Blueberry Harvest 2017 - Done!
Not one for the record books - this year's blueberry harvest started late and is over. The small crop and later ripening made for a particularly relaxed picking season here at rmf.
A significant portion of the field was rejuvenated last winter, contributing to the light fruit harvest this season.
At the time of writing, the response of the blueberry bushes to this treatment is outstanding. And, while we won't post predictions on next year's crop, we are inspired and encouraged at the amount of new growth on the plants. They look fabulous!
In contrast to 2016, no blueberries made it to the freezer, they all went directly to our waiting customers - who, it must be said, were completely gracious in accepting smaller orders so the harvest could be shared by as many as possible. This helped immensely!
Once again, we thank all of our return and new customers for making 2017 another successful blueberry season.
We genuinely appreciate your support and enthusiasm for the farm. Thank YOU.
It's not too early to plan for next year. The blueberry order book is open year round. Please contact the farm via phone or email to get your name on the pre-order list for 2018.
Also - while our limited 2017 harvest prevented us from offering 'pick your own' - we have every reason to expect to have U Pick blueberries in 2018. As a reminder, all of the six varieties we grow are 'early' and 'mid-season' berries.
Don't miss out - get in touch early to place an order or inquire about picking your own.
Our market garden is getting more productive each year.
Garlic, peas and black beans are it's mainstays, rounded out with greens and herbs. As usual, this year the shelling peas were almost as popular as the blueberries!
The asparagus and rhubarb should yield respectably in 2018. As produce becomes available, we set it out at the Farm Stand on Evergreen Road, the sandwhich board goes out on the roadside and a notice is posted on Facebook.
ross mountain farm produce is certified organic by the Islands Organic Producers Association
IOPA # 1917
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING LOCAL AGRICULTURE!
As always, we welcome your feedback and encourage you to email or call if you have any questions.