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UPDATE: PICKED OUT

We hope to have some more picking opportunities next week.

We have been picked out of blueberries today, and will be closed until Friday, July 3, when we will have a small quantities of ripe berries available for picking in the morning. If coming to pick on Friday, please check the website or call directly before coming to make sure we still have berries. Below is the updated picking schedule for the remainder of this week.

  • Wednesday, July 1: Closed
  • Thursday, July 2: Closed
  • Friday, July 3: 8am until picked out

We expect to have more picking opportunities in the next two weeks. We do have a smaller crop this year due to frost damage.

COVID-19 INFO

We are taking precautions to ensure the safety of our blueberry customers and our staff. Thanks for your cooperation!

  • Parties of blueberry pickers are spaced at a distance from others while picking. This means fewer pickers in the patch at a time, so you may have to wait for spot to pick.
  • Berry buckets are sanitized between uses.
  • We provide CDC compliant hand sanitizer for customers and staff.
  • Wearing a mask is encouraged while interacting with staff or in close proximity to other customers.
  • Please maintain social distancing while at our farm.

U-PICK INFO

Current U-pick price is $4.50/lb.  We accept payment of CASH or CHECK only.  We supply buckets for picking, but BRING YOUR OWN CONTAINERS TO TAKE YOUR BERRIES HOME. Wear a hat and adequate footwear for this outdoor activity.

We are open for U-PICK only on the dates and times stated. We will only be open if supplies last and weather is suitable. ALWAYS CHECK THIS WEBSITE DIRECTLY BEFORE COMING TO PICK BECAUSE AVAILABILITY AND SCHEDULE MAY CHANGE ON SHORT NOTICE! If you do not have internet access, you may call 540-269-6251 to check availability before coming to the farm.  Weather or demand may reduce supply without any notice, despite our best efforts.

WATCH THIS WEBSITE for further information about our U-pick blueberries. On the right side of this page is a place where you can sign up for automatic email updates whenever we make a new post. Please subscribe!

For DIRECTIONS TO THE FARM, see the link on the right side of our home page. (Hickory Hill Farm is on Fruit Farm Lane, Keezletown)

 

UPDATE: PICKED OUT

See our most recent posting for updated picking hours.

 

 

COVID-19 INFO

We are taking precautions to ensure the safety of our blueberry customers and our staff. Thanks for your cooperation!

  • Parties of blueberry pickers are spaced at a distance from others while picking. This means fewer pickers in the patch at a time, so you may have to wait for spot to pick.
  • Berry buckets are sanitized between uses.
  • We provide CDC compliant hand sanitizer for customers and staff.
  • Wearing a mask is encouraged while interacting with staff or in close proximity to other customers.
  • Please maintain social distancing while at our farm.

U-PICK INFO

Current U-pick price is $4.50/lb.  We accept payment of CASH or CHECK only.  We supply buckets for picking, but BRING YOUR OWN CONTAINERS TO TAKE YOUR BERRIES HOME. Wear a hat and adequate footwear for this outdoor activity.

We are open for U-PICK only on the dates and times stated. We will only be open if supplies last and weather is suitable. ALWAYS CHECK THIS WEBSITE DIRECTLY BEFORE COMING TO PICK BECAUSE AVAILABILITY AND SCHEDULE MAY CHANGE ON SHORT NOTICE! If you do not have internet access, you may call 540-269-6251 to check availability before coming to the farm.  Weather or demand may reduce supply without any notice, despite our best efforts.

WATCH THIS WEBSITE for further information about our U-pick blueberries. On the right side of this page is a place where you can sign up for automatic email updates whenever we make a new post. Please subscribe!

For DIRECTIONS TO THE FARM, see the link on the right side of our home page. (Hickory Hill Farm is on Fruit Farm Lane, Keezletown)

 

PICKED OUT

PICKED OUT.  We regret that we are closed so early already this morning June 29.  We will also be closed tomorrow June 30.

We will post information ASAP as to next available picking.

 

COVID-19 INFO

We are taking precautions to ensure the safety of our blueberry customers and our staff. Thanks for your cooperation!

  • Parties of blueberry pickers are spaced at a distance from others while picking. This means fewer pickers in the patch at a time, so you may have to wait for spot to pick.
  • Berry buckets are sanitized between uses.
  • We provide CDC compliant hand sanitizer for customers and staff.
  • Wearing a mask is encouraged while interacting with staff or in close proximity to other customers.
  • Please maintain social distancing while at our farm.

U-PICK INFO

Current U-pick price is $4.50/lb.  We accept payment of CASH or CHECK only.  We supply buckets for picking, but BRING YOUR OWN CONTAINERS TO TAKE YOUR BERRIES HOME. Wear a hat and adequate footwear for this outdoor activity.

We are open for U-PICK only on the dates and times stated. We will only be open if supplies last and weather is suitable. ALWAYS CHECK THIS WEBSITE DIRECTLY BEFORE COMING TO PICK BECAUSE AVAILABILITY AND SCHEDULE MAY CHANGE ON SHORT NOTICE! If you do not have internet access, you may call 540-269-6251 to check availability before coming to the farm.  Weather or demand may reduce supply without any notice, despite our best efforts.

WATCH THIS WEBSITE for further information about our U-pick blueberries. On the right side of this page is a place where you can sign up for automatic email updates whenever we make a new post. Please subscribe!

For DIRECTIONS TO THE FARM, see the link on the right side of our home page. (Hickory Hill Farm is on Fruit Farm Lane, Keezletown)

Due to a hard freeze in mid-May our 2020 blueberry crop will be starting later than usual. Our earliest varieties, which had already set little green berries when temperatures dropped to 23° F on May 10, have been the hardest hit and will not produce fruit this year. Our mid-season and late varieties were still in bloom at the freeze, and suffered less damage. It is difficult to anticipate the size of our crop at this time, so please stay posted for more updates to come as the berries ripen. We do expect to have U-pick opportunities as well as limited quantities of pre-picked berries starting in late June and lasting through mid-July.

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Our blueberry bushes are in full bloom, and we anticipate another excellent blueberry crop this summer.  Blueberry season typically lasts from early June to mid-July, and we look forward to providing you with safe opportunities to pick your own delicious, naturally grown blueberries amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.  Please watch for more information about picking as the crop begins to ripen in June.

Thanks for supporting your local farmers and businesses in these difficult times of health and economic crises.

Virginia Flour Club

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Do you like to make bread, pancakes, muffins, pies, pizza, or biscuits?  Do you value fresh, nutritious, high quality Virginia grown foods?  If so, read on to learn about the Virginia Flour Club.

I would like to offer an opportunity for bakers and cooks in the Harrisonburg area to get access to Virginia grown and ground flours.  As a board member for Common Grain Alliance I have an extensive network of grain farmers and millers in the region with whom I meet periodically.  Here’s how the flour club will work:  prior to my meetings (which happen quarterly at the minimum) I will send out a list of available flours or other grain products and prices to flour club members, members will place their order, I will pick up the product at my meeting and store it at my farm in Keezletown for flour club members to pick up at their convenience.

Please email me at hannahrosewengerjohnson@gmail.com if you would like to join the Virginia Flour Club, or if you have any further questions.

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Can you believe we still have vine ripened tomatoes in November?

This will probably be your last chance to get our tomatoes this year.  We have an assortment of heirloom and improved pink, red, and yellow slicers, as well as a few San Marzano paste tomatoes.  I can fill orders of 10lb or more for pick up in Keezletown or possibly delivery in Harrisonburg or nearby.  Bulk price for these November tomatoes is $2.50/lb for first quality and $1.90/lb for seconds, while supplies last.  Please call or text Hannah at 540-269-6251 to place an order.

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I still have a good supply of nice Amish Paste tomatoes, and would like to offer a quantity discount to all of our loyal customers.  Right now you can get these delicious, versatile, heirloom tomatoes for $2.20/lb when purchasing 10lb or more.  Available for on-farm pick up in Keezletown, or I may be able to deliver to Harrisonburg or nearby areas.

Great for making sauce, soup, slicing on sandwiches and salads, freezing, canning. Get ’em while they last! The season will be over very soon.

Call or text Hannah at 540-269-6251 to place your order and schedule pickup or delivery.

We will be at the Harrisonburg Farmer’s market tomorrow, September 21, with a good supply of tomatoes and peppers, and the last Concord grapes of the season.    We will also have some kale, sorghum syrup, and decorative corn.  Look for us in stalls #17 and #6.

Look for us in a new location at the Harrisonburg Farmer’s Market tomorrow.  We will have sweet and hot peppers, garlic, tomatillos, sorghum syrup, and LOTS of tomatoes in spot #8 near the west end of the market.

We will also have plenty of grapes in our regular location, spot #17 near the center of market.