2014 U-Pick Raspberries Season will close Monday 10/13

People- Dawn Grogan Picking Raspberries Aug 09 (1 of 1)

THE LAST DAY FOR RASPBERRY PICKING IS MONDAY 10/13.  DON’T MISS OUT.   The picking season is coming to an end.  We will be open regular hours through Sunday and one last day of picking on Monday from 1-4pm.    It’s been a great season for berries but all good things must come to an end.  There are still good berries in the field for the careful picker.

Picking conditions can change quickly with a change of weather and if it’s raining we will shut down the fields. So, it’s always best to CHECK BACK ON OUR WEBSITE FOR THE LATEST BERRY CONDITIONS AND POTENTIAL CLOSINGS.  Saturday’s weather looks like it could be a bit rainy.

The U-Pick hours will be the same as last year:

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
  • Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Special Monday opening 10/13 from 1-4pm
  • Closed for the Season signs go up on Tuesday

The U-Pick hours will be the same as last year:

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
  • Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Closed Mondays

Come to the Farm Stand to pick up your buckets and get information on picking. When you have picked all you want, return to the Farm Stand and we’ll weigh and pack your berries. Our price for berries is $8 per pound, the same as last year — about $5 per pint.

If you’re interested in volunteering during raspberry season we could use your help in the Farm Stand greeting visitors, assisting with weighting berries, and generally keeping the operation running smoothly. For more information and to sign up visit: Raspberry Volunteering.

A few tips for getting the best berries when picking:

Look for red berries that are still firm. A pink or white berry is not yet ready. A dark berry that is soft – maybe a bit wet – and comes off the stub too easily is past its prime.

A good test is to look at the stub the berry grows on. If it is dark pink with berry juice the berry is overripe. We will have examples and further information at the Farm Stand.