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The Happy Berry logo Welcome to The Happy Berry - blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, figs & elderberries


updated July 20, 2014

Open Rain or Shine
And rain at your house does not mean it is raining here...

Blueberries
Peak Season! For the next 2 plus weeks
Muffin berry season in Climax
Climax have small sweet berries- great for muffins & pancakes
Also picking Tifblue, Centurion, Onslow
and other scattered varieties
NOW is the time to put away blueberries for next winter.
They are SOOOO easy to freeze!

Table (seedless) Grapes
Table grapes have JUST begun - Venus only, no Jupiter yet
Venus is open for picking
Please do not go into taped off areas in the grapes-
Jupiter look ripe but are still in veraison- not quite sweet yet
Stay Tuned to this page for updates

Blackberries
Picking is poor to very poor
We may have pre-picked but call first
Pick-you-own is really for only the die-hards
and even they get discouraged
Chester is coming in- but supply is limited

Find Us At the Markets
TD Saturday Market- Downtown Greenville: Saturdays 8:30a-12:30p
Clemson Market- Patrick Square: Fridays 3-6pm
Six Mile Farmers Market: Thursdays 4-7pm
Anderson Market: Tuesdays 5-8pm

Future Forecasts
Figs - Aug 1
Muscadines - Aug 15


Dress for the weather
Berry picker Amy Fendley- pictured right - is dressed appropriately for this hot weather. A long sleeve loose fitting cotton shirt, long pants, a floppy hat to shade her face and good shoes. She is also carrying water with her into the field. The cotton absorbs the sweat where it evaporates and keeps her cool. If you do not keep hydrated your body temperature can get too high very quickly and be very harmful. Symptoms, in addition to dizziness and feeling bad, can be failing to sweat or excessive sweating. If you experience any of these symptons, seek shade, use wet towels or anything you can to get your body temperature down. Ice on neck, arm pits, forehead. Get help!- even using your cell phone to call the staff on the porch to come get you!

Blueberry Picker Amy Fendley-  She is dressed appropriately for hot weather.  A long sleeve loose fitting cotton shirt, long pants, a floppy hat to shade her face and good shoes.  She is also carrying water to the field.  The cotton absorbs the sweat where it evaporates and keeps her cool.  If you do not keep hydrated your body temperature can get too high very quickly and be very harmful.  Symptoms in addition to dizziness and feeling bad can be failing to sweat or excessive sweating.  Seek shade, wet towels or anything you can to get your body temperature down.  Ice on neck, arm pits, forehead.  Get help- even using your cell phone to call the staff on the porch to help!
Berry Picker Amy Fendley IS
"Dressed for the Weather"

EGGS!!!
We have about 75 birds
While egg production is up - we sometimes run out by mid to late afternoon.
If you are making a special trip, please call first
864-350-9345

Also find The Happy Berry Blueberries at these locations:
English Market "Peach Patch" - corner of Route 11 and Hwy 25
Happy Cow Creamery - near Pelzer
Perdeaux Fruit Farm - Travelers Rest
Orange Spot - Jones Mill Road and Hwy 183 (not far from the farm)

Seen the pine trees planted through the fields?
See our "Carbon" page for more details

Electric Car Charger and Bike racks - Operational!
In 2013 we added an electric car charger to our parking area!
It is Up and Running! Please spread the word!
Bike Racks We have also installed bicycle racks for other low-carbon transportation travelers

(In case you haven't guessed, our mission beyond great food is to save the planet!)

Do you need a program for an upcoming meeting?
What about “The Future of Food, Water and Energy” ?
Walker is available (and eager!) to give presentations on this topic. He is continually updating his presentation. Included, or separately, he is also passionate about the importance of developing a strong and self-sufficient community system- buying local gone wild if you will. If you would like a program just let him know 864 350 9345

Farm to Table- Raising a Pig for Harvest
Some of you may know that we raised and harvested a pig for our first time early Spring 2012.
It was quite an experience. Walker wrote up the experience - inluding several pictures of the process- and you can read about the harvest process if you are interested.

We appreciate your support and
We would not be here without YOU!
Come see Us! Anytime!

Heritage Quilt Trail
The Happy Berry is now part of
the Heritage Quilt Trail.
Come See "The Happy Quilt"
created especially for "The Happy Berry,"
Quilted by Christine Christensen
See our Newsletter for more detail!
The Happy Quilt created especially for The Happy Berry, Quilted by Christine Christensen



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Arial photo of The Happy Berry in Early Spring/Dogwood season
Arial Photo of The Happy Berry Farm- Early Spring/Dogwood season

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Think Farm, Think Fresh - Buy Local!

Pick Your Own and Pre-Picked Blueberries, Blackberries, Muscadines, Grapes and Figs The Happy Berry Inc. is located on the eastern shore of Lake Keowee in Pickens County, South Carolina. It is a pick-your-own small fruit farm with blackberries, blueberries, muscadines, grapes and figs available in-season. The season is from June 1 to through September in most years. Pre-picked berries are available on farm.

As you enter the farm you drive past rows of blueberry bushes and see the old tenant house used as headquarters for the farm. The house site has been there since before the mid 1800's but has burned down at least once. The house was rebuilt sometime prior to 1937, with an addition in 1952. Sales take place on the front porch. In the house is grading equipment, a walk-in cooler equipment and storage for all the various things that are need to make the farm run. Standing on the porch you can look out over the blueberries and blackberries.

To help people find there way around the farm the grassed walkways are named for the varieties of Daylilies that adorn the end of rows. Want to learn about management, The Happy Berry Bunch will be glad to share what they know with you. As you return from picking and you feel guilty because The Happy Berry Bunch did not weigh you in, you can contribute to the Sin Bucket to atone for your sins. Actually you are encouraged to graze while picking--there is no better way to learn what is a ripe berry.

Coupons are available in local papers and on this web site. A newsletter is sent out a couple of times a year, more often if you are an electronic subscriber, to keep folks informed of what's happening and how the crop is coming along. For those interested in pre-picked you can leave an order here.

We pride ourselves on providing more than a place to pick delicious, and nutritious berries. We also want to contribute to healthier lifestyles and eating habits. And ultimately, our belief is that local farms like ours provide an essential environmental service for the future of our planet.

Please come visit us at the farm. Enjoy the fun of pick-your-own sweet, fresh, high quality berries in the marvelous out of doors. Not only is it fun it is also healthy. Recent research has shown the berries are nutriceuticals.

Sincerely,

The Happy Berry Bunch, Walker, Ann, Zoe & Betty Ann


The Happy Berry, Inc.
Mailing Address Only: 120 Kelley Creek Road
Farm Address-No Mail Receptacle: 510 Gap Hill Road
Six Mile, SC 29682
Phone: (864) 868-2946
Farm: (864) 350-9345
Email: ContactUs@TheHappyBerry.com