Our 2017 Blackberry U-Pick is now Open

We invite you to harvest our deliciously sweet blackberries, grown in our small field on thornless bushes.   
5 lbs for $15.00

Our U-Pick is now open for blackberries.   We are open 6 days a week from 10 am – 6 pm.   Later or on Sundays by appointment only.  

We are open rain or shine unless the extreme weather conditions.  

Check our Social Media sites for updates or any necessary announcements.

We provide the 5 lb picking buckets, but please bring your own take home containers.

NO PETS PLEASE!  

We are a livestock farm and our animals are just too tempting for even the best behaved pets.   We appreciate your cooperation.

If you have any questions, please call the store at 250-743-7484

 

 

Field Notes on Blackberries

Blackberries are notable for their high nutritional contents of dietary fibervitamin Cvitamin Kfolic acid (a B vitamin), and the essential mineral manganese.

They rank highly among fruits for antioxidant strength, particularly due to their dense contents of polyphenolic compounds, such as ellagic acidtannins, ellagitannins, quercetingallic acidanthocyanins and cyanidins.

Blackberries have an ORAC value (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) of 5347 per 100 grams, including them among the top-ranked ORAC fruits. Other reports place blackberries at the top of more than 1000 antioxidant foods.

Blackberries are less perishable than other berries and will keep fresh in the refrigerator for up to a week. In addition, they freeze very well and after the fresh season ends, you can purchase ours berries, frozen from our store throughout the winter.   Blackberries make excellent desserts, jams and wines.