Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Strawberries Winding Down, Red Raspberries Starting

   Strawberry harvest season is winding down now, and we already have people scheduled to pick strawberries each day through the end of strawberries, about June 7.  Frequent rains lately have made things more difficult, as we've had to reschedule several people.  So we can not make any new appointments for strawberry picking.
I picked these 3 pints of red raspberries on Mon. evening May 25, and customers picked 14 pints of red raspberries today, May 26.
   Red raspberry harvest season started today.  Raspberries, like all our berries, are sold pick-your-own only.  Pick-your-own raspberries cost $1.86 per pint + tax.  We're still open by appointment through May 31.  Phone 620-597-2450 to set up a day and time to pick raspberries, and I'll return your call to confirm.
Kinley and Kamryn started our pick-your-own raspberry season today.
    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.
   Asparagus harvest season is also winding down now, and we already have orders for the remaining asparagus to be harvested.  We have now sold out of 'GoldRush' apples and 'Kanza' pecans until next Nov.
   Our workers just finished thinning peaches today, and will start thinning pears tomorrow, then thinning apples.  They'll also need to help prune raspberries and blackberries, and prune the apple and pear trees.
   We should have bumper crops of raspberries, blackberries and peaches this year.  Ripening dates for all our fruits are listed in the sidebar at left.