Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Closed Wednesday

The farm will be closed Wednesday, June 30.

Not sure when we'll open again but there are still a lot of berries to ripen so don't worry if you haven't
been able to get out and get some.

We'll let you know when they are ready!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Open Tuesday

The farm will be open Tuesday, June 29 from 5-8pm.  There are a lot of nice berries out there so come and get enough to last through the winter!

There are some wet spots because we have the drip lines on.
There are tall weeds because we don't use herbicides.
There are juicy, sweet berries in spite of the weeds and puddles.

We also have cookbooks for sale!

Picking is going to be nice because the humidity and temps are both down.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Open Monday

Yipeee!  The berries are ripe for picking so we'll be open Monday, June 28 from 7:30 until 12 noon.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Closed Saturday

Lots of berries still need more time to ripen so the farm will be closed Saturday, June 26.  We're hoping to be able to open Monday so stay tuned!

Enjoy your weekend.  Stay cool.  Check in Sunday night............

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Closed Friday

So sorry for the inconvenience but we will be closed Friday, June 25 to give the field time to ripen more berries.  This is in hopes of having plenty of berries for picking Saturday.

There's still quite a lot of berries to ripen so there's still time to get your supply before they are gone!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Thursday Picking

The farm will be open Thursday evening from 5-8pm. 

I keep hoping to look at the forecast and see that temps will be in the 80's with a cool breeze of 5-7 mph.  Today I finally found it!  Tomorrow it will be 81 degrees with a 5-6mph breeze...........in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Sometimes you just have to think outside of the box!
So, tomorrow evening think Minnesota and it might not feel so hot.  Maybe.  Probably not.

Well, come prepared like these kiddos did, with some fluids.  They came in hot and sweaty from picking this afternoon but they still looked so cute!  Cuteness and sweat do not go together in the same sentence after a certain age but this group hasn't gotten there yet!

See you at the farm!

NOTE:  Our apologies to the boys and girls we got photos of last Tuesday evening.  The camera card decided to malfunction that night and all those pictures were lost.  We sure wish we could have gotten the pictures posted.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Open Wednesday!

The farm will be open from 7:30 until noon Wednesday, June 23.

Same weather as today........HOT.  Bring plenty of water!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Lots of berries

We've got lots of nice ripe berries so plan to come tomorrow evening, June 22 to pick betweem 5 and 8pm.

It's really hot so bring some water to help stay hydrated.

PICKING NOTE:  Lots of people begin picking on the bushes they come to first so the front (east) side of the field is usually more picked than the middle or back of the field. You might find more berries toward the back of the rows.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Open Monday!

Even little people can become experienced berry pickers!  She's got some nice berries in her bucket.

We have lots of berries so plan to come out and pick a bucket or two.

We'll be open Monday from 7:30 until 12 noon.


Friday, June 18, 2010

Open Saturday

We are opening the farm tomorrow but will only have 1/2 the field open.  The other 1/2 still has some ripening to do. 

The berries won't be as plentiful as the first few days so plan on it taking longer to fill a bucket.  That's the nature of .............nature.  You have to take it as it comes.  All the blueberries on a bush don't ripen at the same time and there are only so many berries produced.  Once those are gone there are no more for the year.  So, as the season goes on there are fewer and fewer berries.

We've got lots of berries ripening so the season isn't coming to an end.  Plan to come and get some yummy berries.

PICKING NOTE:  We have two rows that are very ripe and very sweet but the berries are really small.  Yes, it will take a lot longer to fill a bucket but these berries are perfect for muffins, pancakes, rolls and cookies!  They are my favorite berries at this time of year because they are so sweet.  I think they are worth the effort it takes to get a bucket full so if you like baking with blueberries you might consider picking on the two rows marked "Bluetta".

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Picked out!

Lots and lots of berries left the farm yesterday and today and what remains needs time to ripen so we won't be open tomorrow or Friday.  We'll evaluate the field Friday to determine if we can open Saturday.

We apologize for any inconvenience.  Also, our apologies to anyone who called the farm and was told that we would be open tomorrow.  We had more berries harvested than what we'd anticipated.
Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Picture the FUN!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Lots of berries

We will be open tomorrow from 7:30 until 12 noon.  Come out and get a few buckets of sweet, juicy berries. 

It will be wet in the rows so come prepared for that.

Reminder: we don't spray our berries with pesticides so they are great eating right out of the bag!

See you there!

Ready, Set, Go........again!

Looks like the rain has cleared out so we will open the farm from 5-8pm tonight.

Be prepared for wet conditions at the farm.....water in some of the rows, wet bushes, etc.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Rained Out!

The rain doesn't look as if it's going to stop any time soon so we'll be postponing our opening until tomorrow evening at 5pm, provided the rain has moved out and conditions are good for picking. 

Hope to see you then!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Ready, Set, Go!

The berries are ready so we will open the farm for the season Monday, June 14 from 7:30 until 12 noon!
Farm hours are the same as last year:  M, W, F, Saturday from 7:30 until noon.  Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5 until 8pm.

Prices are the same:  $2.25/pound if you pick them.  $3.95/pound if we pick them.

It looks like a good chance of rain Monday so please check the phone message, blog, or Facebook to make sure we are open.  We don't allow pickers in the field during rain storms.  Hopefully, the rain will hold off until after noon.

Reminder:  Always call or check the blog or Facebook to make sure the farm is open the day you want to come out.  We close the farm if the field gets picked heavily to allow remaining berries to ripen.

We're looking forward to a great year of berry picking!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

At last!

The seasons have at last brought us back around to berry time!  It's such a joy to see the plump, juicy berries ripening on the bushes.  The crop looks good but we have to wait a little while for more berries to ripen.  

Not long.  Maybe two more weeks.
We'll be announcing the opening of the 2010 Blueberry Season soon so stay tuned.
As always, be sure to check the blog or call the farm before you come out.
This year you can follow us on Facebook, too!