We are now closed for the season. There is not enough fruit to pick.
Check us out late March/early April on the web for STRAWBERRY PROJECTIONS. 20,000 lbs of U-pick strawberries coming in late April thru May depending on spring weather.
September 13, Friday evening
Sorry not to post sooner. Kids activities are running me ragged.
We have very little fruit in the field, and it is of poor quality. I would not recommend coming a picking.
September 1, Sunday night
We are open tomorrow, Labor Day, morning and evening. There will be a nice picking of raspberries available, and there are still loads of Chesters. They are picking very sweet.
August 28th, Wedensday evening
We will be unexpectedly CLOSED for fresh picking Thursday morning and evening. Issues delayed our spray schedule and we will still be waiting on the pre-harvest interval Thursday.
Frozen and 4 lbs of fresh in the fridge from Tuesday evening are available. We will reopen for picking Friday morning.
August 23, Friday afternoon
We will be open for picking tomorrow, Saturday, and there are lots and lots of berries. Still very easy picking for another 3 weeks.
August 15th, Thursday
SPECIAL!!!!!! This Saturday only, $2 / lb U-pick. Get that field cleared! Picking several hundred pounds every day.
August 9th, Friday evening
The Chesters are picking well. Come on out Saturday.
August 8th, Thursday morning
The Chesters are loaded and picking is still easy and great. We should have loads of fruit the next 10 days! We picked 300 lbs off 4 rows on Tuesday. There are 11 rows of Chesters to pick.
July 31rst, Wednesday morning
We are NOT open today, Wednesday, as we are at market, but will have terrific picking Thursday morning and evening, Friday, and Saturday. The field is loaded.
July 26, Friday afternoon
Should be outstanding picking tomorrow and all next week. Every variety in the field is bearing. There are berries everywhere!
July 22, Monday morning
I walked the rows this morning and we are drowning in berries! From famine to feast. Come pick!
July 21, Sunday night
Come pick for the freezer! We are finally in peak production. The next 3 weeks should be easy, outstanding picking.
July 18, Thursday night
Triple Crowns, Ouchitas, Navahos and Kiowas are all ripe and looking good. Picking will be good Friday and Saturday.
July 16, Tuesday night
Recipe I promised but my web guy is on vacation in Seattle:
-4 cups blackberry juice
-1 1/3 cups sugar
-1 tsp. cinnamon
Direction: Place the blackberry juice in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the sugar and cinnamon. Stir while heating until the sugar is totally dissolved. Continue to stir and heat until the syrup just begins to bubble. Remove from heat and pour into containers.
Excellent over ice cream, waffles, or pancakes. It can be drizzled over a slice of pound cake or angel food cake and garnested with 2 or 3 fresh blackberries. It also can be added to lemonade or tea for a special treat.
-3 cups fresh blackberries, diveded in half
-3 Tbs. red wine (can be substituted)
-1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
Directions: In a medium sized pan heat half of berries, sugar and wine over medium heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 10-15 minutes, or until berries have broken down and the mixture is thickened and syrupy; stir occasionally, breaking down berries with the back of a spoon. Turn off heat and add remaining blackberries and pepper to sauce.
Makes about 1 cup. Spoon over prepared chicken.