June 25th, 2016
Well, we continue to wait anxiously for U-pick time. Market has been great, but we want blackberries to bring! Our first variety is ripe, but sadly we got some damage from the hail on that fruit, so we are awaiting the ripening of the mid-season varieties. Hoping for the second week of July. Don't give up hope! Farming is all about patience and perseverance, so we can't wait to see you in July!
May 29th, 2016
Sorry to be so long between posts! We have had a busy, busy May on the farm between picking and processing strawberries, planting tomatoes, LOTS of mowing, and the crazy schedule of a family with five adolescents in the house. So, an update:
The STRAWBERRIES are completely finished for the season. We had a great year, despite the rain, and we have frozen lots of strawberries for jam for market. (Watch for it at Overland Park Farmer's Market this Saturday, June 4th. It will go very fast!) We know that many customers have been wondering about U-pick for strawberries, and despite our great year, we decided that opening up for U-pick in May was just not the best option for us with Renee's recovering health and quite a few other family circumstances. Watch for them next year though!
The RASPBERRIES are looking absolutely phenomenal! They are taller than ever before, and so full and beautiful. We will post pictures very soon. We will be bringing fresh raspberries to market this Saturday, June 4th. Although we are unable to open for raspberry U-pick this Spring because we are filling an order, we will most definitely have fall raspberry picking. (So stay tuned)
We will switch to regular hours all through July and August for U-pick blackberry picking. Sorry for the lack of hours and pricing posted on our page. They tend to change from year to year. If you go to our website, you will find all of that information.
The BLACKBERRIES remain (so far) un-sprayed by the neighbor farmer, so we have very high hopes for our season. The blooms are set on great for our Natchez (the early variety), and the triple crowns are setting blooms as well. Look for pictures soon! We will hopefully have blackberries by July 4th.
Finally, our FIRST MARKET DAY of the season at Overland Park Market will be this Saturday, June 4th. We will be bringing fresh raspberries as well as strawberry and raspberry jam. Get there early if you want to stock up on strawberry jam. We expect it to go very fast and very early!
Come see us at Overland Park Market!