Friday, June 8, 2012

Openings and closings

Dearest blueberry pickers,

We're sure you have noticed our most recent mid-season closing. This was in part to a combination of factors. We have been so overwhelmed with your thoughts, prayers, and emails! Rest assured our family and the actual farm is fine and all is well!

That being said, this has been the craziest blueberry season we've ever had! Our season began extremely early (early may!) and then faced weeks with no rain. A few weeks into June we discovered we were facing a bigger problem than drought! We were battling the spotted winged drosophila. This can cause a worm to be in the blueberries.

We have been working with professionals at the University of Florida to correct the problem. It is under control to our knowledge. There might still be a chance that you find a random worm in a blueberry. We have been reassured that no health risk is posed by this particular pest. And our family is still devouring berries, Our own toddler still eats them by the handful straight from the tree!

Multiple factors have contributed to this problem, including our warm winter and the fact we have never, up until now, sprayed our crops with any type of pesticide. Our last "spray" was over a week ago, which has been followed by numerous rains.  We have always been aware of the risks of being an "all-natural" farm. We hope you do understand this is a risk we take as farmers and you take as a
u-pick customer.

At this point in the season, and with the safeguards we have taken againt the pest, we feel it is best to remain open. We will be open on the honor system until our berries are gone. Again, we hope you realize this is a possibility with any farm that uses no chemicals and you will continue to patronize our farm this season and the seasons to come.

Our customers are our favorite part of this job and we are thankful for each and every one of you! Thank you for being supportive in our time of farming-misfortune!

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are sorry to announce that we will be closing the patch until further notice. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your loyalty and support. Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Monday, May 21, 2012

Pickin' tips

Have you heard about Pensacola With Kids? We love Jen (and her website!)! Check out her list of great blueberry picking tips! Pensacola with kids Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Weekend plans?

It's going to be a fantastic weekend for blueberry picking! The weather is going to be perfect and the berries are ripe! This weekend we will have squash, zucchini, potatoes, and fresh eggs. We are also happy to say that we are now selling local honey! I know you'll love this honey, and best part is it's local to the farm! Prices will be $5/half-pint and $8 for a pint. Come see us this weekend! And remember, we're closed on Sunday! Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Saturday, April 28, 2012

The day you've been waiting for.....

Hello Blueberry Pickers! 

Thank you for your patience as we update our website!  In case you haven't noticed, our domain name has changed.  We are now  due to a few domain issues.  Please continue to be patient with us as we sort through the technological details! 

It has been a short winter and we are so excited to announce our EARLY picking date!  We will open for U-pick blueberries on Saturday, May 12th.  We will have some produce items (squash, potaotes, zucchinni) but most importantly, blueberries!  We hope to see you soon. 

Please remember to check us out on facebook

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Holiday Weekend

Happy Wednesday blueberry pickers!  Just a quick note to let you know that we will be open this holiday weekend for all of your blueberry needs.  We will be open ALL weekend including Sunday!  Hours are 6:30-sunset.  Hope to see you out and about!

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Happy Blueberry Pickers!

We are right in the middle of blueberry season and things are looking fantastic!  Many people have been asking how long we will be open, due to some great rain yesterday, we are estimating to make it through the month of June.  At the end of the month, we'll make a decision about how long we'll stay open in July.

Don't forget we have pink eye purple hull peas ready at the farm.  They're available by the bushel, $10/ 1/2 bushel or $20/bushel.  We also sell them already shelled for $1.50/lb.  Either way, can't be beat!  They are yummy!  Watermelons and cantaloupes should start to be available this weekend and of course they will become more and more plentiful as we make it through the month.  We will also have tomatoes available this weekend. 

As always, thanks for your continued support!

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