It’s been several months since I’ve updated the Mayberry Farms blog, which now has a brand new look and focus. I am moving from a strictly farm focused blog to a broader range of topics. After all, my family and I are, no different than any other family. We share the same joys and struggles… Read More What do farmers do in the winter?
It is September 22, the first day of autumn, the leaves on the trees are beginning to change color, so are the colors of the corn and soybean fields you see in rural Wisconsin. Today is also Baby #2’s due date…Oh yeah, and it’s 84 degrees outside and we have the air conditioning running… Although… Read More Preparing for harvest & a new baby!
…Our mission for Mayberry Farms is to provide affordable, desirable and fresh produce to our customers. How we will achieve that? … Read More Farming with a purpose.
At the end of the strawberry picking season, a lot of people asked us, “so what happens to the berries after you’re closed for the season?” Well, if you’ve ever wondered that same thing keep reading this blog post… First things first, celebrate. Since our son’s birthday is July 6th and he turned 2, we… Read More What happens to the strawberries?
Well now that we’ve completed our first strawberry season, (and we’ve somewhat managed to catch our breath) it’s about time we publish a recap on how the season went. Those of you who visited the farm or who live in the area, know that this spring/summer have been wet. Many local farmers struggled to put… Read More 2017 Strawberry Season Recap
It’s hard to believe we’re almost to mid-June! That means, strawberry harvest is literally right around the corner since we’re planning to be opening next week. In the past week we’ve been checking the berries every day. We know our customers are anxious to pick the freshest, most delicious sweet strawberries, because we are too!… Read More Crop report
On May 24, we signed the papers to sell our home and about 30 minutes later signed the papers to purchase the farm. It’s been a bit of a whirlwind, to say the least, since then. My husband and I continue to work our off the farm jobs along with preparing for the upcoming strawberry… Read More Farm Life 101
Spring is always a busy time for farmers. It’s a race and a bit of a game versus Mother Nature to see when you can put your crop in the ground. For Mayberry Farms, the beginning of spring means uncovering strawberry plants. Over the winter, the plants have been protected by a thick blanket of… Read More Field Report: #Plant17
In September of 2016 I went to Japan for a week with my mom. When I returned, Tim told me that he had found a farm and we could go look at it this weekend. He continued to tell me that it was a strawberry farm. Initially I thought, what? Are you crazy? Then we… Read More Buying the farm
Farming isn’t for everyone. This is why we want to farm. … Read More Why Farm