Yes, officially (as in the signs are in the garage) we are closed but this is what the strawberries look liked this evening.
If you want to come and pick, don't be shy. Just give us a call and I'll drag myself off the couch to open the gate. (Kidding. Couch time is a few months off.) But they're not kidding when they call these EVER-bearing strawberries. They are still producing prolifically.
In the spirit of autumn, we are turning attention from red to orange. Check this out.
Baby carrots are not what we grew this year.
We will begin harvesting these this week.
Come by for some pumpkin for Thanksgiving pumpkin pie.
Happy Autumn! We look forward to seeing you for pumpkins or strawberries or eggs.
is the day we will call it a season on the strawberries. We will be open this Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from noon until 5pm and then turn the chickens and dog loose in the field. There are still loads of strawberries and if the weather continues they will continue to produce but for many reasons, the time has come. And here are the top reasons: 1.We opened exactly three months ago and I've been talking non-stop since. It's time for me to shut-up. 2. My always answer to the kids, "No. We're open for berries" is getting old. 3. Our property looks like someone let an 11 yr. old loose on an excavator. And that is precisely what happened this week. (It should be put back in place by next summer). 4. It's time to move on to other things like pumpkins, squash and a lot more pumpkins. 5. If I never saw another strawberry for the rest of my life....6. Y'all are done with the berries too. But if you are wanting strawberries still, just give us a call. We will NEVER turn business away!
There will be more posts. The one in which we say "thank you" and remind you how great you are. There will be a squash and pumpkin post telling you about the very big, very orange, perfect for Halloween, pumpkins in the field. And surely some more squash and pumpkin posts. So stayed tune. We are not finished yet!
In the mean time, we hope to see you out here this week for a last hurrah of berry picking until next summer. Next summer is a loooooong way off so come on out!
This transition to cooler weather is not my thing but the strawberries sure do love it. All August long I was a broken-record pointing at the Tri-star strawberries, "They're small but really sweet" . Well they're not so small anymore. This cool weather brings on lots of berries, they are bigger and so the picking is super easy.
Now is the time to pick. You won't be disappointed that you stocked up on delicious, local strawberries NOW. Before long it will be winter which brings more expensive, poorer tasting fruit from VERY far away!! Myself, I'm kind of ready to move on. My seasonal brain is telling me...apples. But next summer is a loooong way off and we're making the most these berries while they're here.
Everything around is brown, yellow and orangey so these red jewels are feast for both the eyes and mouth.
We continue to be open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 12 to 5. Please phone or email for an appointment if those times don't work. Last year are last day for berry picking was September 21 so I'm thinking it will be about the same date this year.
Because unofficial summer has come to an end with the start of school, we have new back-to-school hours on the farm. We will be open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 12 to 5. If these hours don't work for you, email or give us a call and we will arrange another time. Strawberry picking is still excellent and should be for the next couple of weeks if this fine weather holds. I would say that blueberry picking is getting pretty slow and only for the determined. You are always welcome though. Buckets were still being filled today. The blueberries are very sweet and it's quite peaceful out there these days.
I feel the crickets are chirping "hurry, hurry, hurry". The sense I need to rush is enough to drive me mad (and why I'm beginning to dislike September) but I'll do same to you, "Hurry, hurry, hurry". Just a couple more weeks of berries before that gate is closed and the hens are let loose into the field. You will notice a few are jumping the gun.