A great day of picking today means the strawberry patch is picked out. We will be closed Tuesday and open on Wednesday from 8am to noon for strawberry U-pick.
Until the raspberries start their season, it is likely we will have to continue this open every other day business. Once the raspberries are ripe, you can count on more regular hours----as regular as this growing business allows!
In an interesting turn of all things berry, it looks like the blueberries are ripening right alongside the raspberries which means it is quite likely will begin picking them at the same time. We usually are picking raspberries a week or two before blueberries. A week? 10 days? Both wild guesses. Berries always surprize for the good (and the bad). For now, we'll savour the strawberry season knowing that it began well ahead and will last long after the raspberries and blueberries are done.
For the next 10 days or so, there is an alternative, scenic route to the farm. Dove Creek Rd. will be closed at Piercy while a culvert is put in for that new bridge. For those coming from Courtenay across Condensory bridge, stay on Condensory until you hit the intersection of Burns Rd. and Dove Creek Rd. Turn right on Dove Creek Rd. and follow until you find our signs. A couple of extra minutes. Quick and easy.
If you are coming from Headquarters and the one-lane bridge, you will fork left on to Piercy instead of forking right onto Dove Creek. Follow Piercy to the red flashing light. Turn right onto Condensory and follow until you get to the intersection of Burns Rd. and Dove Creek Rd. Turn right and follow the road until you get to our signs and driveway. A few extra kms but new and scenic.
Don't let the detour deter you. If you have any troubles, the fine men of Knappett Construction told me they'd direct you all right to our farm!! (You just have to pick them a basket of strawberries.)