And then there were two...
Raspberries, like July, are over.
Thankfully there are an abundance of STRAWBERRIES to fill their gap. With two full days of ripening over the weekend, the picking will be excellent in the strawberry patch. Big, sweet, small, sweet,---strawberries and August have arrived and they go together like berries and cream. Historically, August and September are full of strawberries.
Another good week of BLUEBERRIES but don't delay as their days are numbered. Ten days to 2 weeks at very most as they are heading into their 6th week of harvest and you all have been picking up a storm in the bushes.
We are open 8am to 1pm for U-pick berries.
****Please bring containers and cash.
Happy August! Here's to another wonderful month of berry picking in the Comox Valley.
A terrific day to stock up on fresh berries for the long weekend.
Sooooo many STRAWBERRIES. They are ripening faster than you all can pick them. Big and little, both sweet and easy to pick.
Excellent picking in the BLUEBERRIES.
RASPBERRIES are still out there but with each passing day they dwindle so come soon.
Open Friday 8am to 1pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Open Monday 8am to 1pm
Bring containers and cash please.
Blueberries are it these days. Plenty of beautiful, big, sweet and easy to pick berries in the field. 2 more weeks?
Big and sweet strawberries too. They will hit their main season in August and September but there are plenty to pick these days.
Last call for raspberries. The end is in sight. Raspberry pickers continue to amaze us by filling their buckets but we suggest coming this week for raspberries.
Your winter self will be so thrilled with your summer self that stocked your freezer with local berries!
****PLEASE NOTE a change in hours for the BC long weekend. We will be CLOSED SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. OPEN MONDAY from 8am to 1pm.
Bring containers and cash please.
It's the height of the week and the height of berry season.
After spending all the after hours mowing and weeding in the blueberries, we have a better appreciation of just how many berries are out there. There are A LOT. The excellent blueberry season continues. Better than ever.
Same goes for strawberries---a little bit of weeding revealed A LOT of ripe strawberries. Big, sweet and easy to pick.
Raspberries are on their way out but each day I am most impressed with the amount raspberry pickers find in the canes. If you still want raspberries in 2016, you have not missed out.
The trio of berries continues this week and that is most excellent for all us berry lovers.
We are open 8am to 1pm for U-pick.
Remember your CONTAINERS and your CASH. Thanks!
More of the same in berry land which is pretty awesome.
BLUEBERRIES yes! Still loads but the best picking is low down and inside the bushes. Two more weeks for these blue delights.
STRAWBERRIES yes! Lots out there with loads more to come. It's only going to get better.
Last call for RASPBERRIES. This will surely be there last good week. People who are doing the under and up the canes are having success.
Open 8am to 1pm for U-pick berries
Please bring containers and remember we are cash only.
The start of yet another wonderful week of berry picking at Windhover Farm.
We're moving on from RASPBERRIES getting 1st place status in these daily posts. It's BLUEBERRY and STRAWBERRY time!
BLUEBERRIES continue to be excellent. They have another couple of weeks at least. We recommend coming this week for best picking though. They're big, easy to pick and the taste is superb.
STRAWBERRIES will be excellent tomorrow and we anticipate every day this week. Lots of sweet berries both big and small. Picking is quick.
Last and now least is the RASPBERRIES. Good amounts were picked on Saturday so we know there are lots of raspberries out there but it demands the under the canes and up now for sure. This 6th week is likely their last.
Open Monday to Friday 8am to 1pm for U-pick.
**We will be open on the BC long weekend but have yet to set the days. It will depend on the berries, the heat and us(!) Stay tuned right here for long weekend hours.
Perfect picking in the patch!
The low-down on the RASPBERRIES is literally just that---low down. People had good success in the raspberries today but they were picking low and under the canes. If you want raspberries it will be a matter of getting down and under. No berries left at eye level. They are definitely on the decline and the sooner you come the better. The good news is that they are soooo sweet right now.
BLUEBERRIES continue to be excellent in all their ways---big, easy to pick and delicious like they are.
STRAWBERRIES have been well picked the last couple of days but they just keep ripening away. They are having an excellent start to their 2 month season. There are especially loads of the smaller variety "Tri-star". We will point you in the right direction to ensure you good success picking strawberries.
Fresh Whole Chicken for sale Saturday for $3.75/lb.
We are open 8am to 1pm Saturday. Closed Sunday. Open again Monday at 8am to 1pm.
Happy Weekend. We hope picking berries is part of wonderful summer weekend for you!
It'll be a fabulous berry day for sure. We guarantee it!
Berry pickers did amazingly well in the RASPBERRIES today. So we expect the same for the next couple of days. There are still big, sweet raspberries out there that are fairly easy to pick.
(Do not miss out on 2016 raspberries. The 2017 season is a long way off.)
BLUEBERRIES continue to be excellent. Big, easy to pick and abundant like no previous season.
STRAWBERRIES are exceeding are expectations for this part of the summer. They are plentiful, big and sweet and moreover, strawberry season history tells us they will keep getting better.
On those notes----come on out! It's summer, eat it up with berries and enjoy the farm. We love sharing the field with berry lovers.
Open Friday and Saturday from 8am to 1pm. Closed Sunday. Open Monday at 8am.
We will have farm fresh whole roasting chickens available on Friday and Saturday only. $3.75/lb.
After that, frozen available as always.
BRING CONTAINERS AND CASH. We are cash only at this time.
Somehow these gorgeous blueberries are not that photogenic....may be the photographer? I'm working on it though because this blue in person is beautiful!
continues and the status quo is fantastic.
Blueberries, Strawberries and Raspberries are big, sweet and easy to pick.
Buckets of berries will make your day and your winter.
Come this week for easier raspberry picking. Next week won't be the same. There season is coming to a close. Blueberries have 2 to 3 more weeks. Strawberries will produce for 2 more months.
We are open 8am to 1pm for for U-pick Monday to Saturday. Closed Sunday.
BRING CONTAINERS AND CASH.
We look forward to sharing berry heaven with you!
in the berry patch.
The weather forecast may be unreliable but not the berries. They are consistently excellent!
Exceptional picking in Raspberries and Blueberries and Strawberries. And they all taste exceptional too.
Berry people---these are your days.
We are open 8am to 1pm Monday to Saturday for U-pick.
Bring containers and $$.
"Egg-erett" turned 9! Our sweet Everett celebrating. Berry fruit pizza with a side of icecream cake.
He's still in charge of a flock of 70 hens keeping us in eggs.