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.