Thursday, May 21, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

The sun has finally come out, and the strawberries are ripening. While we have fewer strawberries this year than in year's past (due to the cool, wet spring), the berries we have are beautiful. The weather should be nice this weekend, so we hope you will come to visit! You can buy pre-picked strawberries, our ice cream parlor is open (homemade strawberry milkshakes - Mmmmmm!), we have fresh baked berry pies, apple pies, and homemade fudge! We'll offer pick-your-own strawberries as long as there are berries to pick
Don't forget the strawberry donuts! . Hope to see you this weekend!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Celebrating Girl Scouts

On Saturday we hosted over 110 girl scouts from the Virginia Skyline Council, along with their leaders, parents, and siblings, for an educational and fun day! The girls spent almost 2 hours at different learning stations - they studied and learned the history of our orchard, the different jobs that are necessary at our farm, how important honeybees are to local agriculture, and the life-cycle of the strawberry plant. After their educational time, the girls rode a tractor-pulled wagon to the strawberry patch to pick a pint of strawberries to take home. Each girl scout filled in a questionnaire, showing off what they had learned, and received a patch for participating in the day!

We were fortunate that the rain held off! Everyone loved the day, and we are already making plans for a bigger and better event next year!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sunshine and Strawberries

Finally, we saw the sun today for an extended period of time! We are so grateful for the rain over the past few days - but the strawberries are ready for sun! The crop is coming along nicely and there are plenty to be picked now! Come on out this weekend! Oh, yeah, we are making strawberry donuts too! Yes, strawberry donuts - this delicious treat is not to be missed. See you soon!