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May 7, 2020 A Quick Update

April has given way to May but it still feels like March. The berries appear to have survived a couple of frosty days in April. Our expectation of an early season as the cooler and wetter days have continued have been revised. 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.

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.

Spring 2020 Has Arrived On The Farm

Time to move the clock forward here on the blog. Every winter seems a bit shorter than the previous one. Life on the farm is beginning to stir. Our friend Dave serviced the new mower last week and both Robert and I have done a small bit of mowing. Growing in the hoop house continues, we sold more veggies last week than either of us can ever remember. Tomato seeds have been germinated and the plants will soon be ready to be transplanted. Work in and around the blueberries has begun as well. As we always say “we shall see”. Check back here for periodic updates. As in the past years we will announce when the berries are ready to u-pick and post our plans for being open for friends and neighbors to join us here on the farm.

June 2019 – Our Newest Picker

When we open the berry patch for pickers you can easily be surprised by who shows up. This young fellow clearly knew what to do. We will be open again on Thursday morning from 10 to noon and on Saturday from 9am to noon. Stop by and and pick a few for yourself. Bring a friend, young or old everyone seems to enjoy the experience.

I found one.

Got it!

We Still Have Berries – Hours for the Week of 6/17 to 6/23.

This is a challenging time of the year for your favorite blueberry growers. It is always difficult to match the ripening berries, appropriate weather conditions for picking, the best times for our customers and our availability.

For the coming week we plan to open on Tuesday 6/18 and Thursday 6/20 from 10am to noon on both days. We will also plan on being open on Saturday 6/22 from 9am to noon. We still have berries ripening and look forward to seeing you on the farm.

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.

Blueberries on the bush at Blueberry Gardens

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.

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.

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

Open Times for the Week of June 10th to 16th

First a thank you to all of those who turned out for our opening day of picking on Saturday. Lots and lots of beautiful berries left the farm with happy pickers. For those who missed the chance or those who are ready for more here are the days and times for the week ahead.

We will be open Tuesday 6/11 in the afternoon from 2pm to 6pm.

Open again on Friday 6/14 midday 10am to 1pm.

and on Sunday 6/16 from 1pm to 4pm.

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.

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.

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

First Day To Pick Sat. 6/8 – Open From 1pm to 5pm.

Please read carefully.

We will be open for u-pick blueberries on Saturday 6/8 from 1pm to 5pm.

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.

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.

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

Counting Down To Blueberries – 2019

The 2019 season seems to be fast approaching. The weather has been very favorable to our early season blueberry bushes and they are covered with flowers and we are starting to see the fruit develop from behind the flowers. Ever grateful for the work of all the pollinators. When the fruit is ready for you to visit the farm and fill our pint and quart containers we will announce it here as well as send an email out to those who are on our list.

Each flower has the potential to be a blueberry. These little berries should be big and dark blue by early June.

To join the list just click on the contact button and fill out the form. We will be open when the berries, the weather and our schedules are in alignment.

Looking forward to a bountiful harvest.

One More Time This Season

We still have blueberries in the back field. Come join us from 8am to noon on Saturday 7/21. The weather prediction is for cool, cloudy and the rain holding off until the afternoon just might be perfect for picking a quart or two.

As stated in our previous posts. The mid-season varieties in the back field have ripe berries. More than we expected. As a result we will be open this Saturday 7/21 from 8am to noon to share them with anyone willing to deal with the thistle, other weeds and the challenge of picking in our barely maintained back acres. Please leave the small children at home as this is really not an experience they will enjoy. Come early to be the heat.

We have containers but you are welcome to bring your own. 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.

Things to keep in mind. No toilets (so plan ahead). Some people find sunscreen stress reducing. 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.

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

Still Wanted A Few Hardy Pickers

We have containers but you are welcome to bring your own. 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.

Things to keep in mind. No toilets (so plan ahead). Some people find sunscreen stress reducing. 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.

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

Wanted A Few Hardy Pickers

The mid-season varieties in the back field have ripe berries. More than we expected. As a result we will be open this Saturday 7/14 from 8am to 11am to share them with anyone willing to deal with the thistle, other weeds and the challenge of picking in our barely maintained back acres. Please leave the small children at home as this is really not an experience they will enjoy. Come early to be the heat.

We have containers but you are welcome to bring your own. 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.

Things to keep in mind. No toilets (so plan ahead). Some people find sunscreen stress reducing. 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.

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

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