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Farewell to A Family Tradition

Posted by Barbara J. Williams on 12/14/2018 to Backfourty
Happy Friday,  Christmas is coming. If you have some last minute gifts you would like some help with come by and see us.  We have a variety of items you can put together to make a specialty fruit basket.  This weekend Florida grapefruits, blood oranges, cara cara red navels, Florida navel oranges, local satsumas and local kumquats are due to arrive Saturday.  You can put these fruits together along with other small batch and specalty items.   Some favorite items to add :

Local pecans. Walnuts or roasted Peanuts
Amish Jams, Jelly's, Butters, Pickles and Cheese
Hummus Lady Hummus
Sandy's Sweet Breads
Cane Sugar Sodas ( Pumpkin Spice, Cherry Cola,  Ginger Beers, Rootbeers, Sasparilla, Grapefruit plus much more)
Local Honey and Syrups
Smokehouse Crackers 
Salsas and Salad Dressings

Collard greens, turnips, kale, have been hard to get as some of you may have discovered.  We have been trying to stay ahead but we are experiencing  a much stronger demand on these items this year.   I do have it on good authority that we will have fresh just picked collard greens in the morning.  Billy BIrd has promised to be here early for those of you who are interested in some fresh  collard greens.  

Carl Stewart is suppling us with kale, turips and radishes.  I am hoping he will make it tomorrow.  Due to the rain there has been delays.  It is hard to pick greens in the mud.  Hopefully the feilds will drain and make it easier to get to the product. Below you will see the link to the short movie which is on our You Tube Channel for Flora Bama Farms.

Last month David Youngblood and his family got together to celebrate a long standing family tradition, making cane syrup.  I am sad to say after 65 years,  this is the last year.  To commemorate the event David wrote a beautiful post on facebook, and  alot of great pictures were taken to document the event.  He allowed me to put together a short movie, using these pics and I would like to share with you.  I would also like to share David's Post.   It is a great read and I am sure David won't mind.