Picking hours for the week of Sept. 22nd
Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm
Red and Gold Raspberries
10% Off 10lbs or more this week
Cut your own Flowers
Molly's world was filled with 2 legged friends.
She had a wonderful life and we loved having her in our family.
To read more, click on Molly's picture.
Red and Golden Raspberries
Our raspberries ripen over about a 6-8 week period. They begin slowly, then as the season progresses, more and more fruit ripen at the same time. The peak of our raspberry season (when the greatest number of fruit is ripe at the same time) is about the third week of August, depending on the weather.
How do we have raspberries so late in the summer and into the fall? Our raspberries are fall raspberries, (also called everbearing). We prune them for a fall crop only, producing fruit in late summer and early fall when temperatures are generally alittle cooler and more pleasant for picking than the normal summer raspberry season.
Our blackberry plants have NO THORNS. That's why they're called Thornless, and picking is painless. There are berries to pick from your knees to as high as you can reach on the rows of trellised blackberries. In between the rows we keep the grass mowed like a lawn for easy walking. We want you to enjoy picking the berries as much as you enjoy eating them.
Cut your own Flowers from Catherine's Flower Garden We grow several kinds of flowers for cut your own flowers including Sunflowers, Zinnias, Queen Anne's Lace, Snow on the Mountain, Gypsophilia, Marigolds, Salvia and Cosmos. Flowers are sold by the bouquet and larger quantites for those looking to make arrangements for weddings and other occasions. If you are a bride-to-be and looking for an economical solution to bridal flowers, consider cutting your own flowers and enlisting help to make the flower arrangements and bouquets. Make it a fun bridesmaid event! Our flowers are available to cut from early July thru September. The types of flowers available vary thru the summer season.
Current Picking Status Update
for Friday and Saturday September 19th & 20th:
The plants are loaded with beautiful ripe raspberries . The picking is great. The weather forecast is for beautiful warm pleasant weather for the rest of the week. Bring the family or a friend and come pick. Whether you want a few or a lot, it is a great time to pick.
Not sure how to freeze raspberries or make jam or jelly? See our Recipe page or ask Natalie when you come. Bring the family or bring a friend and have fun. How does fresh raspberries with real whip cream sound for dessert tonight? Or maybe raspberries mixed with fresh cut up peaches? Freeze some for the winter or make jam/jelly. Did you know you can freeze berries and make jam or jelly from the frozen berries later on when you have more time or when you'd welcome the extra heat in the house?
The raspberries are very nice and easy to pick. We expect to see very good picking continue for several weeks now as the plants are laden with a nice crop of berries. Our raspberry season should continue thru the end of September and possibly into early October. The early part of the week (Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays) are very good picking days since we are closed on Sundays, which gives all the berries an extra day to ripen. Please remember to bring shallow containers suitable to safely take your berries home in. Raspberries are $3.35/lb
Cut Your Own Flowers
There are lots of flowers and many kinds. Have fun while you walk through the flower garden and create a beautiful bouquet for yourself or to brighten someone else's life! Fill a quart sized cup for $8.50.
Our Thornless Blackberry season is over. It has been a shorter season and smaller crop than usual. Last winter's extended period of snow cover left little for our furry rabbit "friends" to eat, so they girdled many of the blackberry canes, weakening them. The result was fewer and smaller blackberries. The damage should not affect next year's crop if Ceigo eats the rabbits first!
The season is over. Hope you got a chance to pick some. We were blessed with a good crop, but there is a season for everything.
Our Email List
Join our email list to receive a timely notice announcing when our berries are ripe and ready to pick. Everyone gets busy and its hard to know exactly when fresh berries are in season. Our reminder won't let the great picking season slip by you. We will also send you mid-season picking updates, recipes and notices of any specials. If you received our emails during the 2013 season, and have not changed your email address, you will remain on our E-Berry List for 2014. If you have changed your email address, send us a note and we'll gladly update our address book so you don't miss our emails. To join our E-berry list, Click here or click the Mailing List tab at the top of the page to sign up today.
Recent comments by customers:
"Yesterday I made sundae in a jar, white chocolate raspberry jam, and chocolate raspberry dessert topping. The other day was golden raspberry jam, red raspberry syrup, old fashioned red raspberry, and no sugar red raspberry jam " Melissa G.
"My boys, Gabe and Nick, loved visiting Molly and petting her. She is one of the only dogs they have ever felt comfortable with and enjoyed petting! They even had their picture taken with her and it is framed and on our wall! They enjoyed time with her and Ciego earlier this year and enjoy recalling stories from previous picking seasons with Molly as well as how Ciego came to be yours. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful farm and it's bounty with us and also sharing of yourself and pets. Our lives are richer and happier because of you! We appreciate your hard work and the example and inspiration you are for others." Marina P.
"I wish you weren't so far away!" Robin W.
"I won the 5lb berry picking donation you gave for Strawberry Hill last year. I picked for the first time on Labor Day. Your farm is wonderful." Sylvia W.
" Came and picked berries, had a great time" Sonya M.
"Thought you'd like to know that Bethany won first place at the fair for her white chocolate blueberry muffins with blueberries that we picked from you!" Lisa S.
"We enjoyed picking berries tonight. The ice cream was a nice surprise." Jenny G.
"We had a wonderful visit at your farm on Saturday. Our son Aya would not stop talking all day about going back to the farm every week. We all had so much fun." Sissi H.
"Thanks for the lovely blackberries, and the yummy ice cream treat.
We appreciate all you do there to make it a great place for berry picking." Elizabeth F.