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 June 20, 2017

Year Red
Raspberry
Starting Date
Yellow Raspberry Starting date Black
Raspberry
Starting Date

Raspberry
(all kinds)
Season Ends
2017  May 19 late May June 3 June 21
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 25 to June 10.

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.

updated June 20, 2017

  Open Close
     
     
Tuesday, May 9    
Wednesday, May 10    
Thursday, May 11    
Friday, May 12    
Saturday, May 13    
Sunday, May 14    
Monday, May 15    
Tuesday, May 16    
Wednesday, May 17    
Thursday, May 18    
Friday, May 19 Open: 7:30 AM for very scattered Red Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Saturday, May 20 Open: 7:30 AM for scattered Red Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Sunday, May 21 Open: 7:30 AM for scattered Red Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
 Monday, May 22 Open: 7:30 AM for scattered Red Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Tuesday, May 23 Open: 7:30 AM for scattered Red Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Wednesday, May 24 Open: 7:30 AM for Red Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Thursday, May 25 Open: 7:30 AM for Red Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Friday, May 26 Open: 7:30 AM for Red Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Saturday, May 27 Open: 7:30 AM for Red Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Sunday, May 28 Open: 7:30 AM for Red & ? Yellow Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Monday, May 29 Open: 7:30 AM for Red & ? Yellow Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Tuesday, May 30 Open: 7:30 AM for Red & ? Yellow Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Wednesday, May 31 Open: 7:30 AM for Red & ? Yellow Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Thursday, June 1 Open: 7:30 AM for Red & ? Yellow Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first.  An early close time is anticipated for June 1.
Friday, June 2 Call  
Saturday, June 3 Open: 7:30 AM Red & Yellow & ? Black Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Sunday, June 4 closed to allow the berries to more fully ripen  
Monday, June 5 Open: 7:30 AM Red & Yellow & ? Black ? Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Tuesday, June 6 Open: 7:30 AM Red & Yellow & ? Black ? Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first. 
Wednesday, June 7 Open: 7:30 AM.  Red, Yellow and Black raspberries maybe available for early pickers. Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first. 
Thursday, June 8 Closed to allow the berries to more fully ripen  
Friday, June 9 Open: 7:30 AM.  Red, Yellow and Black raspberries maybe available for early pickers. Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Saturday, June 10 Closed to allow the berries to more fully ripen  
Sunday, June 11 Open: 7:30 AM.  Red, Yellow and Black raspberries maybe available for early pickers. Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Monday, June 12 Closed to allow the berries to more fully ripen  
Tuesday, June 13 Open: 7:30 AM.  Red, Yellow and Black raspberries maybe available for early pickers. Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Wednesday, June 14 Closed to allow the berries to more fully ripen  
Thursday, June 15 Open: 7:30 AM.  Red, Yellow and Black raspberries will be available for early pickers. Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Friday, June 16 Closed to allow the berries to more fully ripen  
Saturday, June 17 Open: 7:30 AM.  Black, Yellow & Red raspberries will be available for early pickers. Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Sunday, June 18 Closed to allow the berries to more fully ripen  
Monday, June 19 Open: 7:30 AM. Black & Red raspberries will be available for early pickers. Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Tuesday, June 20 closed  
Wednesday, June 21 Open: 7:30 AM. Black, Yellow & Red raspberries will be available for early pickers. Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Thursday, June 22 closed for the season  
Friday, June 23    
Saturday, June 24  
Sunday, June 25    
Monday, June 26    
Tuesday, June 27    
Wednesday, June 28    
Thursday, June 29    
Friday, June 30    
Saturday, July 1    
Sunday, July 2    
Monday, July 3