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Holmestead Farm U-Pick

 

Tremendous turnout today for first day of blackberry picking and they picked us out. Blackberry season will resume Wednesday, May 31st.

Our strawberry vines are still loaded. They are BIG, DELICIOUS, & JUICY and they need to be picked now. Probably only 2 or less weeks remaining for strawberry season so don’t wait!

For big orders of We-Pick or frozen, please call 256-404-4316 in advance to order!

HOURS: Mo-We-Fr-Sa: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm | Sun: 1-5 pm | Tu-Th: Closed

We are now approved to take SNAP (Food Stamps).

If you are driving a long distance, it’s always good to call ahead and make sure we have plenty of strawberries. Any questions or need info, call 256-404-4316

BLACKBERRY SEASON

We will re-start full blackberry season this coming Wednesday, May 31st.

What’s at our produce stand now: peaches, green plums, plumcots, yellow squash, zucchini, cucumbers, red potatoes, ripe tomatoes, green tomatoes, and Vidalia onions.   

We always have Home Made Jams, Jellies, Preserves, and our Holmestead Farm Honey, too. Great gifts!

Our Tree Sale is over but we still have vines, bushes, and shrubbery for sale . NOW IS THE TIME TO PLANT!

Remember, picking times and availability can change depending on weather and how many berries get picked during season. We update our website and Facebook page on a regular basis so visit these often especially if you are driving a long distance.

Don’t forget we also have fresh, homemade jams, jellies, zucchini bread, and Holmestead Farm honey.

Forms of payment: We accept cash, local checks, MC, VISA, Discover, SNAP (Food Stamps) Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) checks and Senior SFMNP checks.

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 bobbyrayholmes@yahoo.com.

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.

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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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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.

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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 holmesteadfarm@yahoo.com.

Strawberry Season Hours
Mo-We-Fr-Sa: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm | Sun: 1-5 pm | Tu-Th: Closed

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

 

 

 

 

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