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Holmestead Farm U-Pick

Last Week for Blueberries

Updated July 29, 2014

UPDATE FOR THIS WEEK

NEW SUMMER HOURS:
M-W-F: 7:00 am – 2:00 pm. Sat: 8 am – 1 pm. Sun: Closed

Blueberry girl

This Young Lady Got Here Share of Blueberries. Have you? They are almost gone. Don’t wait!

Well, all good things must come to an end and it appears this week will be the last week for picking blueberries. So come on out and get some while they last. This year’s crop are the best we have ever grown.

RED & WHITE GRAPES: Limited supply and they will not last long in the heat so come and get them. Great for eating, jellies, and jams.

VEGETABLE UPDATE

Our first crop of purple hull peas, rattlesnake pole beans, and tomatoes is about done but we should have enough to supply your needs this week. You can always call us at 256-404-4316 to check on our supply or place an order for pickup.


SECOND CROP – Our next crop of vegetables is almost ready so we’re taking orders now for squash, purple hull peas, rattlesnake pole beans, cucumbers, and okra. Call 256-404-4316 to place your vegetable order, provide us with YOUR phone number, and before we pick your order, we will call you and let you know when it will be ready so you can go home with same-day fresh veggies!

PEPPERS: We have loads and loads of 4-5 varieties of peppers – perfect for eating, cooking, or making that special pepper sauce your family loves.

SCUPPERNONGS & MUSCADINES
We expect these to ripe in late August or early September so we are now taking orders. Call 256-404-4316 to place your order for delicious scuppernongs and muscadines.

FRESH BERRY & GRAPE JUICE AVAILABLEsteam juicer

Do you love to make fresh blackberry, blueberry, and grape jellies and jams but just don’t like all the work and hassle of breaking down
the fruit into juice? If that’s you, we have a solution.

We bought a steam juicer this year and this week we are offering FRESH blackberry, blueberry, and grape juice by the gallon (takes 2 gallons of berries to make 1 gallon of juice). Once we made it, it has been stored in our low-temp cooler and what doesn’t sell this week, we will freeze for future sales.

We have the answer to quick and easy homemade jams and jellies. Call 256-404-4316 to place your order today.

Blueberry & Grape Juice: $55/gallon; Blackberry Juice: $60/gallon.

Holmestead Berry Blossom Honey Is Back But Selling Fast!

We released more of our honey last week but it’s going fast – people are raving about it! Get it while it last. We have pints, quarts, and some with the honeycomb in the jar. Local honey is a great way to fight allergies and sinus issues.

Mary Mary’s Jams, Jellies, and Sauces

Our Mary (Mary Mary to the grand kids) here at Holmestead Farm makes some of the best Pepper Sauce and Blueberry & Blackberry Jelly and Jams you have ever put in your mouth. And they are ready NOW! Don’t to forget to pick some up during your next visit.

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Good Family Farm Peaches Are ReadyGood Peach

The Good Family Peach Farm is now open for U-Pick peach picking. Monday thru Saturday 7 am to Noon and Sunday 9 am to 2 pm. If you have a wagon or cart, bring it … makes transporting the peaches in the orchard much, much easier and less bruising, too.

Their farm is located at 1736 Borrowed Acres Goodwater, AL which is off Hwy 148 not far from Hwy 7 between our farm and Millerville. Turn where you see the peach cart on the side of the road. Hurry – these peaches go fast every day. See map below. And Visit and Like them on FACEBOOK.

Good Farm Map

 

Hours of Operation

Hours: M-W-F: 7: am – 2:00 pm.  Sat: 8 am – 1 pm. Sunday: Closed

Special Appointments, call Bobby Holmes at 256-404-4316

A QUICK REMINDER

If you have a group, adults or children, that would like to visit the farm to pick or for educational purposes, give us a call and we will work to accommodate your schedule. We also have a very nice, large room at our produce shed that we let groups like Garden Clubs use for meetings and gatherings. Give us a call if interested in using it. We are also available for speaking engagements.

We Are Ready For Your Visit

If we can brag a little, the farm looks absolutely beautiful. The fields and grounds are manicured. We’ve added picnic tables so pack a basket and enjoy some time with us. We have nice, clean restrooms and plenty of parking. Are you good at horseshoe pitching? Play a few games while you’re here. And FREE Ice Water for all.

Need directions? Get turn-by-turn directions on our website.

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We invite you to visit us at our beautiful 95 acre “U-Pick-Em” berry, fruit and vegetable farm located at the foothills of the Talladega National Forest in scenic east central Alabama. Centrally located between Talladega, Sylacauga and Ashland, Alabama, we’re only a short ride away and the scenery alone is worth the drive. Get directions.

6582 Clay Co. Rd. 7, Talladega, AL 35160

At Holmestead Farm you can go into our fields and vineyards and pick your own organic berries and fruit or buy it “ready-to-go” at our fruit shed. In season, we offer the finest tasting blackberries, blueberries and grapes in this part of Alabama. And we have muscadines, scuppernongs and lots of different fruit tress  … all pesticide free. Plus, we’re always expanding our vegetable offerings.

We’re on the Alabama Agri-Tourism Trail

Become a subscriber to our website and join our news list so we can update you when everything is ripe during the season.

We can’t wait to meet you, your family and friends and share the goodness of Holmestead Farm and God’s creation.  Contact Bobby Ray Holmes at 256-404-4316 or holmesteadfarm@yahoo.com.

Hours of Operation

Hours: M-W-F: 7: am – 2:00 pm.  Sat: 8 am – 1 pm. Sunday: Closed

Special Appointments, call Bobby Holmes at 256-404-4316

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