|'Natchez' thornless blackberries have huge fruit, and many people have been picking them.|
|On June 30 we hosted a Master Gardener tour of people from the Cooperative Extension Service District of Allen, Bourbon and Neosho Counties. This Master Gardener picked 'Triple Crown' blackberries, which are very plentiful now.|
We will have about 30% of a full peach crop for sale this year, mainly from about July 18 to Aug. 20. We will have only a few peaches for sale before July 18 and after Aug. 20, as the early and very late peach varieties were greatly hurt by 6 frosts during bloom. We're harvesting a few 'Newhaven' yellow peaches and 'Nectar' white peaches in early-mid July, and from mid-July to mid-August we should have a good supply of 'Intrepid', then 'Contender', then 'Glowingstar' yellow peaches. In mid-August we should have some 'China Pearl' white peaches.
From June 1 to Aug. 31, we're open our summer hours: open Mon. to Sat. 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 7-9 p.m., and Sundays 7-9 p.m. only. We're closed Sunday mornings for church, and closed every afternoon from 12 noon to 7 p.m. during the summer due to high heat. We are open our regular hours on July 4.
You may come any time during our open hours (no appointment needed in summer); just allow enough time to finish picking by our closing time. Get here at 7:30 a.m. if you can, to beat the heat!
We still have many 'Enterprise' apples for sale, for the next 2 to 3 weeks. 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. Our #1 apples, with no damage, sell just as fast as I sort them. A 20-lb. box of #1 apples still costs $23.15 + tax ($1.15 per pound + tax), which saves $1.00 off the per-pound price. We also have some 2nds apples, with small cork spots, cracks or other surface damage. A 20-lb. box of 2nds apples costs just $14.82 + tax ($0.74 per pound + tax).
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.