Lakeview Farms

May 30, 2010 Newsletter

Prelude Raspberry


Scattered red raspberry picking has been going on in the Prelude for the last few days but the peak picking period (May 29 thru June 15) is almost here. The concentrated bloom of all varieties means we should have some excellent picking in the next three weeks but the season will probably end sooner than normal As always, Emails and raspberry cards to last years customers means there may be days when the flow of customers exceeds the supply of berries. If you are coming later in the morning in the early part of the season, it would be a good idea to call before you come just to make sure that we are still have raspberry picking available that morning.


There is still a good supply of strawberries available for picking. It appears as if strawberry ripening has finally caught up with customer flow but the Memorial Day Weekend could be a period where early field closures could occur--particularly on Saturday, May 29. We should have strawberries available for at least another 10 days but berry size will gradually decrease.