Out with the old… in with the new!

Our asparagus season was short and sweet.  We harvested for about 4 weeks and enjoyed some lovely spears.  Now it is time to leave our young patch to store up energy and grow for future years.  Asparagus is a hearty perennial that takes about 4-5 years to start producing fully.  Our patch is 1-2 years old, depending on the row, so it has a little while to go before it is mature and pumping it out.  We expect next year we will have a season closer to 6 weeks long and 7-8 weeks the year after that.

Just in time, the strawberries are rushing to take the asparagus’ place!  We have started pulling out a few quarts for the family this week but expect them to start producing in earnest next week.  We have moved ahead our official opening day for U-pick and Pre-picked strawberries, Saturday, June 11.  Starting on June 15, we will be open Wednesday through Sunday 9:30 am – 7:30 pm, as production lasts.  We expect production should continue through the first full week of July.

Please check ahead for availability and picking conditions.  If you would like to get on our pre-picked order list, call 519-665-7982 or email me at devanpenney@gmail.com

For more information on u-pick, go to our u-pick page (Link here)

Hope to see you in the patch!