Update from the field - June 16th
Overwintered strawberry plants are sizing up and we are currently picking heavily for our CSA and Farmers Markets. As for now, we are open for U-Pick strawberries, but please understand there is a VERY limited amount. All of you home canners and food preservers remember, these are EVERBEARING plants and will continue to produce in larger amounts through September. As the weeks roll on there will be plenty of strawberries for U-Pick. Also, mark your calendar for blueberries by early July. Good news is there are plenty of kale, collards and chard to enjoy U-Picking. Additionally, this is the last week for sugarsnap peas. Also, expect to find a garden that is brimming with U-Pick produce by peak summer. Mixed produce including strawberries are available at the farmstand, plus a small selection of cucumber and melon plant starts. Thanks for the support and we hope to see you again this season!
What to Expect
Ambrosia Farm is Veneta's premier location for Certified Naturally Grown U-Pick strawberries and blueberries. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, Ambrosia Farm is open for U-Pick. Strawberries produce Mid-May and blueberries around the 4th of July. Additionally, there is an abundance of garden fresh produce open for U-Pick when crops are peaking during harvest time. Check in regularly for availability as the website is updated on a regular basis.
Parking is available at the front of the property next to the barn. Spillover parking is further down the driveway on the large grassy area to the left. The covered farmstand will have a variety of organically grown fruits and vegetables. Farmers are incredibly busy people and there may not be anyone at the farmstand when you arrive. Simply ring the bell (don't be shy, give it a good ring) and one of the farmers on duty will come to your assistance. We encourage shoppers to bring their own reusable bags or containers.
U-Pick and Farmstand Hours of Operation
Wednesday through Saturday from 10am-4pm through Labor Day weekend.
U-Pick Crops and Prices
Blueberries - $4/lb - Early July
Green Beans - $2.00/lb - Early July
Eggplant - $2.00/lb - Early August
Tomatoes - $2.00/lb - Early August
Padrón Peppers - $2.50/lb - Early September
Strawberries - $3/lb - Limited availability
Sugarsnap Peas - $2.50/lb - Limited availability
Kale & Chard - $1.50/bunch - Open
Sungold Tomatoes - $2.50/lb - Mid-July
Sweet Peppers - $2.50/lb - Early September
Containers and Bags
We provide flats to pick berries and produce into. Please do your part and bring freezer bags or reusable containers to transport your berries and produce home in. Bags or containers can be provided from Ambrosia Farm for an additional cost.
Discounts and Specials
If you sign up for our 2018 CSA membership, you will receive a 15% discount on all U-Pick berries for the entire harvest season. Please view our Facebook page and "like" us to stay posted on other special offers throughout the season. Sign up for our newsletter below to stay plugged in with our continuing updates.