Tuesday, September 2, 2014…..

Certified OrganicWe are closed Tuesday and Thursday thisĀ  week, for ripening (the raspberries) and rest (us). Open Wednesday, Friday, and the weekend, 10 AM-6 PM.

Picking conditions: Blueberries are pretty well picked down but some can still be found–they are scattered throughout the patch. Our fall raspberries are starting to ripen. There may be some by Wednesday, but more by the weekend. Unlike summer raspberries they don’t all ripen at once but this planting should produce nice pickings for the first into the patch each day, once they get going. Wednesday’s weather forecast: “Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 75. Northwest wind 6 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.”

Our hours are 10 to 6, weather permitting. Going forward, we will be open weekends for sure and some mid-week days until the first heavy frost (last year that was October 27!) Fall raspberries will continue to ripen until we get a night that goes down below 28 degrees.

As well as offering pick-your-own we try to keep a supply of pre-picked berries on the counter (please understand if we sometimes can’t keep up!), and we have wonderful jam as well as local syrup, fabulous honey, coffee, bottled drinks, and The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook. (The jam, honey, and syrup are not certified organic, although the ingredients in the jam are certified organic, except for the fruit pectin, and the honey is raw and the bees are kept away from any GMO crops.) FYI, we don’t allow raspberry picking when it is wet (bad for the patch), so do check to see if we are open on stormy days.

Berries still to come: We might have someĀ blackberries by about the middle of September — these will be the blackberries planted over the last couple of years — not a huge quantity (yet), but should be good quality.

General Info: We have four acres of blueberries–2,500 bushes–about three acres of raspberries and a few rows of blackberries. We are a pick-your-own (PYO) farm. You may also buy pre-picked organic berries at our farm store, along with Patricia’s fabulous jams, honey from woodlands near Lake Champlain, local maple syrup (these products are not certified organic), coffee, and books. We also have wireless Internet connection at the farm store.

Do check out our blog for updates and other important information.

Please do drop by for a coffee or tea, a jam sample, or just to take in the beauty of this corner of the valley on a gorgeous day and say hello. We’ll see you at the farm!

Rob & Patricia