Sunday, June 20, 2010

June 20, 2010

It's blueberry season in Northwest Arkansas! Several customers told me this past week that I should have a website or a blog that they could follow about picking conditions, times to pick, etc. Luckily, my L.A. daughter is home visiting and helped me set up the design and walk me through the short and easy steps of creating a blog. It's so nice to have a friend to walk you through new experiences.

This season began for us on June 4 and we started picking on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. However, we quickly decided that we would pick every day from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. from Monday through Saturday. There are just so many berries ready to pick!

If you're wondering about the prices - this year our u-pick berries are $12.00 a gallon and the pre-picked gallons are $16.00 per gallon. We really haven't had very many pre-picked, but if you call ahead, you may be able to reserve a gallon or get one without getting out in the sun.

Our raspberries are also ripe but will probably finish within the next week. We sell them for $2.50 per pint for pick your own and $3.00 per pint for pre-picked raspberries. If you're wondering if we have any other crop - it's blackberries. We have just 3 long rows of blackberries so they get picked rather quickly when they ripen. They're the same price as the blueberries - $12.00 per gallon.

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