More blackberries are ripe now, so we no longer limit the amount you can pick. At check-in, visitors age 2 yrs and over pay $1.00 entry, and berry pickers will purchase a picking box with handle for $2.00/box that will hold 10 lbs. of blackberries when level full, and we will date-stamp the box. Also, at that time, purchase a large, clear bag for $.50 each if you wish to pick vegetables. We do not allow picking of anything in your own containers/bags, so please leave them at home.
For better results, pick your heavier vegetables first so they can be at the bottom of the bag. Veggies priced individually, such as cabbage, kale leaves, very hot peppers, etc. should go in separate smaller bags so that we can put your large clear bag on the scale and weigh contents @$2.00/lb. Cashier will give you those smaller bags (for individually priced vegs) as needed. Blackberries are the only thing that should be in your handled box so that it may be put on the scale and weighed @ $5.00/lb.
The number of visitors to the farm so far this season has been phenomenal, and we thank all of you who have ventured out to pick. We have a very small staff, so we are trying to streamline the check-in/out process as much as possible. Sorry we have to require you to buy a bag for $.50 for veggie picking, but our former system of picking veggies in our baskets is no longer appropriate. Paying with cash is faster than using cards, and having smaller bills is also a great help. (Coming in with a $100 bill for $2.00 check-in is rough on our change situation.) It is also helpful if you screenshot the site map on this website so you can find your way around, or view the big map we have posted in the market. Reminder: the only fruit available for picking now is blackberries, and figs later in the summer. We NEVER have U-Pick peaches, nectarines, plums, persimmons, etc but all those will be for sale pre-picked in the market when ready. See you soon!