Our early season June berries have come and gone. We will continue to monitor our mid season varieties and will update if there is an opportunity to pick.

Not many berries left to ripen after lots of picking Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. We already announced plans to be open from 9am to noon on Saturday and we will be open. Everyone who joins us on the farm needs to do so with the understanding that we are at the point where demand will likely exceed supply.

A few folks continue to be confused by our selling blueberries in 2017 after announcing that we were done after 20 years and concentrating on vegetables. So are we. After a terrible 2016 we decided to conduct an experiment with the rear field (about 75% of our plants). No pruning, mulching, weed control and irrigation. What would happen if we allowed these non-native plants to fend for themselves.

At least for this year they are producing blueberries. There is also a bumper crop of Canadian Thistle. They are nasty thorny plants. We will open the back field for picking on Saturday along with the much more picker-friendly front field. No small children out back. Common sense suggests long pants and shoes. We have marked the rows which have berries.

If you decide to join us please remember the sunscreen, the water bottle and that we no longer have the porta-john so plan ahead.

Blueberries.  Come out and pick this week. We still have blueberries and they are ripening quickly in this summery weather. So we will be open for a couple of hours on Tuesday evening (6/20 from 6:00pm to 8pm.) and again the next morning Wednesday from (9:30am to noon). We are also planning to be open Saturday morning. We’ve done our best to look at the weather forecast and our schedules to give everyone and opportunity to join us here on the farm.

Here is the schedule: 

On Tuesday 6/20 in the early evening from 6 to 8pm.

the next day Wednesday 6/21 open in the morning 9:30am to noon.

Saturday 6/24 open 9am to noon. Limited picking.

Remember the sunscreen, the water bottle and that we no longer have the porta-john so plan ahead.

Have a question? Send us an email at blueberrygardensproduce@gmail.com

Robert says “my assessment of the blueberries in the front patch is that they are completely at peak right now with 200 to 400 quarts ready to go”.

If you have a chance, join us on Thursday 9am to 11am and in the early evening from 6pm to 8pm.

On Saturday and Sunday we will be open from 9am to 1pm. We will have Blueberries, Strawberries and even a few veggies from the Hoop House.

We take down and unplug the electric fence when we are open.

To reduce our costs we no longer have the porta john. Plan accordingly.

Cash or check. Blueberries are still $8 a quart and strawberries are $6 a quart.

Need to reach us with a question. Send us an email. blueberry.gardens@gmail.com

Come out and pick this week. Robert just stopped by to report that we have berries and they are ripening quickly in this summery weather. So we will be open for a couple of hours three mornings this week and twice in the early evening. We’ve done our best to look at the weather forecast and our schedules to give everyone an opportunity to join us here on the farm.

Here is the schedule:

Monday 6/12 open 9 to 11 am and in the early evening from 6 to 8pm.

Tuesday 6/13 open 9 to 11am (only morning hours)

Thursday 6/15 open 9 to 11 am and in the early evening from 6 to 8pm.

We take down and unplug the electric fence when we are open.

To reduce our costs we no longer have the porta john. Plan accordingly.

Cash or check. Blueberries are still $8 a quart and strawberries are $6 a quart.

Need to reach us with a question. Send us an email. blueberry.gardens@gmail.com

 

STRAWBERRIES BLUEBERRIES

After years of telling everyone that we only grow blueberries this year we decided to give strawberries a try.

The strawberries are ready to be picked as well as some blueberries. They are organic of course.

We will be open tomorrow Wednesday 6/7 in the afternoon from 3:30pm to 7pm.

We will also be open Saturday 6/10 from 9am until 1pm.

As always, it is a pleasure to be growing for you!

Our 2017 season has begun. We were open briefly on Thursday and had three blueberry customers and twice that number picking strawberries. That was just about right.

We will be open once again on Saturday morning from 9am to noon. We will mainly have strawberries and the first ripe blueberries (remember that this is just the start of the season and quantities will be limited).

Be advised that as a cost saving measure there is no porta-john this year. So apologies in advance.

 

Hard to believe. We have organic strawberries. Open this afternoon 6/1/17 from 4pm to 6pm.

We will have pint and quart containers for you to fill.

Should be a beautiful afternoon. Bring the sunscreen and the water bottle.

Stick a fork in us we’re done. We sent the Porta John back to Gene’s (thanks for all the wonderful service over the years), took the Open All Day Sign away from the top of the driveway and recorded a new phone message that makes it official. We recorded just $2,000 in berry sales this year and that means that after twenty years the time has come to shift our focus here on the farm. We are still Blueberry Gardens but no longer plan to grow enough berries to operate as a u-pick. Thanks to everyone who came and picked over the years, especially to those of you who came time again and helped to sustain our dream.

We will continue to grow vegetables for those of you who value organic and local in their food choices. Click on the contact tab and ask us to send you our weekly veggie news. You order what you want, we harvest twice a week, you pick up here at the farm.

So I thought a few berries in my morning granola would be just right. So I took a walk through the patch. Couldn’t find a single ripe berry. Not one. At this point in the season that is very depressing. That late frost in April probably did more damage than we realized and now what little would be ripening is going to the birds.

So thanks for checking in, the early season berries are gone. So we are closed for the moment while we hope that the mid-season or late season berries ripen and we may have enough to reopen. In the meantime we wait for the first tomatoes ripen and continue to focus on the organic vegetables that we also raise. Sign up for our weekly veggie offerings by clicking on the contact tab and asking to be added to the weekly veggie news email.