|Purple raspberries are in their heaviest ripening time now, so there are many to pick.|
Thornless blackberries have been heavily picked over the last 5 days, since it stopped raining. Over 900 quarts of blackberries were picked from June 17 to 22, from just 3 1/2 rows of our earliest thornless blackberry variety, 'Natchez'. Our 4 different varieties of thornless blackberries will continue to ripen over the next 6 weeks, until early Aug., and we'll have plenty of blackberries to pick from July 4 to 31. If you want to pick blackberries but not raspberries, you might wait a week or two to come pick blackberries.
Come during our open hours for summer: Mon. to Sat. 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon & 7 to 9 p.m., & 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. (Please arrive at a time that allows you enough time to finish picking by our closing time. Thanks.)
Peaches will start ripening until about July 1. We grow 17 different peach varieties that provide a succession of ripening over 2 1/2 months. Peach harvest goes until about Sept. 10, and our heaviest time for peaches is from about July 20 to Aug. 31. We're looking for a peach harvest of 35,000 to 36,000 pounds this summer.
Once peaches start, small amounts of peaches cost $1.20 per pound + tax. We pick directly into 20-lb. boxes, which I then weigh to 20.0 lbs., so you save $1.00 if you buy a 20-lb. box of peaches for $23.15 + tax. We also usually have some 2nds peaches, mostly with small bird pecks or other surface damage, which sell for $0.65 per pound + tax.
You do not need an appointment from June 1 to Aug. 31; just come during our open hours. However, many people typically come on July 1, 2, and 3 (the start of peach season and preparing for July 4), so if you want peaches one of those days, phone 620-597-2450 or e-mail a couple days ahead to order them.
For payment, we accept cash or checks; NO debit cards or credit cards. Please bring your checkbook or enough cash to cover what you'll buy.