Big Strawberry Sale and Farm Update at JG Ranch Brooksville
Well this winter has been different, as most of them are these past years. We had to do freeze protection with the sprinklers for the berries twice in January, a week in-between the freezes.
The plants just start to recover in February when Mother Nature decides it should be May or June making the temperatures too hot. Now we have berries coming out the “wazoo”.
Buy 2 Full Buckets of Strawberries and Get a 3rd Bucket FREE THIS WEEKEND
For this weekend, March 1, 2, 3 and 4 we are going to offer a pick 2 full buckets and get a third full bucket free. They must be full buckets! A full bucket will weigh 6 to 7 pounds +/- and a bucket full is just right for making a batch of delicious strawberry jam. The berries are big and sweet.
Future Berry Availability at JG Ranch
Some of you have been asking about the blueberries. The plants are blooming their little hearts out and there are some green berries starting. Blueberries should be available for picking the end of March first of April.
The Blackberries are just starting to put out leaves and should soon start flower buds. Lets hope that there is not a March freeze this year.
Produce & Specialty Items
In the produce area there is cabbage, several varieties of peppers, lettuce, kale and swiss chard to name a few. As always, Jeff gets produce from the Plant City Farmer’s Market and usually has cucumbers, apples, bananas, onions, potatoes, etc.
Sarah is still doing her “Juney’s Sweets” so there is always various cookies, honey cake, strawberry marshmellows, banana bread, blueberry bread and home made jams. She is also selling our strawberries and her baked goods at the Hernando County Farmers Market in front on Rural King on US 19 Saturdays.
We still have local honey in various size bottles and bears. Hurricane Irma did a number on the chickens and they stopped laying. The chickens are just getting back to where I get almost a dozen a day. If you want eggs, call are let me know. Also, remember the chickens love to have bread tossed their way so bring a slice or two per child or adult and watch the chickens run to the fence like pegions in the park.
Thanks for your patience and we’ll see you soon.