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The Happy Berry

Last updated August 22, 2017

Figs Continue - but demand exceeds supply!

Picking your own? - Best to be the first in the field.
Want Pre-Picked? - Call First and Reserve
Figs are popular - they go fast
and we have to clear the trees each afternoon to keep the bees to a minimum.

Muscadines Have Begun.

You must take your time to get the soft sweet ones.

Blackberries
Continue at a Trickle

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

Please Do Not Pick the Persimmons

See our Newsletter for more details.

Seedless Table Grapes Are Gone

We have a few gallons of pre-picked in the cooler.
Once they are gone, no more seedless grapes.

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. 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.


Still to Come!

Persimmons - September 15

See our Newsletter for
more details!


Muscadines have begun.
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 continue
- but the demand exceeds the supply.

If you are coming to pick your own, you will want to be one of 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.
Check out our "Tips for Picking Figs"


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

Please do not pick the persimmons.
Many have seen the persimmons growing along the parking lot. The variety is Izu. They look tempting but we ask you not to pick them. First, they are not ripe until they are orange. And Second, they must be cut off the tree with fairly stout snippers. As a result, we will only sell them pre-picked.
We are forecasting September 15 for the persimmons harvest.
Check out our Newsletter for more information on persimmons.


Eggs & Jams

We still have eggs and jams for sale on the porch. We sold out of the frozen blueberries and blackberries we had over the winter. Please let us know if you think we should expand the volume for the winter of 2017. Purchases are on the honor system if we are not there.

Hours of Operation


Monday - Friday: 8am until dusk
Saturday: 8am until 6pm
Sunday August 20: Closed
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

Fox Farm Market in Anderson:
Tuesdays 4:00 – 7:00 PM

2017 Prices

Pound
(You-pick)
Quart
(Pre-picked)
Gallon
(Pre-picked)
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 $2.25 $5.50 $22.00
Persimmons
*Pre-picked only
$3 PER POUND N/A
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.

EGGS
Only getting about 3 dozens eggs a day
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!