WINTER PRUNING TIPS
It’s time to prune your vines, trees, and bushes. Also mulch the bases to protect the roots, hold moisture, and prevent new grass and weed growth. Prune out any dead material on crossing and/or rubbing limbs. In addition, it’s good practice to spray all vines, bushes, and trees with a fungicide. Also spray fruit tree trunks with a Dormant Oil.
Visit our Tree & Plant page here to see what we normally offer during our Annual Tree & Plant Sale – beginning 01 Feb 2019. If you don’t see what you want, call us and we will try to get it for you.
Effective 01 Feb 2019 New Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday: 9 am to 3:30 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday but appointments accepted. Hours will be extended on 10 Mar 19 when DST starts.
Over 4000 trees and plants: Fruit trees, nut trees, flowering & shade trees, citrus trees, 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.
GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE NOW. The perfect gift that keeps on giving all year long. Good for gift baskets; produce all year long; trees, plants, and vines at our BIG Winter Plant Sale; and more!
WHAT’S AT HOLMESTEAD DURING THE WINTER?
- Home made jams, jellies, preserves, syrup, pickles, chow-chow, peach & apple butter, and more!
- Delicious Holmestead Farm Honey from our own bees!
- 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 winter 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!
Directions to the farm @ https://holmesteadfarm.com/directions/
WINTER 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.
When You Visit Holmestead Farm for U-Pick
We 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
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.
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tu-We-Th-Fr: 8 am – 5 pm |Closed: Sa-Su-Mo
Any questions or need a special appointment, call 256-404-4316