Blackberry Winter 2013
In the Spring of 2013, there was a freeze – a big freeze. In fact, we had the coldest freeze in March since we first started Hope Fruit & Berry Farm in 2003. On March 25, the temperature was 30°F at 10 p.m. By 12:30 a.m., the temperature had dropped to 26°F. It dropped as low as 23°F by 5:00 a.m., and it did not climb above freezing until 7:30 a.m. Needless to say, many of the open blooms on the blueberries and peaches froze. Even now, in the first week of May, we are not certain as to the extent of the damage. We had frost as late as May 4. As we get closer to ripening time, we’ll have a better idea of what produce will be available. As always, we will keep you posted here on the website. Our great God has purpose in all events, so we just thank Him and try to serve faithfully in helping to grow His fruit. We are grateful for your inquiries and concern.
Have a blessed day in the Lord. In Him we trust. Hope you have a great 2013.
We want you to enjoy your experience at the farm. It does get warm working in the sun, so be sure to bring sunscreen and a hat. We do have cold water and a restroom available. Always feel free to pack a snack or a picnic lunch. We will provide buckets for you to use as you gather fresh berries. If you want to bring containers to haul your fruit home, you are welcome to do so. To make the experience enjoyable for other U-
HoursWe are open Monday through Saturday during daylight hours. We are closed each Sunday for worship and rest.
Hope Fruit & Berry Farm
362 SCR 142
Morton, MS 39117
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