Pick Your Own Nectarines

Nectarines!

Pick your own provides a fun experience! Picking your own provides the freshest, healthiest choice and can provide great savings. The more you pick, the lower the price we offer.

 

Once picking season begins, the fields are open everyday, no appointment necessary.

 

Monday thru Thursday the last shuttle leaves at 1:30 pm, the fields close at 2:00 pm.  Friday, Saturday & Sunday the last shuttle leaves at 5 pm, the fields close at 5:30 pm.   *Hours may change due to weather or conditions.  Check homepage for daily details.

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Pricing

4 quart ‘Regular Picking Basket’, holds approx. 7 lbs. and is the minimum purchase for up to 2 adults.

  • Regular baskets… $12.00 each
  • Peck Box holds approx. 14lbs and is $20.00
  •  1/2 bu box holds approx. 23 lbs. …. $21.00 each and is the minimum purchase for up to 4 adults.
    * If our customers choose not to pick the minimum picking requirement then they have to purchase a $5.00 field access fee to enter our fields.  No picking or eating is permitted or included with the access fee.

Pricing and availability subject to change without notice.

Tips & Techniques

It is softer then an apple so it is important to use the palm of your hand to pick.  Grab the nectarine firmly and pull it straight off the branch.

Ripe nectarines can be stored 2 to 3 days at room temperature and up to 7 in the refrigerator.

If you happen to pick some nectarines that are not yet soft, chill first then set them on your table at room temperature.  As soon as any part is ripe, 1-2 days, refrigerate.

Picking Guidelines

Upon arrival please come into the Farm Market to prepay for fruit and picking containers (type of container depends on the crop). We will ask you how many adults and how many children ages 2-10 are in your group.

 

We will use this information to give you the appropriate number of tokens and meet minimum purchase requirements. Let us know if you have more than 15 people in your group so we can make special arrangements for you.

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  • Prepay for fruit and picking containers.  
  • Picking is only allowed using our containers.  
  • We provide a discount for reuse of our baskets.
  • Mini baskets hold about 3lbs of berries
  • Regular basket hold about 6 lbs of berries
  • Pickers ride the shuttle and are directed to the fields.
  • Read and follow instruction on our signs.
  • Pick in designated areas only.
  • There is a minimum picking requirement based on the number of people in your group.
  • Give your token to our shuttle driver.
  • Wash your hands and fruit before eating.
  • No pets allowed on the shuttle, in the field or in the farm market.

Please call for the latest information and updated picking status. Conditions can change daily!