Blueberries, Plums, Peaches, Apples, Asian Pears, Pears

The fruit farm opened for the 2015 season.

 

Mason Beach Fruit Farm

Hacks Neck, Virginia

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Asian Pears In Bloom

Description: blueberryBlueberries and Large Fruit @$1.00 per pound Description: apple

Pick-Your-Own ONLY for Blueberries

 

Message to our customers (8/30/15)

 

Special Note:

 

The farm will open this coming Thursday with some great tasting Asian pears, apples European plums (Damson and Greengage).  Asian (Hosui and Skinseiki) pears will be available with a deal on those that are small in size.  Asian pears can sell for up to several dollars or more per pear.  Ours sell for $1.00 per pound.  For apples, there are picked McIntosh (applesauce or eating), Mutsu apples (a great-cooking or frying apple) and a small amount of sweet Gala apples.  We have an abundance of dropped McIntosh apples that are great for applesauce, and are priced at 50Ę per pound while they last.  

 

The blueberries are now scarce.  Some can still be found looking under branches.  The late summer (Cresthaven) peaches are sold out as of Thursday, 8/27.  We still have Damson plums and will have a limited quantity of Greengage plums.

 

For this coming week, the farm will be open Thursday (9/3) and Friday (9/4) from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  The farm gate will be closed about 4:45 PM but those who arrived earlier can complete their business.  Saturday, 9/5 the farm will open at 8:00 AM close at 12:30 PM as we did last week. Check with our website and phone message (757-442-7287) for possible earlier closure.

 

See photos below of our fruit.

 

 

We thank all who came to our Mason Beach Fruit Farm (MBFF) during the past season.  We hope that you had an enjoyable experience.  For 2015, the farm was opened on Thursday, July 9 for blueberry picking using our you-pick/honor system procedure.  The farm is open Thursday to Saturday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and closed Sunday through Wednesday.  As explained below, all other fruit is closed to you-pick.  We will pick ripe fruit and make it available for sale at the farm office.

 

The good news is that the blueberries are still available (see photos below).  There have been good crops of Japanese plums, peaches and apples (see additional photos below).  We still have peaches and Mac apples while they last.  Other apples are starting to ripen as well as the Asian pears.

 

Fruit Photos – What’s Available & What’s Not.

Damson Plums (Now, Limited Amount)

Red Plums (Sold Out)

 

 

Cresthaven Peaches (Sold Out)

Maggie Guarding Peaches

 

 

Still Blueberries (Must Look)

Redhaven Peaches (Sold Out)

 

 

Gala Apples (Now, Limited Amount)

McIntosh Apples (Now)

 

 

Mutsu Apples (Now)

Farm Office With Attendant

 

 

Hosui Asian Pears (Now)

Skinseiki Asian Pears (Now)

 

 

 

The not-so-good news is we will no longer offer blackberries and apricots for sale.  The pear crop is in question because of a fire blight problem, and at this time we probably will have some Asian pears for sale.

 

Again, the farm will be open from Thursday to Saturday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  We will be closed on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.   The closing time on Saturday may be earlier than 5:00 PM depending on fruit supply, family visits and VA Tech game schedule.

 

This year will be the eighteen season that the farm has been operated by us.  As indicated, there will be changes in the way that we have operated. These changes are to reduce our collective workload, and minimize problems with tree damage and stop fruit loss from those that avert the you-pick and honor system operation.  Therefore, there will no longer be you-pick with respect to large fruit such as peaches, apples, pears, etc.  With few exceptions, we will pick the large fruit, and have it available at the farm office for sale.  The schedule for having picked fruit at the farm office is to be decided.  Please continue to look for updates on this web site.

 

Pruning of the fruit trees and blueberries are now complete.  Selective spraying to control weeds, plant disease and pests is in progress.  We acknowledge help from neighbors, especially Don who jumped in to help with cutting grass and clearing out the blueberries. Don and Laura have also assisted with spring pruning and fruit harvesting.

 

If you have any questions or comments, please call (757-442-7287) or email <fosterjg@esva.net>.

 

 

More MBFF information is provided below.

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 How we operate

 Farm Layout

 Safe & Enjoyable Visit

 Fruit Horticulture Links

 Fruit Schedule

 Accommodations

 Directions

 Local Weather

 

 

 

 

 

 

Several Youth Shooting Education Opportunities

On the Eastern Shore of Virginia

 

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 Annual Youth SportsFest Event

  Accomack 4-H Shooting Education Club

 NOAAWIVA Jr. Rifle Team

 

 

 

 

 

Photos of old dock damaged by last winter and new dock

Installed by Mudd’s Marine Construction (www.jonmudd.com)

 

 

Old Dock Before Final Demo

Barge Moving Poles To SIte

Final Inspection by Maggie

Passing Grade by Maggie

 

 

Contact Information

Mason Beach Fruit Farm

29113 Mason Beach Road

Hacks Neck, Virginia  23358

757-442-7287

mailto:fosterjg@esva.net