Monday, July 11, 2011

Closing for the Season

Over the weekend the birds and beetles really went to work in the field and ate or damaged what was left of the crop.  There aren't enough berries left to justify opening Tuesday evening as we had planned.  We are sorry for the inconvenience if you were planning a trip out to the farm.  In addition, with the intense heat we are having it probably isn't wise to be out picking.

We want to thank everyone for another great year and say we look forward to the 2012 season. 

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Next picking time..........

The next opportunity for picking will be Tuesday evening July 12 from 5-8pm.
The Late Blue berries are ready for picking so be sure to come out and get a bucket!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Saturday picking

Start your weekend off right by coming out to pick some fresh berries.  The farm will be open from 7:30 until 12 noon.  It's the end of the season so don't put it off any longer!

We are not taking orders.......

The Late Blue berries are ready for picking............

We have honey in stock but it won't last long....................

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Friday July 8th

There is yet another opportunity for you to get blueberries in 2011.  The farm will be open tomorrow from 7:30 until 12 noon.  Won't blueberries be wonderful on your cereal in the dead of winter when temps in the mid 90's are a faint memory?  Come out and pick a bucket full.  Time is running out!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Thursday evening

The farm will be open Thursday July 7 from 5-8pm.  Get berries while you can because the season is coming to a close.
We are not taking pre-picked orders any longer.

Lost and found:  we have 3 pair of sunglasses, 1 water bottle, 1 pink bucket, and 1 pink cloth sun hat.  Come by or call the farm to arrange to pick them up if they are yours.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Wednesday picking..........

There are still berries but it takes longer to fill a bucket.  The end of the season is coming fast so if you need berries be sure and get out to the farm soon!
We'll be open tomorrow morning from 7:30 until 12.

We are filling orders as best we can but we are no longer taking new orders.

The Late Blue berries are ready............

Late Blue's

The Late Blue berries are ready for picking.  The birds and the bugs have figured that out so if you favor these berries then you need to get to the farm ASAP to get some!
We are open tonight from 5-8pm.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy Fourth of July!

The farm will be closed Monday July 4th.  Have a safe and happy holiday.

We will be open Tuesday evening July 5 from 5-8pm.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Saturday picking

Come early and beat the heat.  We'll be open Saturday July 2 from 7:30 until 12 noon.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Friday picking

If you get out early, before the heat sets in for the day, you can get some really nice berries.  We'll be open Friday, July 1 from 7:30 until 12 noon!

July is National Blueberry month!  Celebrate by getting a bucket of fresh picked berries that you can freeze and enjoy all winter long when the hot days of July are long gone!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Thursday Picking

The farm will be  open for picking Thursday evening from 5-8pm.  It's going to be hot so please
come prepared with water, hats, etc.

We still have plenty of berries so there's no reason not get your supply....especially before the Fourth of July!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wednesday picking

There are still some good berries but you'll have to look a little harder for them than at the beginning
of the season.  Don't let that stop you though because you can still get a great bucket of berries.  There
are many more that are ripening so the supply will last a couple more weeks.
The Late Blue's are ripening and should be ready in a week or so.  We'll let you know.

Wednesday, June 29th we'll be picking from 7:30 until 12.

It's going to be hot so be sure to bring water and a hat!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Evening Picking

It's supposed to be cooler Tuesday so come out and get some berries.
The farm will be open Tuesday evening June 28 from 5-8pm.

Saturday, June 25, 2011


All this sun and heat is good for ripens berries!
Monday June 27 we will be picking from 7:30 until 12 noon.

The Fourth of July is right around the corner.  Don't forget to get some
fresh blueberries for the occasion.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Saturday picking and more!

Yes, you can still get fresh picked blueberries. No, you haven't missed the 2011 season.
Yes, the farm will be open for picking Saturday June 25 from 7:30 until 12.

Okay, we need to discuss number 27 on the "List of things you can do with blueberries".  I'm in the mood to discuss this one because it's easy and today is Friday and all things on Friday's need to be easy.  Easy sets you up for a great weekend so here we go.
This is cheesecake with blueberry sauce.  As anyone knows blueberry cheesecake will be a hit no matter who you serve it to so this is a no brainer when faced with "What will I serve for dessert?"

If you want Easy Peezy Lemon Squeezy then purchase a frozen cheesecake and take it from there.
Top your purchased, or homemade, cheese cake with the following sauce:


1/2  cup sugar
2 Tbs. cornstarch
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup blueberries--fresh or frozen
1/2 tsp. lemon juice

In medium saucepan combine sugar and cornstarch.
Add water and blueberries.  Cook and stir over medium heat until thick and bubbly.
Cook and stir 2 minutes more.  Stir in lemon juice.
You can mash the berries for a little thicker sauce but leave some whole.
Allow sauce to cool before spooning over cheesecake slices.

Sit back and enjoy the raves!  But, don't tell anyone how simple it was!

Enjoy the weekend...........

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Friday Picking

We'll be open for picking Friday June 24 from 7:30 until 12.  The weekend's berries?

Lost and Found:  We have 3 pair sunglasses, 1 water bottle, 1 Off bug clip-on.
If you've lost any of these items we have them waiting for you in the office.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Thursday picking

The farm will be open Thursday June 23 from 5-8pm.
There are still a lot of great berries left to pick so be sure you don't miss out.

Most frequently asked question:  "How long does the blueberry season last?"

We usually have berries until mid-July and often to the end of July.  Of course that depends on
how many berries are picked and how many berry loving critters show up.  Last year we had
a large population of bugs (June beetles, Japanese beetles, wasps) move in at the end of July and
we had to close.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Open Wednesday

What does low humidity and temps in the 80's mean???  It'll be a good hair day!
But, it also means conditions are good for picking berries.  None of that sweating going on.

Tomorrow looks like another great day to pick.  Before the humidity climbs back up and your
hair goes to frizz.
Come out tomorrow morning.  We'll be open from 7:30 until 12 noon.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Tuesday picking

The farm will be open Tuesday June 21 from 5-8pm.  There are still a lot of berries to be picked so don't miss out!
This picture has nothing to do with berry picking.  I just think she's cute.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Monday Picking

Monday, June 20 will be another opportunity for you to come out and pick some fresh blueberries.  We'll be open from 7:30 until 12 noon.
This is a good time to get stocked up for Fourth of July picnics!  Blueberries, strawberries and whipped cream.....easy red, white and blue dessert!
See you soon...............

Friday, June 17, 2011

Saturday picking!

The farm will be open Saturday, June 18 from 7:30 until 12.  There are lots of great berries just waiting for a new home!
If you'd like to adopt some you can choose your own or will chose some for you!  Either way you win!
Hope to see you soon.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Open Friday

Little people, little hands, little buckets..............BIG cuteness!
Bring your little people out to the farm for some fun picking blueberries!
The farm will be open Friday morning from 7:30 until 12 noon.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Day 3 Picking Report

This has been the picking report for day 3 of the 2011 season.
The end.

The farm will be open for day 4 picking:  Thursday evening from 5-8pm.
Hurry on out.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Open Wednesday

It was a great evening for picking berries.  A storm moved through and we had to call people out of the field but it soon passed and picking resumed.  Our policy is "better safe than sorry" when it comes to lightening.  But, temps were cooler than they have been so that made for some nice berry picking.

The farm will be open for picking Wednesday morning from 7:30 until 12 noon.

We have lots of frozen berries that were picked fresh this season and have been sorted for stems, leaves, bugs etc. 

Can't wait to see you at the farm!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Open Tuesday evening

The berries are big and juicy and plentiful so be sure to get your supply soon! 

The farm will be open Tuesday evening June 14 from 5-8pm.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Opening Day!

The time has finally come, the berries are ready for picking!!  The farm will be open Monday, June 13 from 7:30 until 12:00 noon.

There are lots of sweet, juicy berries so be sure to come out and get your supply!

Some thing new this year.......the farm now has almost 400 new blueberry plants.  It will be a few years before they are producing enough for customer picking but we're excited that we'll have more berries for everyone.

Hope to see you soon!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Opening Soon

Things are looking good at the farm for another good year of berry picking.  We're not sure when opening day will be......sometime mid June.  We'll post here, and on Facebook, when opening day will be.

We are saddened by the effects of the recent tornado in Joplin.  Our sympathy and prayers go out to all who were impacted by it.  I've seen the overwhelming numbers of volunteers and pray that those needing help are getting it.  We live in a great community.  I was among volunteers on Monday and Tuesday and can say that I was so encouraged by the cooperative, amiable attitudes I saw in everyone.  In the midst of such chaos the organizers have done a great job getting so many people where they need to be. I love Missouri and I'm so proud to be part of a great community like Joplin!