frequently asked questions
When are you open?
Typical season opens early May, and runs thru August or maybe September, totally depending on the weather. The farm is closed the rest of the year and the public is not allowed at that time. Hours and availability of U-PICK is subject to change with short notice. ALWAYS check Facebook, or the UPDATES tab on this website before coming.
What can we pick there?
Thornless blackberries, figs, peaches, vegetables. sunflowers, and zinnias are available for U-PICK in season. Watermelons and cantaloupes ARE NEVER U-PICK, but will be available in the market for sale when ready.
Is everything available for U-PICK?
No, not all produce is available for U-PICK. Watermelons and cantaloupes are NEVER available for the public to pick, but we offer them pre-picked in our market. In season, we offer the following for U-PICK: 3 miles of thornless blackberries on fences, peaches, figs, nectarines, vegetables, sunflowers and zinnias.
Is your farm organic?
Many of our practices are organic, but we are not certified organic. For pest control, we use (organic) Neem Oil, and some plant-based contact killers such as pyrethrins, which leave no residual. We also use parasitic and beneficial insects. Bee hives are located on the property and we are careful to support them as they are the main pollinators for our blackberries.
Is the whole farm open to the public?
The picking fields and the Farmer's Market are the ONLY areas that are open to the public.
How late can we arrive and still pick?
Pickers must arrive at least 30 minutes before closing time, and pick, weigh and pay before closing time. Hours and availability of U-PICK are subject to change with short notice.ALWAYS check Facebook and UPDATES tab on this website before you come to make sure we are open.
Do you have restrooms and a hand sink?
We have a porta-pottie near the parking lot, and a sink for hand-washing on the east side of the market.
Can we bring a stroller or wagon?
Yes, you may bring your own stroller or wagon. Off-road-type strollers with large wheels work best.We reserve the right to inspect contents of wagons and strollers exiting the fields.
Do you have a picnic area?
Sorry, we don't have a picnic area.
What should we wear?
Comfortable, closed-toe shoes are recommended for the trek to the fields, along with hats and sunscreen. Some shade is provided by a large tent near the berry fields.
What types of payment to you accept?
We accept Cash/MC/Visa/ Discover/Amex/SamsungPay. No checks, please. Cash is encouraged for check-in to speed the line.
Can we bring our own scissors for cutting flowers and some veggies?
Yes, you are encouraged bring your own scissors or floral shears, but we are not responsible for any injury that may result from them. For safety reasons, we only furnish kindergarten scissors for your use.Scissors or floral shears are necessary for cutting sunflowers, eggplant, butternut, dill and spaghetti squash.
Can we bring pets?
Sorry, no pets except for legally permitted service animals are allowed on the farm.
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