Tomorrow (Wed. 6/3/20) is looking like a super day for blackberry picking. Thanks to all who came out today, and we still have LOTS of thornless blackberries to pick since we are in peak season. Hours for 6/3/20 are 7:30am-1:00pm. Please check in before 12:30pm to pick, weigh and pay before we close at 1:00pm. The yellow sign pictured here lists what IS, and what IS NOT, available for picking. If you can read it before you check in, it saves all of us time and gets the line moving much faster. Zinnias are on the ''available" list to pick tomorrow, but they were picked pretty hard today, so there won't be a tremendous amount to pick tomorrow. Bring your scissors anyway, in case you get here early enough to pick zinnias, and thank you for cutting them properly so you are not cutting the future blooms. In the market, pre-picked we have homegrown peaches, squash, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, delicata squash, tomatoes (red and green), and lots of beets and onions.
We will be open tomorrow, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 7:30am-1:00pm. with lots of ripe blackberries since we have been closed since Saturday afternoon and the berries have had plenty of sunshine to ripen. (Arrive by 12:30pm to pick, weigh and pay before our 1:00pm closing time.) See yellow sign pictured for what is and is not available. Sorry, we have to put so many items on the DO NOT PICK list, but when lots of veggies get picked in immature stages, they need a few days to grow again. This is a learning experience for all of us, and we try to have as many veggies as possible for you to pick. But please pay attention to the signs and don't pick produce before it is mature, or there is nothing for anyone. Especially, the very young peppers are just skin and seeds, and need time to fatten the walls so you actually have some pepper to eat. In the market, pre-picked we will have homegrown peaches, squash, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, tomatoes (red and green), beets, onions and more. Please remember to bring your scissors for cutting zinnias, and cut the flowers above the branching so you don't cut the future blooms.
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.