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Ollalieberry Picking at Gizdich Ranch

It's ollalieberry season, so it's time to go pick some for ourselves. These berries are sweet - not as sour as blackberries. The website says they are plentiful right now and hopefully it will stay that way through next weekend. I'll check the site again on Friday and send a message out if I think we should cancel.

MEET AT THE PICKING AREA. This changes each week and sometimes daily. Head towards the main facility and there should be signs posted where the picking location is or sometimes they have someone passing out maps. Give yourself an extra 5-6 minutes to find the location. I'll wait until 10:35 and then head out to the field to start picking. If you arrive late, just look for us. I'll be wearing a dark blue large-brimmed hat.

Berries are $2.25 a pound. They only accept cash at the picking site. Bring light gloves to keep your fingers from getting pricked and turning purple. Surgical/doctors gloves work really well. Bring a container to put your berries in (or you can buy one there). Large low profile containers, like paper box lids, work really well. One box top can easily hold 8-10 pounds if you fill it. Bring a hat and sunscreen - it gets really hot in the fields.

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  • Agnesia

    Yes, I enjoyed it so much. Fresh berries n good company. Thank you for organizing.

    June 25, 2014

  • Nancy W.

    Beautiful day & delicious berries!! Thanks for organizing!!

    1 · June 14, 2014

  • Jennifer L

    We've started on the far row by the pink flag.

    June 14, 2014

  • Jennifer L

    Standing next to checking area. Bright pink shirt.

    June 14, 2014

  • Patti

    Running late but on our way

    June 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hate to cancel last min, but it can't be helped. Family from out of town dropped in. Have a great time.

    June 14, 2014

  • Jennifer L

    FYI that there is a comment on the site that the last day for ollalieberries is this Sunday. So, not sure if this means there aren't a lot, but if it does, we can always go get boysenberries or strawberries, which will be nearby.

    June 13, 2014

  • Jennifer L

    If you sent me a message about getting to the location, I replied to you but I'm not sure it went through. If you want to carpool with me (Seaside) give me a call 831-3593283. I'm planning on leaving Seaside at 9:45am.

    June 13, 2014

  • Heather M.

    Sorry, but I won't be able to make this event tomorrow after all. Maybe next time! Have fun!

    June 13, 2014

  • Tonia E

    Have fun everyone! Thanks for hosting, Jennifer.

    June 12, 2014

  • Terri H.

    This looks like a lot of fun, but I already have plans that day...

    1 · June 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ditto!
      Have fun! :)

      June 11, 2014

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