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.

The message at the moment is that after a very busy Saturday morning we are going to be closed while we wait for berries to ripen. I’ve just returned from the berry patch where I was unable to find a single ripe berry. So check back later this week and once the berries begin to ripen we will post the time and date that we will be open next.

We are open today 6/18 from 8am to noon. That’s what we announced all week. The amount of ripe berries is disappointing. Robert says they will all be gone by 10am. So if you are reading this now and still plan to come by please be ready for disappointment. Remember that no one is more disappointed then your farmers. It takes the same amount of time and effort to grow a small harvest as it would for a bountiful harvest. We will have plenty of veggies.

Thank you all for your patience. We are ready for you to visit the farm and pick some berries.

Berrries on bush

Come out and pick this week. We will be open Monday 6/13 from 9am to 12 noon, Wednesday 6/15 from 9am to noon and Saturday 6/18 from 8am to noon.

It has been a challenging few months weather wise. Warm early, cold late, wet and then dry. Mother Nature loves us but she doesn’t make this easy. We will have limited hours in our attempt to match the available fruit with the unknown, until you arrive, number of pickers.

Same prices as in past years $4.00 a pint and $8.00 a quart.

Click on the contact tab if you have any questions.

We reserve the right to change our plans so check back here or call 240 324 6110 before you load up the wagon and hitch up the horses.

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It has been a very unusual spring. The weather has caused your farmers more than the usual amount of concern. But there will be berries, but just not quite yet. Keep checking back and when the time to pick arrives we will update all the messages.