Please see our fresh natural produce of which you can buy directly from us. Our main crop is muscadine and scuppernong grapes but we provide many fruits and vegetables that are grown on family land throughout Bay County. Our grapes are completely natural. They need no label to prove themselves. No pesticides, no fertilizer, no politics, no government label, they're not even hand watered. Just seasons, hope for rain, and a little bit of Love. If you need a supplier or if you're out of state we'll ship. We are also looking to partner with a winery. Our vineyards currently produce over 100 lbs a day of hand picked goodness while in season.
- Produce Offered depending on season:
- Muscadines (Season over 9-30)
- Scuppernongs (Season over 9-15)
- Pears (Season over 9-8)
- Squash (Season over 9-30)
- Figs (Season over 9-1)
- Persimmons (Season over 10-20)
- Chinese pumpkin (Season over 9-30)
- Thai Hot Peppers (Season over 11-1)
- Lemmon Grass
- and more
U Pick: is available only upon reservation. Our vineyards and breeds require pollination to set fruit, therefore our friends the bees and pests are present. If you leave them alone, they'll leave you alone. It is recommended that you wear long sleeves and long pants or you bring bug repellent. It's not so hot under a shaded roof of grape leaves. Please call us for reservations.
The scuppernong (/skəpəˈnaɪn/) is a large variety of muscadine (Vitis rotundifolia), a species of grape native to the southeastern United States. It is usually a greenish or bronze color and is similar in appearance and texture to a white grape, but rounder and larger and first known as the 'big white grape'. The grape is commonly known as the "scuplin" in some areas of the Deep South. It is also known as the "scupanon", "scupadine" or "scufadine" in some parts of the South.
- Source: Scuppernong Wiki Page
Muscadines (Vitis rotundifolia) are a grapevine species native to the present-day southeastern United States that has been extensively cultivated since the 16th century. Its natural range is recognized in the following states of the US: Alabama, Arkansas, the Carolinas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. They are well adapted to their native warm and humid climate; they need fewer chilling hours than better known varieties and they thrive on summer heat. Muscadine berries range from bronze to dark purple to black in color when ripe. However, many wild varieties stay green through maturity. They have skin sufficiently tough that eating the raw fruit often involves biting a small hole in the skin to suck out the pulp inside. Muscadines are not only eaten fresh, but also are used in making wine, juice, and jelly. Muscadine grapes are rich sources of polyphenols and other nutrients studied for their potential health benefits. Gallic acid, (+)-catechin and epicatechin are the major phenolics in seeds, while ellagic acid, myricetin, quercetin, kaempferol, and trans-resveratrol were the major phenolics in the skins. In a natural setting, muscadines are important plants for improving wildlife habitat by providing cover, browse, and fruit for a wide variety of animals. As one of nature's richest sources of polyphenolic antioxidants, muscadines have been studied for their potential health benefits which include preliminary evidence for effects against cancer mechanisms. To date, in vitro studies have shown positive effects of muscadine phenolics against blood, colon and prostate cancers.