exceptionally well in the blueberry field and strawberry patch. There is no end to the ripe blueberries and the strawberries are going to love this cooler weather. Another 2 weeks for the blueberries and many weeks left for strawberries. Easy to fill buckets and lovely days to pick.
We are taking orders for both pre-picked blueberries ($4/lb) and strawberries ($4.25/lb). Phone or email to place your order.
You will also find beans, cukes, zukes, broccoli and flowers sold by the stem in the market "garage".
Open 8am to 1pm Monday to Saturday.
We are saying thank you to our customers on Thursday from 8am to 1pm. Have a cup of coffee and some cake with us before or after you pick. Rhodos coffee and something homemade to snack on. Our small effort to appreciate you.
and they keep on being excellent. Easy picking in both blueberries and strawberries. The weather looks like it will be conducive to berry picking the next few days.
We are open 8am to 1pm Monday to Saturday.
Green beans, cukes and this and that coming out of the field for sale.
And some breaking news....
We will be holding a Customer Appreciation morning on Thursday, August 14th. The way we will show our appreciation is with Rhodos Coffee and all going well, something baked (which is likely to have berries in it).
Come for some blueberries and strawberries and stay for a cup of coffee. We look forward to starting our morning the right way with you and showing our appreciation for your continued support of the farm and local fruit.
One thing I particularly enjoy about this whole berry business is gleaning recipes from customers. The other very hot day I was told about a quick and easy way to make strawberry icecream. One that didn't involve any special device but a blender. Some cream, a little honey, frozen strawberries whirled around in a blender and voila, soft-serve strawberry icecream that made some hot kids happy.
Ours was made with "Clover's" fresh cream rather than whipped cream, Big D's blackberry honey, an "Osterizer" rather than a Vitamix and wait for it, Windhover Farm strawberries. I think you could substitute any of the above but the strawberries. Windhover Farm strawberries are the key to success in this recipe!
and make it a happy Monday morning. It is warm outside indeed. But the morning is lovely, the blueberries and strawberries fabulous. Pick before 1pm and enjoy the berries for the rest of the day!
Blueberries excellent, strawberries very good. The picking is absolutely worth a trip to pick berries.. 10 to 14 days left for blueberries. 5 to 6 weeks left for strawberries.
Hope you had a fabulous weekend and had a chance to gaze at the mega-moon.
We look forward to seeing you! Don't forget cash and buckets. Open 8am to 1pm Monday to Saturday. Closed Sunday
in great abundance. Easy to fill buckets with the best of the summer. Eat local and fresh this summer. Then stock up your freezer for the winter.
We are open from 8am to 1pm Monday to Saturday. Closed Sunday.
*Now taking orders for pre-picked strawberries and blueberries.
Green beans too. $2/lb. Already picked. A berry picker commented today that he thought our beans looked "just like ones in the grocery store". Not sure if that is a good or bad comment? It does mean that they are green and look like beans. I should disclose that the picker was under 12 yrs. old (!)
I attempt to stay focused and write about the task at hand which is berries, berries, and more berries. But all summer I have been meaning to introduce you to Eggerett (formerly known as Everett). He is the hen guy, our coop kid, the egg boy. At 7 yrs. old, he has taken full responsibility for the feeding & watering of the hens and the collecting & washing of the eggs. Thanks to him, we have a steady supply of pastured/free range eggs.
That basket must be heavier than it looks. His left hand has dog food in it as he also feeds the hen guardian, True the dog. And yes, his brother up there on the hill is really good at supervising Eggerett's work.
We need to give credit where credit is due. These are the ladies keeping us in eggs.
The hens take the free in free range seriously. One big happy family waiting for the farm boys. Can you spot the mislaid egg?
Strawberries! Very few people picked strawberries today so the picking will be great the next couple of days. The strawberries are producing the way we hoped they would in August.
Massive amounts of ripe blueberries on the bushes. And yes, I will keep attempting to show this with photos:
Come for some green beans too. Aready picked! $2/lb.
Open Friday and Saturday 8am to 1pm. Closed Sunday.
*The crop is great so we are once again taking orders for PRE-PICKED STRAWBERRIES. Please give us a couple days notice for your order. The pre-picked price is $4.25/lb.
It's lovely being in the field these days. August bliss...
reign the next couple of days. Loaded bushes and amazing picking. Buckets full of blue gems with little effort. 2 weeks or so left for them.
Strawberries have been very well picked the last few days. They need a day or two to ripen. Should be great again by Friday or Saturday. Stay tuned. They have a good month left. They are just getting going and the picking and the berries are only getting better.
Open 8am to 1pm every day but Sunday. Closed Sunday.
Blueberries and Strawberries---- incredible amounts of both. Picking is excellent.
The raspberry season is coming to an end. It has been an amazing 5 week season. Thank you to all of you who took advantage of the bumper crop. There will still be some picking for the next few days as there are always berries hanging on and ripening to the bitter end. But the season is slipping away....
The good news and I repeat, blueberries and strawberries couldn't be better. We are open 8am to 1pm Monday to Saturday for U-pick. Closed Sunday.
So let's talk berry varieties. No better time than mid-season right?!
Blueberries: The majority of blueberry bushes are Bluecrop. We have some Blueray and 100 young Duke bushes.
Strawberries: 50% of the plants are Seascape (big and sweet) and the other 50% are Tristar (little-er and sweet-er). Our June-bearing variety was Rainier.
It's after the fact but the raspberry varieties are Tulameen and Chemanius. We have one row of Meeker.
August brings the deep rich tones of red, yellow, orange and brown (as in brown lawns) and deep blue when it comes to ripe Blueberries.
We love you for your reliability August---which so far is Raspberries, Blueberries, and STRAWBERRIES. Strawberries have made the comeback we've been waiting for. They're back in a big way as in they are big and there's lots of them. For all those who have waited patiently for strawberries, now is your time.
Blueberries bushes are loaded with ripe berries. Picking doesn't get any easier and the berries any sweeter.
Raspberries are in their last days. There are a few good rows to pick but their decline is as inevitable as the shortening of days.
Come to pick berries at Windhover Farm for an oasis from the busyness of a holiday Monday. We are open 8am to 1pm Monday and all week until Sunday when we close for the day.