June 3 Is Opening Day for Blueberry Season at Gaucho Farms

Saturday, June 3, 2017 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

What to expect?
What to bring?
What are the rules?
Can we see the animals?
What else will you have for sale?
What other days can we pick?

What can I expect?
We are open from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. The blueberry patch is down the road from the house in front of the pond. The early varieties are ripe, but they were the hardest hit by the late freeze, so volume s down. IF you are a volume picker (gallons) you may want to wait a couple of weeks for peak season. If you want a few pints of the biggest berries to eat and make some muffins, then this is your day! Cost is $3 / lb u-pick. A scale is provided at the blueberry patch and at the farm store behind the house. Pay for berries at the farm store.

What to bring?
Wear close-toed shoes, and you can bring your own picking basket or we will have picking bags available at the farm store.

What are the rules?
1. The number one rule is to have fun, and taste berries from the bush. Some bushes have sweeter berries than others.
The blueberry patch is in front of an open pond. Children 6 and under must have an adult dedicated to their supervision and safety. Snakes are around ponds, and occasionally there is an alligator in the pond. 
3. No dogs.
4. Please do not pick red and green berries from the bush or let children throw berries.
5. Pay for berries at the farm store behind the white house.

Can we see the animals?
The animals are out and about and you can certainly see how big the lambs have gotten. There will be chickens roaming around, but we are not allowing visitors out into the pastures, like we do during our farm events. It is very hot, and the lambs and sheep do not need to be stressed at this time of year. We want everyone to have a great experience here, so if this is the main reason you are coming out, we don't want you to be disappointed.

What else will you have for sale?
At the farm store behind the house we will have:
100% grass-fed and finished Gaucho Beef.
100% grass-fed and finished Gaucho Lamb.
Pastured, GMO free, corn free, soy-free eggs
100% Chemical free squash
100% Chemical free kale
Raw Local Honey
No Deet Mosquito and Gnat Repellant
A few other items....

What other days can we pick?
Blueberry season is just starting and we want to manage the harvest. We will DEFINITELY be open every Saturday morning in June, and as the peak season approaches, we will be open during the week. I will post a weekly schedule to try to make sure that you have a good picking experience! If it's very hot and we get some rain, you may see me say "HURRY BRING YOUR BUCKETS!" and that's when you'll be able to pick an easy volume of berries.