Happy New Year!
We trust you had a Merry Christmas! And we here at Hope Fruit and Berry farm would like to say Happy New Year! The years keep on rolling around faster for us old folks, but 2018 was a good year on the farm. The Lord grew some of the best blueberries we’ve ever had even though the quantity was somewhat lower. Muscadines were plentiful, and many pickers came to pick. No peaches were able to survive, as a frost killed all the blooms on April 13, 2018. A few apples made it through ripening time so the lady of the farm could make some Apple Butter. Her good home made apple butter is delicious with hot biscuits.
All us folks (that includes all the family; two old parents, three wonderful middle-aged children and eight grand young’uns ) here at the farm want to say how grateful we are to all of you who came by the farm in 2018. Those of you who did not or were not able are also appreciated. Our desire has always been that all of you are blessed by Holy God.
Here’s hoping that you have a wonderful 2019. Take care and may God bless each and everyone.
Soli Deo Gloria
From all the Hope Fruit and Berry family
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.