Thursday, July 29, 2010

Opening Day for 2010 will be this Saturday, July 31st

Despite not yet at peak ripeness for all of our field, we are confident that there are enough bushes where most of the berries are ripe and can sustain public picking. For the most part, everything is going to be the same as last year: cost is still $2/lb, please bring your own containers (ice-cream pails are ideal), remember to drive very slow on the roads and keep an eye out for kids, come any time during daylight. After this weekend, check back here before coming to make sure we have ripe berries available for picking (or call the answering machine (523-6112) for a report), and remember that blueberry bushes attract stinging insects and other bugs and it can get very hot out in the fields.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tentatively the Opener will be Saturday, July 31

I just did a walk through the patch this morning. Only a handful of bushes are completely ripe, about half are 50% and the other half have not yet started to show signs of ripening. I am going to go out on a limb and forecast that those that are mostly ripe will finish up before this weekend, so we will be anticipating that as our opener for 2010. Keep checking the answering machine or this blog.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Not Yet, sorry.

We took stock of the blueberry field tonight (Wednesday) and the berries are not as ripe as they should be for opening. We may have to forgo our tradition of Saturday openers and open in the later half of next week. We will provide an update Monday. No picking before Wednesday, July 28th for sure.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Are we there yet?

Does a watched blueberry ever ripen? We'll find out. We have been watching. Ripening continues, but there needs to be much more. We will make a decision about whether to open this weekend on Thursday. If not this weekend, very good chance it will be the next (July 31st).

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Opener at least a couple weeks away

I checked the bushes yesterday and the crop is more abundant than last year but still very green. We are on pace for an early August opener, but given the earlier/warmer spring/summer, we might open late July. We will announce the opener in advance (at least by a few days). Don't bother asking about picking early. Out of fairness, we never grant such requests. The answering machine (906/523-6112) will have daily updates starting about July 21st. If you are a FaceBook-er, we will send an announcement of the opener a few days in advance. Opening day will be on a Saturday and we will announce which Saturday the Wednesday before. Thanks for your patience.