Open on Sunday 6/29 at 8am. We have had a busy couple of days and lots of friends and neighbors have gone home with pints and quarts of wonderful blueberries. A few still remain so come out and fill a container or two before they are all gone. Our mid and late season are looking good but they are not ready yet.
We are open today Friday 6/27 and Saturday 6/28 between 8am and 7pm. Our early season varieties are at their peak. Blueberries are available at the moment in both the front field closest to Route 108 and through the blue gate just beyond the wood pile and down the hill. Look for blue flags to indicate the rows with the most berries. Parking can be a challenge at times. Overflow parking is just after you cross the cattle guard when you turn into our driveway. Just pull on to the grass. Watch out for small children. Walk up the hill to the sales canopy. You will find containers there and a cash box to pay the farmer when you are done. Please remember to be fair to the farmer, growing blueberries is a challenge and the money you pay is necessary in sustaining us. If you have any questions please use the contact form.
Three days of sunshine have done the trick. We now have more ripe berries to pick and plan to be open tomorrow Thursday and Friday. Check back on Friday for our weekend plans. So come early and beat the heat. Remember that we are not always here but the patch is set up to be self serve. There are currently ripe berries in both patches. Under the blue sales canopy you will find containers, a cash box and lots of signs to explain how things work. If you have questions please use the contact form (we check our email more frequently than our voice mail).
It has been a busy Sunday morning and very little ripe fruit remains. You are still welcome to come out but be prepared to walk further and spend more time finding the really ripe berries. We will close once the last pickers of the day depart and will be closed for several days while the remaining early season berries ripen. Keep checking this space for updates. After the rest of the early season variety are gone we look forward to having mid and late season varieties in July and August.
Thanks to almost everyone who came out to pick today. While the easiest picking of the season may be behind us there are still a lot of ripe berries waiting to be picked. We will open tomorrow morning at 8am and be open throughout the day. First Day (aka Sunday) is time for Quaker Meeting for some of us so please take a moment to read the instructions on the table if no one is around to greet you, we are still open.
You will find containers on the table under the blue canopy, please pay by leaving the correct amount of cash or a check in the cash box drawer when you are done picking.
Parking can sometimes be a challenge. If all the spots off the gravel driveway that leads up to the sales canopy are filled, you can pull off the blacktopped entrance road on to the grass and then walk up the hill.
Remember that our berries are organic and are safe to eat right from the bush. Taste a few as you begin to pick so that you will recognize the ripest ones.
That’s what people were saying as they picked today. Those of us who live here on the farm agree. The warm weather has hastened the ripening so there are lots of berries ready to be picked. Come by early to beat the heat. We will be open all day beginning at 8am. We will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday all day or until all the berries are gone. Check back Saturday evening to see what our plans are for Sunday and the week ahead.
Our blueberries have begun to ripen. We will be open for very limited amounts of time over the next few days. Mornings only on Wednesday 6/18 and Thursday 6/19 from 8am until 10am. The weather forecast is for the first real taste of summer. Come by early before it gets too hot to be out in the field. Check back Thursday evening to find out what our plans are for Friday and Saturday.
It was a long winter and it took a little while for spring to get going. There will be berries, lots of berries if things continue to develop the way they have so far this year. But not yet, they are running a bit later than we have come to expect. We will update the web site and change the phone number as soon as they are nice and blue and ready to be picked. Looking forward to seeing all our friends, new and old here on the farm before the end of June.
From time to time we get asked, why are you organic? The following link to an article in the Atlantic is one of the reasons. http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/03/the-toxins-that-threaten-our-brains/284466/
No nasty chemicals get sprayed or spread on the plants that we grow. We like to think that we are doing our part to make the world just a little bit safer for all our neighbors. We think that this year we may have an exceptional crop hope to see you all in June.
We called it a season today and took down our sales tent and put it away until next year. Thanks to those of you who came out and picked in 2013. We had the smallest crop we have had in ten years and are making some adjustments to our fertility program and will continue to work with our plants in hopes that next year we will see a dramatic improvement. Farming is always a challenge and some years are more challenging than others. This year took the prize for disappointment. See you next year.