Will be closed Sunday 5/31/20 & Monday 6/1/20. Picked out for Sunday, and Monday is our regular day to be closed. Open again Tues, 6-2-20 (7:30am-1pm). More info & availability to be posted 6-1-20, when we see what has had time to grow and ripen by then.
Open tomorrow, (Sat, 5-30-20) 7:30am-1:00pm. Updated yellow sign shows what is available, and also what is NOT available for picking. There are lots of thornless blackberries, but the pea-sized hail we got earlier this week washed away lots of the ripe berries, so the red ones need a few days to ripen for the peak-season easy-picking. So come on out, enjoy the day picking but don't expect to fill the box in 20 minutes like peak season usually is. We do have pre-picked tomatoes, homegrown freestone peaches and veggies for sale in the market. As always, please arrive before 12:30 pm so you can pick, weigh and pay before our 1:00pm closing time. And don't forget to bring your scissors for cutting zinnias and some veggies.
Will be open Friday 5/29/20 regular hours 7:30am-1:00 pm. Same veggies as 5/28 and TONS of blackberries to pick.
We will be open tomorrow (Thur. May 28, 2020) regular hours 7:30am-1:00pm. See yellow sign updated to include okra, peppers and eggplant for picking, along with all the vegetables we have already had for you to pick. We had some rain today, but the grass between the rows in the berry field should be pretty well-drained by morning so you can pick thornless blackberries too. We are in peak blackberry season now, so you can fill your box quickly from any of the 49 berry rows.We recommend wearing rain boots or shoes you don't mind getting wet. The veggie fields are muddy but can still be picked in. (Please do not step on the plastic row cover--it is there as a weed barrier, and if you step on it, you make a hole in the plastic and then weeds come thru). Please bring your own scissors or garden shears if you wish to pick flowers, okra, eggplant or cabbage. Pickers please arrive by 12:30pm to pick, weigh and pay before our 1:00pm closing time. In our market, we have homegrown peaches, nectarines, squash, tomatoes, corn, cucumbers and more. Looking forward to a great day tomorrow!
We got 3.5" of rain this afternoon. Will post later tonight (after next storm passes) regarding open hours for tomorrow 5-28-20.
Tomorrow (Wed, 5/27/20) is looking like a great day for picking thornless blackberries, veggies and zinnias. Here's your yellow sign for what can be picked tomorrow. In the market, (pre-picked) we will have delicious Tex-Star peaches, nectarines, corn, tomatoes, squash and more for sale. We still won't have U-Pick tomatoes, but hopefully that's coming soon. Clear skies and lower temps are predicted for the morning, so come on out and enjoy the day and the fruits of your labor. We will be open 7:30am-1:00pm, and please arrive before 12:30pm to pick and pay before 1:00 closing time. Please bring scissors if you want to pick zinnias.
Open today 5/26/20 from 7:30 am-1:00 pm. Please arrive by 12:30 to pick, weigh and pay by 1:00 pm closing time.
We will be open tomorrow (Tuesday, May 26, 2020) from 7:30am til 1:00pm unless we get rained out. We got a good rain yesterday, but should all be drained off by tomorrow morning. Still a good idea to wear boots or shoes you don't mind getting wet. Thornless blackberry fields are all grass, but plowed rows in veggie field are muddy right now and might dry some by tomorrow.This yellow sign will be posted tomorrow morning when we open, so some things might get picked out as the day goes on. As always, pickers need to arrive by 12:30pm to pick, weigh and pay before our 1:00pm closing time. And please bring your scissors if you want to cut flowers and some vegetables. Looking forward to another great day of blackberry picking tomorrow as we ease into the first week of peak season. Most of the varieties of blackberries are ripening now, so you can pick on any rows. Peaches, nectarines, squash, onions and more are available for sale in the market. Please note that tomatoes are not ripe yet, so no tomatoes for sale and no U-Pick tomatoes. Photos below were taken 11:00 am Monday, May 25, 2020.
These rows are Freedom thornless blackberries that you first picked on when we opened May 1. We are now cutting down the vines that have no more berries to ripen on them, as you can see the cut vines in the rows. This variety will produce another crop in late summer, so they will be the FIRST and LAST berries of the season.
Apple tree in espalier formation has a few apples already, but PLEASE DO NOT PICK ANY APPLES YET. The trees are only a few months old, and the farmer will pick the first ones to assess quality and any improvements he needs to make in their care. We will have some for picking next year, so thank you for being patient and giving these time to grow and mature.
This sign shows availability when we open tomorrow (Sat., May 23, 2020). Will have LOTS of ripe thornless blackberries to pick, and the vegs and flowers have had plenty of sunshine today to grow more and ripen. We are open regular hours Sat. 5/23/20 7:30am-1:00pm. Pickers must arrive by 12:30pm to pick/weigh/pay by 1:00pm closing time. When you park, please pull up all the way to the orange traffic cones so that we may get a third row of cars down the middle of the parking lot. Thanks for your cooperation! And don't forget to bring scissors/shears for cutting flowers and some kinds of vegs. Sorry, due to social distancing, we are unable to shuttle anyone anywhere. After we close on Saturday, we will assess the berry status and decide on open hours (if any) for Sunday and Monday (Memorial Day). Looking forward to seeing lots of y'all tomorrow!