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Thank You

Our early season berries have come and gone. Thank you to those of you who helped with the harvest. If you’ve signed up for the weekly veggie news you will continue to get notices about what we have available. At the moment we have lots of wonderful tomatoes and the summer squash has been just great. June was a great month for the bees and we now have honey available. Sign up for the weekly email by following the link on the page that the Veggie tab leads to. Once again thank you to all of you. As Robert likes to say “it is a pleasure growing for you”.

Where Have All The Berries Gone?

The birds have picked them one by one. Reminds me of an old song.

If you are reading this before heading out to the farm for our already announced hours on 7/4 please be prepared for disappointment. Having just walked the patch it is clear that we have far fewer berries than we expected just a couple of days ago. This happens at some point every year. The birds maybe celebrating but the farmers are disappointed. So if you are reading this our advice is to find another way to pass a few early morning hours on 7/4.

Everyone Asks

When will you be open again? Our early season berries are just about done. Being outside in the heat and humidity is brutal. But we have a plan. No camp carpool on the 4th so we can be open for u-pick early in the day before the temperature works up into the 90s.

OPEN 7/4 FROM 8AM TO 11AM

Come by and pick a few berries to take along to that picnic later in the day or to munch on while you enjoy the fireworks. All the usual information in the next paragraph. Remember come out early and beat the heat. Wednesday 7/4 from 8am to 11am.

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.

Warmer Temperatures Ripening Berries, 6/30/18 9am – Noon

Every year as the summer takes hold the last of the early season berries finish ripening. So join us on the farm before they are all gone. We will be open Saturday June 30th in the morning from 9am to noon.

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)

We Still Have Ripe Berries

Time to come out to the farm and pick some blueberries. For those of you who like to come by after work we will be open late in the day on Monday 6/25 from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. On Tuesday 6/26 we will be open from 10am to 1pm and again on Wednesday 6/27 from 10am to 1pm. 

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.

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

More Times to U-Pick

The berries on our bushes continue to ripen. Blueberries flower and produce berries once each year. For our early season variety that moment is now. We will be open this Saturday morning 6/23 from 9am until noon. We plan to be open again the next afternoon on Sunday 6/24 from 2pm to 5pm. After a day to recover we will be open again on Tuesday 6/26 from 10am to 1pm.

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.

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

Here Is The Plan – Open 6/20 10am to 1pm & 6/23 9am to 12pm

For those of you who visited the farm for our first picking days a huge Thank You.

We have checked our calendars, poured over the weather forecasts and most importantly walked the berry patch. The next couple of days may be too warm to pick but they are perfect ripening weather.

We will be open twice this week. Wednesday June 20th from 10am to 1pm and then again on Saturday morning June 23 from 9am to noon.

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.

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

We Are Excited – The 2018 Blueberry Season Opens

Please read carefully.

We will be open for u-pick blueberries on Friday 6/15 from 9 to 12 noon.

We plan to be open again on Sunday afternoon 6/17 from 2pm 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.

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

 

“If every flower turns into a berry”

That is a direct quote. It was followed by a big smile. It is that time on the farm again. We are optimists at heart. This is that magical moment in every growing season. We look forward to lots of beautiful berries. We shall see. The reason all these blueberry bushes look white is that they are covered with lots of flowers. Each flower is potentially a berry. Next the pollinators and then the right combination of sunny days and some rain from time to time. Check back in about seven weeks.

A New Season – Spring 2018

The long winter finally seems to be in the rear view mirror. Robert has retired and still has a strong desire to help things grow. Updates will get posted here as plans come into focus. After twenty plus years we know better than to try to predict what we will have and when we will have it. Check back later in the spring and we will have updates as the warm sunny days and the occasional gentle rain do their magic.

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