Pick-Your-Own, Farm Market & CSA
Country Days at Berry Patch Farms

COUNTRY DAYS

This year we are presenting a more simplified, but authentic fall farm experience. It will as always, be family friendly and affordable. Below is the listing of dates, times & activities.

October 8th & 22nd: 10- 2 pm.

A lovely hayride, large straw maze, pinatas, Pumpkins & farm market filled with autumn offerings.
$4. adults/ children 2 & under free

October 15th: 10 – 2 pm

“Assaggi Di Zucca” (A Taste of Pumpkins)
Hayrides/straw maze/ pinatas/pumpkins/ Honey Bee display/Alpacas & goats Music: The Barn Cats (old fashion string band) Pumpkin Tasting: Taste creative culinary Masterpieces featuring local chefs.
$8. adults/children 2 & under free

Pick Your Own

Light Berry Picking continues into October (Tues & Sat), until the Freeze.


Tues/Thurs 10-2 pm; Sat 10-4pm

Due to the hot and dry summer, the picking of large quantities of berries will not be possible.

Current pick your own offerings include some pickles with more on the way, plenty of flowers and sunflowers, along with seven varieties of basil. Red raspberries are starting to bloom and set fruit but are not yet ready. Strawberries are biding their time, waiting out the heat to produce their fall crop. Black raspberry season is essentially over.

  • Strawberries $5/lb Aug-Sep
  • Pie Cherries: $5.50/$6.50 we pick July 19th
  • Red Currants: $8.25/lb July 5th
  • Black Raspberries: $7.50/lb - - -
  • Red Raspberries: $7/lb Aug-Sept
  • Gold Raspberries: $7.50/lb Sept
  • Gooseberries: July 19th
  • Plums: TBA
  • Flowers: $.60/stem NOW
  • Sunflowers: $1/each NOW
  • Basil: $12/lb. NOW
  • Pickling Cucumbers: NOW

Barn Store:

In the market, peppers both sweet and spicy, are abundant. The red bells are some of the most beautiful ever and we are well supplied. You will find these to have rich juicy sweetness and flavor for stir-fries, salads, pastas, fajitas, stuffed peppers, soups and sandwiches. Freeze peppers by cutting them into quarters and popping into a freezer bag. They are very easy to slice or chop when they are slightly thawed and are great for cooking. Chili roasting is in full swing on Saturdays with the air filled with that tantalizing fragrance. Red, ripe tomatoes are still plentiful and flavorful. We have beefsteaks, romas, San Marzanos and green tomatoes for frying. Some boxes of both beefsteak and roma are available. Green beans remain abundant and sweet and the summer staple zucchinis are still producing nicely. The winter squashes are nicely sweet this year. The butternut are still curing for best flavor but will be available soon. Sugar dumpling and acorn are great for stuffing. The delicata are a beloved favorite heirloom. All are deeply nutritious and are so simple to prepare. Leeks, beets, sweet Candy onions, cabbage, kale and more offer superb flavor and color to your meals.

Fruits are abundant and beautiful with our sweet melons, Elas’ superb pears and plentiful apples. We expect to have Berry Patch Honeycrisp apples through this Saturday. Currently we have Elas’ sweet Gala, sweet-tart Jonathan, sweet Golden Supreme and the wonderful baking apple McIntosh.

Barn Store September Hours:

Tues/Thurs 10-2 pm; Sat 10-4pm

Weekly Update

September 30th, 2016

Greetings!

As summer slowly slips away, gilded autumn beckons. Even now she has bedecked the deep green with touches of garnet , gold and pumpkin. This is the season of the Golden Hour, the late afternoon when the earth is awash with golden light, every detail clearly demarcated and every color seems to glow from within. The sun yet radiates warmth while a gentle breeze tells of the cooling night. Deep peace descends as twilight approaches and the chatter of sparrows falls silent. The days harvest has been sorted and is safely larded. Tomorrow will have its own tasks amid the golden glow.

Autumn beauty extends to the fields where raspberries nod their ripening fruit and strawberries redden in the sun. While berry picking remains limited, autumn bouquets filled with rich colors are plentiful. It is not too late to pick basil, especially pesto basil, but will be very soon.

THE SEASON IS CHANGING, SO ARE OUR HOURS. Hours for October: TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS 10 am until 2 pm., SATURDAYS 10 am until 4 pm. The changing of hours will commence this Saturday, October 1st.

In the market, peppers both sweet and spicy, are abundant. The red bells are some of the most beautiful ever and we are well supplied. You will find these to have rich juicy sweetness and flavor for stir-fries, salads, pastas, fajitas, stuffed peppers, soups and sandwiches. Freeze peppers by cutting them into quarters and popping into a freezer bag. They are very easy to slice or chop when they are slightly thawed and are great for cooking. Chili roasting is in full swing on Saturdays with the air filled with that tantalizing fragrance. Red, ripe tomatoes are still plentiful and flavorful. We have beefsteaks, romas, San Marzanos and green tomatoes for frying. Some boxes of both beefsteak and roma are available. Green beans remain abundant and sweet and the summer staple zucchinis are still producing nicely. The winter squashes are nicely sweet this year. The butternut are still curing for best flavor but will be available soon. Sugar dumpling and acorn are great for stuffing. The delicata are a beloved favorite heirloom. All are deeply nutritious and are so simple to prepare. Leeks, beets, sweet Candy onions, cabbage, kale and more offer superb flavor and color to your meals.

Fruits are abundant and beautiful with our sweet melons, Elas’ superb pears and plentiful apples. We expect to have Berry Patch Honeycrisp apples through this Saturday. Currently we have Elas’ sweet Gala, sweet-tart Jonathan, sweet Golden Supreme and the wonderful baking apple McIntosh.

Autumn activities including hayrides and pumpkins will be available on Saturdays, starting the 8th of October. Please see our website at www.berrypatchfarms.com for details. You won’t want to miss our special pumpkin tasting event on the 15th!

We invite you to come and enjoy a golden day at the farm and fill your plate with the colors and flavors of our harvest.

Enjoy!
Claudia

BERRY UPDATE: We envision for the balance of the season that berry picking will be on the light side....meaning a pint or so, Picking will continue only on Tuesdays & Saturdays.

Please Find A Home For These Wonderful Peppers?