"Welcome to the home of The Barden Family Orchard"

56 Elmdale Rd, North Scituate, RI 02857 401-934-1413

Blueberry picking open today. Raspberries and Blackberries closed today and will reopen tomorrow

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Blueberry picking open today. Raspberries and Blackberries closed today and will reopen tomorrow

Picking schedule for this week 

Blueberries

Open Monday, Wednesday Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Closed Tuesday (August 30)

Raspberries and Blackberries 

Open Tuesday Wednesday Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Closed Monday (August 29)

Sunflowers

Open 7 days

Cherry Tomatoes

Open Tuesday Wednesday Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Closed Monday (August 29)

Apples*(picking is limited to only those fruit that have turned color…judgement must be used)

Open 7 days for Early McIntosh (tart), Gala (full sweetness will be in a week) and Honeycrisp (that have turned red with a yellow background color)

 

 

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Open for Berry, Cherry Tomato, and Sunflower picking everyday!!

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Open for Berry, Cherry Tomato, and Sunflower picking everyday!!

Come to our farm for Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Sunflowers, and Cherry Tomatoes!!  Pick your own or come pick them up from our farm store (Raspberries and blackberries must be pre-ordered so we will have them ready upon your arrival).  Our farm market is open and full of all our own produce and local products.  We have our own cider available for you.

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Pick your own Apples, Sunflowers and Cherry tomatoes August 23. Berry patch closed Tuesday.

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Pick your own Apples, Sunflowers and Cherry tomatoes August 23. Berry patch closed Tuesday.

Pick your own Apples, Sunflowers and Cherry tomatoes August 23.  Berry patch closed Tuesday.

Pick your own Apples Sunflowers and Cherry Tomatoes will be available Tuesday.  Our farm market is full of our own delicious sweet corn, tomatoes, eggplant, apples, and blueberries all picked for you! We also have sweet apple cider available.

Sorry for any inconvenience, but we will close berry patches on Tuesday.

Berry Picking will resume on Wednesday August 24!  Pick your own raspberries, blueberries and blackberries will be available for the rest of the week!

Open 9am-6pm weekdays, and 9am-5pm weekends.

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This is what our blueberry field looked like 10 years ago on a wet and cool spring day with workers who may have been heavily coaxed into working that day, laying out the rows and planting the young bushes.  

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Now our fields look like this

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Come for the eggplant too  We are loaded with beautiful purple and white eggplant

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Blueberries Blackberries Raspberries… OHH MY

Posted by on Aug 13, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Blueberries Blackberries Raspberries… OHH MY

We are open for berry picking this weekend!! Come and pick your own from our very abundant berry crops.

We are open:

9am-5pm Weekends 

9am-6pm Weekdays

Please arrive at least 1 hour before we close to pick.

We also have cherry tomatoes to pick your own!!

Our farm market is full of delicious sweet corn, heirloom and hybrid tomatoes and beautiful white and purple eggplant!  

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Blackberries and Raspberries closed Tuesday August 9,

Posted by on Aug 8, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Blackberries and Raspberries closed Tuesday August 9,

We are closing  the caneberry  fields down Tuesday of this week.  These berry fields will be open again Wednesday  August 10 for raspberry and blackberry picking.  

Blueberries will be closed on Wednesday August 10.  Blueberries will again be available on Thursday August 11

The raspberry fields are just beginning their “fall”  crop, and there will be more and more each day now.

We are at the height of the blackberry crop now.  These yummies should be available about another 2 weeks.

Blueberries are usually available to pick for another month until about mid-September.  

Apples will be ready to pick September 1 or a little earlier this year.  

Pumpkin picking will be open late September.

This Saturday will be the “Taste of the Market” at the Coastal Growers Market!!  Come and enjoy the summer taste sensations.  We will be providing our heirloom tomatoes for a special recipe prepared by Tallulahs!! Can’t wait.  

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Onto other kinds of fun…We have a member of our family who has been taking some drone photography.  You can see more of these pictures at our counter in the Farm Market.  Here are a couple that we like:

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2016 Harvest has begun!!

Posted by on Aug 1, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on 2016 Harvest has begun!!

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Come on down mostly for blackberries and blueberries, there are some raspberries (not an abundance yet)  but lots more are coming!!

NEWS FLASH***As many of you have already heard,.. there are no peaches in New England this season.   The 14 degrees below zero on February 14th this winter killed peach buds throughout our entire region.  Subsequently, there will not be any peaches at Barden’s this season.  (moment of silence)

As most customers already know, we do not buy in produce to resell at our market.  We have what we grow.. and that’s it.  Enough about what we don’t have…

What we DO have is SWEET CORN, BERRIES, TOMATOES, EGGPLANT, and applesauce made from our huge abundance last year.  

Farm Fresh Rhode Island has an excellent program called Harvest Kitchen.  You can read about here if you cut and paste this link into your browser http://www.farmfreshri.org/about/harvestkitchen.php.  (Hi JEFF!!)

So Harvest Kitchen made applesauce with Barden Family Orchard’s bumper apple crop last season.  It is a recipe that was cooperatively created with them.  It is SO so yummy that you better get some quick before the farmer eats it all.  We have plain and cinnamon in 16oz and 24oz jars.  

Looking forward to an abundant harvest season…apples look great especially Macouns and Honeycrisp, pumpkins are growing, and we have a few things new and different around the farm this season.  Hope you come and check us out! 

 

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Thanks to all of our customers who visited us this season!

Posted by on Nov 29, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Thanks to all of our customers who visited us this season!

Our apple harvest was officially over last Tuesday, November 24 due to the 19 degree night we had on Monday. We are now closed for the season as of November 25, 2015. Although our season seemed short we had excellent weather making for continuous harvest over weeks at a time. We will now have apples and apple cider for sale at the winter markets listed below. Thanks for all of your support, constructive criticism and positive feedback that we have received. We will now plan for our 2016 harvest and subsequent improvements!!

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We wish you all an abbreviated winter season and blessings for the New Year.

Saturday Morning Winter Markets Pick up apples and freshly pressed apples cider
(please copy and paste address into browser for link)
Pawtucket Wintertime 9am-1pm http://www.farmfresh.org/food/farmersmarkets_details.php?market=29
Coastal Growers Market 10am-1pm http://www.coastalmarket.org/
Aquidneck Growers Market 9am-1pm http://www.aquidneckgrowersmarket.org/home/our-winter-vendors/

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