Closing Early on Friday, June 5
We will close on Friday, June 5, at 3:00 p.m. for a family event. We will reopen for u-pickers on Saturday, June 6.
U-Pick Blueberries Available
Dear friends and customers, we are open for business — with a few modifications. This has been a difficult time for many of you. We pray that you are well and have been able to endure these unusual days. Blueberry picking will be different this year for us at the farm, but we will try to make your experience as delightful as possible. We thank God for you and pray that God will bless you and your family this year.
Changes for 2020
The good news is that social distancing is pretty easy in the blueberry patch! This is always an exciting time of year for us, but this year has brought new challenges. We are used to dealing with weather and pests, but global pandemic is a new one for us. Please know that we have thought long and hard about how to best provide a safe and enjoyable experience for you, our valued customers and friends.
The first big change is that we will be conducting all of our business outside. That means that we will not allow folks inside the house, except in case of emergencies. We plan to conduct our weighing and transactions on the front porch. To have room to do so, we will move the seating out under the shade trees. We would ask that no more than one family at a time come to the porch to check out. If we are already helping a customer, we would ask that you please wait off the porch until the previous customer has completed their business.
The second change deals with social distancing. The blueberry patch has many rows, and it is easy to separate yourself from others. We would simply ask that you respect each other. While you may not feel compelled to keep your distance, there may be those who are very uncomfortable being in close proximity—even outside. Or while there may be those who feel it is very important that they wear a mask, there may be others for whom the heat of a Mississippi summer makes wearing a mask unbearable. We have no desire to bind anyone’s conscience regarding the choice to social distance or wear a mask, but we will ask that you and your children respect the decisions of those outside your own family group.
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.