Lakeview Farms

May 13, 2010 Newsletter

strawberry

Strawberries

The weather overall has been a little warmer than usual during bloom so the strawberries seem to be ripening much earlier than than normal.   Overall, it looks like a normal strawberry crop.  

 Current plans are to have the traditional "early bird" first day picking  Saturday, May 15.   We will open at 7:30 AM for a limited number of customers (first come, first serve)  and close when we run out of berries or 11:00 AM -- whichever comes first.  It is early in the Cabot season, so you can expect very scattered picking -- a few ripe berries here and there so I would not recommend coming with the expectation of bringing home large quantities of berries.  However if you need just a few fresh-from-the-farm berries, this "early bird" picking might be just right for you.  We will be closed on Sunday and open next for picking on Monday, May 17.   Peak picking for 2010 will probably be May 20 thru June 4 with the season ending about June 10. 

Early in the season it is always a good idea (particularly if you are coming later in the morning) to call the farm right before you drive out to get an up-to-date status report on strawberry availability and picking conditions.