Spring is almost here
Another light dusting of snow and ice. We're at 21 degrees this morning, and roads are slippery. We're glad we took advantage of the warm weather last week to begin pruning our muscadine vines. All the vines are hand pruned (all five acres), and then we will start pruning the pear trees.
If you are interested in muscadine prunings for wreaths or other crafts, please feel free to come to the vineyard. Make your own bundles, and pick a day to visit when the weather is a little warmer.
Happy Birthday to my mother today, as she celebrates another milestone. Mama (Grandma Pat to her grandchildren), takes pride in helping us in the vineyard each harvest, and we could not do this without her. Happy Birthday Mama, we love you very much.
Hope to see you in the vineyard soon.
Paul & Kristi Marshall
Reidsville, North Carolina
March 4, 2014
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~ ~ 100% Locally Grown Muscadine Juice ~ ~We’re on the road again, with our 100% naturally sweet muscadine juice. Muscadine juice is sweeter and not as heavy as other grape juice, all natural, no sugar added. And our customers’ reactions to 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 300 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.
So, our family works hard to harvest a few ton of muscadines, and then we process them into a naturally sweet juice that you can buy year round. Our vineyard is a member of “Got to be NC - Goodness Grows in NC”. And you know muscadine juice is the best when even our local and North Carolina wineries carry this ‘alcohol-free’ product for their favorite customers.
Locally grown or North Carolina grown, it’s a win-win for all muscadine growers and agriculture in our state.