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 (7/25/15)

 

Note: The blueberries look great for picking this week (Thursday to Saturday).  Many more have ripened, and are still available today, Saturday (7/25).  The farm gate will be closed about 4:30 PM but those who arrived early can complete their blueberry picking.  Picked Redhaven peaches will be available for sale at the farm office up until late afternoon.  Also, we have a limited amount of picked Shiro (yellow) plums and Early Mac apples this morning.  

 

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 blueberry crop looks promising (see photos below).  There should be good crops of Japanese plums, peaches and apples (see additional photos below).  We will have Shiro plums, Early Elberta and Redhaven peaches and Early Mac apples (limited amount) while they last.

 

Ripening Blueberries (Now)

Blueberries To Ripen (Soon)

Shiro Plums (Now)

Methley Plums (Sold Out)

Redhaven Peaches (Soon)

Early Mac Apples (Soon)

 

 

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 will probably not be offered 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.

 

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

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Contact Information

Mason Beach Fruit Farm

29113 Mason Beach Road

Hacks Neck, Virginia  23358

757-442-7287

mailto:fosterjg@esva.net