Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Many Raspberries Ripe Now

   Red raspberries are ripening in quantity now, will be heavy for the next 2 weeks or so, and will still have some ripe fruit through July 4.  Many people have come to pick them, but more ripen each day, so there will be plenty to pick for the next 4 weeks.
Sydney Shannon picked red raspberries this morning with her mom Shannon Shannon, as did several others.
   Black raspberries and purple raspberries are just starting to ripen. Black raspberries will be heavy from about June 10 to June 24, and purple raspberries will be heavy from about June 14 to July 8.
   From June 1 to Aug. 31 we are open our summer hours, as the sidebar at left details.  We're open Mon. to Sat. 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 7 to 9 p.m., and Sun. 7 to 9 p.m.only.  We're closed Sun. mornings for church, and closed every afternoon from noon to 7 p.m. due to summer heat.
   Berries are usually plentiful early in the week, from Sun. evening to Wed. morning, plus any day after it's rained the day before.  Many people typically come to pick on Fridays and Saturdays, and sometimes during those days people didn't get as many raspberries as they wanted last year.

Red raspberries are plentiful now, especially early in the week, and more will ripen over the next 4 weeks.
   All berries are sold pick-your-own only.  All types of raspberries are still just $1.85 per pint + tax, pick-your-own.  Thornless blackberries, once they start ripening, will again be $2.55 per quart + tax, pick-your-own.
   Our thornless blackberry season should start June 13 or 14.  Many people want the very first-ripening blackberries, so we often get picked out that first week.  From mid-June to late July, we will have literally 4 to 5 tons of thornless blackberries ripe, so there will be plenty for everyone.
   We provide containers, and just ask that you bring them back to us for reuse on your next trip to Brenda's Berries and Orchards.  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 still have many 'Enterprise' and some 'GoldRush' 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 two posts for prices.
   For payment, we accept cash and checks (from any state), but NO credit cards or debit cards, as the sidebar at left details.  We do not have a card reader or a phone line to the sales building.  Please bring your checkbook or enough cash to cover the amount of fruit you want to buy.  Thanks.