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Cloud 9 Relaxation

Picking dates for 2016

Blueberries in late June, July

U-Pick blueberries are the cornerstone of Cloud 9 Farm since 1974. Just a short 15 min. drive from Asheville, we are one of several blueberry fields around. Long standing customers pick first, then the field is opened to the public. Call ahead.
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August Berry Picking on Cloud 9 Farm

This is set up on honor system for any day of the week, no appointment needed. Just call ahead to see if the gate is open. Janet will be on the farm, somewhere, so just call if you need any help. There are instructions for picking and paying on the table under the blue and white tent.

We stay open until the last berry is picked for the day, then the gate will be closed or if it’s raining or too dark to pick.

Call 828-628-1758 with any questions.

Cash or check only.
We have rolling to level terrain that is kept mowed. The grass is dewey in the morning so wear waterproof shoes.
Bring your own water as we do not have any source for drinking water here. Bring a container to put your berries in to take home. We have top-cut-out milk jugs for picking in, though can always use more if you can save for us.
We do not spray any pesticides on our plants or berries because we value the native pollinator population and our own honey bees that help make our crop. Besides, we believe you should be able to trust fruit right off the bush as you do the taste test to determine which ones to pick!

Well-behaved children only. You must keep your children with you as there are ponds and creeks and poison ivy they could wander into. Our liability insurance is for the patch area only.

We do have a green, out-house at the bottom of the patch.

NO DOGS in the patch.
We keep your safety in mind but, as always, be aware of your surroundings.

 

July 7, Saturday 8am-noon – The Premier Rabbit Eye variety peaked. Easy picking. Climax and Powder Blue ripening *BLACKBERRIES START*

July 10, Tuesday 8am-noon – Another good picking day but it took searching. Let’s wait for them to ripen up.

July 14, Saturday 8am-noon- Best and biggest berries yet *BLACKBERRIES PEAKED*

July 17, Tuesday 8am-noon- Berries are “muffin” size but plentiful so come get some. Many blackberries still.

July 21, Saturday 8am-noon -You better get them now for freezing for smoothies!

July 24, Tuesday 8am-noon- We will still have Blackberries and Blueberries, very sweet.

July 28, Saturday 8am-noon- pick selectively to find the blue ones…more still ripening.

July 31, Tuesday 8am-noon- still picking the rabbit eyes

August 4- Picking the Powder Blue rabbit-eye berries

August 7- Picking the Powder Blue rabbit-eye berries

August 11- Late bushes are still loaded, but you’ll walk past bushes that are done

August 14- Still picking!

August 15-18 You can still find blueberries. Wear long sleeves as branches are scratchy.

We may be going more into August…just call

 

 

The 2018 season in a nutshell: We opened the week of Monday June 18thwith our first crop of Northern Highbush, a little later than usual. The first picking was for invited guests only (those that have picked for several years in a row). They were gone in a week! Then we had a 2 week break and opened to the public on the later producing Rabbit eye variety. That was July 7 Saturday and every Tuesday and Saturday in the month of July. $16/gallon (which weighs 5 lbs) or $3.50/lb. Looks we’ll be going until the end of August!

WARNING

Under North Carolina law, there is no liability for an injury to or death of a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of the agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, among others, risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals, as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury or death. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity.’

Picked a gallon with two helpers!

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