Fig Orchard Planting Recap
November 21st, 2023
We want to extend a huge thank you to every volunteer that spent their Saturday morning with us planting fig trees in the new orchard! With your dedicated hard work, we were able to plant 60 fig trees in just 2.5 hours. It was a joy to work alongside you and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
While the hole was being dug for each tree, the roots were loosened. Once planted, the holes were backfilled with the native soil, then topped with a bag of compost. Cardboard was laid in the spaces between each tree as a weed barrier before being topped with mulch.
We chose figs for our orchard since they’re low maintenance, easy to prune, and can thrive in our climate. Plus, they’re incredibly delicious! All of the varieties we planted will produce purple figs: Celeste, Improved Celeste, LSU Purple, and O’Rourke. Since these are young trees, it will take 3-5 years before they’re in full production.
If you weren’t able to join us, you’ll have another opportunity in the spring! We’ll be planting the remaining half of the orchard with more fig trees. Keep an eye out for the announcement next spring!
Upcoming Farm Events:
Special Holiday Farm Stand on Tuesday, November 21st from 4-6pm at The Farmhouse
Next Farmers Market: Saturday, December 2nd from 9am-1pm (there will not be a market on November 25th due to the Thanksgiving holiday)
Meet the Farm Tour on Saturday, December 2nd from 10-11am (sign up here)
Birding at Village Farm on Saturday, December 9th from 9-10 am (sign up here)
Currently in Season at the Farm Stand: Cauliflower, Roselle Pods, Salad Mix with Cilantro, Scallions, Napa Cabbage, Radishes, Turnips, Collard Greens, Chicory, Kale, Swiss Chard, Bok Choy, Tatsoi, Tokyo Bekana, Komatsuna, Mustard Greens, Turnip Greens, Okra (limited), Eggplant, Peppers, and Basil.