The Happy Berry

Last updated Aug 11, 2019

Figs Slowing But Steady

Best picking is in the morning.
We send pickers out at 11am each day
to clear the ripe fruit from the trees.
Be sure to check out our Picking Tips and
always check in with the porch before going into the fields.

Grape Picking Is Still Excellent

Venus and Joy are gone.
Still lots of Jupiter (purple),
Mars (dark blue, concord-like grape) & Hope (green)
Saturn, sweet purple crunchy grape, has started.
Remember to bring your snippers.
Grapes bunches have to be cut from the vines.
Be sure to check out our Picking Tips and
always check in with the porch before going into the fields.

Muscadines Begin!

Seedless Razzmatazz are DOING it
Razzmatazz need to be dark red
before you pick them. Light red/pink might look ready
but they won't be as sweet and delicious.
Early Fry (a bronze scuppernong) is starting

Still Blueberries but in pockets

There are blueberries out there
for those willing to look down, in & under the bushes.
we no longer have pre-picked blueberries.

Blackberries - Slow to Very Slow

Blackberry Picking has slowed,
but there are still some out there.
Look down, under and in the vines to find the ripe ones.
Be sure to call first for pre-picked blackberries
as quantities are limited.

still to come!

Persimmons forecast is still mid September


Still selling the last of the Willows & Woody florals,
Farm Fresh Eggs, and Jams

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 8am until 8pm
Saturday: 8am until 6pm
Sunday: Noon until 8pm

Farmers Markets

2019 Prices

Blackberries $2.90 $7.50* N/A
*At market $8.00 N/A
Blueberries $2.90 $7.50 $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 $2.75 $6.50 $25.00
*At market $7.00 N/A
$5.00 $8.00 per 1 pound container N/A
*At market $9.00 per 1 pound container N/A
Persimmons $3 PER POUND / *Pre-picked only
We love it when you bring your own containers.

Refrigeration is a must
Berries are living beings.  They will continue to carry on respiration which uses energy (sugar).  Therefore, it is important to preserve the quality of fresh picked berries by refrigerating just as soon as you get them home. If you are traveling and are going to be stopping for a bite to eat we recommend a cooler with an ice pack.  Thirty minutes to an hour in a car unprotected from the heat can leave you with much lower quality berries.

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.

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!