Whew! Saturday was quite a surprise, both for us and for the many people who arrived shortly after our opening time to find an already very full parking lot. We posted an update as soon as we could, but there were still quite a few people who either didn’t see it or had already driven out and suddenly had to change their plans. We’re sorry to anyone who missed out or was inconvenienced, and although we can’t accommodate everyone who wants to pick (at least not yet!) we did want to do something.
So, we’re having ONE LAST micro-sized U-PICK!
5 individuals (+ one guest each) will be invited to come out to the farm at some point in the coming weeks to pick and purchase berries from our latest ripening variety. These Elliot berries are usually reserved to supply the baked goods, jams, syrups, berry butters, etc. that are sold in the Merry Blueberry Store & Cafe, but some of the bushes are looking laden enough to partly share. The exact date will depend, as always, on how fast the berries ripen.
HOW TO ENTER
Click on this link and tell us why this special u-pick would mean a lot to you, or to someone you care about. Maybe you’d driven all the way from Ottawa only to turn around and head home, maybe your great aunt is immuno-compromised and felt she had to avoid the busy u-picks, or maybe blueberries are your child’s very favourite fruit in the world but for a variety of reasons you weren’t able to come out yet this season. Whatever your situation, let us know.
If you’ve already picked some of our berries this season we kindly ask that you refrain from submitting your name so that we can share the joy with someone who hasn’t yet had the experience.
Please click on this link and submit your name, email and message by Tuesday, August 25, 11:59pm. On Wednesday we will randomly select the five people from the group of eligible entrants and email them directly to begin arrangements for the visit. If it turns out that you’ll have to wait until next year’s season, we’ll let you know that too.
A million thank you’s to everyone in this heart-bursting community who has supported us and been patient as we adapted to this year’s various unprecedented circumstances.