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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.
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.