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Good afternoon everyone,
The time has come for the “strawberry season wrap up” blog post to be written. It seems like it wasn’t that long ago that I was writing the “strawberry season is here” post, but here we are!
Before I get too far, I just want to mention that we’ve put together a quick survey about this spring’s strawberry season and we would really appreciate if you would fill it out. Thanks in advance! – Here is the survey link.
Ok, on to the rest of this post – here is what we are going to cover in the remainder of this epistle.
- Strawberry Season is Over
- Back to Non Strawberry Season Hours
- We are Not Closed
- The Farm Store is Open
- Tomatoes (Heirlooms)
- Coming Up
- Sweet Corn
- New Jersey Blueberries
Strawberry Season is Over
Firstly, every year we know that there will be a lot of you visiting the farm and picking strawberries… every year we are still amazed at how many of you come out. Thanks for that!
Secondly, knowing how to balance the number of strawberries that we plant in the fall with the number of people who will show up the following spring is an interesting dilemma. Early in the season this year we didn’t know what to do with all the berries that were getting ripe. A week later we had to close early a couple of days because of a shortage of berries, so that wasn’t optimal either. Thanks for bearing with us if you weren’t able to come pick because of an early closing.
We are definitely thinking and talking about ways to make next spring’s patch the best yet… and we hope you’ll be a part of that equation.
Back to Non Strawberry Season Hours
One of the things that happens when strawberry season is over is that we go back to our “regular hours.” From here till the end of July or so,
the Farm Store hours will be as follows.
- Sunday and Monday – Closed
- Tuesday through Friday – 10 a.m. till 5:30 p.m.
- Saturday – 10 a.m. till 2:00 p.m.
Thanks for adjusting your schedules to allow us to operate within these hours.
We are Not Closed
One thing that I do want to make clear is that we are not closed!
Strawberry season may be over, but we have a number of other things that our long time customers know about… and you might want to know about as well.
The Farm Store is Open
Firstly, the Farm Store is open. We have vine ripened tomatoes available in the Farm store right now, along with jams, jellies, baked goods, recipe books and various other things.
There is little better for a grilled hamburger than a nice thick slice of a vine ripened tomato. We’ve got quite a few of them right now.
Also, the heirloom tomatoes are just starting to come in. If you are a fan of these uniquely ugly (but tasty) varieties of tomatoes… we’ve got the Big Beef and Cherokee Purple varieties available.
Pricing – $2.75 per lb for firsts and we often have smaller and irregular tomatoes available at reduced prices.
Thinking a bit farther down the line… we also have a few things that are coming up in the not so distant future. Specifically sweet corn and New Jersey blueberries!
Towards the end of June and into July we will have some quantities of sweet corn. Our sweet corn is a bi-color(white and yellow) variety that will please you corn lovers!
The plants look healthy and we’re hoping for a good crop. We’ll definitely be posting on Facebook when the corn starts to be available.
New Jersey Blueberries
The past number of years we’ve been making a trip north to PA to connect with some friends who were going to Hammonton NJ, the “blueberry capital of the world,” to get blueberries for those of you who had placed orders.
We plan to do that again this year.
Right now the game plan is this – watch for an email, blog post and Facebook post linking to the order form around the 19th or 20th of June. That post/email will also have all the details that you’ll need to know!
Well folks, I think that’s it for this time… Except for two little things.
Firstly if you didn’t click the link at the top to take the survey about your experience picking strawberries this spring, here is the link to that survey again.
And finally… thanks again to each of you for your support this season. We really do feel like we have the best customer base ever!
Till next time,
Eldon for Yoders’ Farm