Thank you for your wonderful emails and phone calls. You are as
anxious to start picking raspberries as we are. As of today, our plan
is to open Monday, July 18, 2011. Feel free to call 360-678-3641 as
our home recorder will be updated.
At the end of the picking season last year, we had jam made with our
raspberries. It was a smashing success. We sold it through the
Bayleaf in Coupeville and Oak Harbor, Local Grown at the end of the
pier in Coupeville as well as the Coupeville Farmer’s Market. We kept
four cases to sell at the beginning of this season. After the
Farmer’s Market last Saturday, we are down to three cases! As soon as
we can get more product made we will. We know our jam was a favorite
hostess gift and many people received jars in their stockings last
Tuesday we picked strawberries at Bell’s Farm. In addition to our
jam, we are making raspberry-strawberry jam - that's all local fruit
folks! Just think, a wonderful, tasty product all from the Ebey’s
Landing National Historical Reserve on Whidbey Island.
We will also be making raspberry syrup for those of you who requested
it for your martinis. Of course we had kids request syrup for their
ice-cream and pancakes but for some reason “martini” stayed with us.
Once we start picking, we will get product made ASAP.
By the end of last year we were sold out of raspberry-honey-mustard
dip (formally known as pretzel dip). I am happy to say…we have more!
We just received a new shipment. Customers have told us how they love
it over goat or cream cheese; brushed over pork, salmon, or shrimp and
barbequed. Of course a pretzel or chip is perfect for the sweet-salty
contrast. YUM-E no matter how you choose to eat it.
For those of you who requested seedless products we have seedless
black raspberry preserves, seedless red raspberry spread that is
sweetened with fruit juice concentrate, and seedless red raspberry
preserves. The Wild Berry Honey which many of you loved is back as
This season we will offer 3-pounds of fresh raspberries with pulp
containers for $12, half-pints for $2 and three and a-half pound bags
of frozen raspberries for $12. The season is quick. If you want to
ensure an order, call or email us – soon.
Once again, we will supply picking bins for U-Pick. If you do not
have container(s) to take your berries home, this year
boxes/containers are $.35 each. U-Pick is $2 a pound.
Have you tried Lavender Wind’s Raspberry Lavender jam? Oh my goodness it is good. You are in luck since we will have it on our shelf. In
case you get the urge for ice-cream we have Whidbey Island Ice-Cream
bars in an assortment of flavors as well.
Do you notice our local theme? You support us, we support our local businesses.
Check out our web-site as we have added a tab – Accommodations. We
have a one-bedroom apartment atop the barn that is available for short
(2-night minimum) and long term rentals. Cascade Custom Homes (yet
another local business) built our barn and they did a stellar job.
We continue to have dial-up computer access – yes, it still exists.
We do not text or twitter. Our home answering machine is updated with
regularity. The landing page of www.MilePost19Farm.com will also be
updated with information in case our opening date changes given the
rain. Once we open, we will be open daily from 10 AM – 5 PM during
the picking season.
Pull out your raspberry recipes, dust off your sunscreen bottles and
rest-up. Raspberry season is just around the corner. See you at the
farm or the Coupeville Farmer’s Market.
We appreciate you supporting your local farmer.
Jerry & Kimberly Jaderholm