Will be open Thurs, 7-9-20, 7:30am-1:00pm. LOTS OF Zinnias, Sunflowers and CELESTE FIGS TO PICK. This is the best week of the year for fig picking, and the Celeste may all be gone by this time next week. See yellow sign pictured here for what will be available to pick tomorrow. As posted previously, we are changing our regular hours to be OPEN TUES, THUR, and SAT (7:30am-1:00pm) and CLOSED SUN, MON, WED & FRI. These hours are subject to change in case of weather, being picked out etc. but we will adhere to these as closely as possible for the next couple of weeks at least. Always check this page or the update tab on nealsberryfarm.com for latest info before you come. For sale pre-picked tomorrow: watermelons (red & yellow) cantaloupes, peaches, fresh-shelled purple-hull peas, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, delicata squash, onions, and probably more. Pickers must check in before 12:30 pm to pick, weigh and pay before our 1:00pm sharp closing time. And remember to bring you clippers for flowers and some veggies.
New schedule of open/closed days beginning 7/7/20. For the last part of the season, which should run until first week or so of August 2020, we plan to be OPEN: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, (7:30am-1:00pm) and CLOSED: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Hours and days could change in event of weather, being picked out, or other unforeseen circumstances, so always check this page before coming out to be sure we are open. There are so many ripe figs this week that we are not likely to get picked out, but you never know, that could change any day. CELESTE FIGS WILL BE OVER IN ABOUT 10 DAYS, so pick yours soon or you miss out. Lots of veggies will still be available for picking, but as the summer heat continues, some of them quit producing. Tomatoes will not set any more fruit, but will ripen the fruit that is there. Peppers, okra, sunflowers and zinnias love the heat. Thornless blackberries are all over except for the last 2 varieties which produce late summer, but there are not very many of them. Will still post the yellow sign here and on Facebook the day before we open so you know what will be available the next day. And as always, pickers will still need to check in before 12:30pm to pick, weigh and pay before our 1:00pm closing time.
OPEN Tues. 7/7/20 (7:30am-1:00pm). MASKS ARE REQUIRED in the market and check-in/out area, but optional in the field. Celeste figs still in peak for another week or so, depending on the weather, so seriously don't wait long if you want any. Other 3 fig varieties just barely starting to ripen, but we don't have as many of those trees as we have Celeste. Sunflowers and zinnias really cranking out the blooms now. Lots of veggies doing well, but as average temps rise, some won't be around for long. Peppers,okra and purple-hull peas love the heat, so they grow fast now. Our last variety of thornless blackberries is ripening now, but get here early if you want to get any. For sale pre-picked in the market, we have lots of delicious Freestone Peaches for sale by the pound or box, fresh-shelled purple hull peas, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, delicata squash, cushaw, Fairytale pumpkin, watermelons (yellow and red meat), cantaloupe (Dove and Pecos-type),onions, a few tomatoes, and more. Be sure to bring your clippers for flowers and some of the veggies. And as always, if you want to pick, please check in before 12:30pm so you can pick, weight & pay before our 1:00pm sharp closing time. See you soon!
Great 4th of July crowd! Closed Sun. 7/5/20 & Mon. 7/6/20. Back open Tues. 7/7/20 7:30am-1:00pm. Lots of figs to pick Tuesday! Will post more info here on Monday about what will be available Tuesday. Happy July 4th!
Open July 4, 2020 (7:30am-1:00pm). Pickers must check in before 12:30pm to pick, weigh and pay before our 1:00pm sharp closing time. NEW: Please wear masks in the market and check-in area, but not required in the fields as long as you keep 6' distance between parties. With our wide-open spaces, 12' between all 49 berry rows, 20' between fig rows and about 6' between veg rows, it's easy to maintain social distance. There will not be another time this year with as many ripe figs as we have right now. We have 150 Celeste trees, in their peak season and loaded with hundreds of pounds of ripe figs. We have about 60-90 trees of each of the other 3 varieties, (LSU Purple, LSU Gold, & Magnolia) just beginning to ripen. See the yellow sign pictured here for what we have for U-Pick. Purslane is on the list for the first time, and eggplant has returned to the "OK TO PICK" list. Prepicked in the market: Lots of Freestone Peaches, Watermelon (red and yellow meat, all with seeds), cantaloupe, tomatoes, fresh-shelled purple-hull peas, squash (Delicata, Butternut, Spaghetti, Cushaw) and more. Sorry, we don't have picnic facilities, and don't allow coolers in the fields. NO PETS. No outside containers/bags/buckets, etc. may be brought in--we have containers to pick in. Wagons are encouraged, and please bring your shears for cutting flowers and some of the veggies. Sorry, we are unable to transport anyone to and from the fields, and it is a fair distance to walk, so plan accordingly. Wishing everyone a happy and safe 4th of July!
Closed Thurs 7/2/20 & Friday 7/3/20. Open 7/4/20 7:30am-1:00pm. More info will be posted Friday about what will be available on Saturday July 4th.
What a crowd we had out today! Thanks everyone who came out and picked berries, figs, veggies and flowers, and shopped in the market too. We appreciate all of you too who are supporting this small local farm by sharing our posts and spreading the word. It's working! We will be open tomorrow (Wed. 7/1/20 from 7:30am-1:00pm). Y'all picked most of the ripe berries today, but more should be ready tomorrow. There are still quite a few figs ripe, and there will be a lot again tomorrow. Most of the kinds of vegs will be available to pick, but all the eggplants got picked down pretty small, so we have to stop eggplant picking for a few days to let some get big enough to pick again. Purple Hull peas are ready to pick in the new patch behind the pond, outside of the electric fence. (If you get lost, follow the site map on the "site map" tab here, lol.) The field behind the arch is now closed, about to be plowed up, and the last of the butternut squash and spaghetti squash that were there are now available in the market. As always, pickers please check in before 12:30pm to pick, weigh and pay before our 1:00pm sharp closing time. And remember to bring your shears for cutting flowers and okra. We do plan to be open July 4th (7:30am-1:00pm) but not sure yet about Thurs. or Friday this week--it will depend on what is left to pick after Wednesday.
Will be open Tues 6/30/20 7:30am-1:00pm. LOTS OF CELESTE FIGS TO PICK! The main season for Celeste only lasts 2-3 weeks, and even less if the birds find them before you do! Other 3 varieties of figs will be producing soon, but no date yet. New patch of sunflowers ready for U-Pick lines the grassy pathway to fig orchard. Watermelon radishes only available for another week or so. Last variety of blackberries is still producing (see photo for box picked on Sat.).Tomatoes, peppers, okra, cucumbers, squash, and zinnias are really putting on after the rains last week. See yellow sign for what you can (and cannot) pick on Tuesday. Lots of pre-picked goodies will be for sale in the market, all grown here on this farm: Peaches ($3.00/lb, or $15.00 half-peck tote, or $45.00 for 25 lb. box. Also watermelons (red & yellow meat), cantaloupes (Pecos and Dove), tomatoes (red, yellow, all sizes), cukes, eggplant, onions, cushaw (green striped pumpkin), squash (yellow, scallop, spaghetti, butternut). Pickers must check in before 12:30pm in order to pick, weigh and pay before out 1:00pm sharp closing time. Remember to bring your shears to cut sunflowers, zinnias, eggplant and okra. Also, please keep in mind the ONLY FRUITS for U-PICK are blackberries and figs. DO NOT PICK PEACHES, APPLES, GRAPES, CHERRIES OR ANY OTHER FRUIT. Peaches are sold in the market now, and the other fruit will be ready to pick in about two years, but we need to leave the few that are on the trees to monitor season for future reference.
Will be closed Sun, 6/28 & Mon 6/29. Open Tues 6/30/20 7:30am-1:00pm. Will post Monday about what will be available on Tues. to pick and buy pre-picked in the market.
Open tomorrow (Sat. 6/27/20) 7:30am-1:00pm. Please see yellow sign pictured here for what you can pick (and cannot pick) tomorrow. For the first time this season, FIGS ARE ON THE PICK LIST! Celeste is the only variety ripe yet, but the others won't be far behind. New patch of sunflowers just opened today for U-Pick. And the recent rains and cool temps have given the blackberries a boost and lots more are producing than we have had in the last couple of weeks. The huge blackberries you picked at the first of the season are ripening again, as you can see from this partial box of beauties picked by a customer today. Many of the squash are really loaded, as are the tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, okra, radishes and peppers. Peach season is in full swing, so get these great tasting Freestone peaches while you can. Come on out tomorrow and enjoy the day outside. Note: we are in Harris County. Blackberry rows are 12' apart, so you can pass without getting too close to anyone. Most veg rows are 6' or more apart, and it is easy to keep plenty of distance between parties. Pickers please check in before 12:30pm in order to pick, weigh and pay before our 1:00pm closing time. And bring shears for cutting okra, eggplant, zinnias and sunflowers.