Lakeview Farms

May 20, 2015 Newsletter

Strawberry Picking Starts May 21

Strawberry Picking There appears to be a big variability in ripening from one row to the next due to the variety and amount of straw mulch used but I think we should have enough ripe L'Amour and Cabot strawberries now to satisfy the "early bird" pickers willing to cover a little extra ground. I would not recommend coming with the expectation of bringing home huge quantities of berries but if you need just a few fresh-from-the-farm berries, this "early bird" picking might be just right for you. Current plans are to start picking on Thursday, May 21 -- the same date as forecast a month ago! We will open at 7:30 AM and close when we run out of berries or 11:00 AM -- whichever comes first. You should still expect to encounter scattered picking due to normal row-to-row variability. Peak picking for 2015 will probably be May 27 thru June 13.

For more detailed information on our strawberry hours and season click on http://www.lakeview-farms.com/StrawberrySeason.htm 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.

Red Raspberry picking should begin about May 27

For more information on our Red, Yellow, and Black Raspberry season see http://www.lakeview-farms.com/EarlyRaspberrySeason.htm.