We plan to be open tomorrow (Friday, 6/26/20) 7:30am-1:00pm for U-Pick thornless blackberries, veggies and zinnias, and the market will be open for pre-picked produce. Lots of stuff to pick in the fields, and shop for in the market. Most of the heavy rain we got this morning has run off, but still wear rain boots or shoes you don't mind getting wet if you come tomorrow. Weather radar for tomorrow shows partly sunny with occasional chance of thunderstorm, but we have the covered rest area near the berry fields for shelter in case of rain while you are picking. See yesterday's post and the yellow sign pictured here for what will be available to pick and buy pre-picked. Pickers please check in before 12:30pm to pick, weigh and pay before our 1:00 pm sharp closing time.
Closed today, Thursday 6/25/20 due to being rained out. We plan to be open Friday 7:30am-1:00pm.
We will be open Thursday (6/25/20) 7:30am-1:00pm. The last variety of blackberries is producing now and these are the huge ones like you picked at the beginning of the season. (See photo below for blackberries picked today in the rain by a customer) We expect these to ripen into the month of July, but how long into July will depend on the weather. So come pick them while you can. Mid-pride (Freestone) peaches are in peak season, and they are having a great year. Peaches are not available for U-Pick, but are for sale in the market $3.00/lb or $15.00/half-peck tote or $45.00/25 lb box. We also have all the veggies on the yellow sign (see photo) for picking tomorrow. There are lots of most of the vegetables ready for you to pick. Please bring your shears to clip zinnias, okra and eggplant.For tomorrow,we advise you to wear rain boots or shoes you don't mind getting wet. Berry field is grassy with few or no puddles, but the veggie/zinnia fields might be muddy in places. Pickers please arrive before 12:30pm so you can pick, weigh and pay before our 1:00pm sharp closing time.
WEATHER UPDATE: Most of the rain missed us--we got about 1/4" overnight, so will be open today (6/24/20) at 7:30am for U-Pick and market shopping. There is not much standing water, but we advise you to wear shoes you don't mind getting wet. We plan to be open til 1:00pm unless weather forces us to close. Radar shows future rain missing us this morning, but in case of lightening we would have to close, so check back here for any additional updates we may make. There are still some blackberries and lots of vegetables to pick.
Open Wednesday, June 24, 2020 (7:30am-1:00pm) for U-pick and market shopping. See yellow sign in picture here for what you can (and cannot) pick. Second picture here shows red zinnias, okra and (in the background) U-Pick tomatoes. We have had very little rain here in the last few weeks, so currently conditions are great for picking. We will be closely watching the weather tonight and in the morning for any change we need to make in tomorrow's hours, and if it rains A LOT we might have to close early. But we will certainly be open if at all possible, I just made a tour of the fig orchard, and the Celeste variety is loaded, but there is about one single fig ripe on each tree, as you can see in the picture. So U-pick figs will be available soon, but not yet.
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Will be open tomorrow (Tues., 6/23/20) 7:30am-1:00pm for U-Pick veggies, flowers, and some blackberries, and lots of veggies, peaches, watermelon and cantaloupe for sale pre-picked in the market. If you are looking to fill your freezer with blackberries, you have missed it til next year. But if you want to pick a small amount of berries, and lots of veggies and zinnias, it is worth the trip. We were closed for Sun. & Mon, so everything has had 2 1/2 days to ripen and mature more. The delicious Mid-Pride (freestone) peaches are really producing heavily now, and are for sale pre-picked $3.00/lb, half-peck tote for $15.00 or 25# box for $45.00. U-Pick tomatoes and eggplant are really loaded now. Please see yellow sign pictured here for what you can (and cannot) pick. And please bring your scissors or shears for harvesting. For U-Pick, please arrive before 12:30pm to pick, weigh and pay before our 1:00pm sharp closing time
Closed Sunday 6/21/20 & Monday 6/22/20. Open Tuesday 6/23/20 7:30am-1:00pm. Pickers check-in before 12:30pm and pay before 1:00pm.
Open Saturday, 6/20/20, 7:30am-1:00pm. Please see yellow sign pictured here for what is available for U-Pick. In the market, pre-picked we will have lots of great-tasting Mid-Pride (Freestone) peaches, sold $3.00/lb., or $15.00/half-peck tote, or $45.00/25# box. Also, pre-picked eggplant, tomatoes, red cabbage, beets, cantaloupe, onions, fresh-shelled purple-hull peas, watermelon (yellow and red meat), and squash (butternut, spaghetti, scallop, yellow, Delicata) and cushaw (aka green striped pumpkin). Bring your own scissors or clippers to pick zinnias and certain vegetables that need them. Pickers please check in before 12:30pm to pick, weigh and pay before our 1:00pm sharp closing time. We will be closed Sunday, 6/21/20 and Monday 6/22/20. Back open again Tuesday 6/23/20 with lots of U-pick vegs, zinnias and more blackberries. Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!
Wagon loaded down with fresh produce (all grown on this farm), clockwise from upper left: Delicata squash, spaghetti squash, watermelon, cushaw (green striped pumpkin). $15 boxes of Freestone peaches, green tomatoes, more Mid-Pride peaches in $15 boxes, onions (white, 1015 and red), large red tomatoes and buttternut squash.
Homegrown watermelons just-picked and unloaded for sale in the market. After they are picked and they travel a couple of hundred yards in the bucket of the tractor before they are priced and put on the shelf. You can't get melons any fresher than these! Sorry, watermelons and cantaloupes are not available for U-Pick but we have plenty for sale in the market.
Open Friday, 6/19/20 7:30am-1:00pm. Please see yellow sign pictured here for what is available to pick. In the market, pre-picked we will have lots of great-tasting Mid-Pride (Freestone) peaches, sold $3.00/lb., or $15.00/half-peck tote, or $45.00/25# box. Also, pre-picked eggplant, tomatoes, red cabbage, beets, cantaloupe, onions, fresh-shelled purple-hull peas, watermelon (yellow and red meat), and squash (butternut, spaghetti, scallop, yellow, Delicata). We have been closed for a day, so more veggies have had time to grow and more blackberries have been able to ripen. Should be a great day to come out and pick. Pickers please check in before 12:30pm to pick, weigh and pay before our 1:00pm sharp closing time.
Will be CLOSED Thurs 6/18/20 to ripen more thornless blackberries.
Will be OPEN Friday 6/19/20 (7:30am-1:00pm). Pickers must arrive before 12:30 pm to pick, weigh and pay before 1:00pm sharp closing time.