Thursday, May 12, 2016

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248-831-1004 or check Facebook.

Dear Friends,

Strawberry season is in full swing; the plants have lots of ripe berries. You'll be able to get all that you need for fresh eating, canning and freezing. The season will only last until the first week of July, so come on by for your berries today!

General information for our strawberry season:

  • The season lasts around three weeks.
  • Picking times are dependent on weather and ripe berry availability. We may have to close some days due to inclement weather or to let the berries ripen.
  • If you are coming out later in the morning or evening, please make sure we have not picked out.
  • We have two new patches in addition to last years patches. There are lots of berries!
  • While the berries tend to be larger in the beginning of the season there aren't as many as peak season. Many farms are reporting smaller berries this year, and we may be no exception. The MSU expert believes it's due to poor pollination as we had an extremely windy spring and pollinators had difficult time doing their job and/or colder than usual soil temperatures. Nonetheless, we have berries and they are delicious.

Facts and guidelines for picking at our farm:

  • Strawberries are $2/lbs.
  • Large picking boxes are $1 each. You can bring your own picking containers at no cost but MUST have them weighed at check in prior to picking. Large, plastic tupperware work well.
  • There is a $5 picking minimum.
  • Children are welcome but MUST always be supervised by a parent or guardian.
  • MBF is a working farm and you will be picking out in the field. Appropriate attire is highly recommended.
  • Be careful where you step as to not damage the plants.
  • There is no smoking in the patch or check out shed.
  • You may sample a berry or two out in the field, but after that, please wait until after check out-be fair to the farmers.
  • We are a you-pick farm but if you are physically unable to pick please let us know, as we may be able to help.
  • Cash or Check only.
  • Have Fun!!!

Farming Practices at our farm:

We use IPM (Integrated Pest Management) or sustainable farming practices. Our goal is to provide food that is not just healthy for people but also the environment. We are not organic but use organic practices whenever we possibly can. For example, all of our crops are hand weeded to drastically reduce the amount of herbicide needed. We also use certified organic sprays. As of last year, we no longer use synthetic nitrogen but all natural fertilizers and crop rotation.

Thank you and see you soon.
Liz, Carrie & Stacy

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