SORRY TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE ARE CLOSED FOR THE SEASON……..
After careful examination of the field we have decided to close the PATCH for another picking season. It has been one of the nicest summers we can remember (especially after last summer).
We would like to thank all of you that have managed to find your way to the farm to pick our berries. As you would surmise, our farm is about berry picking, but it’s also about the people we meet and host at the farm throughout the season. It is these brief encounters and exchanges of the summer weather, picking conditions, how to grow berries , fertilizers and yes even discussions about health related issues that make berry picking more than just the gathering of the winter’s supply for jam or berries for the freezer.
As we encounter folks and watch them interact with their friends and family members it is not hard to see that berry picking is as much a social phenomenon as it is about the food itself. It is about summer, a time with friends and family, relaxing, and enjoying a brief moment. It’s about forgetting your worries and the complicated times that we live in. Brenda and I are thankful for all of this and we hope that your experiences here at our farm have given you a bit of rest and spiritual nourishment as well as some good healthy food to take you through the coming year.
Again , we hope you enjoyed your time picking at our farm and that you take the time next summer to visit us again.
See you in the Patch!
George and Brenda Joseph
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