We have berries today June 1
East NC HWY 150 in the Reedy Creek community. We are local farm that specializes in strawberries. We also have a variety of produce available.
We have berries today June 1
Closed on Saturday, May 9. Berries are green today. Thanks!
Out of berries for the day!
We have a few strawberries today!
Due to Covid-19:
- Drive thru service
- Stay in your car
- Cash or Credit Card (No Coins)
Later we hope to open up to U-Pickers.
Strawberries are coming soon!!!
The berries will soon be ready. They need some sun shine so they can get ripe.
Will post as soon as the berries are ready. Have a good day.
Wishing each one of you a very Merry Christmas !
Berrier Farm will be closed
Saturday May 5, because the
berries are green.
Berrier Farm closed at lunch May 4, because the berries are green.
We will be closed on Thursday May 3, because the berries are to green. If they are ripe we open on Friday May 4. Thank you!
Strawberries are ready for picking!!! We only have U-Pick available for today!
Strawberries should be ready next week (first week of May) if the sun shines.
Happy New Year
He has been a farmer all of his life,
long before he took a wife,
he knew he was meant to work the soil.
His days on this earth would be spent in toil,
planting the crops and clearing the land.
This was all part of the Master's Plan.
As in his father's and grandfather's days.
For generations this had been the ways,
in which they would work the land and the sod,
drawing nearer to nature and communing with God.
To each of his neighbors he lent a hand
They worked together to farm the land,
in autumn when the harvest came,
each one in turn did the same.
All through the week they labored each day,
but on the Sabbath they gathered to pray.
To thank Him for His blessings and love,
what they gathered on earth had come from above...
When his children were born he watched them grow.
He taught them the lessons so they would know,
and learn the ways of country and farm,
of love, truth, respect and to do no harm
to creature on land or those in the air,
and to be good stewards of the land in their care.
He watched them ride horses and float down the stream
but he knew that their future could not be his dream.
This farmer he realizes that he has wealth beyond mea-
sure, because here on this farm he has found all his treasure.
With his family around him, for wealth there's no need.
With all of His blessings he's a rich man indeed.
His breed is a rare one, its becoming extinct,
with this world's busy lifestyle, there's no time to think.
Life's becoming too hectic and people miss out, on all
of the beauty that lies roundabout.
This farmer can see it as he goes through his days,
From bird's nests to sunsets, each free for the gaze.
The path that he's taken is different than most.
He's content in his heart and has no need to boast.
His drumbeat is different but he follows its sounds,
with his dog by his side he walks over this ground,
of the land that he loves, he will do it no harm,
The place of his birth, the old family farm.
by Sue Ekerd
Berrier Farm would like to wish each of you a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Strawberries are ready April 19, 2017
Berrier Farm does not have a website
By Sharon Myers
Published: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 11:56 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 11:56 a.m.
For many people, the sight of ripening strawberries heralds the beginning of the entire season of fresh, locally grown spring and summer produce. This year, according to experts with North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, despite a recent cold snap, the strawberry season is beginning nearly two weeks ahead of schedule.
“Our growers are very experienced with dealing with late frosts and know how to protect their crops,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler in a written statement. “Because of their diligent efforts, this season shows a lot of promise with plenty of strawberries available. Plus, since we had warm weather in winter, consumers will be able to enjoy fresh berries even earlier.”
North Carolina is the fourth-largest producer of strawberries in the nation. In 2015, N.C. growers produced 14.3 million pounds of strawberries, according to data from the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Producers Sylvia and Jack Berrier of Berrier Farms in Reedy Creek said they are ready to start picking. Jack Berrier said the weather has helped bring the harvest slightly earlier than normal. He said despite the hard frost a few weeks ago, the crop seems to have survived.
“The weather has been good,” Berrier said. “We had a pretty mild winter, so the season is just a little early this year.”
Although strawberry season is only about six weeks long, most farmers start planting and plowing in late September. Berrier said although the strawberries are coming in a little bit earlier, the season should still last several weeks.
“We should last about until the first of June, but if it rains a lot it can mess us up,” Berrier said. “We want to have some dry days, not too hot. Strawberries like cool, dry weather with lots of sunshine. They are very perishable; they can go bad in just a couple of days. You should probably eat them the day you pick them, unless you freeze them.”
Berrier Farms is a certified Roadside Farmers Market farm. The program, administered by the Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, aims to increase direct sales to consumers of farm products grown and sold by North Carolina farmers. Besides strawberries, Berrier Farm also offers seasonal vegetables like tomatoes, green beans and other favorites.
The N.C. Department of Agriculture experts strongly suggest that consumers call area farms before going because during the height of the strawberry season, fields may be picked clean by noon. Also strawberries are affected by weather more than most crops, and picking days may vary.
Strawberries can also be purchased at farmers' markets. Although many markets around the state will designate specific days to celebrate strawberry season, Beth Leonard, manager of the Lexington Farmers' Market, said it will have the most strawberries available on opening day, which is May 7.
“We have several producers who will have lots of strawberries,” Leonard said. “People love strawberries; they usually sell out whenever they have them there.”
The Department of Agriculture experts advise once you get your berries home, don't wash them until you are ready to use them because washing makes them more prone to spoiling. If you have more than you can use at one time, put a couple of days' supply into the refrigerator and cut the caps off the others and put them into a Ziploc bag to freeze.
Consumers interested in picking their own strawberries can find a farm locator map on the association's website at www.ncstrawberry.com/growers.cfm. The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services also maintains a database of strawberry growers, roadside stands and farmers markets that carry strawberries at www.ncfarmfresh.com.
Strawberries are ready.
Strawberry Icebox Cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
4 hours, 10 minutes
Serving Size: 16-20
3 lbs strawberries, sliced
1 14.4 oz box Honey Graham Crackers
3 8 oz tubs Cool Whip
*Each Cool Whip layer uses one whole tub (besides the first thin layer).
*Each strawberry layer uses about 1 lb of sliced strawberries.
Spread a thin layer of cool whip in a 9x13 pan just to coat the bottom. Layer 5 graham crackers across the center of pan, then 2 more breaking them as needed to fit around the top and bottom edges. Spread a thick layer of cool whip ( just use the remaining cool whip from the first step) over grahams and top with a hearty layer of sliced strawberries. Place graham crackers on top of strawberries, then cool whip, then strawberries. Repeat the layers 1 more time (3 times total) and you should reach the top of the pan. I used 3 layers of each + the first thin layer of cool whip. You will finish with a layer of sliced strawberries.
Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight until the graham crackers have softened completely. Serve chilled.
Yes the strawberries are ready. We have a lot today.
Recipe for Strawberry-Banana Cheesecake Salad
1 bag of miniature marshmallows
16 oz of vanilla yogurt
1 regular size tub of cool whip
1 package of nobake cheese cake filling
1-2 containers of sliced up strawberries
3-4 sliced up bananas
Other fruits can be substituted or added as desired
Best served chilled and same day due to nanner discoloration lol — with Jacquline Marcum.
Strawberry Cream Cheese Cobbler
1 stick ( 1/2 cup) butter
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 quarts whole strawberries, capped and washed
4 ounces cream cheese, cut in small pieces
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter and pour into a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish. In a small bowl, mix together the egg, milk, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Pour directly over the butter in the baking dish, but do not stir.
Add the strawberries, arranging in a single layer as much
Open Monday - Saturday 9am -until out of berries for the day. Closed on Sunday.
Berries are looking good.
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