Thanks to all who joined us at the Farm to pick berries!
We are a relatively new farm, with 2014 being the first year we opened for Pick-Your-Own blueberries. We were expecting a stellar year in 2015, but a cold, dry winter with no snow cover caused significant winter injury to many of the bushes. Without a harvest in 2015, we spent the summer planting raspberries, asparagus and tart cherries.
Our blueberry bushes are not fully mature, and stand only 1-3 feet tall. Half of the bushes are from the original planting in 2011 and are producing a good supply of blueberries. The other half of the bushes were planted over the past 2 years to replace dead or weak bushes. Expect to squat or even sit while picking as most of the blueberries are towards the bottom of our bushes. We do have a few Garden Kneelers - please ask if you would like to try one out.
When picking, seek out blueberries that are plump, dry and a rich dark blue as these are the sweetest. Ripe blueberries should just roll off onto your finger when they are touched. If they have to be pulled off the branch they are likely not fully ripened.
We supply buckets for you to pick your blueberries and containers to bring them home. After picking, bring your bucket to the Farm Stand and we will weigh your blueberries ... they are priced by the pound.
It can get hot in the Field when picking - bring a hat, sunscreen and dress for the weather.
Our flowers and vegetation tend to attract bees so please be prepared if you are allergic.
We welcome well-supervised children. Please remind children to pick only ripe fruit and to refrain from eating fruit until they are home.
Payment accepted is cash and check.
We are sorry that we can not allow pets, but we hope you like dogs - we have two friendly golden retrievers at the Farm to greet you and keep you company while you pick berries.
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