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As it turns out, August 22 was our last day. We expected to be open through the remainder of the month. We did know that last Saturday was getting close to the end. During our field walk, however, we realized we were already there!
Yield was significantly reduced from last year—most likely due to weak pollination during the cold, wet, windy spring. We have great bees; they’re just not too fond of flying around in that weather.
Thank you again for a great season. Was wonderful to see our loyal customers!
In addition to the normal planning for opening, we've tried to be thoughtful about social distancing--imagining what the picking experience will be for our family of customers, and how to keep our farm workers safe as well. We've never had a restrictive atmosphere here, like assigning picking rows or laying out an extensive list of rules. And we don't plan to start that either.
Instead, we offer additional hand wash stations, and separate entrance and exit areas. We will always hand you a sanitized bucket with a new liner and will have hand sanitizer at the entrance. We are not requiring masks, but you will see our employees wearing them. We do encourage social distancing, which is easy to define out here: at least two bushes between yourself and another picker. Please keep your children with you to maintain family units.
We look forward to seeing you again!
First, please be careful pulling into and leaving our driveway--Highway 53 is very busy with lots of traffic going fast!
We have picking buckets for you to use and liners to carry home your blueberries. For safety, please use our sanitized buckets instead of bringing one from home.
Fully ripe berries are approaching a dark purple color. Please pick carefully! Our bushes have easily breakable branches.
Children should remain with a responsible adult. No dogs please; no smoking.
Watch for bees and uneven ground for your safety.
Red Canoe Farms is a working farm. During your visit you may see us putting up hay, mowing the grass rows in the blueberry field, etc. Enjoy your visit!
Regular hours are:
Wednesday and Saturday, 8:00 - 1:00.
We-Pick. $4.25/lb. We are happy to pick berries for you. Please call ahead with your order to give us time to pick.