I (Jennifer) just returned from an 8 day mission trip to San Ramon, Costa Rica where the termperatures were ideal….80′s with a wonderful breeze during the day and 60′s at night. I return to south Georgia with a bit of a tan, only to cover it up with jeans and a jacket b/c it’s cold! The cold weather is not helping the strawberries…we are still 2-3 weeks away from having ripe berries ready to pick :(. This winter has confused the berries just as much as it has us! I’ve taken some pics and videos from around the farm and hope to get them up this week. I take pics/videos during busy season but don’t have time to post them so I’ll be posting them out of season!! :)
All the “snow” we got in South Georgia is melting and we are looking forward to warmer temperatures this week! Last week’s winter storm brought mostly ice slush and we actually took 2 “snow days” on the farm so that our workers wouldn’t have to drive on icy roads. We hope the warmer temperatures this week will help our winter strawberries under the tunnel ripen quickly! If it works out as planned, you will be able to purchase strawberries this weekend at Art’s Afire and the farmer’s market in Nashville. We hope to at least have enough berries for the Chocolate Party at the farmer’s market Feb 8th from 11-12. They will have sample fruits and a chocolate fountain! YUM!!!! The only thing better than a fresh strawberry is one dipped in chocolate!!!
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I’m sorry to say that our blackberry season is now over. :( I’ve received several calls about veggies so I thought I’d pass along the website: www.pickyourown.org to search for places in your area for picking! Or if you are looking in Georgia, all Certified Farm Markets are listed here: http://www.gfb.org/commodities/cfm/directory/CertifiedFarmMarketSearch.asp
There are alot of strawberries now and picking should be easy! We are starting to get some blueberries in and will have already picked blueberries available in Enigma, Valdosta, and Art’s Afire in Nashville. There are also a few U-Pick blueberries in Enigma.
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Hello everyone! We had a very, very, very busy spring break and Easter weekend and would like to thank everyone who came out to pick! The combination of the heavy picking of spring break and the cooler temperatures have slowed us down a bit. But never fear the season is NOT over!! We have just hit a slow period! Remember if you ever want a field update or want to inquire about already picked you can call each location at: Valdosta (229)245-2747, Enigma, (229)533-8585, or Art’s Afire: (229)494-9000. These warmer temperatures should help out by making the berries ripen faster and making them even sweeter!
We decided to start a farm blog as an extra way to keep people informed about events, share farm stories, etc. We are trying to get the Valdosta Strawberry field ready to open so as soon as I catch up I will write a proper post!