Pick your own raspberries
The raspberry patch will be open for picking this fall from Labor Day weekend until the first hard frost.
What’s the best day to pick berries? Generally, the berries are more plentiful on Saturday than Sunday due to number of visitors. Of course, it depends what the weather holds for any given weekend, but we wanted to offer that as a general rule.
In season, picking conditions can still vary from day to day depending on the weather and # of visitors. We will try to post updates on Facebook or give us a call for the latest picking conditions
Picking Tips –
- What to bring? You don’t need to bring a thing. We provide you with picking buckets and will transport your berries into plastic containers for you to take home.
- Know where to look — As you walk down the aisles, you will notice that there are branches or “canes” that are draped over the walking area. Branches typically lean to the ground when they are heavy with fruit. Lift up the branch and you are likely to be rewarded with lots of juicy, red berries.
- Wait until the dew dries to begin picking — Waiting until the patch is dry allows the berries you pick to keep longer and, frankly, it is more comfortable if you can pick without getting drenched.
- Keep both hands free — You’ll pick your berries much more quickly and find the hidden treasures on the heavy canes more easily if you can use both hands. Simply tie or belt the picking bucket to your waist to free up your hands. We have ties available in the sales room for your convenience.