Welcome to Browns Beautiful Blueberries!
The weather looks a bit iffy for tomorrow (Wednesday), please call before coming out if you can.
This looks like the last week of picking. It has been a very productive season stretching out over 36 days. We have arranged for 5 local schools to come and glean this week and next: Albany and Craftsbury schools will be here Wednesday afternoon and Hazen and Hardwick Elementary will come in on Thursday. Next Wednesday Lakeview School (Greensboro) will come over, conditions permitting. Folks planning to pick this week should consider these gleanings being done. We should be open all this week and weekend, but check back before you come out.
Don't forget about the Craftsbury Farmers Market up on the Common, 10 - 1 every Saturday through Oct. 8. They have wonderful food and crafts.
Rusty DeWees, a local performer, writer, story teller and good neighbor has given us permission to print his "Danny Writes" piece below on how to pick blueberries. The relevance and humor of this essay from his "Scrawlins" is spot on to the picking conditions we are enjoying now.
We are open from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. If you start picking before 9 AM, please simply sign the guest book on the porch and we will greet you when you come down and help weigh you out. We close occasionally because of foul weather. Please check the website or call to verify we are open. We have buckets for picking, and some containers to bring blueberries home. Bring water, sunscreen and containers for blueberries.
Still lots of blueberries!
Arnold Brown, Belinda Brown, Gretchen Brown Boudreau and Phil Lovely
493 Coburn Hill Road
Craftsbury, VT 05826
Call Phil Lovely, Manager
Call the farm during the blueberry season
Directions: From Rt 14 in Craftsbury, turn west onto Wild Branch Rd, go 1/2 mile and turn right onto Collinsville Rd, 1/2 mile and turn right onto Coburn Hill. The blueberry farm is 1/2 mile up on the left, a brown house with green trim. Check in on the porch. See map below.
Our blueberry bushes have produced a magnificent crop this summer, well beyond what we had anticipated. Thank you to the 2100+ pickers who have visited us so far this year. It has been a treat to serve you and share stories, pictures and memories from the hillside.
However, with new berries ripening daily, our guests have been hard pressed to keep up. Starting Friday, to help us get more berries into your freezers and foods, we are reducing the price from $3 to $2/lb. Our mulcher/volunteer price will fall from $2 to $1/lb.
If you are part of a non-profit organization or a school leader, please call to arrange for your group to pick for $1.50/lb. This is not a fire sale but rather an opportunity to gather as many berries as possible while others continue to ripen. Our plan is to remain open daily through Labor Day and work with our communities and neighbors to provide high quality, healthy locally-produced berries.