The Happy Berry

Last updated October 7, 2016

Pick-Your-Own Season is over

We still have some prepicked Bullis Muscadines, Saturn Grapes,
and mature Muscadines good for Wine & Jams

Seedless Saturn Dessert Grapes

Only about 20 gallons of Saturn in the cooler
Let's Make a Deal!

Izu (non astringent) Persimmons

While They Last - Pre-Picked Persimmons available on farm and at the markets.

Thank you for your support!

Thanks to you - the 2016 season was a good run!
Next up will be Willows & Woody Florals around Christmas.

Sweet Seedless Table Grapes are winding down

End of Season Special on (the LAST of)the prepicked seedless Saturn grapes
These work great to freeze, and make wonderful additions to smoothies, or for making jams in the winter! We need to move what is left - so talk to us and "Let's make a deal!"

Muscadines are gone in the feld.
We have a few gallons of the Bullis in the cooler and for the upcoming farmer markerts. We also have some very mature muscadines, hence very soft and sweet, which are good for making jams, juice, or wine.

Please do not pick the Persimmons
Some may have noticed the Izu Asian seedless persimmons. This is a new, and limited, crop this year so Persimmons are only available as a pre-picked product this season. They will be available at the market or Pre-picked at the farm. They are $3 per pound.
Never eaten a persimmon??? Ask us….we will give you a sample….they are very sweet, yellow-orange in color, kind of like an apple in texture but are climacteric, so will continue to get softer and sweeter after they are picked (like a banana). If kept in plastic wrap, they will keep for months in the refrigerator.

FIGS are in very short supply!
Figs are at a mere trickle and decreasing. The figs are also getting smaller. The mere trickle though should continue as long as it is warm but there is not much out there.

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 only for the most dedicated and determined. Pre-picked blackberries are no longer available.

Blueberries are done.

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

Much of the time we will be 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. If he is not on the tractor the big bell works, otherwise the phone works.

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:
Cancelled 10/08/16 due to concern for high winds

2016 Prices

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 $5.00 $20.00
Pre-Picked Only
Sold By the Pound

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.

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

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!