You-Pick Strawberries Delayed

All our crops are extremely dependent on weather and the cool, wet spring has been extremely hard on our original strawberry patch causing a significantly lower volume of berries.  Because of this we will not be able to open our first patch for you-pick this year.  This is very disappointing to us, not only because of the loss of income, but because we also enjoy seeing you and your families and sharing our great-tasting, healthy berries with you.

In early May we were able to plant 15,000 new strawberry plants and they are looking very healthy.  Weather-permitting, the plants should be producing berries by the end of June. We hope to be able to open for strawberry picking when the new plants are producing berries and will notify everyone immediately of their availability via this blog, email and Facebook.

You Pick Strawberries Growing in new Patch

New Strawberry Plant

Although the volume from our first patch is lower, we are still able to pick some beautiful, great-tasting strawberries and will have them for sale at the Madison Farmer’s Market (Saturday mornings) and the Forest Lakes Farmer’s Market (Charlottesville – Tuesdays 4-7 p.m. ) while the supply lasts. We hope to see you at one of these locations or later in June at the Farm to pick your own.

We greatly appreciate your continuing support of our efforts to grow strawberries, as well as our other crops and the Corn Maze and hope to see you when the new strawberry plants are producing this year or next May when we can all look forward to a productive strawberry year.

2 Responses to “You-Pick Strawberries Delayed”

  1. May 29, 2013 at 7:14 pm, Barbara Werner said:

    Hey, that is just great with me if y’all will have strawberries in June!
    I haven’t gotten out to pick for YEARS.
    Would it be possible for you to email me when they begin to get ripe?
    Thanks so much.
    Best Wishes,
    Barb
    Woodbridge, VA

    • May 31, 2013 at 4:12 pm, libertyuser said:

      Of course! I have added you to my list and thanks for the positive response!!