We will be open Thur. 5/27/21 for LOTS of U-Pick thornless blackberries. Peak blackberry season usually runs the last week of May thru mid-June, so NOW is the time to pick or make plans to come in the next couple of weeks or you will miss out on the main season. One customer asked ,"What day is peak season?" There isn't any ONE day, the season has built over the last 3 weeks, and now we have about 2-3 more weeks of LOTS of berries, then mid-late June the amount of ripe berries lessens as more get picked and the heat usually sets in. The torrential rains seem to have left the area, so we expect good weather for the next few days. We plan to be open daily for a while, but ALWAYS check this blog or Facebook "Neal's Berry Farm & Farmer's Market" before coming in case something changed. Pickers check in before 12:30pm to pick, weigh and pay by our 1:00pm sharp closing time. Available for U-Pick on Thu. 5/27/21: Blackberries, yellow squash, zucchini (yellow/green), spaghetti sq., acorn sq., beets, peppers, kale, dinosaur kale, green onions, carrots, cucumbers, sunflowers, zinnias, and MAYBE a few peaches. Ripe tomatoes hopefully start next week. Please bring your garden shears/clippers to cut flowers and some vegs.). FYI: Binford Rd. is under construction between HWY 290 and FM 2920, so if 290/Binford exit is closed off, exit Kickapoo or FM 2920. Fields are still moist, so rain boots or closed-toe shoes that can get wet are advised in some areas. Check HOME tab on this website for pricing, maps, etc.
Bell peppers and banana peppers in field by the market. These peppers are immature and not as filled out as they would be if left on the plant a few more days. The purple tip on the sweet banana pepper shows the fruit has not reached maturity and is mostly just a shell instead of having a more solid seed cavity.