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It's Muscadine Time!

We are hedging the vines this week in preparation for you to come visit and pick-your-own muscadines.

Our U-Pick weekend officially starts Saturday, September 6.

Hours of Operation ~ Saturdays & Sundays: 8:00 am - 12:00 noon

Our farm is family owned and family farmed, and we harvest our muscadines the old-fashioned way by hand to ensure the cleaniest produce for our customers, helps to make a tasty juice too!

We welcome your family to our farm. Please feel free to bring a picnic basket, enjoy the vineyard, and pick some heart-healthy and tasty muscadines for home (if they make it home). Take care.

See you in the vineyard soon!

Paul & Kristi Marshall

Reidsville, North Carolina

August 26, 2014

 

"Muscadines are naturally sweet and low in sodium too

~ just plain good for you!"

Farm Store stocked full of muscadine juice, jellies & preserves, is also open on the weekends. Please call us at (336)339-5230 or send an email: paul_marshall@triad.rr.com for more information.

Our farm is located at: 200 Will Tom Road, Reidsville, NC

Twenty miles north of Greensboro, take Hwy 65 East about 7 miles, the farm road is on the right.

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 black '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, come spend the day with us!