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The Happy Berry

Last updated March 28, 2022

So Far So Good

Minimal Damage from March 12-13 Freeze
For those who are interested
the full story is posted online.
Check out our latest newsletter to read the full story!
We will update again in May, once we are past the freeze risks.

Farm News

Costs are up for the farm just as they are everywhere. Labor, fertilizer, fuel & supplies- and on top of that supply shortages and labor shortages. To cover the added costs, the berry prices will have to go up for the coming season. We will update the website once we have worked out the numbers.

Lay-By

This is the time of year that we are working in the fields to prepare for the season. There is still 1 acre of blueberries to get pruned and at least 2 acres of grapes to get pruned. Are there any volunteers? Free lessons! Give Walker a call.

Diversity

We are making significant additions to farm diversity this spring.
Kiwis, Jujubes, a new mulberry variety - and more!
Check out first March newsletter for more details!

Part-Time Jobs

We are working on lay-by.
Field Work
We always welcome volunteers if you want to come learn how to prune.
We may also have some shoulder season (paid) work as we clean up in the fields and begin winter prep.

Do you have a passion for Birds or Bees?
We are still looking for a Bird Manager and a Bee Manager. See the postings for more details.

Talk to Walker! 864-350-9345

Spring has Sprung!



Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 9am until 5:30pm
Saturday: 9am until 6pm
Sunday: Noon until 6pm
This time of year we will be working around the farm doing lay-by but we are mostly on the Honor System.

Farmers Markets

  • Clemson Farmers Market
    at Patrick Square
    :
    Next Market is December 2, 2021
  • Greenville TD Farmers Market
    on Main Street
    :
    Stay Tuned for the Next Holiday Market date

2021 Prices

Pound
(You-pick)
Quart
(Pre-picked)
Gallon
(Pre-picked)
Blackberries $3.35 $8.00 $29.00
*At market $9.00 $33.00
Blueberries $3.35 $8.00 $29.00
*At market $9.00 $33.00
Seedless grapes $3.35 $8.00 N/A
*At market $9.00 N/A
Figs $3.35 $8.00 N/A
*At market $9.00 N/A
Muscadines $3.00 $7.00 $25.00
*At market $8.00 $29.00
Razzmatazz
Muscadines
$5.00 $8.00 per 1 pound container
$5/pint aprox 3/4 pound
$29 / for four 1-pound containers
*At market $9.00 per 1 pound container
$6/pint aprox 3/4 pound
$33 / for four 1-pound containers
Persimmons $4 PER POUND / *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!
In 2016 we posted our new mobile friendly website. Please let us know 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
Please call first if you are making a special trip-
Farm Phone - 864-508-6939

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!