BLUEBERRIES ALL GONE!
Our Blueberry season began on May 29th here at Hope and came to a close on the 29th of June. It has been a good year for blueberries.
We had fewer berries this year than in the past due to heavy pruning last year. However, we are thankful to all who were able to pick. Many of you couldn’t come to pick and many wanted to pick but the berries were just not available. We apologize if you were not able to pick.
We are thankful for all of you. What a joy it is that God sent you to us either by phone or in person. You have touched our lives here at Hope Fruit and Berry Farm, and that is a special blessing.
May your 2018 be truly blessed in all that you do in work, family, and life.
From all of us.
Pointers for Farm Visitors
We 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.