It’s Saturday afternoon as I’m writing this, and it has been a pretty busy week here at the farm. Now that we’re through the first week of our 2020 PYO strawberry season there are a few things we’re going to do a bit differently as we head into next week.
Before we get to details about next week though. We just wanted to express our appreciation of your support and patience as we’ve tweaked things throughout the past week.
Changes & Info About Next Week
There is some unseasonably cool weather supposed to show up tonight. We’re currently working on deploying covers to frost/freeze protect the strawberries. (With the help of some of our church friends it won’t take nearly as long as it would otherwise!)
All of that frost protection will need to come out of the field before we can open back up for PYO. For that reason, and to give the berries another day to ripen, we’ve decided to keep the farm closed on Monday. The Farm Store will be closed, as well as the PYO patch.
I’m sorry, I know we told some of you that we were planning to be open Monday (we were at that point!), but after talking about things this afternoon we decided it would be best to wait to re-open till Tuesday.
This past week we were blessed with an abundance of PYO pickers looking to get out of their houses, and as some of you are well aware, we were picked out and had to close early most days. For that reason we’ve decided to shorten our “default” hours next week.
So, Tuesday through Saturday we plan to have the PYO patch open from 8 a.m. till 5:30 p.m. If anything changes during a particular day we’ll update the “Currently at the Farm” area of the home page as soon as we can. It would probably be good to check that before coming out to pick.
One other change we’ll be implementing going forward the rest of this PYO strawberry season, so that we can actually close on time, we’ll need to stop letting pickers into the patch 30 minutes before closing.
Since we’ve switched to volume pricing this year we’ve been on the lookout for a smaller container than the normal busket (which holds about 5lbs). We were able to get some 2qt containers (they hold about 2.5lbs) in and actually had some of them available today. We’ll have those available going forward. As always details & pricing can be found over on the strawberry page.
To close this post I just wanted to say one more time thank you for your patience with all the tweaks/changes this spring. It’s been a bit stressful at times, and we really are trying to do as good a job communicating as we can. (Did I mention that you can always find up to date information on the home page of our website? 🙂 )
And lastly, to all of you mothers out there, we wish you a Happy Mothers day!