Hello Friends of Wake Forest Farms! I'd drop by for a "quick" update as we head into May. Who's getting their blueberry recipes ready in anticipation of blueberry season starting in a little over a month? 🙋♀️We're busy getting things ready for the summer here at the farm. I've ordered a new sign and flag to put at the driveway as well as some new plastic baskets (they're easier to keep clean than woven ones). We've been cleaning up the old building by the drive to use this summer as our "headquarters" too! It was a potato cellar and also where the folks who worked for my grandfather use to sit and tie up tobacco. There's even a secret door in the floor though I'm not sure you could dare me to go down there. 😂 I went ahead and updated the hours Wake Forest Farms will be operating during this 2019 summer. It will be a little different than in previous summers but we anticipate the blueberries being ready mid-June like usual. We're still accepting applications for summer blueberry picker positions (we have 4 to fill) so if you know someone looking for a summer job, please send them our way. We prefer teenagers but are open to anyone over the age of 15. Hey did you know July is National Blueberry Month? Learn something every day! I can't wait to see you all this summer and look forward to making new friends too. Thanks as always for supporting us. ☺️
See you in June,
We love having people pick with us in the field!
If you'd like to join us, here's a few tips to insure you have a successful and most importantly, fun visit:
We recommend you wear closed-toe shoes with good support (like sneakers).
Don't forget your bug spray AND sunscreen!
A hat with a brim is always a great idea too.
Water! We also recommend bringing a water bottle or 2.
Babies under 3 are strongly discouraged from picking when the temperature exceeds 90 degrees.
We love pets, we have them too but please leave yours at home in the air conditioning.