It is hard to believe that Hillside Blueberries has been open 7 weekends already. Wonderful memories adorn the recently updated "Gallery" page so be sure to look for yourself there. I would be thrilled to post any photos you have that I do not. Please, please send them along!!! It has been a bumper year and I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing both new and old faces delighting in continued blueberry fun.
This coming weekend will be our last. Be sure to take advantage of reduced pricing if you can use some extra fruit or if by chance a busy summer has not yet provided a time for you to pick. On Tuesday, August 14th, we will start gleaning the field to donate to the Oregon Food Bank. Feel free to join us that morning at 7:30 am if you would like to help. Many hands do indeed make light work and we do this in honor of Ralph.
Wishing you and yours a wonderful remainder of summer and a school year ahead rich in love, health, friends and family.
The Nelson rows are still loaded with gorgeous fruit and waiting to be picked. Temperatures are predicted to be much milder so come on out and fill your baskets with wonderful blueberries. The weeks are flying by and soon it will all be over for another year. Victor and I were busy tidying all of the field today and it is ready and waiting for you for another fabulous weekend. So hope to see you soon!
The Nelson berries are finally ready and perfect for this coming weekend. Super easy picking and a wonderful take home for your freezer, jams and jellies, pies, crumbles, tarts, etc. Believe it or not there are still some lovely Spartan berries to be had. If you are willing to walk the rows, lovely big sweet fruit will find your basket! Have a great week and I look forward to seeing you soon!
I will begin to open some of the Nelson rows for picking this weekend. It is the largest crop I have ever had although not all of it it fully ripe yet. The best picking day of the weekend for Nelsons would be Sunday AND I will allow some picking both Friday and Saturday. The Spartan rows still have beautiful fruit and will also be available. Hope to see you!
I have walked the Nelson rows today and although the fruit has mostly turned blue it is still nowhere ripe enough to open for picking tomorrow. Next weekend for sure! The Spartan (Dog) rows are still plentiful with berries as the heat this week has ripened most of the under fruit now. Hope to see you this weekend - Friday, July 13th, Saturday, July 14th and Sunday, July 15th from 7:30 to 11:00 am - for more blueberry summer fun!!!
The past few days of hotter temperatures are just what the fruit has needed to bring on their sugars. The Spartans rows are ripe and sweet, huge, and ready to go home to you and yours. Hope to see you this weekend for best availability. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 6th, 7th and 8th from 7:30 to 11:00 am.
Following a fabulous and busy first weekend, I have decided to close the field for the annual July 4th picking. The Spartan rows need time to recover and further ripen the under fruit to ensure my customers the best possible fruit for the next weekend. Have a wonderful holiday and I will be ready to weigh you out bright and early on Friday, July 6th from 7:30 to 11:00 am.
Fabulous opening day with perfect weather! The Spartan crop is ripe with abundance and waiting for your tummies and freezers. Looking forward to seeing you this weekend!!
The Spartan berries are ripening beautifully now and the crop is absolutely beautiful. My guess is that I will have enough fruit to open each morning through next weekend but since I can not predict what will be picked each day, please check here or my voice-mail before venturing out. I promise to update both Saturday, June 30th and Sunday, July 1st with fruit availability.