Saturday, June 4, 2011

Picked Out Again at Farmer Mac's Berries

Pre-picked blueberries available at the farm all week.

U-pick fields closed until Thursday June 9, 2011 for re-ripening to take place.

Lots of factors contributing to this shortage of blueberries in the field.

1. No Rain!
2. Let me repeat...No Rain! This makes for smaller blueberries and smaller berries take longer to fill a bucket.
3. Heat ripening the berries earlier than normal. Hot in the daytime, hot at night. That's what does it.
4. Increased demand.....Lots of customers!
5. Lewis Farms and Bluefield Blueberries closed their upick fields this season for a variety of field issues.
6. #5 contributes to #4!

What this means is that we'd like to close the upick starting tomorrow (Sunday June 5 through Wednesday June 8, 2011) through Wednesday to give the fields a chance to ripen again.

We do and will have pre-picked blueberries available for purchase at the farm during this week.

Thanks for your patience with us. We're doing the best we can with the crop that we have!

Keep smiling and enjoy your blueberries!

Remember the NC Blueberry Festival is right around the corner. Saturday June 18, 2011 in Burgaw, NC.


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