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The Happy Berry

Last updated September 18, 2016

Seedless Dessert Grapes

Still Some Saturn

Figs Are In Very Short Supply -

Alert! We are running out each day
and there is a waiting list for Figs.

Muscadine Season:
Maybe 3-4 weeks left?

Picking in the Bullis is still excellent.


Sweet Seedless Table Grapes are winding down

End of Season Special - $5/ bag on (the LAST of)the prepicked seedless Saturn grapes
Once we sell the prepicked Saturn that are in the cooler, there will be no more pre-picked. However, we still have some Saturn in the fields. If you are careful you can still get a lot doing you-pick, and only $2.50/pound when you pick.

Remember that grape clusters must be cut from the vine with snipers - please don't tear the vines.
See our Picking Tips.

Bullis Muscadines are Still "Doing It!"
Bullis are the black muscadines, and the picking is still excellent.
There are still Scuppernogs as well (the golden varieties). Picking varies as some varieties are early season and some late season. They are mixed in the rows so if there seems to be just a few berries scout on and you will likely find more.
These are dessert quality muscadines - not the wild tough muscadines of olden times. The husks are tender enough to eat- and added bonus - LOADED with nutriceuticals! (That means they are good and good for you!)
Remember- you can’t judge a muscadine just by its color.
Pick them one at a time - they fill the bucket quickly! - and You have to be careful to just pick the soft ones. See our Picking Tips.


FIGS are in very short supply!
Figs are at a mere trickle compared to the demand, and we do have a wait list for the pre-picked figs.
The trickle though should continue as long as it is warm. There are still lots of green figs on the trees.
Best picking is in the morning, before the crew goes out to replenish the pre-picked Fig supply and to clear the ripe fruit from the trees. We have to clear the ripe fruit each day to keep the bees under control - they love those sweet figs too!


Blueberries are done.
There are some you-pick in the Onslow variety. Picking is very poor and for only the truly most dedicated of pickers. Pre-picked blueberries are no longer available.

Blackberries are done.
There may be one quart worth to be found in the morning in the far corner in the primocane bearing Black Magic and Prime Ark 45. Picking is very poor and like in the blueberries, only for the most dedicated and determined. Pre-picked blackberries are no longer available.

Please do not pick the Persimmons
Some may have noticed the Izu Asian seedless persimmons. We are expecting them to start about the 23rd or 24th of September. We will have them available at the market or Pre-picked at the farm. They will be $3 per pound. For now, we ask that you please do not pick the persimmons. Persimmons will only be avaialable as a pre-picked product this season.


Refrigeration is a must
Berries are living beings.  They will continue to carry on respiration which uses energy (sugar).  Therefore, it is important to preserve the quality of fresh picked berries that refrigerate just as soon as you get them home. If you are traveling and are going to be stopping for a bite to eat we recommend a cooler with an ice pack.  Thirty minutes to an hour in a car unprotected from the heat can leave you with much lower quality berries.

Hours of Operation


Monday - Friday: 9am until 6pm
Saturday: 9am until 6pm
Sunday: Closed most Sundays

Being open on Sundays will be a week to week decision based on farm management and family needs.

Find Us at the Market

Six Mile Farmers Market at the Depot (Old fire station): Thursdays 4:00 – 7:00 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

2016 Prices

Pound
(You-pick)
Quart
(Pre-picked)
Gallon
(Pre-picked)
Blackberries $2.50 $6.00 $24.00
Blueberries $2.50 $6.00 $24.00
Seedless grapes $2.50 $6.00 $24.00
Figs $2.50 $6.00 $24.00
Muscadines $2.00 TBD $20.00
Persimmons TBD N/A 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 Persimmons, Goji, and mulberries but 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!