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Strawberry Picking Season Has Begun

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm.

The photo of the strawberries is from the first we picked this season … and they are delicious!

Picking times and availability can change depending on how many berries get picked during the early part of our season. We update our website and Facebook page on a regular basis so visit these often especially if you are driving a long distance. Based on what we’re observing now, it looks like it’s going to be a great strawberry season at the farm.

Attention Volume Veggie Buyers! Place your orders now.

As we do every season, we are asking our regular, loyal, volume-buying customers to let us know what they plan to purchase this year. Your pre-orders will help us plant the quantities needed so there will be plenty for everyone.

So, if you plan on purchasing volume quantities of: tomatoes, beans, peas, okra, cucumber, and squash, call or email Bobby Ray Holmes at your earliest convenience. Prices will be based on the ongoing wholesale market rates of the BHM & ATL State Farmer’s Markets at time of sale. Volume purchase orders will require a deposit. Place your order now to Bobby Ray Holmes at 256-404-4316 or

WE NEED YOUR HELP! We are seeking Sour Crab Apple plants or seeds.

Do you have some sour crab apple trees on your property? If so, are there young plants that have sprung up near the base of the tree? If so, we’d like to purchase some from you. Or, maybe you have some crab apples where we can get some seeds from you and propagate into trees.

We get a lot of requests for the sour variety of crab apple trees and our nursery sources just don’t offer them. So, we’re hoping our loyal fans and customers can help us out. If you can, please call Bobby Ray Holmes at 256-404-4316. And thanks in advance for the assistance.

DON’T WAIT ANY LONGER! Now is the time to plant trees!

Winter is the BEST time to plant. Don’t pay more for lesser quality from the Big Box Stores and Mail Order houses. We have plants grown for our area and they are the BEST! Whatever you want you just let us know and we’ll make sure we have it during the sale. And if you have planting questions, just give us a call. We love to assist our gardening friends.

Bobby Ray & Mary


Annual Tree & Plant Sale Going On Now: Available is certified fruiting berry vines, nut trees, fruit trees, flowering trees, and more. See the lists of varieties we usually offer – click here.

Check out these Special Tree Package Deals!

2 each Standard Apple trees – Reg. $30
2 each Standard Peach trees – Reg. $30
2 each Standard Pears trees – Reg. $30
2 each Fig trees – Reg. $30
2 each Standard Plum trees – Reg. $30

Regular Price – $150.00 – ON SALE for $125.oo

2 each Japanese Persimmon trees – Reg. $40
2 each Asian Pear trees – Reg. $40
2 each Necterines trees – Reg. $40

Regular Price – $120.00 – ON SALE for $100.oo

Purchase both SPECIAL TREE PACKAGES for only $200.00!

We just planted 400 tomato plants in the greenhouse

We should have some early tomatoes for all our tomato-loving fans. Keep following this newsletter or Facebook to know when they are ready. We can’t wait. How about you?

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Enjoy Our New Picnic Area


When You Visit Holmestead Farm for U-Pick

50 cent signIce cold bottled waterWe do everything we can to make your visit to Holmestead Farm fun and enjoyable. We have small wagons you can pull through the fields and rows, a comfortable rest area in the shade, clean restrooms, and soft drinks for only 50¢ each, and bottled water and a variety of snacks for only 25¢ each. So don’t rush …. make time to really enjoy your visit to our farm. We can’t wait to see you soon!

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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.

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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-fertilized and pesticide-free 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

Spring Hours
Mo-We-Fr-Sa: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm | Tu-Th-Su: Closed |

Any questions or need info, call 256-404-4316





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