berriesBlueberries Available: Saturday, June 11!

Spring is about to become summer, and the days are getting warmer. Blueberries are ripening, and we will open for u-pick business beginning Saturday, June 11.

We have a few peaches even after a couple of March nights that dropped to 29 degrees with the trees in full bloom, but the peaches are not even close to being ripe.

So we must have patience after the four months of rain which God gave us. We had a total of 28 inches from January to the end of April, followed by a dry May during which time only we had only 0.6 inch. Thank you for all your phone calls regarding berries. We look forward to your visits, and as long as we have berries we’ll be open for you to come pick. We will not have any blackberries this year due to renovation, but hopefully we’ll have some in 2017.

Take care! May Holy God truly bless you during the summer of 2016.

From all the folks 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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