While we are not officially open yet, there are blue blueberries (along with red and white and green berries in much more abundance) in the field.
So if you're one of our early customers who doesn't mind walking a bit and picking a few berries from each bush, then you're welcome to come out and get started.
We'll probably officially open sometime next week but that depends on what the weather at night does.
It looks like we're going to have an abbreviated season as we have lots of berries coming on at the same time. I don't think we'll make it until June 25 which is our typical end of the season target date.
What this means for you is that if you're trying to get berries for the freezer and want to get your quota, you may want to look at Memorial week and the following as your big push to get your blueberry picking done.
Of course, I could be wrong about this, but we'll see how it goes. I normally tell customers that the first 2 weeks of June are the best blueberry picking weeks and that still falls in line with what we've got going on if you consider the week that includes June 1 instead of starting on the first full calendar week. But that's splitting hairs!
We're glad to see blue in the fields and we'll be delighted to see you again or for the first time! If you're arriving before the season starts, mom and/or I should be out there somewhere with Addison. Someone should be fairly easy to find, but if you see Farmer Mac, you'll have to catch his eye as his hearing isn't so great especially when he's concentrating on pesky weeds. Once we're officially open, you won't have to seek us out.
Hope to see you soon!