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Posted 6/15/2014 2:18pm by Sam Bellamy.

                                                  blueberry season                                                                                                                 

  We aren't at this stage in ripeness [see picture] this year, but we will be open some point this week.  One of the problems we run into every year is having people pick unripe fruit the first few pickings. We have found that the best way to keep this from happening is to limit the time for the first few PYO.  One of the advantages of being on the email list is you get information earlier than most. 

 I think we will open one morning real soon ( maybe Tuesday?? or Thursday) for about 1or 2 hours. I will post the time ahead on the website or send another email.

  We plan to pick a few more strawberries for the store but the cost of picking and grading is telling on us. 

Things to keep in mind about PYO blueberries.

  Bring something to take your berries home in.

  Be aware of the heat . Take care to not get too hot. We want it to be enjoyable and safe.

  We do not have the ability for credit cards.

  Please be careful when picking to not knock berries off the bushes.                        

   If you come with children teach them the value of respecting the bushes. Help them realize that we depend on the berries to pay bills. There are many families that get their pay from those berries.

   Drive carefully going to and from the fields.

Posted 6/9/2014 5:11am by Sam Bellamy.
  Now is the time to make pickles and to enjoy fresh summer squash. We have a good supply of organic cucumbers and squash. Beans and greens are coming in now also. Look for blueberry PYO information later this week or early next week.
Posted 6/3/2014 11:02am by Sam Bellamy.
The strawberry field will be open Wednesday June 3, 8 am  to noon. We have a good supply of greens, broccoli, kale, kohlrabi. The tomato pies are winning a lot of approval in the Bakery.
Posted 5/30/2014 8:58pm by Sam Bellamy.
The field will be open from 8 - 1pm . It may be open longer depending on the berries.
Posted 5/29/2014 4:59am by Sam Bellamy.
The field is open Thursday 8-12 . It looks good for Saturday morning 8-12 as well.
Posted 5/27/2014 5:19am by Sam Bellamy.
The field is open Tuesday 8-12. We hope ot be open Thursday morning. We are planning on being open Saturday 8-12 as well.
Posted 5/23/2014 12:30pm by Sam Bellamy.
We will be open on Memorial Day. The Field will be closed. Have  great and grateful Memorial weekend.
Posted 5/21/2014 8:07pm by Sam Bellamy.
The strawberry field will be open 8 to 12 noon on Thursday & Friday. It should be open 8 to 5 pm on Saturday.
Posted 5/18/2014 5:27pm by Sam Bellamy.

Strawberry plants continue to produce flowers. The picking is not as easy but the plants are not setting runners yet. This generally indicates that the plants are not so stressed and still leaning toward making fruit. Once the plants get stressed out or reach a certain maturity point they reproduce new plants by setting runners. So this is good news. We may need more patience with the ripening due to the cooler weather.

  Meanwhile the blueberries are starting to turn. The greens are coming through. So many things seem very affected by the late winter weather. We are getting a few garden peas.; just starting some green beans. So the season is trying to get rolling.

The bakery is turning out some neat items. Strawberry pies, eclairs , tomato pies and more.

 The garden center still has lots of plants and supplies for gardening.strawberrieseclairsflowers

Posted 5/11/2014 12:53pm by Sam Bellamy.
This week the strawberry field looks good. The extra cloud cover will help take some stress from the plants. We anticipate the berries to get sweeter as the season progresses. The size of the berries may go down some but the flavor should go up.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        indigo strawberries      
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 The Produce market is not OPEN yet but soon will be.  Strawberry PYO is open as the field dictates so please follow closely to see when it is scheduled to be open. Until we get the produce market open we will have some set times to sell already picked strawberries. Follow us on face book or subscribe to the email newsletter on this website to find out when. Our spring vegetables have been started and are looking very good.It will not be long before we will have lettuce, radishes  and greens   Call 910-287-6794 or 843-399-6902 email and face book are good options also.

 

                                 

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