Thursday July 24, 2014…..

Certified Organic

CURRENT PICKING CONDITIONS: We are picking raspberries. There are plenty of ripe raspberries to find as of this morning, mainly in the Nova Crop. Blueberry picking looks like it will start this weekend, especially since we got 1.5″ of rain last night. Do call the farm, 802-767-3989, before you come down to check on picking conditions if you are not sure. Our hours are 10 to 6, weather permitting. The summer raspberry crop is not extensive so the first pickers in each day will do best (raspberries ripen up quickly) and they should last into next week at least (fall raspberries come in mid-August).

We try to keep a supply of pre-picked berries on the counter (please understand if we sometimes run out), and we have wonderful jam as well as local syrup, coffee, bottled drinks, and The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook. FYI, the jam and syrup are not certified organic, although all the ingredients in the jam are certified organic, except for the Pomona’s pectin.

FYI, we don’t generally allow raspberry picking when it is raining (bad for the crop), so do check to see if we are open on stormy days.

BERRIES YET TO COME: Blueberries will be ripening soon, we think by 7/26. Our crop of Fall Raspberries (planted over the last 3 years, and getting more prolific each year) emerges in mid- to late-August and goes on until the first frost of the fall. Last year the first “killing frost” was not until Oct 27th! We might have someĀ blackberries around Labor Day — 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 the farm’s bees, local maple syrup (these products are not certified organic), coffee, and books. We also have wireless Internet connection at the farm store.

Our berries are the best flavor you can imagine, maybe even beyond your imagination! Come and pick your own for the best value, or buy your berries pre-picked at our farm store.

Our usual hours are 10-6 every day, weather & berries permitting, from early July to first frost, usually in October (last year it was Oct 27th).

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