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Posted 6/16/2012 7:30pm by Jodi Schultz.

It's not too late to pick your own strawberries, but the end is near!  We will be open for picking Sunday, June 17th from 7am-2pm.  Beyond that we are taking things day by day.  Please call ahead to confirm that we are still picking, before making the trip.  The price is 1.45/# and we accept cash or check only.

There are plenty of beautiful berries in the field, but at the end of the season berry size is smaller.  The wagons will run based on the # of people picking.  If a wagon ride is an important part of a visit to the farm, please call ahead!

A starting date for PYO raspberries has NOT been determined.  Unlike strawberries, we do NOT pick in the rain  and we do get "picked out".   Raspberries are a more sensitive crop than strawberries, so picking days and times are subject to change.  Raspberry picking will be limited this year as the unusual spring weather resulted in substantial cane injury.  The early March heat wave forced the raspberry plants out of dormancy early, a cold snap followed and the plants were damaged.  We will keep you posted.

The extremes in weather have presented us with many challenges this year and at times we felt that the odds were stacked against many of our crops, we can only control so much!  This is a humbling experience as young farmers and we are constantly evaluating how we can be better at what we do.  Despite the challenges, we feel that we have had a very sucessful strawberry season.  We love seeing familiar faces return and welcoming new customers.

Thank you for your support of local farmers!

Oakridge Farms
(920)725-1541

Posted 6/10/2012 7:51pm by Jodi Schultz.

We will not offer pick-your-own strawberries on Monday, June 11th as the fields need time for ripening and watering.  We had our busiest weekend ever, thanks to all who braved the heat!

Our farm stands will be open regular hours tomorrow with pre-picked strawberries, sugar snap peas, lettuce and honey.

Please call 725-1541 on late Monday afternoon or evening for information of Tuesday picking.  Strawberry picking is always a day by decision, but we have never been picked out before so this is new to!

Thanks for supporting local farmers!

Oakridge Farms

Posted 6/9/2012 8:40pm by Jodi Schultz.

We had a very busy Friday and Saturday, by 7:30 this morning we had the most cars we have ever seen lining the road!

We will be open Sunday, June 10th at 7am and offer picking until noon only, unless we are picked out sooner.  Please call ahead for the most up to date info, 725-1541, we try our best to answer each call so if you get the recording please try back.  Again, remember sun protection and water~today was a scorcher!

This has been a season of extremes and many of our cool weather crops, like peas, lettuces, radishes and even strawberries are defintely not experiencing cool weather.  We our fortunate to have irrigated land for many of our crops but not all. While we can do a lot, we certainly cannot control the weather.  High temperatures and drought will result in limited availability of certain crops and lulls in plantings.

We sell only what we grow ourselves, on our farm (with the exception of Michigan Blueberries and Peaches) and while that isn't always convienent, we believe it is the best way to ensure the freshest, high quality produce and to know exactly how the crops are grown.

We are looking ahead to cooler temperatures next week, the possibility of rain and the start of several farmers' markets next week!

 

Thanks for supporting your local farmers!

Oakridge Farms

Posted 6/7/2012 8:22pm by Jodi Schultz.

Strawberries are abundant at Oakridge Farms!  This season is very early this year and you don't want to miss it.  In other words, don't wait! 

PICK-YOUR-OWN strawberries opens EVERYDAY at 7am.  The first wagon to take you to the strawberry field will leave at 7am and the wagons run continuously throughout the day. The cost is $1.45/#. Picking containers are provided free of charge, but you are welcome to bring your own.  Ice cream buckets or other pails work great. Please remember we DO NOT accept debit or credit cards, we glady accept cash or check!

We also have plenty of pre-picked berries available for $4.50/qt and $34.00/flat.  Additionally, we offer "day-old" berries at half price, this is a great economical option for making jam or processing berries.

We are expecting temperatures in the 80's this weekend so we do suggest an early start to avoid the heat of the day.  Depending on weather, we often have to cool the berries down with irrigation in the afternoon and will stop running wagons.  We have fields within walking distance so picking will continue, but if a tractor ride is important to you please call to see if they are still running.

Don't forget to bring sun protection and drinking water, the sun is quite intense with the reflective properties of the straw. 

Add strawberry picking to your weekend plans and we will see you in the field!

www.oakridgeberries.com

920-725-1541

Posted 3/1/2012 12:06pm by Jodi Schultz.

Greetings!

Well it's been a strange winter in Wisconsin, but regardless of the weather...we are getting ready for spring!  Just wanted to share some info as we prepare for another great season....

EGGS...we have lots! Our chickens and ducks are free to roam and considered "pasture-fed", that means that they graze on grasses, plants and bugs. Of course we supplement thier diet with grain when they don't have much to graze on! The price is $3.25/dozen and we offer pick-up 2/days per week.  Please contact us if you are interested in being added to the list and for more details.

Oakridge Farms is currently accepting applications for employment.  Employment will begin in June.  If you enjoy working outside, have a positive attitude and are passionate about fresh fruits and vegetables, this may be the job for you!  Positions range from 15-35/week and a flexible schedule is helpful. It is a good fit for many high school and college students, but also for those wishing to supplement current employment.  We are open 7 days a week and always need extra help on the weekend!   Please contact us for more information and to request an application.

The Neeah Public Library is offering a "Suburban Homesteading Series" with speakers covering topics like cheesemaking, jams and jellies, composting, native plants and MUCH more.  All of the workshops are FREE and do not require any registration. I think this is a really exciting opportunity!

Stay connected to Oakridge Farms via Facebook and Twitter, so many ways to see what's "growing" on!

Thank you for supporting local farmers!

Oakridge Farms

Posted 10/6/2011 10:47am by Jodi Schultz.
What a beautiful fall we are enjoying in Northeast Wisconsin!

We are still open 7 days a week on the farm:
9-5:30 on weekdays
9-4 on weekends

Now available~tomatoes, peppers, green beans, onions, leeks, fingerling potatoes, honeycrisp apples, winter squash, pumpkins, gourds and indian corn.  Bulk tomato prices are reduced to $14/half bushel and $28/bushel, these are the absolute last tomatoes of the season!

Need pumkins for a school group, scout group or a party?  We have lots of smaller "pie" pumpkins and offer the following price breaks for quantity: 10 or more/1.00 each, 20 or more/.75 each

Eat local and eat fast!  The growing season is coming to an end quickly!

Thanks for a great season and your continued support!
Posted 9/18/2011 11:15am by Jodi Schultz.
We pulled loads of watermelon of the field to save them from cool weather and we want you all to enjoy them!  We know, we know it's more soup weather than watermelon weather, but that's Wisconsin!  Spend $10 at the farm and take home a FREE watermelon, any size, any variety.

We have a great selection of pumpkins this year~pie pumpkins, mini pumpkins, decorative gourds and beautiful heirlooms for eating or decorating.  We also have winter squash, onions, garlic, potatoes, sweet corn, tomatoes, bell peppers, hot peppers, melons, green beans and yellow beans. 

Coming soon....carrots, honey crisp apples, leeks and Indian corn.

We are still open 7 days a week at out CB Farmstand - M-F 9-5:30, Sa-Su 9-4 - and will be until furthur notice.

Thanks for supporting us!
Oakridge Farms
Posted 9/15/2011 3:34pm by Jodi Schultz.
As one of my farmer friends likes to say, "the weather people are saying the 'f' word".  For us that means "frost" and it means rapid changes and a sense of panic.  Yes the growing season always comes to end sometime between now and early October, but the panic is still there. Did we can enough tomatoes, freeze enough corn, pickle enough beans....and what are we going to eat now???

We were touched by frost last night and it looks like it will be a harder frost tonight...watermelon, cantaloupe,  tomatoes (including many hierloom varieties), sweet corn, green beans, yellow beans and peppers will be available while supplies last.

We have a great selection of pumpkins this year~all sizes and varieties~pie pumpkins, mini pumpkins, decorative gourds and beautiful heirlooms for eating or decorating.  We also have winter squash, onions, garlic and potatoes.  Our own honey crisp apples are also starting to sweeten up but are not quite ready!

We are still open 7 days a week at out CB Farmstand - M-F 9-5:30, Sa-Su 9-4 - and will be until furthur notice.

Please see our web site for food preservation resources. 

Thanks for supporting us!
Oakridge Farms
Posted 9/11/2011 7:53pm by Jodi Schultz.
Now available at Oakridge Farms....watermelon, cantaloupe, cherry tomatoes, tomatoes (including many hierloom varieties), sweet corn, onions, garlic, bell peppers, green beans, yellow beans, fingerling potatoes, mini pumpkins and decorative gourds.  We also have our own honey and farm fresh eggs.

We have a busy week ahead as we begin to harvest pumpkins and winter squash, with a potential for frost (fingers crossed the forcast changes) later in the week we are reminded that the end of the growing season isn't up to us and it can come any day now! Can, freeze, dehydrate and EAT your local veggies!

We have canning tomatoes available, no need to place an order just stop by the farm stand at 125 Cty Rd CB!  The price has been reduced to $20/half bushel and $40/bushel.  We also have 10# boxes for just $10.

Store updates:
Cty A - self-serve with sweet corn, melons and tomatoes

True Value - closed for the season

CB Farmstand - Open daily M-F 9-5:30, Sa-Su 9-4

Please see our web site for food preservation resources. 

Thanks for supporting us!
Oakridge Farms
Posted 8/30/2011 7:52pm by Jodi Schultz.
Now available at Oakridge Farms....watermelon, cantaloupe, cherry tomatoes, tomatoes (including many hierloom varieties), sweet corn, onions, garlic, peppers, green beans, yellow beans and Michigan peaches (so good!).  We also have our own honey and farm fresh eggs.

We have canning tomatoes available, no need to place an order just stop by the farm stand at 125 Cty Rd CB!

Store updates:
Cty A - self-serve with sweet corn, melons and tomatoes

True Value - last day will be this Friday, Sept. 2nd, 10-5

CB Farmstand - Open daily M-F 9-5:30, Sa-Su 9-4

Please see our web site for food preservation resources.  We are freezing and canning like mad these days!

Thanks for supporting us!
Oakridge Farms