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Holmestead Farm U-Pick

NEW FALL HOURS: Tu-We-Th-Fr: 8 am to 5 pm

On Tuesday, 13 Nov 18, we will have a limited supply of Meyer Lemons Until They Last!

Greens coming in 3-4 weeks! Turnips greens, collards, cabbage, kale and more! Stay tuned!

As we go into full swing Holiday season, keep Holmestead Farm Goodness front and center for those special gatherings. You can serve farm fresh goodness (we froze some of our 2018 crops) like beans, peas, squash, okra, strawberries, peaches, blueberries and more during the holidays. Make this a special holiday season with some Holmestead Farm Fresh Goodness! Visit us soon!

WHAT’S AT HOLMESTEAD DURING THE FALL?

  • Home made jams, jellies, preserves, syrup, pickles, chow-chow, peach & apple butter, and more!
  • Juices and ciders made from Holmestead 2018 fruit!
  • Fresh baked fruit breads made from Holmestead Farm fruits from 2018.
  • Home made fudge including peanut butter and chocolate.
  • Boiled and parched peanuts.
  • Home made peanut brittle.
  • Fresh frozen from our farm 2018 crops:
    • Purple Hull Peas: 1 & 2 lb packs and 1 gallon packs
    • Rattlesnake beans snapped: 1 lb packs
    • Breaded sliced okra ready to fry!
    • Sliced squash
    • Muscadines, Scuppernongs, and Blueberries in gallon packs
    • Peaches and strawberries in gallon packs

NOTE: We plan to be open every Tu-We-Th-Fr from 8 am to 5 pm during the fall except on inclement weather days when it’s raining, below 40°, wind howling, etc. You can always call us to make sure we will be open before you come – call 256-404-4316. Also, if you just can’t make it out to the farm on our regular open days, call us to make an appointment and we will try to accommodate you!

HUGE TREE & PLANT SALE COMING IN FEBRUARY 2019. DON’T PLANT NOW. WAIT UNTIL WINTER. VISIT OUR TREE PAGE AND SEE WHAT WE NORMALLY OFFER. DON’T SEE WHAT YOU WANT, WE CAN ORDER FOR YOU

Over 4000 trees and plants: Fruit trees, nut trees, flowering & shade trees, citrus tress, and berry bushes and vines. Our plants are from certified commercial nurseries backed by local University research and support. Excellent root stock and the correct variety for our growing area.

Once again, we will be making Holmestead Farm Holiday Gift Baskets. The perfect gift for friends and family alike. $75-$100. You can pick up at the farm or we can ship for an additional charge.

Any questions or need info, call 256-404-4316

Directions to the farm @ https://holmesteadfarm.com/directions/

FALL HOURS: Tu-We-Th-Fr: 8 am – 5 pm

Sun: Closed until Feb 2019 for Annual Tree & Plant sale. On bad weather days, call to make sure we’re open.

Forms of payment: We accept cash, local checks, MC, VISA, Discover, SNAP (Food Stamps) Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) checks and Senior SFMNP checks.

When You Visit Holmestead Farm for U-Pick

50 cent signIce cold bottled waterWe do everything we can to make your visit to Holmestead Farm fun and enjoyable. We have small wagons you can pull through the fields and rows, a comfortable rest area in the shade, clean restrooms, and soft drinks for only 50¢ each, and bottled water and a variety of snacks for only 25¢ each. So don’t rush …. make time to really enjoy your visit to our farm. We can’t wait to see you soon!

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A QUICK REMINDER

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Enjoy Our New Picnic Area

If you have a group, adults or children, that would like to visit the farm to pick or for educational purposes, give us a call and we will work to accommodate your schedule. We also have a very nice, large room at our produce shed that we let groups like Garden Clubs use for meetings and gatherings. Give us a call if interested in using it. We are also available for speaking engagements.

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We invite you to visit us at our beautiful 95 acre “U-Pick-Em” berry, fruit and vegetable farm located at the foothills of the Talladega National Forest in scenic east central Alabama. Centrally located between Talladega, Sylacauga and Ashland, Alabama, we’re only a short ride away and the scenery alone is worth the drive. Get directions.

6582 Clay Co. Rd. 7, Talladega, AL 35160

At Holmestead Farm you can go into our fields and vineyards and pick your own organic-fertilized and pesticide-free berries and fruit or buy it “ready-to-go” at our fruit shed. In season, we offer the finest tasting blackberries, blueberries and grapes in this part of Alabama. And we have muscadines, scuppernongs and lots of different fruit tress  … all pesticide free. Plus, we’re always expanding our vegetable offerings.

We’re on the Alabama Agri-Tourism Trail

Become a subscriber to our website and join our news list so we can update you when everything is ripe during the season.

We can’t wait to meet you, your family and friends and share the goodness of Holmestead Farm and God’s creation. Contact Bobby Ray Holmes at 256-404-4316 or holmesteadfarm@yahoo.com.

Hours
Tu-We-Th-Fr: 8 am – 5 pm |Closed: Sa-Su-Mo

Any questions or need a special appointment, call 256-404-4316

 

 

 

 

 

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