This week, we are raising money for Hopelink, an organization that provides food and other services for our neighbors in need. Please consider donating the price of a pound of berries, about $3, at https://fundraise.hope-link.org/fundraiser/2839792. We will also take donations at the farm. Thank you to all who have already donated; we are so grateful.
Our u-pick sunflowers are available for picking today. I saw 3 different varieties yesterday, from the teddybear version to brown. We sell them for .50 cents a blossum/bud; or even better 6 for $2.50.
In the front field, rows 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10 are available--Pacific, Pemberton, Olympia, Rubel, Concord, and Rancocoa (also known as pie berries). You can find berries in rows 2, 3, 8, and 9 (Eberhardt, Dixie, Stanley, and Jersey); the picking is slower. Rubel is the wild blueberry that has high amounts of antioxidants.
In the back field, berries abound everywhere. The Jerseys offer great picking, especially if you are tall. Olympias in the middle are great for people with children since they don't get too tall. If you like looking for big berries, hunt along the east side in the Dixis (just the other side of the Rubels). These bushes are ripening and offer the biggest berries in the back field. It's a lot of fun to find a berry as big as a quarter. It's a treasure hunt!