Farm Update 6-28-18: Fig Season is here! Currently, we have Celeste (Texas Sugar Figs) for U-Pick, pictured here in our re-usable picking box filled with 10 lbs of figs. ($2 for box, U-Pick Figs $4.00/lb. (We may have some pre-picked figs also, but not always). We still have some great-tasting pre-picked peaches for sale for a few more days, then they are gone til next year. Blackberry season is completely over, and cantaloupes won’t be around much longer. Watermelons are still plentiful and we are about to start picking a whole new patch. We still have lots of okra, peppers, spaghetti squash, and eggplant. Stop in and satisfy your craving for fresh and local!
10 lbs of Celeste (Texas Sugar Figs) in our re-usable picking box. (Box only sold for $2, U-Pick figs $4.00/lb.)
Please check in at the market before you pick, where shoppers will find an array of seasonal fruits, vegetables, homemade jar products and refreshments.
Farm Update as of 6-25-18:U-Pick Texas Sugar Figs begins tomorrow, Tues., June 26. We have 240 fig trees, so soon we will also have U-Pick Celeste, LSU Purple, LSU Gold and Magnolia figs, but those varieties are not producing yet. Also currently available for picking: Cream peas, some tomatoes left and the last blackberries of the season. Pre-picked available in our market: Freestone-type peaches (hurry in this week before peach season ends), cushaw (green striped shown in picture), watermelons, cantaloupes, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, okra (season just starting), tomatoes (season ending soon). Hours this week June 26-July 1, 2018 are Tues. thru Sunday, 9am-5pm. Watch for post soon for change in hours next week, starting July 2.
Texas Sugar Figs–U-Pick begins Tuesday, June 26, 2018.
Blackberries picked 6-23-18. Not as large or as plentiful as they were earlier in the season, but the diehards cans till find some nice ones.
La Feliciana Peaches, season ending probably later this week. U-Pick peaches, but we have some prepicked in the market. Beautiful red color on skin is also on flesh of peeled peach, so this variety makes beautiful two-tone jams or preserves.
Cushaw makes a wonderful pie or side dish.
Cream peas are available for U-Pick, probably for another week or two.
Today is a great day for blackberry picking, and since this is probably the next-to-last weekend of the berry season, come on out and pick yours while you can. Tomatoes are also available for U-PIck. We have some FABULOUS pre-picked peaches available in our market, along with red & yellow meat watermelons, sweet cantaloupes, luscious tomatoes, okra, eggplant, peppers, squash, and more, all grown right here on this farm. Closed on Mondays, but open Tues thru Sunday 9am-5pm.
These HUGE blackberries were picked today, and the field is in better shape than we expected after the rains. Lots more of these sweet, tasty berries where these came from. Pickers are out there in regular shoes, but dodging an occasional water puddle on the grassy medians between the rows. The season won’t last much longer, so today is a good day to pick yours while you can. We still have lots of FABULOUS peaches that we picked this morning, so visit our market and stock your freezer.
Farm and market will be open today. UPick thornless blackberries and tomatoes are available for those who don’t mind a little mud, so good idea to wear rubber boots or tennis shoes that can get wet. The berries aren’t as plentiful as they were last week, but still there to pick. Market offers peaches, watermelons, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, and more. Come out and enjoy the cooler weather today!
Farm and Market closed today 6/20/18 due to excessive rain. We hope to open tomorrow as usual. Sorry for any inconvenience. Peaches are still coming in so we should have lots when we can open again. (Peaches are only available for pre-picked, no U-Pick peaches. )
6-14-18 We have delicious pre-picked Freestone peaches for sale in our market for at least the next 2 weeks, weather permitting. Sorry, no U-Pick peaches. Blackberry season has peaked and we should have U-Pick thornless blackberries for about 2 more weeks, so get yours before season ends. We may have some pre-picked blackberries after that, but not for sure when. U-Pick large tomatoes probably only for another 2 weeks, but grape tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, and black cherry tomatoes will probably be around longer depending on the heat. In our market, we offer pre-picked at this time: Watermelons (Red & yellow meat), cantaloupes, spaghetti squash, cushaw, squash, tomatoes, blackberries, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers (burpless & picklers). Hopefully lots of U-Pick figs will be available toward the end of June. Thanks to all who have visited our farm , liked our page, shared our posts, and helped us get the word out that we are open for business!
Just a few of the peaches picked 6-14-18.
Get your blackberries now while they are plentiful! This picture is typical of the 30 rows, 150′ long, of Thornless Blackberries. Not uncommon to pick 10 lbs easily in 30 minutes. Quantity pricing has been extended another week (June 9-15, 2018) for U-Pick Blackberries: 1-24 lbs regular price @ $5/lb.; 25-35 lbs.@ $4/lb.; over 35 lbs @ $3/lb. To receive the $3 or $4 pricing, all berries must be picked in our box ($2 ea, reusable, holds 10 lbs) and paid all at once. Other U-Pick currently available: tomatoes $2/lb (big, cherry, grape) and squash $1/lb. No u-pick peaches for at least another week. FRUIT & VEG UPDATE: Probably some pre-picked peaches later next week. Currently available pre-picked in market: tomatoes, blackberries, eggplant, watermelons (red and yellow meat) cantaloupes, cucumbers, bell peppers, serranos, jalapenos and more. Also, Sunday, June 10, our farm will be open regular hours (9am-5pm) and we will also have a booth @ “The Farmer’s Market at Bridgeland” -16902 Bridgeland Landing,Cypress, TX 77433 12:30pm-3:30pm.
Thanks to all who came out last weekend and picked blackberries. Production is still very heavy, so there are still TONS of ripe blackberries to pick this week. Peaches are picked out til probably early next week, so the only things for U-Pick are blackberries and tomatoes, and possibly some squash. As for pre-picked (not U-Pick) we have some great watermelons, cantaloupes, squash, peppers, eggplant, corn, tomatoes, and more. Check out our box of canning tomatoes at reduced price. Quantity pricing is still in effect thru June 8 for U-Pick Blackberries. See our post dated June 1 for pricing and details.
6-3-18 Still PLENTY of ripe tomatoes and thornless blackberries for picking, but we are picked out of peaches for a few days. We have quite a few varieties of peach trees. Tex-Star ripened first and has finished its harvest season, but a different variety will be available soon.