Monthly Archives: June 2017

Heavy Bucket of Berries, no problem!

Heavy BucketPick Blueberries and Blackberries on Thursday June 22, 2017. Morning 6AM-10AM and evening 5PM-9PM

The berries may be heavy, but you will be able to carry them easily in our buckets.  When you finish picking, you keep the liner to carry the berries home gently and conveniently.

The season will not last very much longer, so get them while you can!  Blueberries and Blackberries are ripe and provide a high nutritional value.  Remember you can buy produce grown in the garden while you are here.  We also have fresh brown eggs $4/doz. Check out these handsome people (slideshow below) who got loads of berries on Fathers Day.

The weather was perfect for picking and eating fruit and veggies and just being in the great outdoors. We had a special Rope and Harness tree climbing event that we sponsored for the GrayHill School Farm, and those that participated had a blast. Thank you to everyone who came out.

What Makes You Happy?

SmilesShare the joy

Being with your favorite people in the great outdoors and eating delicious berries might be just the ticket to make you smile.  (We’ve seen some terrific smiles recently).

We are open for Father’s Day!

Make Dad happy with a great dessert that includes fresh picked berries. Nothing says “love” like a home made treat, especially when time was taken to pick the fruit! You can just bring Dad on out to help pick and share in the fun. Blueberries and blackberries are ripe.

Sunday June 18, 2017
Morning 6AM-10AM

Evening 5PM-9PM

During the evening pick (5PM-9PM), the GrayHill School Farm will be having a special rope and harness tree climbing activity. This is to help fund their mission of connecting growers with gardens. If you want to learn more about this farm school, visit their website at http://www.grayhillschoolfarm.org.  Rope and harness tree climbing is a really cool way to have fun in the trees safely and at any height.  It uses arborist techniques and gear. Several folks can climb at once, so it is really fun and it might be something you want to do with Dad. An hour is $30, Half hour is $20 and Quarter hour is $15. All proceeds go toward their mission of connecting growers with gardens and teaching the community to easily grow healthy food.  Help support the local farming effort.

Thursday had some wild weather, but before it hit, several folks got some berries picked.  We are happy to hear from repeat visitors and find that picking berries has become a tradition. It’s also great to see how much kids have grown from one year to the next. One family from California said this is a highlight of their visit each year, which was very heart warming to hear.  We recently had a visitor from the Ukraine celebrate their second day in the United States by picking berries at our farm. She definitely wins for traveling the farthest!

Here are some photos of a few of the terrific folks from Thursday.

 

More Blackberries and Blueberries June 15th

June 11, 2017More blackberries and blueberries are ripening each day.  Thursday, June 15th should be a great day for both types of berries.

Sunday June 11th was very relaxed with a steady amount of berry enthusiasts. (see slideshow below) It hasn’t rained all week here, which is completely the opposite of last week. The blackberries had a rather slow start this year, but they are now catching up to the blueberries. The blueberries are still ripening in large quantities – they ripened early and extremely heavy. We have several different varieties of blueberries, which are slightly different in taste, size, and ripening times, so their season is longer. There are also three different varieties of blackberries, and a few plants are still blooming, which is weird but true.

Something new this year is the vegetable garden out front. We’ve collaborated with GrayHill School Farm who has a mission of connecting gardeners with land, and that is exactly what happened. With the stipulation that he use only organic practices, our neighbor, Ron, has planted and tended a beautiful garden on our property.  He has more than enough for his family so he is selling the extra at his veggie stand out front.  He will be there with produce for sale. Cucumbers, green beans, squash, tomatoes, collards and cabbage are a few of the vegetables already harvested.

Come out Thursday to pick.  If you are a blackberry seeker, you are in luck, but its best to come early. We open in the morning 6AM-10AM and again in the evening from 5PM-9PM. We look forward to your visit.  You don’t need to bring anything because we supply picking buckets each with a liner.  You keep the liner to carry your berries home. So all you need to bring is your love for berries, and maybe a hat. 

 

 

 

Pick Berries Sunday June 11th!

Picking Beautiful BlueberriesBeautiful Day, Beautiful People, Beautiful Berries.

We had a great day Thursday, June 8, 2017 with everyone who came to the farm. (See slideshow below)  Individuals, families, friends and a large group came for berries and produce. The Troup County Active Life group had scheduled their visit, so we were expecting them. Everyone picked buckets-full and there were still more blueberries!  When the day ended, a significant amount of berries had been picked, but definitely not all. More will ripen by Sunday, which is our next pick day. So, come on out and get them while you can. Blackberries and Blueberries will be ripe. Berry season doesn’t last very long.  Luckily, they freeze very well. Here is our next pick day:

SUNDAY, JUNE 11, 2017
Morning 6AM-10AM
Evening 5PM-9PM

Father’s Day

Remember Dad this year and pick him some berries for Father’s Day, or better yet, bring Dad for an outing! We are open on Father’s Day! Same hours as usual.

Here is a slideshow of some of the terrific people who came to our farm this past Thursday.