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The Happy Berry

Last updated May 18, 2017

The Happy Berry
Harvest Forecast

Blackberries - June 1
Blueberries - June 15
Seedless grapes - July 20
Figs - August 1
Muscadines and Scuppernongs - August 15
Persimmons - September 15

Strawberries -- Still In Season

We don't have Strawberries But Friends Do-
Generally speaking, most the strawberry growers still have harvest, and we are guessing will have until about June 10.

Willows & Woody Florals
Bundles, Cuttings & Starter Plants

Available at the markets - See schedule to the right.
Also available by appointment.


Strawberries -- Still Picking!
We don't have strawberries but we have friends that do!

Generally speaking, strawberries are still in, and we are guessing will probably have harvest until about June 10. We don't have a current list of strawberry growers, but the list below are the ones we heard about at the beginning of strawberry season.

Hunter farms near Dacusville. The Berry Patch near Anderson. Beechwood farms in Marietta (under new family management). Fred and Sara Lynn north of Greenville. Callahan's orchard near Piedmont.

FUTURE FORECAST:
Blackberries - estimated June 1
Blueberries - estimated June 15

Our forecast for blackberries is June 1 and blueberries is June 15. It is our understanding that Georgia blueberries were hit very hard by the freeze discussed above and thus late May early June supplies may be limited. Florida blueberries, especially below I-4 are okay but they generally stop picking about late May. Further we understand that coastal SC blueberries have been severely damaged. North Carolina has been very quiet and there situation is unknown at this time. As time goes on We will give you an update.
See our April 1 newsletter for the detailed crop report.

Willow Harvest Has Begun

We still have decorative branches and stems!
We still have bundles, cuttings and potted starter plants available. We will have them, along with eggs and jams, at the markets (see schedule to the right). We are also always available by appointment. Call Walker 864-350-9345.

Earlier this year a friend shared a blog on willows that we found very interesting http://deborahsilver.com/blog/cut-branches-for-winter-pots. It is worth the visit for winter decorative ideas.


Eggs, Jams & NEW THIS YEAR
Frozen Blue- and Blackberries

We still have eggs and jams for sale on the porch. We have added this year frozen blueberries and blackberries in a small freezer on the porch. If you like this we could expand the volume for the winter of 2017. The prices are on the bags in the freezer. Purchases are on the honor system if we are not there.

Hours of Operation


Sunday: Closed

Monday - Friday: 9am until 6pm
Saturday: 9am until 6pm

This time of year we are primarily on the honor system but if you need us to resolve a change issue (cash preferred) or use a card, call Walker at 864-350-9345. Usually he is on-farm. Ringing the bell works if he is not on the tractor, otherwise the phone works.

Farmer Markets

Six Mile Farmers Market
Thursdays 3:00 – 6:00 PM

Clemson Farmers Market at Patrick Square:
Fridays 3:00 – 6:00 PM

Greenville TD Farmers Market on Main Street:
Saturdays 8:00 AM – 12 PM

Fox Farm Market in Anderson:
Tuesdays 4:00 – 7:00 PM

2017 Prices **TBD

Pound
(You-pick)
Quart
(Pre-picked)
Gallon
(Pre-picked)
Blackberries $tbd $tbd $tbd
Blueberries $tbd $tbd $tbd
Seedless grapes $tbd $tbd $tbd
Figs $tbd $tbd $tbd
Muscadines $tbd $tbd $tbd
Persimmons
Pre-Picked Only
Sold By the Pound
N/A $tbd N/A

CAUTION - Please wear shoes with good tread.
Please no sandles or flip flops. The terrain is uneven, and in places, sometimes steep. Please wear shoes with good tread for walking around the farm. See our Picking Tips

Speed limit is 6 miles per hour....
For your own safety as well as others -
Please drive slowly and carefully.

BYOB – Bring-your-own-bucket
We love it when you bring your own buckets. If you have extra plastic buckets or quart cups, we would welcome these donations to the cause.  We can wash and sanitize them and they will be "good to go" for another round.

Parking Tips 
We ask our workers to park at the top of the driveway in order to save parking down near the old farm house for you!  That means that seeing cars at the top does not mean you have to walk in.  If we are really crowded we will have someone at the top to direct parking.  With that said, please note that trailers or RV types of vehicles must park at the top of the driveway in the first parking area.  They should not be taken down to the house because there is not enough room to turn them around.

Preferred method of payment
We love Cash!  We also accept checks, and Visa or Mastercard debit/credit cards.  We are hoping that you will all continue to use cash or checks as much as possible. 

We are now mobile-friendly!
On Saturday June 4, 2016 we posted our new mobile friendly website. Please bear with us as we iron out some bumps and links. Please let us know how you like the new look, and if you find any bumps! We would love your input.

Dog Policy
Please leave your pets at home.
We love dogs but it is best not to bring dogs to the farm. We cannot allow dogs in the fields and the parking area is too hot to leave pets in the car. If you cannot avoid having your dog with you, please plan for a member of your group to stay with the dog; stay out of the fields (no one wants berries that were...ah..sprayed); carry doggie bags for the unmentionable; and keep the dog on a 6 foot (or shorter) leash.

EGGS
Only getting about 3 dozens eggs a day
Please call first if you are making a special trip-
864-350-9345

More to Look Forward to - Eventually
We have added Goji, mulberries and even planted more Persimmons. They have not come on-line yet.
We have also planted more fig trees since we seem to consistently have more demand than supply.
And, as always, we will be tinkering with ways we can lower our impact on the environment,
up our harvest productivity, maintain profitability so we can stay in business
and better serve our community.
Ask Walker for details and/or Stay tuned for updates!