|Many customers like to pick 'Royalty' purple raspberries as plants are more upright and have larger fruit than red raspberries. They're just getting started and will continue to ripen until July 8 or so.|
|Carolyn Cassidy and her granddaughter Kennedy picked these red raspberries (lower two rows), purple raspberries (top left) and black raspberries (top right).|
Raspberries and blackberries are high in anti-oxidants that can help prevent some types of cancers. Black raspberries have the highest levels of anti-oxidants of any temperate-zone fruits, and blackberries have the second-highest levels. Next highest are black currants, then purple raspberries, then black grapes, then blueberries, then red raspberries. The blueberry industry has good public relations so everyone thinks of them when they hear anti-oxidants, but actually black raspberries, blackberries and purple raspberries have much higher levels. The darker the fruit, the higher the amounts of color-producing anthocyanins, which are anti-oxidants.
|Black raspberries have the highest levels of anti-oxidants of any temperate-zone fruits. They will be most plentiful from June 14 to about June 28.|
Please also bring back any peach boxes you may have from last year. We also appreciate donations of cardboard trays such as those from canned foods or 6-packs of energy drinks. Chetopa Foods saves them for us, which we greatly appreciate, but we run through thousands of cardboard trays each summer, so we can always use more.
We will have about 30% of a full peach crop for sale this year, mainly from about July 20 to Aug. 20. We will have only a few peaches for sale before July 20 and after Aug. 20, as the early and late peach varieties were greatly hurt by 6 frosts during bloom.
We still have many 'Enterprise' apples for sale. These apples taste much better than any sold in grocery stores, and are great for baking as well as fresh eating. I give taste samples. We also still have cracked 'Kanza' pecans for sale. Scroll down 3 posts for prices.
From June 1 to Aug. 31, as the sidebar at left shows, we're open Mon. to Sat. 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon & 7-9 p.m., and Sun. 7-9 p.m. only. We're closed Sun. mornings for church, and closed every afternoon from 12 noon to 7 p.m. due to high summer heat.