We have everything ready for the season to start….we’ve weeded, mowed, pruned, mowed, weeded….and now we just watch and wait for the berries to turn color. With the hot, humid weather we’ve been having, we expect to open sometime this week, possibly the middle to the end of the week. We will update here, on our Facebook site, and will always have a recorded message letting you know when we will be open.
If you are new to our farm, this is kind of how it all works:
**I will update our sites and our phone message telling when our opening day will be. (740-536-7853)
**When we are open, we usually have a large number of customers come in the morning to pick, since it is cooler. If we have a large number of people come, our field may get “picked out” (all the ripe berries get picked!) and so we will close. As soon as we make the decision to close, I will update our phone message. So we always tell people to call before coming out.
**We have to give 2 or 3 days for more berries to ripen before we open again, so keep checking when our next open day will be.
**We have waxed boxes for you to pick berries in, which are yours to take.
**We have an acre of black raspberries. They are trellised up on wire for easy picking. We keep the rows between the berries mowed, too. When people ask what they should wear, I tell them they can wear shorts and flip-flops if they want. The berry plants are thorny, so your arms and fingers may get poked, but it’s not too bad. There isn’t any shade in the field, but you can come to the barn and get out of the sun.
**We have a sink in the barn to wash your hands and splash cold water on your face.
**Our black raspberry season lasts between 2 and 3 weeks.
**Our prices are: $4.00/lb for U-pick, and $6.00/lb for pre-picked. We do have limited availability on pre-picked berries.
Ok, that’s all I can think of for now…Whew….who knew there were so many details in farming?!!
Annnndddd……..some great news!!! John planted another acre of berries! They were planted this spring, so they won’t be ready this year, but next year we will have more berries!!
We hope to see you at the farm next week!