Last updated Friday, October 13, 2017
This weekend and next - then picking will slow.
Still at Peak-Of-Season!
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 AdditionWe 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 OperationMonday 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 fewOnly 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.
For those willing to work for them.
Continue at a Trickle
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-PickedWe 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.
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.
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.
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.