New season, new changes
Last year was our first year running Sweet Briar Farm. We ran into many challenges, made a lot of friends, learned many valuable lessons, and had a ton of fun. We understand a lot of things much better and we start to feel the rhythms of the farm a lot clearer. We also acknowledge our limitation and find ways to serve our farm patrons better. With much consideration and consultation, we are excited to share an exciting change with you.
For this year, we would like to open the entire farm up for u-picking. That means you can pick anything you see growing at Sweet Briar Farm from blueberries, raspberries, to heirloom tomatoes, peppers, other vegetables, herbs, and even cut flowers. We certainly will have some vegetables harvested and available in our farm stand during open farm days; however, it will be limited compare to what’s available for picking. You could also let us know what you need and we can harvest for you on availability basis. We will continually post produce availability on our Facebook page.
For the 2017 season, Sweet Briar Farm will be open on Saturdays from 10am to 6pm. Our first farm open day will be June 17. During the week, it will be open by appointment.
We hope you will enjoy this opportunity to gather your own fresh ingredients to turn into delicious meals. Come and see how things are grown on the farm and stay in touch with where your food come from.
Along with this exciting change, we create a Facebook group called “Friends of Sweet Briar Farm“. It will be a place where members can share seasonal recipes. We mostly eat what’s available on the farm and we’d love to share that journey with the group as well. And occasionally, we will post u-picking opportunities for limited produce and discounts for surplus we have available exclusively to group members. We invite all current and future Sweet Briar Farm patrons to join.
We are excited for this new adventure and we hope you are too! If you have any feedback for us, we’d love to hear from you!