• The fly has hit again!

    Yep, the Drosophila fruit fly has hit the summer red raspberries again this year. They are not fit for picking anymore. Surely hope that the people that create sprays can come up with one that won’t kill the bees. So far there is an organic spray but it kills the bees, so we don’t spray. Never have and hate to start!
    Therefore, we have lost our patch to the critters again this year.
    We have fall raspberries too that will start in mid-August. If pickers can come when they first start ripening, there will be picking until they move in on them.
    We do have some blueberries left for picking as they have not been affected by the bugs. Best to call before coming out to see whether we are picked out or not.
    We will have grapes around Labor Day week-end as well.
    So sorry about losing the summer raspberries. There are many beautiful berries on the canes! Thanks to all of you that were able to get out before the bugs moved in and to those that picked before too many were overtaken. We’ll try again next year.
    Don’t forget to call to get your name on the canning tomato list.
    Also, don’t forget to stop in to see John at the Farmers Markets:
    Tuesdays – Franklin Arts Center – Brainerd Lakes Area Growers Market
    Thursdays – American Legion – Nisswa Nisswa Farmers Market
    Fridays – Gander Mountain Parking Lot – Baxter Lakes Area Growers Market
    All markets 9:00- 12:30
    He has lots of produce on the van on market days. We have some produce available at the field as well. Hours for the field during picking season are 9:00 – 5:00.
    Remember, not much to pick right now except a few blueberries. Mid August should be the next picking session after the blues are gone.
    Have a great day!



  • Raspberries are in for 2016

    The raspberries are producing quite generously already. Wow, faster than other years.
    Tomorrow is the 4th of July and we will be open from 8:00 – 4:00 (Only on the 4th.) Hours after that will be 9:00 – 5:00 Monday – Saturday unless we get rained out. We are usually open 2:00 – 5:00 on Sundays as well during the picking season.
    We will post on our Facebook page and on our voicemail on our home phone (218-829-3241) whether we will be picking that particular day or not. When picking, we will pick until we are picked out or until 5:00 whichever comes first.
    Remember, the farm is located at 7664 Roscoe RD. Brainerd, MN 56401. We are south of Brainerd about 6 miles.
    Ask, as we may have produce available when you stop to pick.
    If you have any questions leave a message on the home phone or if your question needs immediate attention, call 218-838-3954. That is a cellphone and you may end up needing to leave a message as coverage is not good if we are working in the greenhouses. We will return your calls ASAP.
    We will keep you posted as to when our blueberries are ready for picking.
    Grapes are usually ready around Labor Day Week-end.



  • Spring has finally sprung!

    We are up and running. John is selling at the Farmers Markets already!

    We are carrying our heirloom tomato plants again this year and selling at the field, Ace Hardware in Brainerd, the Lakes Area Growers Market Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot – Brainerd, Fridays at the Gander Mountain Parking Lot – Baxter and Thursdays at the Nisswa Farmers Market – Nisswa. ALL MARKETS HOURS: 8:00 – 12:30.
    Farm hours: 11:00 – 5:00 Monday – Saturday. Sundays: 2:00 – 5:00.

    We only have our lettuce available at this time for produce, but it won’t be long…..will keep you posted as products come in.



  • Winter has hit Minnestoa

    Wow, what a lovely fall we have had and all of sudden, it is no more. Our highs have been in the 20′s the last few days. Brrr! Everything outside is put to bed for the winter.
    We do have lettuce, bell peppers and daikon radishes still producing in the greenhouses. We are keeping the furnaces going at this time. Looks like a warm up may be in store for us and we may just keep the greenhouses going longer than Thanksgiving.
    Just give us a call at 218-838-3954 if interested in any of the above produce.
    Thanks so much for coming by this summer at the field, or the various markets we are vendors at, or any community events you may have attended. We appreciate your stopping by.
    Have a wonderful holiday season!
    Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas from the Berry Farm.



  • Update on fall products

    Grapes have all been picked. Strawberries are far and few between. We still have Fall raspberries for picking.
    Things are starting to wind down for the outside produce. We will carry lettuce, Swiss chard, heirloom slicing tomatoes and bell peppers until mid Thanksgiving.
    We will not be keeping regular hours so please call 218-838-3954 if you would like to come out for anything.
    Enjoy the beautiful fall weather.



  • Don’t miss out on your fall products!

    Fall is here and we all know what is coming next!
    Call: 218-838-3954 to make an appointment to pick fall raspberries and fall strawberries and grapes that are great for making juice, jelly, jam & wine.
    We still have a few canning tomatoes available as well. Make sure to get on the list.
    Thanks much and enjoy the beautiful fall weather.



  • September – 2015

    We do not have regular set hours this time of the year. Please call 218-838-3954 to make an appointment or to get on our call list for picking fall strawberries or fall raspberries or grapes. You can also call to get on our canning tomato list and order green beans for canning.
    Thank you very much.



  • Grapes are ready for picking!

    Please call 218-838-3954 to make an appointment for picking our excellent grapes that are good for juice, jelly, jam & wine.
    We still have fall raspberries and fall strawberries for picking as well.
    Sorry if you have tried calling our home phone anytime after 8/28/15. It has been out of operation and are STILL waiting for Century Link to come and repair it.
    Thanks much!



  • HOURS

    We do not have regular set hours this time of the year. Please call 218-838-3954 to make an appointment or to get on our call list for picking fall strawberries or fall raspberries or grapes. You can also call to get on our canning tomato list.
    Thank you very much.



  • Fall raspberries and Fall strawberries

    We have fall berries producing right now. Lots of strawberries and the raspberries are about to reach their peak. So far we aren’t having much trouble with the Drosophila fruit fly in the fall crops.
    Please call 218-829-3241 to leave a message, schedule an appointment or get on the call list. You can also call 218-838-3954.
    We realize that people get out of the berry picking mode or some don’t realize there are fall berries. Well, there are and we would love to have you try some. They seem to be bigger and sweeter than the summer berries. Talk to you soon!
    Don’t forget – our grapes will be ready about the 1st of September. We share a WONDERFUL grape juice recipe. Tastes great and it is easy to make.