Winter is a busy time around the farm. Any sunny day is an opportunity to get out and work. Or current task is to mulch the fields. WE put 2 to 4 inches of mulch across the whole field to help prevent mummy berry and to retain moisture in the summer.
The Washington State University’s Clallam County Extension gleaning program harvested a lot of fruit this year and Blueberry Haven farm was one of the locations they harvested from. You can read more about it in this Peninsula Daily News article. https://www.peninsuladailynews.com/news/summer-tastes-are-still-alive/
The bushes are beautiful and the sawdust is piled up for mulching. Fall brings some quiet time for harvesting from our garden and apple trees. Soon we will be busy with the pruning and mulching.
The blueberry picking is over for this season. We will close after Labor Day. We need to pick berries for freezing, have the gleaners pick a few more blueberries to give to others, and start on our other farm tasks. We plan to have updates about our blueberry farm activities throughout the year on theContinue reading “Blueberry Picking season is over”
Make an appointment to come to the farm and pick. It looks like the berries will be ripe into September. Give us a call at 360-928-0257 to schedule a time to pick. A special thanks to Amber for the beautiful painted stones.
PLEASE Wear your mask while checking in/out Stay with your group or family maintaining 6’ distancing from others If you want to pick in another area please check with us Be respectful of the plants Be kind to those around you Children must be with their parents while here Wear shoes Walk carefully in theContinue reading “Prepare for your visit”
The ripe blueberries have nearly disappeared and the purple ones need several days to ripen. Starting August 17th we are slowing down the picking for a few days to let the berries ripen. Check back on the 24th of August for an update. We appreciate those of you who have picked and hope to letContinue reading “Picking has slowed down”
There will probably be blueberries to pick until the end of August. Give us a call at 360-928-0257 to make an appointment. bbfheaton
It’s time to enjoy some of that August sun. Here on the farm blueberry picking has begun! We are scheduling people to come pick. Mostly we are open from around 10:30 AM until early evening but if we aren’t … well that is why we allow picking by appointment. Give us a call or sendContinue reading “The Season has begun!”
By early July the rows are loaded with berries some starting the color changes that will lead to thousands and thousands of ripe blueberries somewhere between mid July and early August. Much of our farm work is getting things set up so picking can begin. That has been more challenging because of the need toContinue reading “Almost time to open”