Pick-Your-Own, Farm Market & CSA

Pick Your Own

Tues, Thurs, Sat 8am-1pm

This will most likely be the final week of the June strawberry season, check our voice message at 303-659-5050.
August-September will be prime times for picking flats for your jams or for freezing.

  • Strawberries $5/lb mid-June & Aug-Sep
  • Pie Cherries: prices TBS July
  • Red Currants: $8.25/lb July
  • Black Raspberries: $7.50/lb July
  • Red Raspberries: $7./lb Aug-Sept
  • Gold Raspberries: $7.50/lb Sept
  • Gooseberries: TBA
  • Plums: TBA
  • Flowers: TBA
  • Basil: TBA
  • Pickling Cucumbers: TBA

Barn Store:

For Saturday, the 25th of June: June strawberry season is winding down. We expect that tomorrow will be the last day until the August/September crop comes in. The red currant crop looks amazing and will be ripening soon, as will the tart cherries. The Artic blast a year and a half ago impacted our trees significantly and we will not have a bumper crop as in some years but there will be cherries. They also will be ripening in the next several weeks. Black raspberries will be mid-July.

Meanwhile, the English peas are coming on. Too my delight, they are nicely sweet, despite the heat. I do expect the season to be short though; no longer than two weeks. Our Spanish Rojo garlic is very nearly ready to harvest but don’t miss the once a year garlic scapes. Garlic scape pesto is quite popular. It is intense freshly made but mellows nicely in the freezer after a few months. Zucchini blossoms are tempting the bees so zucchini won’t be far behind. Rainbow chard is tender and delectable. Chop the stems and saute lightly in olive oil while you wash, stack and cut the leaves into smaller pieces. Add the leaves, some garlic scapes or garlic, a good splash of balsamic vinegar and saute lightly. Add parmesan and pine nuts if desired. Or, add to eggs like a frittata. Use it to add color and tremendous nutrition to salads. Tender kale and butter lettuces are also on the menu this week, along with Dave Morton’s delectable sweet cherries and rhubarb.

Barn Store June Hours:

Tues, Thurs, Sat 8am-1pm




Berry Patch Farms Barn Market

Weekly Update

June 24th, 2016

Greetings!

Rounding the corner of the barn deck to go feed chickens the other night, I caught a glimpse of something small and furry....baby chicks? Uh, no. Very small, very black, fluffy tail and an as yet ill-defined white stripe down its back. Rolling around on its back, playfully chewing on a twig, seemingly without a care in the world, was the most adorable baby...skunk. Oh. Yikes. So you might catch a whiff of “country perfume” if you come our way. Always something.

June strawberry season is winding down. We expect that tomorrow, Saturday, June 25th will be the last day until the August/September crop comes in. The red currant crop looks amazing and will be ripening soon, as will the tart cherries. The Artic blast a year and a half ago impacted our trees significantly and we will not have a bumper crop as in some years but there will be cherries. They also will be ripening in the next several weeks. Black raspberries will be mid-July.

Meanwhile, the English peas are coming on. Too my delight, they are nicely sweet, despite the heat. I do expect the season to be short though; no longer than two weeks. Our Spanish Rojo garlic is very nearly ready to harvest but don’t miss the once a year garlic scapes. Garlic scape pesto is quite popular. It is intense freshly made but mellows nicely in the freezer after a few months. Zucchini blossoms are tempting the bees so zucchini won’t be far behind. Rainbow chard is tender and delectable. Chop the stems and saute lightly in olive oil while you wash, stack and cut the leaves into smaller pieces. Add the leaves, some garlic scapes or garlic, a good splash of balsamic vinegar and saute lightly. Add parmesan and pine nuts if desired. Or, add to eggs like a frittata. Use it to add color and tremendous nutrition to salads. Tender kale and butter lettuces are also on the menu this week, along with Dave Morton’s delectable sweet cherries and rhubarb.

Grilling season is here. Heartsong Farms fully grass-fed and finished beef will delight you. It is prime Angus, aged 21 days and tenderly delicious.

Warm season crops like tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, cucumbers and okra and melons are thriving. The abundance of summer is nearly upon us!

Enjoy!
Claudia