OPEN TODAY–Fields drained overnight after big rain!

Posted 5-10-19:

We got 3.6″ of rain last nite but as of 8:00 a.m. today, mostly all run off, as shown is these 2 pics of gravel road taken at 7:30 a.m. Should be fine for berry and zinnia picking if you wear rubber boots or shoes that can get a little wet. No standing water between blackberry rows. Pics of berries were taken yesterday–bushes are loaded with HUGE berries. Prices: $1/person field admission, $2/re-usable picking box holds 10# berries. U-Pick berries $5/lb. Zinnias $3 for all you can cram into a 16 oz solo cup. PREPICKED: lots of homegrown blackberries $6/lb., squash, cucumbers, cauliflower, broccoli, chard, broccoli, cabbage and more. If kids are out of school, this is the place to be today.  Crawfish picking is free!

Weather update as promised!

Posted 5-8-19  10:00 pm
😊NO RAIN in Waller today; a few rain clouds showing on radar overnight, so fields should be fine for picking Thursday . Berry bushes are loaded! Lots of veggies and zinnias for picking also. Come out tomorrow and beat the Mother’s Day weekend rush!

Weather update–so far so good!

Posted 2:30 pm 5-8-19

WEATHER UPDATE: thankfully, here in Waller we got less than ½” of rain since Monday, while other areas around Houston got 8-9” or more. Currently (2:30 pm Wednesday) the approaching storm is moving quickly and looks like we may escape its wrath and just get minor rainfall, if any. Visit this page again tonight after 10pm for another weather report. It looks like maybe great picking Thursday and the rest of the week. Zinnias really loved the light rain and should have lots for Mother’s Day picking. Blackberries are plentiful now! Our last two customers today picked 20 lbs. of berries in only 15 minutes! Open regular hours (7:30am-1:00 pm) every day except Monday (Closed Mon.). FARM OPEN (Sunday May 12) MOTHER’S DAY FOR EXTENDED HOURS 7:30 AM TIL 3:00 PM.

Berry and Zinnia picking today 5-5-19

Thank you everyone who came out yesterday and picked blackberries on our season opening day! Today  (Sun., 5-5-19) we are open from 7:30 am til 1:00 pm for THORNLESS blackberry picking AND zinnia picking. I just walked the zinnia rows and yes, they are dry enough for pickers to traverse in most places. Weatherman says partly sunny, high of 82 degrees, so it’s a beautiful day to come visit the farm. Prices: $1/person field entry, re-usable berry picking box $2, U-Pick berries $5/lb; Pre-Picked berries $6/lb, Pre-picked squash & broccoli $2/lb, U-Pick Zinnias $3.00 for as many flowers as you can put in a 16 oz Solo cup.

Season Opens May 4, 2019 !!!

Posted 5-3-19:

2019 Blackberry Season opens tomorrow, Sat., May 4. (7:30am-1:00 pm). We got quite a bit of rain today, but fields are draining fast. Berry pickers are advised to wear rain boots or shoes that can get wet as there will still be some wet/muddy areas. Due to the rain, U-pick squash and other vegs will not be open tomorrow. Most likely the zinnia-picking will not be available due to the muddy field. But we were able to pick in the some areas today, so we will have HUGE blackberries, these 3 varieties of squash, and some other pre-picked produce for sale in the market. All of these pics were taken today. PRICES: Farm admission $1/person. Re-usable berry picking box $2. U-Pick berries $5/lb. U-Pick vegs $2/lb. Zinnias $3/Solo Cup full. Come out tomorrow or Sunday (7:30 am-1:00 pm) for lots of fun and good eats! Closed Mon., May 6, but hours for the first week are Tuesday May 7 thru Fri. May 10 (7:30 am-1:00 pm. ) We will post hours for following days asap.

Thornless blackberries picked 5-3-19. As you can see, many are MUCH larger than a quarter.
Blackberries are just starting to ripen and bushes are LOADED.
A sample of our harvest 5-3-19: clockwise from left–Yellow squash, Heirloom Golden Zucchini, green zucchini.

2019 Blackberry Season Opens Sat., May 4

Get ready for a great 2019 Season starting Saturday, May 4th! For the first few days, we will only have Thornless Blackberries for U-pick, but for sale in the market (pre-picked) we will have some early homegrown vegs. Coming soon: lots of other things to pick, including sunflowers and zinnias! See schedule for the first week –hours may be adjusted as needed for later weeks. LIKE us on Facebook!

Blackberries are looking great!

Prime-Ark Freedom Thornless Blackberries will be the first variety to ripen in 2019, in early May. Vines are loaded and berries will turn from green to red to black, and will plump up as they reach optimum picking stage. Photo date 4-6-19.

Blackberry Status 4-3-19

Three of our thornless blackberry varieties, with bloom status as of 4-3-19. Prime-Ark Freedom plants shown on the horizon, and Crimson Clover blooming to feed the bees.

Farm update 3-15-19

Red Baron Peaches, just starting to bloom 3-15-19. Highly ornamental and very flavorful freestone red-skinned peach.
One of the Thornless Blackberry patches, showing status of three varieties as 3-15-19.
Brussel sprouts should continue producing thru summer. Red chard in background will be gone soon. (photo 3-15-19)
Tomatoes planted on fence for easy U-pick in May-June, 2019. Fence near barn will hopefully have U-Pick cucumbers. (photo 3-15-19)
First bloom on hydroponic tomatoes in greenhouse, grown in coconut fiber.
Large-leaf Italian Basil, Banana peppers and tomato plants to set out in field after weather warms. (Photo 3-15-19)
Green multiplying onions.
Red clover grown for bee attractant, and nitrogen and organic matter to rejuvenate soil. (Photo 3-15-19)
Mustard left to bloom attracts bees who eat the pollen and nectar. Ladybugs use the leaves as a protective hatchery and also feast on the aphids who flock to the area for food.

2019 Season opening soon!

Expected opening for 2019 season is around first week of May, but may be sooner if weather warms up and production comes earlier. Prime-Ark Freedom thornless blackberries are already in bloom, and several varieties of peaches are loaded with blossoms. Fig trees are still dormant. Tomatoes, watermelons, cantaloupes, and brussel sprouts are already planted in the field, with pepper, herb and cucumbers following soon. Watch this site for more info soon!