On Wednesday, July 30, we will begin the 2nd pick. There will not be as many berries on the bushes as earlier in the season and the berries will be smaller. Nevertheless, there will be quite a few berries to be picked. We will be closed until then in order to give the berries more time to ripen.
The first pick is almost finished. We will be open Wednesday, July 23 until 11 AM or until we are picked out. While there are a significant number of berries to be picked, there are not enough to last all day if we have a large crowd. The second pick will be ready next week sometime around mid-week. We will have to close for several days to give the berries more time to ripen. We have had large crowds who have picked the berries faster than they can ripen.
We have had large crowds since we opened. There are also fewer berries this year. We are nearing the end of the first pick. If you are planning on coming Wednesday or Thursday July 23 or 24, it would be a good idea to check near then to see if we are open at that time. We will have a second pick, but it is will not be ready this week. We may have to close for several days to give the berries more time to ripen.
You may pick your own blueberries beginning Thursday, July 17. Beginning then, we will be open from 8 till 4:30 daily, except we are closed on Sundays. The season usually lasts about 3 or 4 weeks. The price is $1.98 per pound for pick-your-own blueberries. We will not have ready-picked berries available early in the season, nor are we taking orders, at this time. Please, check with us later in the season. Those who usually come to our farm by driving south on 55 are advised to seek an alternate route due to the construction on 55 south of Joliet. At times, there are lengthy delays.
Due to the late spring, the blueberries will probably be later than usual this year. In a typical year, the season starts around mid-July.
We are now closed for the season. We wish you a merry Christmas and thank you for sharing your family tradition with us.
We will begin selling Christmas trees on the day after Thanksgiving. This year, that is on Friday, November 29. Starting then, we will be open daily from 8 AM until 4:30 PM. The price will be $50 for any tree you choose and cut yourself. This price includes sales tax. We also have shaking and baling available. There is a $3 charge for shaking and a $4 charge for baling.
We are now closed for the 2013 blueberry season. You may begin to choose and cut your own Christmas trees on the day after Thanksgiving.