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Celebrate the Season

November 20 is earmarked for our county's extension office to celebrate 100 Years of Service to our community. Exhibits, food, vendors, lots to celebrate, join us!

Rockingham County Cooperative Extension - Centennial Celebration, Thursday, November 20, 11:00 am-2:00 pm

Paul and his grandparents Earl and Lizzie Marshall, and my grandmother Odessa Alley, used the extension office services many times during their years of growing tobacco crops - long before we even thought about growing muscadines. Field agents including Horace Hux, Judge Pierce, and Frank Green, along with our extension specialist supporting us today, Kathryn Holmes - a big thank you, thank you. Farming is not easy at any time, and with the kind of support the extension office provides, we are sustaining our family's farm for our children and grandchildren.

Also please take time this season to support the many local fundraisers that return back to the people and animal friends of our community hope and financial assistance and love. These fundraisers and our fall & holiday tasting events are listed. We hope to visit with you soon.

Paul & Kristi Marshall

Reidsville, North Carolina

November 19, 2014

Our Farm Store is closed for the season. You may purchase our products at one of many local vendors in Rockingham and Guilford counties. We're a family owned & family farmed operation, and we like to keep our products local for family and friends to enjoy. Email us at: paul_marshall@triad.rr.com or call (336) 339-5230 if you need help finding our products in local stores.

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 many 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.

Our family has worked hard to harvest this year's muscadine crop for the best juice yet. Naturally sweet - wholesome - 100% muscadine juice - Riverbirch Vineyards & Farm.