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Posted 6/3/2014 11:02am by Sam Bellamy.
The strawberry field will be open Wednesday June 3, 8 am  to noon. We have a good supply of greens, broccoli, kale, kohlrabi. The tomato pies are winning a lot of approval in the Bakery.
Posted 5/30/2014 8:58pm by Sam Bellamy.
The field will be open from 8 - 1pm . It may be open longer depending on the berries.
Posted 5/29/2014 4:59am by Sam Bellamy.
The field is open Thursday 8-12 . It looks good for Saturday morning 8-12 as well.
Posted 5/27/2014 5:19am by Sam Bellamy.
The field is open Tuesday 8-12. We hope ot be open Thursday morning. We are planning on being open Saturday 8-12 as well.
Posted 5/23/2014 12:30pm by Sam Bellamy.
We will be open on Memorial Day. The Field will be closed. Have  great and grateful Memorial weekend.
Posted 5/21/2014 8:07pm by Sam Bellamy.
The strawberry field will be open 8 to 12 noon on Thursday & Friday. It should be open 8 to 5 pm on Saturday.
Posted 5/18/2014 5:27pm by Sam Bellamy.

Strawberry plants continue to produce flowers. The picking is not as easy but the plants are not setting runners yet. This generally indicates that the plants are not so stressed and still leaning toward making fruit. Once the plants get stressed out or reach a certain maturity point they reproduce new plants by setting runners. So this is good news. We may need more patience with the ripening due to the cooler weather.

  Meanwhile the blueberries are starting to turn. The greens are coming through. So many things seem very affected by the late winter weather. We are getting a few garden peas.; just starting some green beans. So the season is trying to get rolling.

The bakery is turning out some neat items. Strawberry pies, eclairs , tomato pies and more.

 The garden center still has lots of plants and supplies for gardening.strawberrieseclairsflowers

Posted 5/11/2014 12:53pm by Sam Bellamy.
This week the strawberry field looks good. The extra cloud cover will help take some stress from the plants. We anticipate the berries to get sweeter as the season progresses. The size of the berries may go down some but the flavor should go up.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        indigo strawberries      
Posted 5/4/2014 9:07pm by Sam Bellamy.

 It continues to be a good time for strawberries. Pick your own should be open every day this week. Look for some very good prices on strawberries. We grade our berries after we pick them and now have culls that are particularly good if you want to make jam or preserves. Berries that are left from the previous day are sold at reduced prices as well.

FYI, pay attention when you buy fruits and vegetables. Many people sell strawberries by the "4qt bucket". The white mesh plastic buckets are very often a liquid quart capacity not a dry quart capacity. There is a rather big difference. So if you buy a bucket as 4 qts for $10 but only get 2-2.5 qts. It isn't such a good deal. You get more fruit in a well rounded pulp container than in a plastic clamshell container.

We are starting to get some kale, cilantro, radishes, spinach, chard and other fresh spring vegetables.

Posted 4/30/2014 7:42pm by Sam Bellamy.

PYO may not open so early Thursday but we will evaluate the weather mid morning and see how it looks from there. So call before you just come out for PYO. We should be open Friday and Saturday.

  The plants and the fruit look good. It is a good time to pick or buy berries at the market.

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