While we patiently wait for the 2017 berry season to begin, I thought I'd throw out some strawberry picking information for new and veteran pickers.
Strawberry season begins in June and ends in late September. The majority of our strawberries are Everbearing. Their main season is late July and they produce as long as the weather holds-- well into September and even October. We do grow June-bearing as well. The Ever-bearers ripen first and that is what we will be picking (very soon!) The June-bearers will follow quickly and will produce for 3 or so weeks.
Hours: Our picking hours are irregular and based on availability as the season begins. We announce an opening 24 hours in advance. If we get picked out, we are forced to close for a day or two for ripening and then announce another opening. Generally we are open in the mornings for a few hours. We try really hard to open on Saturdays for the first few weeks. We know you people are working! All's to say, we can't set regular hours yet. But we eventually do. Once the raspberries ripen in early July we commence regular, easy to figure out hours. By then you have your choice of strawberries, raspberries and the blueberries. We more than appreciate your patience with our irregular hours in June. Please always check here and our Windhover Farm Facebook page before coming out. We promise to update.
There is high demand for early strawberries. Although plenty of berries, know that our strawberries produce all summer long and there is 3 months of picking. Due to high demand, we don't let anyone into the field until the time we set to open.
We do pre-picked orders for strawberries but due to high demand in June, we do not fill any orders until the main season in late July, & August. We will not be doing any pre-picked raspberries orders in 2017 but yes, to pre-ordered blueberries.
We love kids. We have four. Children are welcome but must be supervised at all times. Kids left on their own in the field will eat--- a whole lot of berries. We recognize the littles will taste but know that a handful is berries is plenty and after that, we appreciate that you lay down the berry law of pick and pay before eating.
Bring your own containers please.
Although Shaw finally brought us high-speed Internet(!!!!!!!!!!!!), for now we are still cash only. We are working on entering the 21st century!
Are you still here?! We WILL open this week. Expect an announcement in the next 24 hours. We are excited for the 2017 to begin. We look forward to seeing everyone. You are the highlight of our farm year!