Taste A Little Bit Of Summer

Taste of SummerSweet, Juicy & Washed with Rain

What does summer taste like?  For many, it tastes like sweet, juicy, irresistible, fresh-picked berries. We grow our berries with organic practices and do not use any pesticides. Sunday’s pick was an experience! (see slideshow below) Lots of folks grabbed the opportunity to score some blackberries and blueberries even though it rained. They ‘seized the day’ and enjoyed the present time rather than waiting for the future – carpe diem! Our wish is for you to have a good time and enjoy the great outdoors. For some, it was a good excuse to wear really cool boots. It didn’t rain the entire day, so not everyone got wet, but those that did sure looked like they had fun. Thank you to everyone who came out. It doesn’t take long to pick a bucket of berries either… unless you eat them all.

Next Pick Day is Thursday, June 8th, 2017 – blueberries and blackberries. The blueberries have been ripening early and the blackberries are slightly late this year, but are ripening up every day with increasing amounts. It’s best to come early. We are looking forward to hosting the Senior Active Life group from LaGrange. Their group is scheduled on Thursday at 9AM. Rain or shine, we are open. This large group came last year and must have had a good time since they are coming back this year.

Come out this Thursday, June 8th! – Get them while they last!
Morning Pick is 6AM to 10AM (note: Active Life Group coming at 9AM)
Evening Pick is 5PM to 9PM

SUNDAY HIGHLIGHTS SLIDESHOW:

 

Blueberry Rain

RaspberryblueberriesThe day was terrific from beginning to end even in the rain.

6AM is not too early for some folks, and 9PM is not too late for others. The blackberries went early and so did a lot of the veggies, but there still are a ton of blueberries!  Some even found a few red raspberries. We had so many wonderful visitors even during the rain times!  Yep, its summertime and a little water didn’t stop these folks from having a good time.

Here is a slideshow of photos from our Opening Day 2017:

 

More blackberries will be ripe by this Sunday, June 4th, and next week they should be even better.  We’ve got loads of blueberries, plump and ripe. See it to believe it!  Thank you to everyone for coming out on opening day.

ThreeHow many blueberries will fit in your hand?

THREE!, what a cute photo!

Thank you for sending it to us.

 

Our next pick day is Sunday June 4th

Morning pick is 6AM to 10AM and

Evening pick is 5PM to 9PM

 

We will be open for Father’s Day!

It makes a great summertime berry-picking activity and you can keep the party going by making a delicious dessert once you get home!

Fresh Berries and Vegetables – What?

Plump berriesBerry Picking is Finally Here with Produce too!

These blueberries are so plump they practically fall into your bucket!  The first pick day is finally here and not a moment too soon! They are ripening faster than we had anticipated, so get them while you can.

gardenSomething NEW – We also have fresh produce available here at the farm during berry picking hours. Berries are pick your own and are plentiful, the vegetables are already picked and are available on first come first served basis.

A neighbor in our community is gardening on a section of our land and producing enough to sell to the public!  The idea of connecting gardeners with land is a Grayhill School Farm mission.  There is a write-up with photos on their blog.  You can read it HERE.

So, come get your fresh Berries and Produce and support local farming.  Get DIRECTIONS HERE

Thursday June 1st (We are open Thursdays and Sundays in June)
Morning Pick 6AM-10AM and Evening Pick 5PM-9PM

The bushes are loaded with ripe blueberries ready for eating and sharing with loved ones. Share this superfood with your friends and family. Eat them fresh, with ice cream, in cobbler, pancakes, smoothies, make blueberriy ice cream, blueberry crumble, blueberry granita, blueberry juice, and tons of other things.  You need to pick them while you can.  They are only available for a short time, so don’t delay – pick today!

Delicious Summer Fun

HandfulMemorial Day marks the beginning of summer fun and 2017 is going to be AWESOME for Blueberry Picking!  Here is a sneak peek at what we are getting already.  Our blueberries are ripening Fast and Furious and are definitely a part of summer fun. It may be that the bushes are more mature or perhaps because of the weather, but they are definitely bigger and more plentiful than last year.  Put RabbitEye Farm Blueberry Pickin’ on your list of June activities!

Our season opening is June 1st and the berries are ready!

We are open for picking “Thursdays and Sundays in June”. (There may be some extra “bonus” days added in too, since it looks like a bumper crop) We will keep you posted both on the website and on facebook.

Morning pick is from 6AM to 10AM and Evening pick is from 5PM to 9PM.  We provide buckets with liners to easily carry your berries home. The sizes are: a generous pint, quart, and 2½ quart pails. Prices are $4.00, $7.00, and $15.00.  (Same as last year.)

PoppiesMelonBerriesHave a Safe and Happy Memorial Day everyone!

Let the summer happiness begin!