The Happy Berry

Last updated Friday, October 13, 2017

Still at Peak-Of-Season!

This weekend and next - then picking will slow.
Come to the farm and fill your buckets with Muscadines!
They are sinfully sweet right now! And these varieties are dessert style with skins that you can eat. Cut 'em up on your cereal (YUM!). Freeze them for smoothies year-round! And added bonus - Muscadines are loaded with nutraceuticals!!

Frozen Fruit - A New Addition

We have added frozen berries to our offerings. These are cooking/smoothie berries. $2.00 per pound - WHILE THEY LAST! They are selling quicker than we thought. Only a few pounds of blues left. There are also blackberries, seedless table grapes and good supply of muscadines.

Fall Hours of Operation

Monday through Saturday: 9am to 6pm
Sunday October 15: Noon to 6

We will sometimes be on the honor system this time of year.

Figs are few

Only the "die hard" picker should give it a try,
and will need to be the first in the field.
As the weather cools, they will continue at a trickle.

Fresh Blackberries
Continue at a Trickle

For those willing to work for them.
You have to look down, in and under the bushes.

Persimmons are done for this year.

It was amazing how fast they sold this year!
Fortunately, the trees have grown well this season so
we will have a bigger harvest next year.

Call First Before Making Special Trip for Pre-Picked

We try to have pre-picked of the current harvest on hand, but we can run out. Best to call first if you are making a special trip, to make sure we have them. This is especially true if you are a wine maker. Be sure to 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.

Peak of Season in Muscadines.
The best way to pick a muscadine is by softness. You pick Muscadines one berry at a time. You do not pick clusters. You need to look at the grape and judge by the color if it needs to be felt. Then feel the grape ... if it is hard do not pick it. If you think it is a little soft the next step is to do a test eating. Is it sweet??? is the skin tender??? Repeat this process until you learn by feel what is a ripe muscadine grape.
Be sure to review our "Tips for Picking Muscadines" for more information.

Muscadines have begun!
Figs Continue!
Figs at a mere trickle.
Picking your own is just for the "die hards" and you will want to be the first in the field. What isn't picked in the morning, we have to send pickers out to clear the ripe fruit every afternoon. We do this to keep down the bees and also because figs will split and become undesirable for anything but jammming pretty darn quick.

As the weather cools, Figs will continue to trickle.

Check out our "Tips for Picking Figs"

The blackberries continue to trickle. You probably have to be a die hard, willing to look for them, down, in and under the bushes. We expect blackberries to continue to trickle in the Chester and 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.

Please Do Not Pick the Persimmons

Persimmons are Done for this year.
It was amazing how fast they sold this year!

The trees have grown thanks to plentiful rain this season, so we should have a bigger harvest next year.

Eggs, Jams & Frozen Fruit!

We still have eggs, jams, and new this year - a small batch of Muscadine jelly - 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. They are selling quicker than we thought. Only a few pounds of blues left. There are also blackberries, seedless table grapes and good supply of muscadines.

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

Hours of Operation

This time of year we are sometimes 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.
Monday - Friday: 9am until 6pm
Saturday: 9am until 6pm
Sunday October 15: Noon until 6pm
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

2017 Prices

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
*Pre-picked only
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.

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 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!