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The Happy Berry

Last updated July 18, 2017

Seedless Grapes - Great Picking!

Venus, Jupiter & Mars varieties are in!

Figs are EARLY!

We have started picking figs but picking condition are very slow.
Forecast Good picking by July 25 with the
Crescendo by August 1

Blueberries - Picking is Poor

But available for those willing to work for them

Still Some Blackberries

Picking is slow to fair in Chester
and in the primocane varities- Black Magic & Prime Ark 45
You have to look down, in and under the bushes.

Call First Before Making Special Trip for Pre-Picked Berries

We try to have pre-picked berries on hand, but we can run out. Best to call first if you are making a special trip, to make sure we have them, and ask us to set them aside for you. We could have them when you call, but sell out by the time you get there if we have not set them aside.


Still to Come!

Muscadines and Scuppernongs
We are still forecasting August 15 - but stay tuned.
(Everything else has started early this season!)
Persimmons - September 15



Grape Picking is Going Gang Busters!
Grape picking is fantastic. We are picking Venus, Jupiter and Mars varieties. In all the fruits there is a sugar acid ration. For example the Jupiter have a high sugar to acid and appear to be sweeter than other grapes. In contrast, Venus has higher acid to sugar (but roughly the same amount of sugar)- making for a stronger grape flavor, especially when prepared in recipes.


Grape picking is GREAT!
Figs have already begun.

Figs have started early for the first time in our history.
Picking conditions are very slow for now. We forecast picking will improve to good by July 25, and moving to crescendo by August 1.


Blackberries
There are some blackberries out there
but you have to look down, in and under the bushes. We are calling the picking conditions slow to fair in the Chester variety and in the primocane varieties-
Black Magic and Prime Ark 45.

The Chester blackberries can be deceptive- from a distance they appear to be all red but when you walk up to them you can see the black ones.

Eggs & Jams

We still have eggs and jams for sale on the porch. We sold out of the frozen blueberries and blackberries we had over the winter. Please let us know if you think we should expand the volume for the winter of 2017. Purchases are on the honor system if we are not there.

Hours of Operation


Monday - Friday: 8am until dusk
Saturday: 8am until 6pm
Sunday: Closed (usually)
Being open on Sundays will be a week to week decision based on farm management needs. Best to call first on Sundays.

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

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 $2.25 $5.50 $22.00
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!