Saturday, July 24, 2010

What’s next?

While the Sweet Cherries, Gooseberries, Currants, Fava beans and Raspberries are winding down the Blueberries are at the peak of their season. You will be able to pick Blueberries and Blackberries until Sunday August 15th. The You Pick will close on the 16th of August and reopen on Saturday the 11th of September for the Fall Season. You will be able to pick Apples, Blackberries and Fall Red Raspberries. Pumpkins will be ready later in the month.
If you don’t have the time or the energy to pick, check out the Farm Stand which is open everyday with a great variety of fruits and vegetables. Call or e-mail to place an order for larger quantities. We hope to see you soon. Gary and Stephanie

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

How long will the You Pick season last????????

That is a very good question. The answer varies with each season and each crop.

1st check the Fruit Picking Schedules chart for estimated times, and then check the Twitter box (in red on the home page) this will give you the crops that are in peak season. For further confirmation call 315-524-3823 and listen to the message. You will hear detailed picking information as well as the Farm Stand availability.

This year everything is ahead of schedule by 10 to 14 days which generally means it will also end sooner. Here are the tentative ending dates for the You Pick crops. Please note we do have and will have already picked fruit on the Farm Stand located at 4570 Lincoln Road for longer than the You Pick season. This fruit was harvested at its peak and held in our cooling facility. There we are able to maintain the quality and freshness our customers expect.

Red Raspberries-7/18 for summer crop-fall crop starts September 11th.
White Sweet Cherries-7/18
Black Currants-8/8
Black Raspberries-7/25
Dark Sweet Cherries-7/25
Purple Raspberries-8/1
Blackberries-until frost

Friday, July 9, 2010

Blueberries, Blueberries, Blueberries!

We have the sweetest Blueberries on 6 undulating acres overlooking the surrounding orchards. Our Blueberries are high in vitamin C and anti-oxidants. They are great for just about everything. Remember they are super easy to freeze. Be sure to check out the Blueberry crisp recipe on our website.

Note: already picked Blueberries are available at the Farm Stand.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Raspberries are awesome this year!

Thanks to the mild winter and the warm spring weather the raspberries this summer are awesome. They are sweet and plentiful but we are running 10 to 14 days ahead of last year so don't wait. You pick is at the peak now. Make that special batch of jam or freeze some for a wonderful treat this Christmas in filled cookies or as a sauce over cake for Valentine's Day. The aroma will fill the house with the scent of summer and they will be delicious.
We hope to see you soon. Gary and Stephanie