Record Breaking Opening Day on June 9th

Our season’s opening day on June 9th was a record breaker thanks to our terrific customers.  Thank you!

We saw beautiful blackberries and blueberries come out of the field.   We also sold a lot of homemade blackberry jam.

We will now be open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 7am to 1pm. The field is brimming with berries that are waiting for a new home.  Come get yours for pies, jams, cakes and just eating!

Opening Saturday June 9th

The berries have been taking their time getting ripe with all the cloudy weather. Now that the sun is back out, they are starting to turn colors in the field. We will open Saturday, June 9th from 7am to 1 pm. After that, we will be open our regular hours;  Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 7am to 1pm. We are hoping that our new variety of blackberry will lengthen the blackberry picking season.   The blueberries are also taking their time but we are starting to see blue ones out there. They are hanging  in huge clusters waiting for the right picker to take them home.

2018 Berry Season Starts Soon

We are excited that the 2018 Berry Season will begin soon. We are expecting to start picking blackberries by Saturday, June 9th and the blueberries soon after.

The crops look amazing!

The blackberries are producing in overdrive. Our newest blackberry variety is showing as many as 15 berries at the tips of their branches.

Many of the blueberry branches have had to be braced from underneath because they are drooping so heavily with berries hanging in huge clusters.

It is going to be a fun year for berry lovers.  See you soon!

6/30/2017 Blackberries still coming in

It has been an odd berry year and a frustrating one.  The blueberries are finished for the year just when they would be peaking.  The mild winter had the berries blooming and the spring freeze finished most of them off.

The blackberries are still coming in. We have a new variety of blackberry that we planted to come in later to sync with the blueberry peak.  They are giving their first crop now and they are delicious.

We are reducing the hours (8-11am) to reflect the crop conditions so we hope people will come and get the blackberries. We are so grateful to our wonderful customers who are so understanding about what has happened this year. We love them all.

6/25/2017

We are seeing the berries pass their peak earlier than ever before, but there are still beautiful berries ripening in the field.  They will be easy to pick and delicious.

Yesterday, we were complemented to be mentioned on WRAL’s article on places to pick blueberries. We had a great turnout that resulted from the article. Some people may have been disappointed  because we didn’t have the quantity of berries that we normally have. The spring heat brought the berries in early and the spring freeze reduced our production significantly. We are hoping for better luck next season.

We are changing our hours to reflect the picking conditions. We will open from 8am to 11am Tues, Thurs and Sat this week. We will see what the berries tell us after that. Possibly, we will be able to have picked blackberries still available.

6/19/2017

Blackberries are still hanging from the vines with big juicy berries ready to go home with the pickers.

Blueberries take a little more time but they are delicious.  We are going to open up our private blueberries which are all but certified organic. Great flavor!

We’ve got blackberry and blueberry jam ready to take home.  Yum!

Blackberries and Blueberries for picking 6/12/17

We are now picking blueberries. They are not as plentiful as we would like but the ones that are coming in are big, beautiful and sweet. The blackberries continue to come in and they are plentiful, large and sweet. The low acid blackberries have been very popular. The only problem with them is that they are higher than the others to pick.  They are worth the stretch to get them.  The biggest blackberries are found down near the ground or in the middle of the row where they get to ripen to their fullest.   Raspberries are tasty but there aren’t a lot of them.

Blackberries Galore 6/6/2017

BLACKBERRIES:

We have loads of huge, beautiful, and tasty blackberries coming out of the field. It is the beginning of the peak of the season for them. It takes no time at all to fill a bucket.

BLUEBERRIES

The blueberries are starting to come in. They are very large berries since the plants don’t have to ripen so many of them.  They are sweet even before they are fully ripe.  We will be picking them soon.

5/28/2017

We had a great day picking BLACKBERRIES yesterday and the berries are ripening quickly for picking tomorrow.  They are plentiful, large and very sweet so we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to pick on the holiday. We will open from 8-11 am to beat the heat.

Chick it out! 2017 Opening

We will be opening tomorrow, Saturday, May 27th from 8 to 11 am for BLACKberry picking. The berries are so sweet we can’t stop eating them in the field. The blueberries and raspberries are not ready quite yet but they will be ready soon.
We will have range free eggs and homemade blackberry jam for sale. Yum!
Remember that we are still behind the times and accept cash and local personal checks only.

See you Soon!