North Tonawanda Robinson Street Market
Take Colvin to Robinson Street Saturdays, 7-1. Blueberries have wrapped up but we will be in once in a while with frozen blueberries, frozen raspberries, blueberry jam, and wine. We will update on Facebook when we are coming in so if you like "Childs Blueberries" you will get notices.
East Aurora Farmers Market
Behind the circle across from TOPS Markets. Blueberries have wrapped up but we will be in once in a while with frozen blueberries, frozen raspberries, blueberry jam, and wine. We will update on Facebook when we are coming in so if you like "Childs Blueberries" you will get notices.
Downtown Buffalo Country Market
At Buffalo Placey the Main Place Mal under the walk way bridge. Thursdays, 8 to 1. LAST DAY IS THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018.
Williamsville Market at Island Park
Saturdays, 8-1. Closed for 2018
Olean REAP Market
Saturdays, 8 to 2. Olean Center Mall. CLOSED FOR 2018.
See UPICK page for details on Pick Your Own options. Thank you.
You may have tried buying store blueberries and realized they just don't taste good. The problem is machine picked berries contain 20% or more rancid over ripe berries mixed in and it ruins the recipe or smoothie or jam. Add 20% or more under ripe berries to the 20% over ripe and you have store bought.
Want some Childs Blueberries in the off season?
a. Make a purchase at the farm--$10 per bag of frozen Childs Blueberries and each bag has two pints in it--same price as summer-$5 per pint of perfect berries. $12 for frozen Childs Red Raspberries-two pints per bag (very limited supply).
Wine-still sold out but taking orders for March and beyond. This is "private stock", chemical free and not mass produced. Often wine like this is $150 or more per bottle. Labor intensive and lots of fruit--$30 per quart.
b. Arrange to meet Carrie when she makes her bi-weekly deliveries to East Aurora and Buffalo. Text or call her at 716 229-9779
If you like pest free blueberries, I think Childs Blueberries are some of the best. I would put them up against any blueberry on the planet for taste. Studies show that blueberries grown in the right soil with the right climate and the right organic matter, have substantially more nutrients and anti-oxidants than blueberries grown in the wrong soil--they are "nutrient dense". At Childs Blueberries, we micromanage our fields, continuing to follow Cornell Universities teaching since 1984, by checking pheromone traps daily to monitor for pests. If we catch a pest in one of the traps, we spray with the mildest of sprays where the food can be eaten the next day. It is 200% more mild than the spray used on most certified organic produce with less residual. As with preventative medicine, by catching the pest incursion early, we cure it quickly and move on--pest free. For this reason, I believe our way is better and "Beyond Organic". Many times we go years with no spray at all.
The glaciers stopped about 100 feet down the hill from our farm. One mountain range over is Thunder Rocks in Allegany State Park---also left untouched by the glaciers at the top. This means the soil on top of Childs Mountain is perfect for growing blueberries, thus they are nutrient dense--if we plant corn, it grows knee high. The berries grown in flatlands with the wrong soil that has been chemically adjusted so blueberries will grow but the flavor is just not good and the healthy benefits one desires as an added bonus from a nutrient dense Childs Blueberry is not present. If you see blueberries and corn or potatoes planted in the same area then you need to try some of our berries because the two should not grow in the same area.