7-6-2021 – No Berries for the Moment

As is often the case we reach the point with each variety when there are just not any berries left to pick. Our earliest variety has come and gone. We will see if and when any of the mid or late season varieties will produce sufficent quantities so we can be open during July or August. When that happens we will post it here.

Picking Wednesday 6-30-2021

For those who enjoy picking when it is hot and sticky. Tomorrow Wednesday 6-30 from 10 am to 1 pm should be your moment. The cicadas have done their damage and had their once every seventeen year celebration at our expense. Wednesday is our usual harvest and pack vegetable day so you are welcome to visit the patch and do a bit of harvesting of your own.

Berries by the pints and quarts. Remember the sunscreen and the water bottle. Check the previous posts for additional details.

Update for 6/26 Picking

Our announced plan to be open for picking on Saturday from 9 am to noon is still scheduled. There is a caveat. The cicada damage to the ripening fruit has been significant. So those of you who choose to join us should be prepared for an end of the season experience. That means the fruit to be found will take a bit longer to fill your basket. So be prepared to spend a bit more time finding that perfect berry.

Our Plans for Berry Picking

During the coming week we will be open at the following times.

MONDAY 6/21 from 10 am to 1 pm.

WEDNESDAY 6/23 from 2 pm to 6 pm.

and again on SATURDAY 6/26 from 9 am to noon.

If you are new to picking at Blueberry Gardens please see the previous post for all the details. Have a question? Send us an email at blueberrygardensproduce@gmail.com

OPEN SAT. 6/19/21 from 9 to noon

The cicadas are molesting our plants. They will recover. We still have ripe blueberries in need of pickers. Please join us Saturday morning 6/19 from 9am to noon.

Please read carefully.

We will be open for u-pick blueberries on Saturday 6-19-21 from 9am to noon. New this year. A nod toward social distancing. When you are out in the patch remember to keep your distance from other pickers. The farmer in charge of sales will not be wearing a mask but is old enough to have been vaccinated months ago. If you have a cough and fever stay home.

The way it works: We try to balance the ripe berries (so there are enough for everyone who shows up), the weather (not raining or excessively hot and humid) with the opportunity to come to the farm and pick. This is not a perfect system. But the forecast for Saturday 6-19-21 from 9am to noon is looking good. The supply of ripe berries may be limited due to damage from our friendly cicadas. But most everyone who has visited so far this season as left smiling.

We have containers. We sell by the pint and quart (not weight). The prices are the same as last year and for the many years before that. You pick and then pay the farmer $4.00 a pint and $8.00 a quart. The containers are full when the berries are level with the top of the container. Overfilled containers cost more. Really – no pyramids.

Things to keep in mind. No toilets (so plan ahead). Bring a water bottle picking can be thirsty work. We don’t take credit cards. Cash or a check payable to Blueberry Gardens will do the trick. No smoking anywhere on the farm. Leave your pets at home. Yes children are welcome. Most parking is directly off the driveway on the grass.

If you have any questions that were not covered above just hit the CONTACT tab and send us an email. The farmer in charge of sales does not own a smart phone. So I won’t be checking email once I’m outside sitting under the canopy. So don’t expect a response between 9am and noon on Saturday.

We Are Open for Picking

Thank you to everyone who came out to pick today. We will be open again on Sunday 6/13 from 1pm to 4pm.

On Wednesday 6/16 from 10am to 1pm.

Saturday 6/19 from 9am to noon

Please read the previous post for all the details on how it works. Use the contact tab to send us an email if you have any questions (after reading the post).

Remember we are only open when we have berries to pick so check the website before heading out to the farm.

6-12-21 Will be the First Day of the 2021 Season OPENING DAY Saturday from 9am to 12 noon.

Please read carefully.

We will be open for u-pick blueberries on Saturday 6-12-21 from 9am to noon. New this year. A nod toward social distancing. When you are out in the patch remember to keep your distance from other pickers. The farmer in charge of sales will not be wearing a mask but is old enough to have been vaccinated months ago. If you have a cough and fever stay home.

The way it works: We try to balance the ripe berries (so there are enough for everyone who shows up), the weather (not raining or excessively hot and humid) with the opportunity to come to the farm and pick. This is not a perfect system. But the forecast for Saturday 6-12-21 from 9am to noon is great. The supply of ripe berries may be limited, it will not be the day to pick quarts and quarts easily to fill the freezer.

We have containers. We sell by the pint and quart (not weight). The prices are the same as last year and for the many years before that. You pick and then pay the farmer $4.00 a pint and $8.00 a quart. The containers are full when the berries are level with the top of the container. Overfilled containers cost more. Really – no pyramids.

Things to keep in mind. No toilets (so plan ahead). Bring a water bottle picking can be thirsty work. We don’t take credit cards. Cash or a check payable to Blueberry Gardens will do the trick. No smoking anywhere on the farm. Leave your pets at home. Yes children are welcome. Most parking is directly off the driveway on the grass.

If you have any questions that were not covered above just hit the CONTACT tab and send us an email. The farmer in charge of sales does not own a smart phone. So I won’t be checking email once I’m outside sitting under the canopy. So don’t expect a response between 9am and noon on Saturday.

May 7, 2021 A Quick Update

April has given way to May but at the moment it still feels like March. The flowers arrived as usual as did the pollinators. Berries have begun to appear and they will begin to grow larger and sweeter in the weeks ahead as they ripen. We will alert everyone as we monitor progress here on the farm. As is always the case we shall see.

The hoop house continues to produce lots of delicious vegetables. The process of preparing and planting new beds continues. The tomato plants that were started from seed are already in the ground having been transplanted and the first cherry tomatoes are starting to show themselves.

If you have not yet put your email address on our mailing list hit the contact button and sign up. It is our main way of communicating with our friends and neighbors. Want to know when we will be open to u-pick blueberries or what we are offering for veggie sales this week get on the list.

8-21-20 Our 2020 U-Pick Season Comes to an End

This moment has come every year for more than twenty years now. Time to say that our u-pick blueberry season has come to an end. Time to put away the canopy, the signs and containers till next June. THANK YOU to those who came out to pick. We hope that you enjoyed your berries as much as we have.

Work on the farm will continue. Fall and winter vegetables are being planted. If you are interested in fresh local produce sign up to receive the weekly email about what we have available.

Visit the Farm Pick a Few Berries 2pm to 5pm 8/19

Wednesday morning is our day to harvest, pack and organize our weekly veggie, honey, eggs and flower orders for pick up. It is a process that takes all of our time and attention. So Wednesday afternoon when we are done and our vegetable customers are already visiting the farm is a convenient time to provide a chance to welcome others to join them picking blueberries. There are still a few berries to be found in the “back patch”. Katie and Wes will be here to help point you in the right direction.

Remember the sunsreen and the water bottle berry picking can be hot work in August. The Back Patch is a bit overgrown (wild grape, Canadian thistle, mile a minute and some Bermuda grass) and is therefore not as kid friendly as the front patch.

New this year. A nod toward social distancing. The farmer will be wearing a mask. When you approach the sales table you should as well. If you have a cough and fever stay home. When you are out in the patch remember to keep your distance from other pickers.

The way it works: We try to balance the ripe berries (so there are enough for everyone who shows up), the weather (not raining or excessively hot and humid) with the opportunity to come to the farm and pick. This is not a perfect system.

We have containers. We sell by the pint and quart (not weight). The prices are the same as last year and for the many years before that. You pick and then pay the farmer $4.00 a pint and $8.00 a quart. The containers are full when the berries are level with the top of the container. Overfilled containers cost more. Really – no pyramids.

Things to keep in mind. No toilets (so plan ahead). Bring a water bottle picking can be thirsty work. We don’t take credit cards. Cash or a check payable to Blueberry Gardens will do the trick. No smoking anywhere on the farm. Leave your pets at home. Most parking is directly off the driveway on the grass.

If you have any questions that were not covered above just hit the CONTACT tab and send us an email.

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