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.