It’s SPRING!

Even after all the spring rain we had in the winter and two major frosts at the farm in March when the temperature went down to 29 degrees, all the blooms of blueberries and peaches made it through without freezing.  

We can now sing the wonderful old English Anglican children’s hymn that was popularized as in James Herriot’s books about an English country veterinarian.  

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

We are grateful for what God gives us and we look forward to the fruit and berries ripening.

Please note that due to renovation of our strawberries and blackberries, we will not have these available in 2016. 

We hope you have a wonderful spring and may you be truly blessed.

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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