Saturday, May 30, 2015

Many Red Raspberries Ripe

   Red raspberries are now ripening in quantity, and have excellent quality despite all the excess rain we've gotten (12.5 inches in May, over 3 times the  ideal rainfall of 1 inch per week).  Our raspberry planting is still waterlogged, but our workers and I wore rubber boots all day so we could prune and train the raspberry plants.  Several families also wore rubber boots to pick red raspberries today, and harvested a total of 33 pints today.
David and Dustin Eck and their parents, Trisdan and Valerie, picked 20 pints of red raspberries today.  Their rubber boots help with waterlogged soil.
   We are grateful that no more rain is predicted for the next week, and floodwaters should recede soon.  Our road, 95th St., is clear.  Our raspberry planting should dry out in the next couple days.
   From June 1 to Aug. 31, as the sidebar at left shows, we'll be open Mon. to Sat. 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 7 to 9 p.m., and Sundays 7 to 9 p.m. only.  We're closed Sunday mornings for church (as we are year-round), and from June 1 to Aug. 31 we're closed from 12 noon to 7 p.m. due to high heat.
Red raspberries are now ripening in quantity, and have excellent quality.  More will ripen over the next month.
   We'll have plenty of red raspberries to pick for the next month, but it's a good idea to call 620-597-2450 a day or so ahead before driving a distance, and let me know when you're planning to come.
   Ripening times for all our fruits are listed in the sidebar at left.