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PYO Update - No Raspberries for a While

Posted 8/29/2011 2:02pm by Cheryl Ferguson.

To those who came to pick raspberries Saturday, thank you.  It was a good day for picking and we enjoyed meeting and talking with you.

Unfortunately, we also must send our deepest apologies to those of you who found little white critters in your raspberries when you got home.  They are immature fruit flies.  They’re not harmful, even if eaten, but most folks don’t like little white things in their food.  We have been invaded by fruit flies – those tiny bugs that hang around very ripe fruit and tomatoes.  They can be a real problem in late summer, especially on an organic farm.  We usually can manage them, but this year they got the jump on us.

If you have any concerns at all, please call us or send e-mail.  We will gladly refund your money or give you new, bug-free berries, your choice.

Meanwhile, we will not sell any raspberries and we will not host pick-your-own until we get those little critters back under control.  We will redouble our organic controls like sanitation and traps and bait and perhaps a natural and organic pesticide.  We hope that will only take a couple of weeks but we will spend as long as necessary.

Again, thank you for coming to our farm and for visiting our booth at the farmers markets.  We truly appreciate your support and we know that when you buy our produce you are trusting us to provide your family with healthy and tasty food.  We are honored to do so. 

 

Cheryl and Ray


Elves at Work! Our Online Store is Ready to Serve You!

We've been really jammin' so now our online store is fully stocked and waiting for your orders! Click here to go right to the shelves.  You'll find our popular fruit-forward Jams (regular and gift-size jars), Garlic Powder and Granules as well as our new Ginger Powder and Lavender Sachets!  

NEW!  Local customers can order online and arrange to pick up their items at the farm or at the Cobblestone Farmers Market Winter Market.

 

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