Today’s Farm News
Conditions Monday, July 6, 2015 ~ the entire farm is closed
Our Summer Farm Hours (different from Picking Hours ~ next paragraph) are closed on Mondays, and open Tuesday – Saturday 8am-4:30pm. The farm is scheduled to early or entirely on Sunday July 12th for a private function ~ more information later this week. Mary’s County Kitchen closes 1/2 hour before the farm. Picking Hours throughout the season will vary depending on the availability of ripe fruit.
As usual, the entire farm is closed on Monday. When we reopen on Tuesday, we plan on having Pick Your Own Strawberries in the morning with a hayride taking pickers to our far field. Picking conditions will be good as we have some late varieties in this area. The Blueberry Field will be closed until Wednesday to allow the fruit to ripen. The fields will be closed if it is raining or thunderstorms are in the area. We are in the first days of the blueberry season and will have blueberry picking into late August. On the other hand, we are in the last days of the strawberry season ~ it is ending early due to all the rain we have had recently.
On Tuesday, the Farmstand (open Tuesday 8am-4:30pm) will have our own Fresh Picked Strawberries, Sweet Cherries, and Blueberries. The bakers will be making Donuts and other bakery items, native hot house tomatoes and other local vegetables , jams, dressing, and honey from our beekeeper will also be available. Mary’s Country Kitchen (open Tuesday 8am-4pm) will be offering Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake and ice cream. Stop by Annie’s Animal Barns (open Tuesday 8am-4:30pm) to say hello to our very friendly farm animals – they would love to see you!
COST FOR PICK YOUR OWN: Strawberries $3.99/lb – Blueberries $3.99/lb. Containers are provided.
Cherry Picking: Due to record cold temperatures in February ( -17 degrees!), we have lost a majority of our cherry crop for this season. We will have some cherries in the farmstand but sadly we will not be able to offer pick your own cherries.
Parlee Farms is a no smoking farm. And for the comfort and safety of all our guests, dogs are not permitted on the farm. We accept Cash, Master Card, Visa and Discover for payment. Thank you very much for your support of Parlee Farms! We look forward to seeing you ‘down on the farm’!
On November 12, 2014, Parlee Farms was awarded the 2014 Business of the Year at the Celebration of Excellence hosted by Enterprise Bank. We are so honored and humbled to be chosen for this award from among many outstanding nominees. Thank you to our wonderful customers and outstanding staff for allowing us to do what we love to do!
Mark, Ellen, Mary & Annie Parlee