Strawberry Soft Launch Saturday!

JUST A QUICK NOTE to announce the opening of u-pick season. You can pick strawberries starting at 8 AM on Saturday. We’ll be open every day til sunset for self-serve u-pick action. First come first serve!

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You can find some big ones out there. Here’s a Greek coin for comparison, about the size of a silver dollar. Alexander the Great supports this message.

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There is enough crop to get some of you started, but the full bounty will kick in over the next few weeks. So we’re calling this the Soft Launch.

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Soft and sloggy is more like it. Rain and mist will continue for a few days, so only the intrepid picker will venture out. Your chance to beat the crowds.

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The field is at the back of the farm, up the hill near Stumphenge. Our sign guys are up to their usual tricks—look for this corner to find the strawberries.

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Good news: Strawberry prices will be the same as last year. $4 a quart when you pick your own, and only $12 when you pick a 4-quart box!

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So come out this weekend to pick the early bloomers, and stay tuned for the next crop alert about the thrill of peak strawberry season.

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Meantime, we’ll be planting new orchards that you can pick in 4 or 5 years…

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…and saying “Bon voyage!” to one of our long-time nursery hands. Greg is taking his greggy show on the road in a big way.

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A big GREEN way. He is converting this bus into a Mobile Street Medicine Unit—for first aid and training at protests nationwide.

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Alright, then, that’s it for now. Please note that we are setting up a new phone system at the farm stand and there is no phone number yet. Anyway the stand won’t be open for weeks to come—it’s just strawberry self-serve season for now.

Hope to see you at The ‘Creek.

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One Response to Strawberry Soft Launch Saturday!

  1. Aaron says:

    Phone service for the farm stand. If cell phone reception is strong enough, consider linking a google voice number to your primary cell phone and all calls in & out can represent as that new number. Free service with all the best voice mail & caller id options, plus texting possibilities.

    Hope this helps.

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