Thursday, June 13, 2013

Red Raspberries Ripe

   Red raspberries have just started ripening, and raspberries will be heavy from June 15 to about July 15.  Black raspberries should be ripe about June 18 to July 2 this year, and purple raspberries should be ripe about June 22 to July 18.
Red raspberries have just started ripening, and more will ripen over the next 3 to 4 weeks.
   Raspberries, like all our berries, are sold pick-your-own only.  From June 1 to Aug. 31, we're open our summer hours, as the sidebar at left shows: open Mon. to Sat. 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 7-9 p.m., and Sundays 7-9 p.m. only.  Many people are already coming to pick red raspberries over the next few days, but from June 19 until about July 15 there should be plenty of ripe raspberries for more pickers.
Customers Michael and Lauren Harrison enjoyed picking some of the first-ripe red raspberries.
   On Wed. June 12, a Wilson County, KS soil conservation group toured our farm, learned about our operation, and picked a few raspberries.  They also tasted samples of our 'Enterprise' and 'GoldRush' apples, kept in top condition in our cooler and still available for the next few weeks, and many bought apples and our homemade jams. 
A Wilson County, KS soil conservation group picked raspberries after touring our farm.