2020 has, as any year does, brought the good and the bad. We are all experiencing the bad with Covid19 and all it’s impacts. There is good, too. There have been no late freezes to halt the berries progress and so we are seeing huge quantities of berries on the vines and bushes. They may come in fairly early compared to most years.
The virus has offered the opportunity to be creative in marketing the berries. We are expecting to offer picked berries that you can drive in a pick up without getting out of the car. But we will also be able to separate pickers so that they can keep a happy distance between themselves and others. We will probably not transfer berries into boxes, but rather have you take the berries home in the container you use to pick. And we will have you put your berries on and off the scale to prevent extra touching.
We will be opening up our new blueberry field for picking which will give even more space to choose from. Share any creative ideas you have for this season by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Japanese Persimmons are ready! We will have them available tomorrow, Saturday, October 12th from 2-5 pm. Can’t make it out on Saturday? No worries! We will be available by appointment on Sunday, October 13th.
We are selling them in trays of a dozen for $20. And, unlike our blackberries this year, quantities are limited, so get them while you can! : )
Japaneses Persimmons are a real treat, and not at all like the astringent persimmons native to North Carolina. You can eat them as they are now, slightly crisp and sweet, or you can wait until they are very ripe and mushy and even sweeter. They are great in jams and baked goods. Just google Japanese Persimmon recipes and your mouth is guaranteed to water!
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We are excited to announce that we will open the farm for the 2019 season on Thursday June 6 from 7 am to 1 pm. After that, we will be open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 7 am to 1 pm.
We have beautiful blackberries available now and they are unusually sweet! The blueberries will be coming in soon. Raspberries will be available on a limited basis. All berries will be the same price as last year.
We will also have pre-picked berries when quantities allow. We’ve worked hard the last few months and now have a walk-in cooler! This will allow more flexibility in our picking time and better quality control in managing picked berries.
We still have 5 varieties of blueberry plants available. They are in 3 gallon pots and already have berries on them! And of course, you can’t forget the jam! We will have homemade jams, occasional veggies from the garden, and eggs from our chickens as long as supplies last.
We will have our second blueberry plant sale on Saturday May 11, 2019 from 9am to 2 pm. It will be a great time to get a gift for Mom or for yourself! We have 5 varieties of Rabbit Eye bushes. They will be $10 per 1 gallon plant and we will have 10 gallon bags of pine bark mulch for $5 per bag. You will need two different varieties for cross pollination. We will provide you with detailed instructions for planting.
The blackberries and blueberries are looking like a really good crop for this season. We will keep you posted on opening day as we watch the berries progress. See you soon.
We will be open on Saturday, April 13th from 9am to 2pm to sell blueberry plants. We have 6 varieties to choose from, each coming in at a little different time, so that you can have berries all season long. We will give you planting instructions to take home. You can also buy our mulch to give the plants a good start. If you don’t already have a planting, you will need to get at least two varieties to aid in cross pollination. All chance of frost is past, so now is the best time to plant. There will be fruit on many of the plants this year!
We will be up at the barn above the parking lot. We have a surprise to show you.
We thought that the berries would be finished this past Saturday, But the berries said, “Not so fast”. There are still bushes out in the field that are loaded with blueberries. So we will continue to open Tues, Thurs and Sat from 7 am to 1pm until they say, “Stop!” See you soon.
Come join us for the last day of the 2018 season on Saturday July 21st. We still have delicious blueberries so come on out and get some for one more cobbler!
Our last day will be from 7 am to 12 pm. We will not be able to offer picked blueberries for sale., but we will have vegetables from the garden and the last of the homemade blackberry and blueberry jams.
We will keep you posted on the Japanese persimmons when they come in during the fall months.
Come by for one last picking on Saturday, July 21st.
We are still amazed at how the blueberries continue to come in. They are plentiful, easy to pick and delicious. We have never had so many berries available at this point in the year. We have pre-picked blueberries if you don’t have the time to pick. They are $5 per pound and a gallon of them is about 5-6 pounds. We are continuing to open Tues, Thurs and Sat from 7 to 1.
Blackberries are also still available in the two new rows of a later berry. They take a little more time to pick but they are still out there.
We hope that our pickers will take advantage of this plentiful harvest.
As of today, July 11th, the blueberries are still coming in strong. There are places where you can pick a whole bucket off of one bush. You have to go into mid to far field to find the best ones but they are out there. The berries are sweet and delicious and available all over the field.
The blackberries have now passed their peak. There are two rows that we have marked that have the most berries. They are our newest later variety and we hope that next year they will really produce for the end of the season.
Raspberries are still chugging along available to the early birds.
We will still have pre-picked blueberries available for another week and as always, we have homemade black and blueberry jams.