Dear friends of Elderslie, blackberry aficionados, and pickers,
Our berries are ripening, but it has slowly become apparent that our crop will be the lowest in the first three years of the bramble. We plan to host those who are currently registered to pick, but we are planning to close You Pick in the bramble after the last currently scheduled You Pick on Saturday July 19th.. The Bramble Day Cafe will remain open until the 27th of July, and hayrides will continue to run and the farm will be open to walking, running, and meandering. Thank you to all who have come out thus far, and we are very sorry to not be able to host more of you to pick, but we will be delighted to serve you at the cafe.
Those of you with open orders should receive your berries though they may be delayed. We will not be accepting any more open orders for this year.
Though the berry harvest has been disappointingly small we are glad to have even a small crop. We are working hard at sampling our soil and our plant tissue, mulching, cover cropping, and looking forward to 2015! Later this year we are going to plant about 200 more early variety blackberry plants to keep expanding the You-Pick opportunities here at Elderslie.
The vegetable patch is continuing its season with some lovely produce coming out now and it looks like a great year for tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant, and many other delights. Vegetables can be purchased at the Kansas Grown Farmers Market on most Saturdays, or if you would like to join the CSA contact Alexis: Alexis@eldersliefarm.com
Thank you to all!