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Officially spring!

We are officially glad to welcome spring and warm weather and pear blossoms and spring growth on our muscadines. Guess you can tell we're happy, happy that spring is here.

We are also happily expecting our fifth grandchild (third grandson) in about eight weeks. Catherine and Gabe and Lizzie are getting everything ready to welcome him into the family. So excited! 

And you know our farm is always open for visitors. If you want to bundle up some grape vines (still available) or just walk through the vineyard, please call us to arrange a time to come by. We will also post our farmer's market schedule soon, so watch for upcoming dates and times.

See you in the vineyard soon.

Paul & Kristi Marshall

Reidsville, North Carolina

April 2, 2014

 

For more information about our products, please call (336)339-5230 or send us an email: paul_marshall@triad.rr.com

Picture taken by Dee Shore, of NCSU, during innovative farmer interview

    

~ ~ 100% Muscadine Juice - Locally Grown ~ ~

Farmers' markets - ~ great time to share the taste of our 100% naturally sweet muscadine juice. Muscadine juice is sweeter and not as heavy as other grape juice, all natural, no sugar added. And we sure like to hear your comments when tasting the juice for the first time, makes us smile ~ “I remember eating muscadines, and the smell and the flavor, at my grandparents”… “a very distinct, sweet and earthy muscadine taste”… “good tasting and good for me”.  

There are over a hundred varieties of muscadines, and we grow two varieties right here in Rockingham County. Our purple 'Noble' muscadine makes our red juice, and our Carlos ‘bronze’ muscadine is an improved scuppernong variety. The scuppernong was the first grape to be cultivated in the United States, and comes from the oldest vine in the nation, the 400-year-old Mother Vine growing on Roanoke Island. Scuppernong was also made the state fruit in 2001.

The muscadine skin is usually too thick to eat, and some people spit it out along with the seeds. But this is optional!  Great taste, heart-healthy, with over seven times the concentration of resveratrol than other bunch grapes. Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant that may fight cancer and prevent heart disease, and a one cup serving of muscadines can double your daily intake of antioxidants.

We're working hard to make sure this year's muscadines are the best yet. And you know we have preserved last year's harvest into sweet juice for enjoying now. Of course there are lots of muscadine vineyards in North Carolina, we're sure they all have good juice, but if you are from around here, buy local!