I have not yet decided when we shall open. I am thinking Wednesday or Thursday.
Either way we shall be charging $1.50/pound which means you can bring containers of any sort to pick in or we will have some empty baskets available for purchase to pick in to.
We do NOT have Interac, so please remember to bring cash; a typical 4l basket of berries will cost around $6.50-$7 as a guideline (depending on how full you heap them!). The empty baskets are $1 each.
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I hope that helps; we look forward to seeing you in the patch.
Usually the best run for Maple Syrup comes on this weekend.
Scheduled as the first Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox, Easter falls between March 22 and April 25th.
Passover or Pesach (Hebrew) is the Jewish festival celebrating the story of Exodus.
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Well, winter has us in its grasp. The strawberries got their winter cover (chopped straw) back in December, and look to be having a decent winter. We haven’t had ice in the fields and that bodes well for winter survival of berries and wheat. Looking forward to spring and getting on to our “new land” – although we have already been quite busy over there!!
Following a record dry summer, it is raining now! 38mm in last 24hrs! Soybeans are starting to come off, and we were enjoying surprising good yields (slightly above our 10yr average) considering how dry we were through July and again in August.
Winter Wheat is to be planted right behind the soybeans, but as with the harvest, it needs to be a tad dryer! At least it is not late in the season; we were actually starting as early as I would like so some weather delays are not troubling yet.
Figures! You can never please a farmer when it comes to the weather. But alas, the weather isn’t supposed to accomodate anyone. In fact, nature thrives on adversity. And what is weather if not natural!?!?!
Well it has been very busy since strawberries!
Wheat has all been harvested; straw has been put up for the strawberries. I got right into manure, got that done in 9 days spread over 15 days. Cover crop seed was incorporated into the manure ground and then it FINALLY rained. AND, all of that was done earlier than any previous year!!
Don’t forget to plan for the Rotary Barn Dance and Pig/Corn Roast on the last Saturday in August!
ps: Sweet corn is on!
It was en excellent year until all that heat. 30+ for a couple days with high humidity and a few more days of hot sun were too much for the pickers to keep up with. The berries ripened quickly and the season rapidly ended.
However, we were open for 17 days which is rather average. We were pleased with the run of it, and I think we saw a lot of new pickers to our patch.
Thanks to all!
Next up: Wheat harvest. Then Manure spreading!!
So, it has been one week of picking and it is still going great! Picking continues to be plentiful, the berries are many and tasty! Peas are ready, too.
Hope to see you in the patch; don’t forget to check the hours!
Check out the story about the goodness of strawberries!