Shareholder U-Pick Garden
Updated July 31, 2017
The U-Pick Garden is now open for the 2017 season. It is available at no charge to shareholders and other friends of the farm.
Printed versions of the Shareholder U–Pick Map, clippers and bags are available in the wash area between the two barns near where shareholders pick up their CSA shares.
Please remember to return the clippers to the station after you harvest from the U-Pick Garden.
Please limit your harvest to one paper bag per family per week.
The following U-Pick summary indicates what flowers, vegetables and herbs are in season at the U-Pick garden. If we have a surge of guests visit the garden on a given day, the availability will be diminished. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee what will be available when you visit, even if you write ahead to check.
Water has been standing in the U-Pick Garden. You might want to wear boots; of course, it might dry when you get here.
Please walk to the U-Pick and do not drive.
There are few peas, and oodles of beans and flowers.
Walk a ways down the bean bed to pick, as the beans closest to the barn have been picked pretty clean.
The fennel is ready for sure and the dill, as well.
Flowers that are in bloom: Zinnias, Borage, Bachelor Buttons, Calendula, and Bouquet Dill.
The bachelor buttons and the bouquet dill can be delicate and do not necessarily travel well. Particularly on hot days. It can be beneficial to bring a bucket with water to transport fresh cuttings. A wet paper towel wrapped around the ends of the stems and put in a plastic bag works equally well to keep blooms fresh.
We hope you enjoy this additional bounty from your farm.
Farmer John, with assistance from Elisa and Levi Mohr
Also, thyme is available from the herb bed. Please harvest no more than 3 row feet (1 foot of the bed) of an herb, as we provide herbs from this bed to all of our shareholders through their CSA boxes.