Lakeview Farms

Early Raspberry Season and Hours

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June Raspberry Crop Report

Season Calendar

Hours

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Season Calendar updated April 20, 2017

Year Red
Raspberry
Starting Date
Yellow Raspberry Starting date Black
Raspberry
Starting Date
Red
Raspberry
Season Ends
2017 ~ May 20 early June early June 3rd week of June
2016 May 27 June 4 June 10  June 25
2015 May 27 June 5 June 7 June 22
2014 June 5 June 11  June 13 June 30
2013  June 10 June 17 June 18 July 7
2012 May 6    May 25 June 11
2011 May 29     June 28
2010 May 24     June 19
2009 May 28     June 27
2008 June 6     July 5
2007 May 29      June 23
2006 June 1      July 1 
2005 June 1     June 25
2004 June 1     June 25
2003 June 6     June 28
2002 June 12     June 27
2001 June 1     June 21

Over the last few years our early RED raspberry season has started as early as May 24 and as late as June 15.    A "normal" red raspberry start date would be the first of June. 

Unlike our late season raspberries which bear over several weeks, the early season raspberry season is much more concentrated.  Peak picking (where the berries literally "fall" into your container or the ground) is usually the second and third week of picking.

For the year 2017  peak red raspberry picking should be from about May 30 to June 15.

Our early raspberry season has ended as early as June 11 and as late as July 12 but June 27 would be an good estimate for a normal year. 

Early Season Raspberry Hours

Special Notice On our Hours:

Be sure to call ahead (no earlier than the afternoon or evening before) for up-to-date hours and picking conditions.  We may be closed certain days of the week.  Heavy demand or weather conditions can also force us to stop picking before our normal closing hours.

I anticipate being open on the following schedule for 2016: updated 3 PM, June 25, 2016

  Open Close
     
     
Tuesday, May 10    
Wednesday, May 11    
Thursday, May 12    
Friday, May 13    
Saturday, May 14    
Sunday, May 15    
Monday, May 16    
Tuesday, May 17    
Wednesday, May 18    
Thursday, May 19    
Friday, May 20    
Saturday, May 21    
Sunday, May 22    
 Monday, May 23    
Tuesday, May 24    
Wednesday, May 25    
Thursday, May 26    
Friday, May 27 Open: 7:30 AM for very scattered Red  
Saturday, May 28 Open: 7:30 AM for scattered Red Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Sunday, May 29 Open: 7:30 AM for scattered Red Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Monday, May 30 Open: 7:30 AM for scattered Red Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Tuesday, May 31 Open: 7:30 AM Red Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Wednesday, June 1 Open: 7:30 AM Red Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Thursday, June 2 Open: 7:30 AM Red Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Friday, June 3 Open: 7:30 AM Red Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first.  Try to come early if you can.
Saturday, June 4 Open: 7:30 AM Red, Yellow Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Sunday, June 5 Open: 7:30 AM Red & ?Yellow? Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Monday, June 6 Open: 7:30 AM Red & ?Yellow? Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Tuesday, June 7 Open: 7:30 AM Red & ?Yellow? Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first. 
Wednesday, June 8 Open: 7:30 AM.  Red raspberries  & Yellow raspberries maybe available for early pickers. Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first.  The run out of berries case is more likely for Wednesday so try to come early if possible.
Thursday, June 9 Open: 7:30 AM.  Yellow, & Red raspberries maybe available for early pickers. Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first.  The run out of berries case is more likely for Thursday so try to come early if possible.
Friday, June 10 Open: 7:30 AM.  ?Black?, Yellow, & Red raspberries maybe available for picking. Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Saturday, June 11 Open: 7:30 AM.  ?Black, Yellow, & Red raspberries maybe available for picking. Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first. The run out of berries case is possible for Saturday so try to come early if possible.
Sunday, June 12 Closed to allow the berries a chance to ripen up  
Monday, June 13 Open: 7:30 AM.  Black, Yellow, & Red raspberries will be available for picking. Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Tuesday, June 14 Open: 7:30 AM.  Yellow, & Red raspberries will be available for picking.  Call Tuesday AM for information on Black Raspberries.  (see June 13, 2016 crop report) Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Wednesday, June 15 Open: 7:30 AM.  Black, Yellow, & Red raspberries will be available for picking. Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Thursday, June 16 Open: 7:00 AM.  Black, Yellow, & Red raspberries will be available for picking. Close: 10:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Friday, June 17 Open: 7:00 AM. Yellow, & Red raspberries will be available for picking. Call the farm early Friday to see if we are picking Black raspberries. Close: 10:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Saturday, June 18 Open: 7:00 AM. Yellow, & Red raspberries will be available for picking. Call the farm early Friday to see if we are picking Black raspberries. Close: 10:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Sunday, June 19 closed to allow the berries a chance to ripen up  
Monday, June 20 Open: 7:00 AM. Black, Yellow, & Red raspberries will be available for picking. Close: 10:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Tuesday, June 21 closed  
Wednesday, June 23 Open: 7:00 AM. Black, Yellow, & Red raspberries will be available for picking. Close: 10:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Thursday, June 24 closed  
Friday, June 25 Open: 7:00 AM. Black, Yellow, & Red raspberries will be available for picking. Close: 10:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Saturday, June 26 Open: 7:00 AM. Black, Yellow, & Red raspberries will be available for picking. Close: 10:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Sunday, June 28 closed for the season  
Monday, June 29    
Tuesday, June 30    
Wednesday, July 1    
Thursday, July 2    
Friday, July 3    
Saturday, July 4    
Sunday, July 5    
Monday, July 6