Friday, June 22, 2018

Friday evening, June 22

    MAN, we had a crowd out today and they REALLY PICKED a lot!
    So much so that we recommend that everyone wait until Tuesday
to give the berries time to ripen up for much faster picking.

THANKS for supporting our little farm!!!

Maybe next year we will have a bumper crop. 

Joe and Robin 
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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Thursday evening, June 21

   Pickers today had little trouble finding
good picking. The late varieties are ripening
well and the rain kept pickers away this afternoon.

  We predict good picking tomorrow.
   Joe and Robin

After writing this post about 5 large families
showed up and picked till 7:30 and picked a lot
of berries. We recommend not coming out
Saturday but waiting till Tuesday.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Wed., June 20

   It was  HOT ONE today (and MUGGY). The rain
cooled things down nicely then the sun came out and
the humidity returned. BUT early this morning it was
really nice and quite a few pails of berries went out.

  The late berries are ripening well with the heat and
are being picked off daily. We anticipate finishing up
the season within 2 weeks (yes it has been a SHORT

  If you don't mind walking and checking out each
bush you can get a pail full pretty quick.  I was
showing some new customers the field and I leaned
over to pick a few berries on the outside of the bush
and when I opened up the bush there were probably
a quart of berries hidden in there!

  Come early and beat the heat!!

 Joe and Robin

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tuesday, 1:30 PM

  There was a crowd here this morning and the
field was picked pretty heavy.

  Picking will be better later in the week (Thursday-
Saturday) as more of the late varieties ripen.

  Joe and Robin

Monday, June 18, 2018

Monday night, June 18

We had a large turnout Saturday morning and a
LOT of berries were picked.

The berries are ripening well but slower than
we anticipated.

The berries are always larger and sweeter the
morning AFTER a day of sunshine than the
previous evening so we anticipate pretty good
picking tomorrow.

We will reserve a part of the field for our pickers
who are picking for pre-picked orders.

Watch the weather (raining lightly now).
Joe and Robin


Friday, June 15, 2018

Friday evening, June 15

Just an update from yesterday's post
(which received a LOT of "hits").

We had  a pretty good turnout today
and picking was pretty good (but
kinda slow). The weather was "iffy"
all day and we had to "evacuate" the
field once due to very close lightening!!

Tomorrow check the weather radar
before coming out. We suggest that,
if you want to pick several pails, you
might want to wait until next week.

If you just want a pail of berries or you
just want to GET THE KIDS OUT OF
THE HOUSE !!!!!! come on out.

Joe and Robin (we raised our 2 kids
"back before the turn of the century"
and are VERY kid-friendly.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Thursday. June 14

   We had a crowd yesterday evening and this morning.
The field needs to ripen up several days for good picking
so we recommend waiting until Tuesday to pick.  We will
remain open if you do decide to come out this weekend.
 Joe and Robin

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Wed. 6:15 PM, June 13

    Most of the field was picked heavy today BUT there are
several rows of big clusters for you early birds tomorrow.

We lucked out with the weather today. Mostly cloudy
with a little breeze and a few sprinkles.

   Hope to see some of you tomorrow early.

Thanks  joe and Robin

Monday, June 11, 2018

Monday, 9:00 AM, June 11

The berries have ripened well since Saturday and will really be good
and sweet tomorrow for U-PICK.
Watch the weather and try to come out either early or late.

Joe and Robin

Friday, June 8, 2018

Friday, June 8

The customers today had no trouble picking
what they wanted although it took longer
than normal.

The chance for Sat., Sun., and Mon. is 80%
each day! With so few ripe berries in the field
it will be a good time to rain because ripe berries
tend burst when it rains!

By the middle of next week there should be good
picking again.

 Joe and Robin

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Thurs., June 7,  1:30 PM

 The picking was good this morning but the field
 was picked over pretty well. There are enough berries
 for tomorrow if you want to pick just a pail or two
 but if you need several pails we recommend waiting
 until Tuesday of next week.

Thanks, Joe and Robin

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Wed. evening,  June 6
    Picking tomorrow should be great. Really big berries!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Monday noon, June 4
   We are opening for you-pick this Thursday, June 7 at 7 AM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

   See you soon            Joe and Robin

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

1:25 PM Wed., May 30

    We are planning to open sometime the 2nd week of June (keep checking). We do not have
enough ripe berries to open to the public yet. We are putting berries in our freezer now to "stay
ahead"of the birds!!
    I noticed yesterday on TV that the local peach crop was hit hard by the weather also. Our early
varieties of blueberries were hit the hardest but the late variety looks pretty good.

    See ya'll soon. Joe and Robin 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

May 22, 2018
    We are busy getting the fields and the sales stand ready for opening day. Things are
looking pretty good. The crop is larger than last season but not nearly a full crop.
We are still looking at early June for opening. I noticed that we are getting a lot of
"hits" on the blog so I think a lot of you are anxious!

  We are going up on the "We-pick" price this season by 1 dollar to $15/pail (still a
good price). Pickers are harder to find and smaller crops require more time to pick
a pail. The "You-pick" price is still the same ($7/pail).

   Keep checking  the Blog and we will see you in June.

             Joe and Robin

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Tuesday afternoon, April 3, 2018

  Our picking season will probably begin in early June. Start checking
in late May for a better estimate.  Hope to see you at the farm.
   Joe and Robin