When can we pick stuff?
Our opening day is April 25th, 2018! We will be open Wednesdays through Sundays, from 9am til noon. If you can't make these times, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll try to work something out. Bear in mind we live in Texas where it gets very hot in the afternoons, and also we have a staff of exactly two.
What will be ready to pick?
It will vary over the season! At the beginning, in April and May, we will have greens, lettuces, radishes, beets, carrots, fresh onions, and green garlic. Moving into the end of May, the thornless blackberries will start ripening which will continue for about three weeks into June. At that point, we will also have green beans, zucchini and squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, and more. We anticipate the season ending around the end of July.
Sweet. How much does it cost?
Depends on the crop! For every picker, there is a $2 entrance fee (counted as feet on the ground - there is no fee for babies). Blackberries are the most expensive at $7 per pound, carrots are $4 per pound, tomatoes are $3 per pound, onions are $2 per pound, etc.
When you arrive, you will get a bucket or basket from us in the Airstream and we'll talk about what's good for pickin' that day and how to do it. Then you can head into the rows to make magical memories harvesting beautiful fresh produce with your family. When you're done, come on back up to the Airstream, rinse your produce in the outside sink if you like, and we'll weigh the crops individually to total you up. Also, yes: if you pick it, you bought it.
Do I have to bring cash or do you take credit cards?
It's 2018, y'all! You bet we take credit cards!
Awesome! What should I wear and bring?
A hat and closed toed shoes are ideal. We wear long sleeves and pants even in the summer, so bring sunscreen if you need it. While we did not have many chiggers last year, bug spray is also always a good idea.
OMG, will there be bugs??
Totally! We do NOT use synthetic pesticides, so you are definitely gonna see a few bugs, many of which (whom?) are actually beneficial!
What happens if I need to pee?
We have a wholly adequate Port-a-potty that is serviced weekly.
I can handle that. But what if it rains?
We will stay open for sprinkles, but not for thunder and lightning.