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The Happy Berry

Last updated Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year!

We can't thank you enough for your support in 2017.
Blessings of the season and Happy New Year to all!

Willow Season Begins

Brighten your home with dried willow arrangements!
We are also available for Garden Shows & Club Meetings.

Frozen Fruit, Eggs & Jams

We still have eggs, jams and jellies for sale on the porch. There is also a limited supply of frozen fruit available. These are cooking/smoothie berries. We are selling them for $2.00 per pound. There are blackberries, seedless table grapes and good supply of muscadines.

Purchases are on the honor system if we are not there.

Pruning & Planning

Tis the season for pruning & planning on the farm.
Have your own bushes? We are glad to share pruning tips in exchange for a little help - hands-on training!
We are currently pruning blueberry bushes.

Read the full newsletter for
Other News & Walker's Editorial

While pruning and sprucing up around the farm there is a lot of time to think. It was way too much to put in the email version of the newsletter, so we posted the full length edition to the website for those who are interested. We hope you will check it out!

Call First Before
Making A Special Trip

This time of year we are mostly on the honor system. Best to call first if you are making a special trip and to make sure we have what you are coming for. Be sure to ask us to set it aside for you. We could have it when you call, but sell out by the time you get there if we have not set it aside.



Hours of Operation

This time of year we are mostly 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.
HOURS OR OPERATION
Monday - Friday: 9am until 6pm
Saturday: 9am until 6pm
Sunday: Closed

Garden Shows & Club Meetings

  • January 11-14 Southeastern Fruit & Vegetable Conference (No Willows)
    We will be attending to learn the latest research on blackberries, blueberries, grapes and marketing.
  • January 19- 21 Greenville Home and Garden Expo (TD center)
    We will have lots of fresh willow and woody floral cuts for the Expo with sizes you can't get else where.
  • February 3-4 - Asheville Home & Garden Remodeling Expo
    at the Ag Center across from the Asheville Airport, Fletcher NC
  • February 10 - Master Gardener Symposium
    at the TD center, Greenville, SC
  • February 9-11 Anderson Home Builders Home and Garden Show
    at the Anderson Civic Center, Anderson SC
  • March 6 - Garden Clubs of South Carolina, Greer SC
    - willow cuts, and grow-your-own available for your creative genius
  • April 14 - Anderson Library Skill Sharing Fair at the Anderson Library
    - learn to grow your own as well buy cuts for that creative dried arrangement
  • April 23 - Upstate Seekers
    - we will make a presentation on the history of agriculture in the upstate with a peek at a possible future. Willows and woody florals will be available for participants
  • May 1 - Newcomer Club of the Foothills

2017 Prices

Pound
(You-pick)
Quart
(Pre-picked)
Gallon
(Pre-picked)
Blackberries $2.75 $6.50* $25.00
*At market $6.75 N/A
Blueberries $2.75 $6.50 $25.00
*At market $6.75 $26.00
Seedless grapes $2.75 $6.50 N/A
*At market $6.75 N/A
Figs $2.75 $6.50 $25.00
*At market $6.75 $26.00
Muscadines $2.75 $6.50 $25.00
Persimmons
*Pre-picked only
$3 PER POUND N/A
We love it when you bring your own containers.

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!