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.

No More Berries – 2017

Our early season June berries have come and gone. We will continue to monitor our mid season varieties and will update if there is an opportunity to pick.

Further Thoughts for Saturday 6/24

Not many berries left to ripen after lots of picking Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. We already announced plans to be open from 9am to noon on Saturday and we will be open. Everyone who joins us on the farm needs to do so with the understanding that we are at the point where demand will likely exceed supply.

A few folks continue to be confused by our selling blueberries in 2017 after announcing that we were done after 20 years and concentrating on vegetables. So are we. After a terrible 2016 we decided to conduct an experiment with the rear field (about 75% of our plants). No pruning, mulching, weed control and irrigation. What would happen if we allowed these non-native plants to fend for themselves.

At least for this year they are producing blueberries. There is also a bumper crop of Canadian Thistle. They are nasty thorny plants. We will open the back field for picking on Saturday along with the much more picker-friendly front field. No small children out back. Common sense suggests long pants and shoes. We have marked the rows which have berries.

If you decide to join us please remember the sunscreen, the water bottle and that we no longer have the porta-john so plan ahead.

The Rest of the Early Season Blueberries are Ripening

Blueberries.  Come out and pick this week. We still have blueberries and they are ripening quickly in this summery weather. So we will be open for a couple of hours on Tuesday evening (6/20 from 6:00pm to 8pm.) and again the next morning Wednesday from (9:30am to noon). We are also planning to be open Saturday morning. We’ve done our best to look at the weather forecast and our schedules to give everyone and opportunity to join us here on the farm.

Here is the schedule: 

On Tuesday 6/20 in the early evening from 6 to 8pm.

the next day Wednesday 6/21 open in the morning 9:30am to noon.

Saturday 6/24 open 9am to noon. Limited picking.

Remember the sunscreen, the water bottle and that we no longer have the porta-john so plan ahead.

Have a question? Send us an email at blueberrygardensproduce@gmail.com

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