End of the Season

Our 2015 fresh fruit and berries have come to an end. The last muscadines were plucked by raccoons on September 11. But this has been a good and blessed year even with the losses from varmints and the unusual spring weather.

We thank you our customers for gracing us with your presence at Clinton Fresh at Five, the Mississippi Farmers’ Market in Jackson, and here at the farm. You became our friends. Just to watch your children pick blueberries and play around the farm with other children was a delight and blessing to us, as was your sharing and visiting with us old folks. You are what makes growing our berries and fruit worthwhile. It’s all about you and the glory of God. Thank you from the depth of our being.

So, Lord willing, we’ll say “goodbye” for 2015 and look forward to 2016.

From all the folks here at Hope Fruit and Berry Farm,
Soli Deo Gloria

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.


Comments are closed.