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This week the blueberry fields will be open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. 7:00 am to 11:30 am. Saturday may remain open longer.
The fig season has begun.
The Peaches are fantastic. If you like white peaches , especially Georgia Belle then you want to act fast this week. It will be the end of the season on them this week. Sun Prince is winning more people over as the favorite peach this year. Jefferson will likely begin this week as well. If you like Elberta peaches they are coming soon. Many people pay little attention to varieties but we purposely grow varieties that people have expressed interest in. Many are old varieties that are not commonly grown due to the pursuit of newer "bigger & better" varieties.
Blueberry field looks like it will be open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 7 AM - 11:00 AM.
The figs are beginning to turn. The Celeste crop looks a little light but the Alma crop should follow closely behind the Celeste variety. For those who really love figs know that we have another crop of yellow figs that ripens in September.
The peach crop will begin to feature Sun Price and Georgia Belle peaches. The Sun Prince is a very flavorful rich textured freestone peach similar to Winblo. It is lighter in appearance but is an excellent peach. Georgia Belle is the famous white peach sometimes called Belle of Georgia. Don’t let the color mislead you. It will often have a green cast of color. Georgia Belle bruises extremely easy when fully ripe ( full yellow skin). To counter the bruising you just about have to pick it a bit on the firm side. The flavor of Georgia Belle is really good if you like white peaches. We sometimes have ice cream peaches ( extra soft) at a real bargain.
Heirloom tomatoes are al ittle on short supply at the moment but that will not stay this way. We have several more plantings.
It is the time for watermelons! The flavor of our seedless watermelons has been excellent. However there are some who have told me that about the seeded varieties as well. If you have kids let them practice for the seed spitting contest October 16 during Pumpkin day.
Have fun this summer, especially with family.
The blueberry field will be open this Monday, 7-10:30am. It appears that it will be open the mornings of Tuesday, possibly Friday and definitely Saturday.
It is a fantastic time for peaches, watermelons, cantaloupes as well. Good prices and excellent fruit. The fig season is seemingly slow but will be here soon. Heirloom tomatoes are currently slowed down but the next crop will be producing soon. Check the market for other produce such as corn, beans, squash ,etc.
The bakery has some really good pies, cakes, desserts as well. It is definitley the season for real farm goodness.
If you have questions or needs with plants and yards check the Garden Center.
The blueberry field will be open Wednesday July 7, 7 am-10 am.
Also Saturday July10, 7 am to 10 am.
The blueberry field will be open Monday 7-10 am. The Blackberry PYO season is now over for this year. We will still have some blackberries available in the market.
Fig season will begin soon.
Freestone peaches are coming off now and it should be a good time to buy peaches in volume.
Look for some good deals on watermelons and cantaloupes soon as well.
The Blueberry field will be open Tuesday ( 29th) 7 am to 10 am. Aso it will be open Saturday the 3rd of July. It appears that the fields will be open more often next week.
The blackberry field will be open during regular market hours when the market is open ( Mon-Sat.).
Blueberry PYO is open this Monday ( 7 am to 10 am) , Wednesday and Saturday mornings. The berries are fantastic. Every year I concern myself with the flavor, size and quality. This year the fruit set has been excellent for most varieties ( especially with the later varieties). Many of you have picked before and know that the season should go on through July and into August. You also likely know that the different varieties have their own particular characteristics. It should be an exciting season.
Blackberry PYO is open during store hours Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Now is a good time to pick balckberries!
The Blackberry field is open for pick your own on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The hours are the same as the store hours. Check and Check out is at the Produce market.
The Blueberry field will be open this Saturday at 7 am. It will likely close at 9 am. The reason for this is that so many people tend to pick fruit that is not fully ripe. That fruit is lacking in flavor and size. To avoid this we limit the amount of time for picking.
A little weekend surprise! The Pick-Your-Own blackberry field will be open TOMORROW, Saturday June 5th. The price is $3.50 per pound.
Stay tuned...it may possibly be open again either Tuesday or Wednesday.
The blueberries are coming along, though it still looks like Pick-Your-Own won't start until June 19th, or perhaps a bit earlier.