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The Happy Berry

Last updated March 28, 2021

Charlotte Ann Miller

January 30, 1945 – February 22, 2021
"Momma Ann" lost her battle with cummalative health problems on February 22, 2021.
She was a driving force and passionate partner in the running of the Happy Berry. She was proud of the farm and what they had built for the community, and she especially loved her "Market Family" - vendors and customers - at the local Farmers Markets that she worked until she no longer had the stamina.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Sunday, May 2, 2021 with drop-ins invited from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm at the farm.

Winter/Spring Hours

This time of year we are mostly on the honor system, and any staff on hand are typically working out in the fields, pruning and prepping for the harvest season.
9am to Dusk Monday - Friday
9am - 6pm Saturdays
Noon to Dusk - Sundays

Willows & Woody Florals

We have lots of sticks and stems for dried arrangements, grow-your-own as well as some just started plants and others that are well rooted. We have Sir Harry Lauder Walking Sticks too. And as always, we also have eggs and some jams available.
Best to call ahead this time of year, as Walker is recovering from surgery, and to make sure someone will be available to help you when you come to the farm.

Sorry - No Strawberries

We do not grow strawberries, but we have friends that do.
Local strawberries typically start around April 15.
We are trying to get a current list of growers for 2021.

Harvest Forecast

Blackberries - June 1
Mulberries - June 1
Blueberries - June 15
Seedless table grapes - July 1
Figs - August 1
Seedless Muscadines - early August
Regular Muscadine (Bullis & Scuppernongs) - mid August
Persimmons - mid September

COVID-19

We continue to ask anyone coming to the farm wear a mask while in the vicinty of the porch, to social distance, and to honor all current COVID protocols.
Please read our safety procedures, before you come to the farm. We describe what we will be doing and what we ask that you will also do.

Part-Time Jobs

Want to learn how to prune? Volunteer positions are open, and we will be hiring for summer in the next couple of months.
Talk to Walker! 864-350-9345

Silver Bunch of Catkins



Hours of Operation

This time of year we are mostly on the honor system. It is a good idea to call before making the trip to make sure someone will be available if you need assistance. Walker is currently recovering from surgery and any staff, if there, would likely be working in the fields, pruning and prepping for the harvest season.
Monday - Friday: 9am until Dusk
Saturday: 9am until 6pm
Sunday: Noon until Dusk

Farmers Markets

Stay tuned for updates

2020 Prices

Pound
(You-pick)
Quart
(Pre-picked)
Gallon
(Pre-picked)
Blackberries $2.90 $7.00* $27.00
*At market $8.00 N/A
Blueberries $2.90 $7.00 $27.00
*At market $8.00 $29.00
Seedless grapes $2.90 $7.50 N/A
*At market $8.00 N/A
Figs $3.00 $8.00 N/A
*At market $9.00 N/A
Muscadines $2.90 $7.00 $27.00
*At market $7.00 N/A
Razzmatazz
Muscadines
$5.00 $8.00 per 1 pound container N/A
*At market $9.00 per 1 pound container N/A
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-
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!