End of picking is near

Post date: Sep 11, 2017 10:06:42 AM

Picking is slow. Yesterday's picking log listed small quantities of berries. Amounts that were mostly half buckets and less. We are now entering our very slow phase as these rows of late-ripening berries (3-4 rows adjacent to the large pasture, north of the solar panels). The late ripening berries often are not ready until the first week of October, and sometimes they get hit by frost/freeze before they ripen. We have experienced ground frost about 3 times in the last 10 days, so I am pessimistic about our prospects for those berries. We will post when they are ripe or frozen. We will remain open for now, but we are taking down the road signs to avoid first-time drop ins. Monitor this report for the must up to date conditions. We are anticipating closing for the season at dusk on Sunday, October 8th. An earlier closure will occur if we experience a freeze. If you are in need of only a half bucket, you can readily find that amount in an hour's time in the interim.