June 16th, 2014
We are open every Saturday for picking. During the week we are open on the Honor System ..a good time for Mom's and children. The Season will be a great one .
Organic & Sustainable Practices
We are not yet a certified organic farm, but we are actively pursuing it. Since everyone may have their own concerns regarding the level of “organic” or “sustainable”, here is a list of our practices:
Many of our blueberries are 50 years old and we get great delight each year from nurturing and enjoying the berries. Sharing the experience with others is just plain fun. To us, this is community farming.
We use only organic certified fertilizers and other compounds and only in the amounts required. If it is not on the ORMI list and we do not need it, we do not use it. Period. We want you to be able to eat as much as you like straight from the plant and never worry about harmful residues.
We deal with weeds the old fashion way. We pull 'em.
We continue to use the old school wide row spacing (10 foot rows with 6 feet between plants). For us it is about healthy plants not maximum production.
We use drip irrigation instead of sprinklers to conserve water and the electricity needed to pump the water. We pay extra for wind power credits.
We grow grass between and at the head of the rows to minimize erosion and keep the plants cooler. It is more mowing for us, but we believe it is better for the health of the land and plants.
We do not burn. We pay to recycle all field and yard debris, and we buy back the recycled material for our garden and yard.
We continually add organic material at the base of the plants to further stabilize the soil, control diseases, and minimize the need for soil PH correctors such as lime and sulfur.