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Oakridge Farms Update

Posted 6/30/2017 11:06am by Jodi Schultz.

We will kick off pick-your-own RASPBERRY SEASON on Saturday, July 1st starting at 8am, we plan to offer picking until noon but may be picked out sooner. $5.25/# We will not have pre-picked raspberries available on Saturday but hope to within a few days.  Raspberry picking can be impacted by wet weather, to avoid any surprises when you show up ready to pick please call 725-1541 on the day you plan to visit (things do change overnight!) Raspberry picking will be determined day by day, our goal is to offer both evening and morning hours but it is unlikely that we will be open every day for picking.

You will not find us at the Appleton Farmers Market this week but you will find us on the farm, stand hours 8am to 2pm with goodies like kale, chard, lettuce, zucchini, beets and patty pans! More hours to come next week as berries ripen. We hope to offer consistent hours after July 4th, we appreciate your patience and understanding.

Our pea crop is coming along, all.that.rain. was not kind to the first planting but we hope to have both snaps and shells ready soon.  We typically hear from our  Michigan blueberry friends after the 4th of July so we will keep you in the loop about their arrival.

A few tips for raspberry picking.....long sleeves and a good dose of bug spray are suggested, raspberry canes do have thorns and the mosquitoes are hungry!  Ice cream buckets or the like work great when tied around your waist or attached to a belt, that way you can use both hands to pick.  We do provide picking containers free of charge but many bring their own. 

Raspberry picking is a bit more time consuming than strawberry picking (berries are smaller!) and it may not be suitable for very young children. Your children must remain with you at all times and our staff is not responsible for watching them.  All ages are welcome of course, but we are very diligent about making sure your children are not left unattended.  We are a working farm and there is very poor visibility in the raspberry patch due to the height of the plants.

Oakridge Farms does not accept credit or debit, cash or check only please.  Please leave your dogs at home, we do not allow them in the raspberry patch.

 

Thank you for your continued support of local agriculture! Your local farmers need your support, in the best seasons and the challenging seasons~it means everything to us!


Oakridge Farms
(920)725-1541