Opening Day –Monday July 27, 2009

We will open our blueberry fields for picking on Monday, July 27, 2009, at 8:00 A.M. weather permitting, and close at 7:00 P.M.  If it is raining, we will open Tuesday (unless it is also raining–and this year it very well might be-go figure!)  The field looks good, given that we might have a little sun between now and then… Please check our blog or call if the weather is questionable, we do not pick in the rain.

George has been working all spring getting the field ready for you-the pickers!!  He has fertilized, pruned, weeded and leveled out the mud!  It really does have a lot of work behind it–but you do not need to worry about that, because George does it all!!  He’s such a worker-tell him how great his field looks when you come!!

Brenda has tasted the berries that are ready and she says that they are very puffy and sweet this year!  The Northlands are especially sweet and big, but the Patriots are awfully good too.  She is not particularly excited about the mylar flyers that are in the field to scare away the birds, but they seem to be working!

After a bit of thought, Brenda and George decided to keep the price of berries the same this year as last–so you’d come back and feel good about picking at Steep Hill Farm.  You can’t beat our berries at $1.50 a pint (pick-your-own) or $3.00 a quart.

As you probably know, if you are a berry aficionado, blueberries are a great anti-oxidant and full of iron.  You don’t have to feel guilty when you eat this great summer treat!  And you can’t say that for many things!

In addition to the superb blueberries, the “Steep Hill Farm” tee-shirt is back for sale in the barn, and this year there is honey made from bees that feast on our blueberry blooms, and maple syrup made from trees that grow on Steep Hill Farm as well as Stevenson Strawberry Farm.  It’s such a fun adventure to come up the Steep Hill!  Hope to see you soon!

George and Brenda Joseph

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