To me, the pollinator meadows, blueberry patch, apple trees and the farm fields used by Farmer Haydu comprise the orchard. The major management focus there has in recent years has been to improve the health and productivity of the blueberry patch. Hundreds of hours of labor by staff and volunteers have been spent pruning, fertilizing, and replanting new bushes to replace past losses.
This year’s crop reflects those efforts and has been bountiful, to say the least. The time is now to pick some berries; peak production is probably the second and third weeks in July with many varieties extending the season into August.