 2018

Fun on the Farm! Did you know? Produce is not always sold for the bargain prices that we are familiar with?! In 2008 a 17lb Densuke Black Watermelon sold at an auction for $6,100! Now that is one expensive Watermelon! And melons are not the only thing fetching extremely high prices at fruit auctions (who…
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Winter Markets

Winter Markets are finally here! I was so excited to kick-off this season, hosted by Ciclops Cyderi and Brewery. This new location lets HCFM customers shop for produce in the warm confines of the tap house, just a block from downtown. Vendors peddle their goods as aromatic, hoppy accents filled the air, the building full…
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Winter Harvest February 17, 2017

Same Great Market, Warmer Location!   Presents hosted by 9:00 — Opening Bell at Ciclops Cyderi & Brewery 197 E. St. John st. Spartanburg, SC 29306 9:00-12:00 Kids Activity with Hub City Kids 10:00-12:00  The Breakaway’s on the Wades Community stage! Vendors Belue Farms: Grass-fed Angus beef, peach wood, Milky Way Farm raw milk & Gouda cheese, Blue…
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