Sunday, June 24, 2012
The days have gotten away from me and I have not been very faithful about keeping this blog up to date, and for that, I apologize. I will get better as the little guy grows and starts to sleep a bit more.
Hard to believe it, but strawberry season is over and has been now for over a week! Last year we didn't even open for strawberry picking until June 17-- crazy how different the weather can be from year to year. Farming in the middle of a global climate change continues to be challenging and anything but predictable -- but we do our best to adjust to the unreliable weather!
Luckily, we finally received some much needed rain. In the past 2 weeks we've received over 4 inches of rain, which has made the raspberries much happier. Red raspberries are filling out nicely and we will be picking on both fields this week-- should be the best week for picking. Hours this week will be pretty close to our normal Monday-Saturday 8 am - 7 pm. Only Thursday, June 28th we will open a bit late at 9:30 am... otherwise it is the regular hours schedule.
We will also have a small number of black raspberries available this week. If you are interested in these, let us know either by giving us a phone call or stopping in and we will do our best to hook you up with this rare and yummy berry.
Pricing for raspberries this year is PYO Red Raspberries: $3.50 per pound -- Prepicked red raspberries: $4.50 per pint -- Prepicking Black Raspberries: $5.00 per pint.
We look forward to seeing you out in the fields in the near future!