Hello Friends of the Farm:
Spring will soon be upon us and of course strawberry picking. Really! Winter is a time for us to regenerate our energy for the upcoming seasons, but also to reflect on our blessings and why we are so grateful.
We hope you and your family will venture to the Farm this spring, summer & fall and enjoy what we have to offer. What a great way to get in touch with your food and who is growing it. There’s nothing like spending a little time in the country to regenerate yourself.
Here are the approximate dates for the upcoming 2019 harvest events at the Farm.
March 13 – Farm’s 105th birthday in the family
Beginning of May – Asparagus & Lettuce
Middle of June – Our Strawberry & Pea Picking Adventures
3rd week of June – Cucumbers, Tomatoes & Green Beans
Beginning of July – Raspberries
Middle of July – Blueberries
Middle of September – Farmtoberfest, our Fall Family Farm Fun Celebration. Plenty of Pumpkins, Fall Décor, Challenging Corn Maze, Hay Rides, Scarecrow Making, Pumpkin Painting, Corn Cob Chucking, Activities in the Pumpkin Village, Food & Drink, and so much more.
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Once the Strawberry Picking season starts we try to be open every day from 8am to 5pm. Times and days are subject to change due to weather, picking conditions and availability.
Honeoye is our earliest ripening berry, they are very plentiful, but can be on the smaller size. Jewel is a berry that ripens a little later than a Honeoye and tends to be bigger, just not as plentiful. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee that you can pick a certain variety when you arrive at the Farm due to a lot of variables that affects our picking schedule. Keep in mind that both berries are berry berry sweeeeet!
You have two options when you arrive to pick your own strawberries. Pick a pail of berries for $11, a great option if you just want a few fresh sweet berries. Pick a flat for $25, this is your best value at the Farm. We do allow you to heap both of the containers. This price also includes the cost of your container. A pail will hold about 5 to 6 # heaping and a flat will hold about 14 to 16 # heaping. Keep in mind the size and water content in the berries does vary the weight of the berries.
We also will have a large selection of Pre-Picked Strawberries available daily. Keep in mind, we only take orders one day in advance, as many variables effect our picking schedule. We do recommend placing an order, especially if you are not picking up till the afternoon hours. We sell by the Quart for $5.50 or a full flat for $44.
Other item available at the Farm Store during Strawberry season:
Peas, Asparagus, Lettuce, Green Beans, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Pectin (sure jell), Hullers, Beverages, Hats, Tee’s, and Hoodies.
See you soon at the Farm
Growing Memories at Porter’s Patch