PICKING REPORT

JUNE 14/2019                HI FOLKS, WELCOME BACK TO THE BEGINNING OF ANOTHER BERRY SEASON. I BOUGHT 2 PACKAGES OF HONEY BEES IN MAY AND STARTED 2 HIVES, SO FAR SO GOOD. THEY POLLINATED  THE CHERRIES AND DID A FINE JOB ON THE HASKAPS, SO AT THIS TIME THE BERRIES ARE COMING ALONG. THE HASKAPS WILL PROBABLY BE 2-3 WKS AWAY  FROM  PICKING. THE PRICE THIS YEAR WILL BE $4.75/LB. CASH ONLY PLEASE. THIS YEAR ALL FRUIT WILL BE ON A PREPAY BASIS. AGAIN , YOU WILL NEED TO BRING YOUR CONTAINERS SO WE CAN TRANSFER FROM MY BUCKET TO YOUR CONTAINER. HOURS OF OPERATION WILL REMAIN THE SAME. OPEN AT 10 CLOSE AT 5. I’LL CONTINUE WITH MY DAYS OPEN AS OTHER YEARS,THAT BEING OPEN THURSDAY   THRU  TO MON  CLOSED ON TUES AND WED ONLY.  THANK YOU FOR CHECKING OUT THE WEB SITE .I’LL REPORT BACK IN 7-10 DAYS. TAKE CARE, BYE FOR NOW                                                                                                                                                                                .

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JULY 16 HI EVERYONE. LOTS OF BEAUTIFUL HASKAPS, BIG AND VERY JUICY. I THINK ITS MY BEST CROP EVER. THE RASPBERRIES ARE COMING ALONG WELL AS ARE THE DWARF SOUR CHERRIES. THE DWARF CHERRIES ARE THE SMALLER CHERRY CALLED CARMEN JEWEL. I SUSPECT THE RASPBERRIES AND DWARF SOUR CHERRIES WILL BE READY FOR PICKING IN THE FIRST PART OF AUGUST. RASPBERRY PRICE WILL BE $4.00/LB AND THE CHERRIES $3.85/LB. THE EVANS CHERRIES ARE GROWING WELL AND MAY BE READY AT THE END OF AUGUST. TAKE CARE. GARY

JULY 22 HI AGAIN. LOTS OF FAT,JUICY HASKAPS. IF YOU WANT HASKAPS PLEASE COME MON,TUES, WED. I’M CLOSED THURS ,FRI, SAT, AND SUN. FOR ORCHARD MAINTENACE. I’VE GOT TO MOW GRASS IN THE ORCHARD AS THE RASPBERRIES SHOULD BE READY IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. I WILL REOPEN MON JULY 29 FOR HASKAP PICKING. TAKE CARE. BYE FOR NOW.

JULY 29 HI FOLKS. THE PATCH IS OPEN. LOTS OF HASKAPS. CASH ONLY PLEASE AND PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING CONTAINERS TO TRANSFER FROM MY BUCKETS TO YOURS. I AM OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK SO WILL BE OPEN THRU THE LONG WEEKEND. THE RASPBERRIES ARE SLOW TO RIPEN. PERHAPS MORE HOT WEATHER WILL BRING THEM ALONG. TAKE CARE, GARY.

AUG 6 HI AGAIN BERRY LOVERS. I JUST CAME FROM THE CHERRY ORCHARD AND FOR ME THERE ARE SOME EVANS CHERRIES THAT ARE READY. SOME JUICE , AND THAT BEAUTIFUL TART CHERRY FLAVOR THAT SOME FOLKS LOVE. MORE OF THE DWARF CHERRIES ARE READY FOR PICKING. THE RASPBERRIES ARE STILL DRAGGING THEIR FEET… THEY DON’T WANT TO RIPEN UP YET. STILL LOADS OF HASKAPS, FAT AND JUICY AND SO TASTY. PRICE REMAINS: HASKAPS @ $4.75/LB, CHERRIES @ $4.00/LB. CASH ONLY PLEASE, AND PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING CONTAINERS TO TRANSFER FROM MY BUCKET TO YOUR CONTAINERS. TAKE CARE. BYE FOR NOW. GARY

AUG 12 HI FOLKS, STILL HASKAPS, SOUR CHERRIES AND NOW SOME RASPBERRIES. RASPBERRIES ARE RIPENING SLOWLY AND PICKING WILL INCREASE WHEN WE SEE MORE WARM WEATHER. PRICE REMAINS THE SAME. HASKAPS @ $4.75/LB, SOUR CHERRIES AND RASPBERRIES @ $4.00LB. CASH ONLY PLEASE AND PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR CONTAINERS . MY PITTING MACHINE IS OUT OF COMMISSION FOR THE TIME BEING….HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE OPERATING BY THE WEEKEND. MY NEXT REPORT WILL BE WHEN FIELD CONDITIONS CHANGE. TAKE CARE, BYE FOR NOW.GARY

AUG 13 HI AGAIN, THE CHERRY PITTER IS BACK IN SERVICE. THE PRICE REMAINS AS IN OTHER YEARS @ $3.00 PER BUCKET. IF YOU DO PIT SOME FRUIT, PLEASE BRING A CONTAINER WITH A LID OR BETTER YET WOULD BE A COOLER WITH AN ICE PAK. BYE FOR NOW. GARY

AUG 16 HI, LOTS OF SOUR CHERRIES, LOTS OF HASKAPS , AND SOME RASPBERRIES. OPEN 10 AM TILL 5 PM. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK. CASH ONLY PLEASE AND PLEASE BRING CONTAINERS TO TAKE HOME YOUR PICKED FRUIT. BYE FOR NOW. GARY

AUG 21 HI FOLKS, STILL CHERRIES, HASKAPS, AND SOME RASPBERRIES. SOUR CHERRY SALES HAVE BEEN BRISK THESE LAST 10 DAYS,SO I’VE STARTED PRE-PAY FOR THE SOUR CHERRIES. THIS PRE-PAY ALLOWS FOR QUICK AND EASY TRANSFER FROM MY BUCKET TO YOUR CONTAINER. PRE-PAY PRICE THIS YEAR IS ……FROM 1 TO 5 BUCKETS….$26/BUCKET AND 6 TO 8 BUCKETS ….$24/BUCKET. PRICE REMAINS THE SAME FOR RASPBERRIES ($4.00/LB) AND ($4.75/LB) FOR HASKAPS. BYE FOR NOW. GARY

AUG 23 HI EVERYONE, STILL LOTS OF CHERRIES, HASKAPS AND SOME RASPBERRIES. A PROBLEM STILL POPS UP OCCASIONALLY FROM MOMS WITH BABIES IN STROLLERS. MOMS ARE COMPLAINING OF THE NOISE LEVEL IN THE ORCHARD THAT THEIR BABY CAN’T SLEEP IN THE STROLLER. I KNOW THINGS CAN GET PRETTY HECTIC TIME TO TIME, AND SO FROM THIS POINT ON,STROLLERS WON’T BE ALLOWED IN THE ORCHARD. SORRY ABOUT THIS , BUT I UNDERSTAND. TAKE CARE. GARY

AUG 28 HI BERRY PICKERS. I’M OPEN THIS LONG WEEKEND, BUT WILL BE CLOSED TUES AND WED STARTING NEXT WEEK. LOTS OF SOUR CHERRIES. HASKAPS AND STILL SOME RASPBERRIES. PLEASE REMEMBER: CASH ONLY, BRING CONTAINERS TO TRANSFER FROM MY BUCKET TO YOUR CONTAINER, AND NO STROLLERS. SALE PRICE FOR CHERRIES IS $26/BUCKET FOR 1-5 BUCKETS AND $24/BUCKET FOR 6 OR MORE. TAKE CARE. GARY

SEPT 11 HI FOLKS, STILL LOTS OF SOUR CHERRIES, STILL SOME HASKAPS AND SOME RASPBERRIES. PRICE REMAINS $24/BUCKET FOR SOUR CHERRIES AND $4.75/LB FOR HASKAPS. RASPBERRIES ARE $4/LB. CASH ONLY PLEASE. I,M OPEN 5 DAYS A WEEK (CLOSED TUES AND WED).TOMORROW I WILL CLOSE AT 4PM DUE TO AN APPOINTMENT, BUT NORMALLY , MY HOURS ARE 10 TIL 5. TAKE CARE. GARY

SEPT 19 HI EVERYONE, WE’RE GETTING DOWN TO THE WIRE. IT WAS +1 DEGREE HERE THIS MORNING AND IF YOU ARE STILL WANTING CHERRIES, IT WOULD BE THAT TIME TO PLAN ON COMING OUT TO RED LODGE U PICK. STILL CHERRIES, SOME HASKAPS AND STILL SOME RASPBERRIES.PRICING STILL REMAINS THE SAME. CASH ONLY PLEASE. AND PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING CONTAINERS TO TRANSFER FROM MY BUCKETS TO YOURS. BYE FOR NOW. GARY

SEPT 22 HI FOLKS. WITH FREEZING TEMPS THIS COMING WEEK AND SNOW IN THE FORECAST AT THE END OF THE WEEK, I’VE DECIDED TO CLOSE THE BERRY OPERATION FOR THIS SEASON. I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE FOR COMING OUT AND MAKING THIS SEASON THE BEST SEASON EVER. THANK YOU . GARY