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Poinsettia Season

Posted by on December 3, 2020 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

Poinsettia Season

History Have you ever wondered why the Poinsettia is associated with Christmas? To understand the origin of this beautiful plant and its ties to the holiday season, we have to venture back to 17th century Mexico. It is believed that during this time period, Franciscan Monks began using this flower in their Nativity processions. Around this same time, the Christmas folklore or Pepita and the Poinsettias also came to the forefront. Legend has it that a poor, young girl named Pepita was traveling to visit a Nativity scene at a chapel, but did...

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Holiday Recipes

Posted by on November 9, 2020 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

Holiday Recipes

Believe it or not, the holiday season is already upon us! This means family gatherings, making memories, and lots and lots of food. Spending time in the kitchen with your family is an amazing way to make memories and also teach valuable skills to children who may be inexperienced in the kitchen. From desserts to vegetables for a homemade Thanksgiving Feast, our market is stocked with amazing ingredients that you can use for your favorite family recipes.   If you’re looking for new recipes to throw into your holiday menu, check out some...

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Let’s Carve Out Some Fun!

Posted by on October 7, 2020 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

Let’s Carve Out Some Fun!

  It’s pumpkin season! Here at Patterson Farm, we love all things pumpkin and we can’t wait to share this season with you! We are stocked full of pumpkins, ingredients for delicious pumpkin recipes, and our pumpkin patch is ready for you to come and visit.   Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins You can pick the pumpkin from the patch for free or just pick it up from the market. If you would like to participate in Fall Fun on the Farm Weekday activities or Weekend Fun on the Farm activities, you have to pay an additional fee. If you are already on...

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Fall Fun on The Farm and More!

Posted by on September 22, 2020 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

Fall Fun on The Farm and More!

Fall is officially here and you know what that means; fall fun for everyone! Things may look a little different for Patterson Farm this fall, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! We have a variety of fun, fall activities to choose from for the entire family. Virtual Corn Maize Tour Available September 8 – September 25, 2020, our Virtual Corn Maize Tours can be booked by teachers who are looking to engage students in a new and exciting learning opportunity. Depending on the teacher’s preference, the tour can be conducted in the classroom...

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Virtual Educational Tours for Fall

Posted by on September 1, 2020 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

Virtual Educational Tours for Fall

Things have been a little different this year and we definitely miss seeing everyone at the farm! As we all continue to adjust to this new world we are living in, we have decided to adapt our field trip experience. We have spent countless hours trying to recreate the same experience students would experience by actually being at the farm, but virtually. Just because things are changing doesn’t mean that our students have to miss out on the fun trips and educational value that comes with tours here at Patterson Farm. That is why we have...

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Canning 101

Posted by on September 1, 2020 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

Canning 101

  Picture this… it’s November just a few days before Thanksgiving and you’re planning the menu for your holiday meal. You wish you had some of the farm-fresh vegetables that you had enjoyed earlier that year from Patterson Farms, but now they’re all out of season and you’ll have to settle for store-bought canned vegetables instead. Luckily for you, this is an easy problem to avoid! Canning vegetables is an easy solution that allows you to enjoy the farm freshness of our vegetables at any time of the year! From...

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The Original Farms of Rowan County

Posted by on June 3, 2020 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

The Original Farms of Rowan County

  At Patterson Farm, we pride ourselves in keeping our market stocked full of locally made items and fresh produce. From organic meat to locally made cider, you can find a variety of local farms featured in our market. Many of these farms have been rooted in Rowan County or surrounding areas for years and years, providing their fresh products for all to enjoy.   Denny Booe, Mike Borne, Buzzy Bee Local honey in our market comes from three different beekeepers. Pure, raw honey provides an abundance of health benefits and helps prevent...

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The Great Protectors of Patterson Farm

Posted by on June 2, 2020 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

The Great Protectors of Patterson Farm

Here at Patterson Farm, we have two Great Pyrenees dogs in our livestock pasture. These dogs are trained to monitor and protect our animals from predators. Gretchen, the mom, and Millie, her pup, are the two great protectors of Patterson Farm. Gretchen and Millie are not full-blooded Great Pyrenees, they are mixed with other Livestock Guardian Dog (LGD) breeds. They are mostly Great Pyrenees, but you can tell they are mixed due to the colored spots they have on their fur which can be seen below in pictures. Typical Great Pyrenees are easily...

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Bee Keeping and the Benefits of Local Honey

Posted by on May 19, 2020 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

Bee Keeping and the Benefits of Local Honey

    At Patterson Farms we take pride in the fact that we showcase locally made brands in our market. One of our popular spring items, honey, is made right here in Mt. Ulla by Denny Booe, and also in China Grove by Michael Borne. The honey is available in a 24 oz. jar, or a 16 oz. squeeze bottle in our market. Click here to shop now!     Local Bee Keepers For the past six years, Denny Booe has visited Patterson Farms to install observation hives in the “Bee Barn”. He has been beekeeping for 45 years and currently maintains...

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7 Best Things about Strawberry Season at Patterson Farms

Posted by on May 4, 2020 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

7 Best Things about Strawberry Season at Patterson Farms

    1. Strawberries. Duh!?! Strawberry season is here!! Even though it may be a little different this year, we want to make sure that you can still enjoy this delicious fresh fruit while you can. We have implemented an online pre-paid option and a drive-thru service on the farm to purchase strawberries. We highly encourage that you purchase your strawberries online at www.shoppattersonfarm.com to save time for everyone. Pre-picked strawberries are $16 per 4-quarter basket and $5 per quart. So, make sure to visit the farm today and...

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