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The Happy Berry

Last updated May 24, 2020

Blackberries Begin!
Thursday May 28 - 9am to Noon

Saturday May 30 - 9am to 6pm
Monday June 1 - 8am to 8pm
From June 1 forward we will be on our regular schedule.
We will be open for both you-pick and prepicked.
Please Note: If coming for pre-picked berries, at least until the season is in full swing, we strongly recommend calling first.

COVID-19

These are some unprecedented times.
While we will be open for both you pick and pre-picked,
Ann’s health and the possibility of exposing her to Covid-19 is a major concern
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.

Mulberries - New this year!

This is the first year we will have Dwarf Black Mulberries.
Forecast is to come into season same as blackberries.
They are already sweet, but size is small.
Please let us know what you think!

Bumper Crop of Blues!

The bushes are loaded with fruit!
Blueberries - Forecast June 10-15
Seedless table grapes - Forecast July 15
Figs - Forecast August 1
Seedless Muscasdines - Forecast early August
Regular Muscadines - Forecast mid August
Persimmons - Forecast September 15
Always available - Farm Fresh Eggs, and Jams

Sorry - We Don't Have Strawberries

But there are other local farmers who do!
We have not had an opportunity to call and check status
so we recommend calling before you make the trip.

Summer Jobs

Thinking about a summer job? Talk to Walker!



Hours of Operation

This time of year we are mostly on the honor system but if you need us to resolve a change issue (cash preferred) or use a card, call Walker at 864-350-9345. Usually he is on-farm. Ringing the bell works if he is not on the tractor, otherwise the phone works.

Farmers Markets

The Coronavirus has disrupted the opening of our regular Farmers Markets. Opening dates keep getting pushed back, but we will keep you posted.
Stay tuned for updates!

2019 Prices

Pound
(You-pick)
Quart
(Pre-picked)
Gallon
(Pre-picked)
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
Razzmatazz
Muscadines
$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.

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!