The long wait is over. The summer solstice is June 21 at 6:51 a.m. But everyone knows the real start of summer is when the strawberry fields are open for picking at Barrie Hill Farms! This year that's Monday June 23 at 8:00 a.m. So cancel your golf game. Switch your work shift (because calling in sick wouldn't be right). Gather up your picking … [Read more...] about PYO Strawberries Start June 23
We have the first berries of the season in the market today! These are our day neutral (fall) berries that you loved so much last year. They ripen a little earlier than the June berries. We expect to have a limited supply of ready picked berries in the market over the next few days and PYO strawberries will begin approximately June 26. … [Read more...] about Strawberries for Dad
The crop is coming along really nicely.....but is it ever dry! We are irrigating the berries daily. Fortunately we have sub-surface drip irrigation, so we can be very efficient with our water use. No water goes to waste, because we apply it right at the root zone. There is no water lost to evaporation while irrigating, and any weed seedlings at the … [Read more...] about Strawberry Update
The blueberry fields smell great right now. The bushes are full of flowers that with the help of lots of honeybees, will turn into plum juicy blueberries by the end of July and early August. … [Read more...] about Blueberries in Bloom!!!
Introducing your 2014 strawberries!!!! It's usually around 30 days from blossom to fruit (only 30 more sleeps). So, unless this heat persists, we don't expect to have strawberries in good supply until June 24-28th. Mother Nature is a fickle business partner and not always the easiest to deal with. This year good things will come to those who wait. … [Read more...] about Only 30 more sleeps!!!
After a long and cold winter the first taste of spring has finally arrived! We're open seven days a week now with fresh picked asparagus daily! Hope to see you soon. Happy Spring!! … [Read more...] about Asparagus Season is Here!