Wednesday, July 22, 2009

CLOSED for the season

This comes as a disappointment to us and I'm sure to you as well. The berries that we anticipated getting ripe have not ripened or have been eaten by birds. I know some of you were counting on getting out to the farm one more time but there just aren't enough berries left to open for public picking.

We thank all of you for coming out this season. We look forward to seeing you all next year.

We'll continue to post updates to the blog; recipes, farm work notes, etc. so check in every once in a while to keep up with what's going on. Most importantly we'll let you know when the berries are ripe next season.

If you aren't on our email list and would like to be notified by email about the first day of picking next year you can sign up at .

Thanks again. See you next year!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Celebrate the 4th with this great pie!

This pie is really impressive and a great dessert for the 4th of July with it's red, white, and blue colors! We won 2nd place in a pie contest with this recipe. Tastes as good as it looks!

Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Pie

1 pie crust recipe-single crust
**Prepare pie crust. Roll out and line a 9-inch pie pan. With extra crust cut out stars with 2-3 inch star cookie cutter. Bake crust in a 450 degree oven until lightly browned.
Stars: 2 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel.
Brush over stars. Bake at 450 for 6-8 minutes.
Allow crust and stars to cool.

8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 to 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1/2 cup whipping cream, whipped
In small bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and lemon peel until light and fluffy. Fold in whipped cream. Spoon into cooled pie crust, spread evenly. Spoon cooled blueberry filling over lemon filling.

You can use a 21 oz can of blueberry pie filling but if you have your own blueberries here's how to make fruit filling for the top. (**Note added later: This will make more topping than you need for one pie, about 6 cups. Cut it in half or make 2 pies. Sorry for any confusion.)

6 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (thaw frozen berries completely and reserve juices)

3/4 cups sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Combine the above dry ingredients in a saucepan.
1/2 cup water/ blueberry juice
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 Tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
Whisk into dry ingredients until smooth. Cook over medium heat until bubbly.
Decrease heat and cook and stir for 2 minutes.
Add fruit and stir until evenly coated. Remove from heat. Allow to cool before topping cheesecake.

Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Garnish with star cut-out strawberry fans and whipped cream.

Strawberry fans: use firm berries with stems. Starting at tip, cut into thin slices almost to stem. Spread slices to form open fans.


We do not allow pickers to pick in the rain. Looks like there is a good storm system coming this way this morning. We will call people out of the field if it begins to rain and not allow any picking until the storm passes.
Thanks for your cooperation.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Friday picking...........

The farm will be open Friday morning from 7:30-12 but you need to know that the picking will be more difficult. We had a huge turn out tonight (over 800 pounds picked in 3 1/2 hours!) and the bushes were picked heavily.

We will not be open Saturday, July4.

We'll evaluate the field Sunday to determine if we'll be open Monday.

Happy 4th of July!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

OPEN Thursday evening

The farm will be open for picking Thursday evening from 5-8pm. There are a lot of
ripe berries now so come out and get a bucket or two!

Friday: We'll evaluate the field Thursday evening to determine if we'll open Friday morning.

We will not be open Saturday, July 4. Enjoy the holiday!

Hope to see you at the farm.