Blueberries Almost Gone

Here at Hope Fruit and Berry Farm our berries and fruit are looking good even though it has been a very unusual late winter and early spring for us. Rain, Rain, Rain. The last week in April we finally were able to get some spraying and mowing done. The peach trees were loaded until we thinned some of the little peaches. We thin them so they will produce larger peaches. Apple trees had many blooms, but it seems we had a light freeze in early April that killed many of the blooms. However, the Gala apple tree blooms seemed to have survived.

Peaches are gone, but muscadines and apples are doing well.

The bottom line is that all we have comes from the Lord. He gives the growth and we will take what He provides and be grateful. We exist that you and your families may enjoy home-grown berries and fruits. One of our great joys is seeing you bring your children to the farm.

May God richly bless.

From all the folks here at Hope Fruit and Berry Farm

 

Pointers for Farm Visitors

mmmWe want you to enjoy your experience at the farm. It does get warm working in the sun, so be sure to bring sunscreen and a hat. We do have cold water and a restroom available. Always feel free to pack a snack or a picnic lunch. We will provide buckets for you to use as you gather fresh berries. If you want to bring containers to haul your fruit home, you are welcome to do so. To make the experience enjoyable for other U-pickers and their children, we respectfully ask that you not bring pets with you to the fields. While we often think of farm life as idyllic, please remember that there are certain hazards inherent to the country life. As you are walking through the fields, be mindful of holes in the ground. We try to keep them filled as well as possible, but often times roots rot out or animals dig, creating holes we may have missed. In addition, critters are all around us, and while it may be fun to spot rabbits frolicking amongst the plants, fire ants and wasps are not nearly as cute. We offer these warnings not to scare you, but simply to caution you to always be aware. We want you to be prepared with as much information as possible to make your visit as pleasant as possible.

 

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