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This week appears to be a real shift in production. Many spring crops are growing and progressing. The strawberry field will be open ( 8:00 am to at least noon if not longer) Monday and Tuesday. It should be open Saturday and possibly Friday and Thursday, not as sure on Thursday and Friday.
Strawberries already picked should be available later in the morning ( about 9:30) when the field is open.
A very special thanks to so many of you who have been supportive of the farm. You have been a pleasure to serve. Many of you have been praying for us and we greatly value that.
Special thanks goes to some who have actually come along and helped to keep us on schedule amid difficult weather and limited man power. Mike and Stephen have been great help.
Thanks for your patience as we continue to get up to speed.
Sarah will be at the Culinary market Thursday and yes she will have strawberries with her. We have waited to sell strawberries to get the quality where we believe it will be evident. The cool nights normally do not enhance flavor this time of the year. So we let the fruit stay on longer than usual to give more time for the berries to mature. The cold weather in March has been very difficult to manage. The fruit should get better as the season approaches strawberry weather conditions.
The field has been managed as well as I could in this "rodeo" weather. I am grateful to see it emerge so far in as good a shape as it has. I believe this crop will make for fruit that will be more than pleasing. With the crop advancing at this stage the Pick your own should not be far away ( maybe beginning Friday or Saturday March 30 or 31 ). Keep posted because it could be sooner. The produce market will open soon, do not have a date yet. March has not been ideal growing conditions but when things turn we should be in position to go with it.
Enjoy each day for the good that is in it, for a merry heart is a healthy thing.