Thursday, May 6, 2010
We are anxiously waiting our third weekend of berry picking. We have had several repeat pickers, as the strawberries have continued to flourish. We hope to have 3 or 4 more weeks of berries, and if the weather cools a little we may be able to pick into June. The new potatoes are not quite ready, we are going to give them another week. The sugar snap peas are making, as well as the cabbage and greens. We planted the sweet potatoes this week, and as they take forever to make, we just kind of forget them until the fall. Rocky captured a bee swarm that just happened to be passing through. They were resting from their journey in one of our oak trees. With the help of Randy the bee-man, and a little sugar water, they coaxed them into a bee box and they have decided to stick around for a little while! We were able to capture the queen, and if she likes the new accomodations and she stays , the rest of the bunch stays with her. The nectar is flowing and the bees are busy, we should have a good honey harvest this year. Our blackberries are setting fruit, so we are looking forward to blackberries in June. Our market hours will remain Saturdays 10:00 am until 4:00, until the summer harvest starts . Our picking hours and days are Monday and Wednesday from noon until picked out. Saturdays from 10:00 until picked out. We have had several come at different times by making a special appointment, and that has worked out well. We are still suggesting calling to reserve a spot, as we are limiting the amount of pickers, so that the berry patch is not too crowded and pickers are not clammoring for a spot to pick.I have visions of Black Friday, and pickers squaring off over a cluster of sweet ripe berries! Our GUIDELINES are posted on last Wednesdays blog. Call or e-mail if questions. From our farmstead to your table, thank you for all of your support!