Spring has definitely arrived for 2016! Which means we’re only a few short weeks away from kicking off our 2016 berry season. With another mild winter behind us, it looks like we’ll again see an early start to the season. Our best guess -- June 10th.
We’re just now beginning to get good amounts of rainfall, so we’ll keep a close eye on the berries and keep you updated here on the website as well as via Facebook and our e-newsletter. We look forward to seeing all our Berry Good Friends again soon!
Welcome to Chautauqua Hills Farm. If you’d like to sign up for the 2016 season, go to “How To Purchase” above and click on “Customer Sign In” and follow the steps to create an account in our system.
To make a Pick Your Own Reservation online (during the season), click here.
To place an order online for pick up (during the season), click here.
Also, be sure to get our Berry Good Friends Newsletter to receive our ongoing newsletters, posts and important information regarding 2016 produce availability, Pick Your Own Reservations and Order & Pick Up.
We look forward to seeing all our Berry Good Friends again in 2016!
Located 1 1/2 hours southeast of east Wichita, Kansas, we offer sustainably grown Blueberries and Blackberries. Our produce is available during the growing season at Farmers Markets, Pick Your Own at the Farm via online reservations, Pre-Picked Orders via online ordering, Wichita area fine restaurants and Flint Hills National Golf Club.
At Chautauqua Hills Farm we eat what we grow and we continually strive to produce the very best for our customers.
After a slight delay to our season start due to all the rain and cooler temps we’ve had, we’re nearly ready to have Our Berry Good Friends come join us again at the farm for the delightful task of picking delicious blueberries.
We know you have been eagerly awaiting an opportunity to refill your freezers and start baking and tasting these fantastic, good-for-your-brain healthy treats, and it’s finally here!
We’ve opened our online customer sign-in portal for you to start choosing and making reservations for your preferred pick dates (and placing online orders for pick up in Wichita), and our first official day of picking for the 2015 season will occur on Friday, June 19th. We’re sure you’ll be happy to hear that we’ll be extending the Pick Your Own season a little longer than usual (July 18th) because of the delay in ripening this spring, which means even more time to come back and check us out again a little further down the road once more varieties have ripened up!
If you were curious about blackberries, stay tuned, as we’re still watching them for ripening time and availability. We expect them to ripen up in quantity near the end of June and continue to produce for about two weeks after that. We’ll know more in about 1 week and will post an update here once we do.
As always, thanks for visiting the website and the farm, and for spreading the word about our delicious berries! See you soon!
We’re up and running once again here in 2015 at Chautauqua Hills Farm!
As you can see from the video and pictures below, the blueberries are looking good. Also, with the milder winter, the blackberries are looking good too. Yes, it looks like we’ll have blackberries this year!
As a side note, we have decided to cease offering Asparagus and Garlic going forward. But we think our blueberries and blackberries are pretty awesome on their own, and we know you agree!
Based on what we can see right now, the season looks like it will open up around the same time as last year – June 10th or so. We’ll keep monitoring things and will begin regularly updating the website and sending out occasional e-newsletters again, so stay tuned. Thanks for reading and for your support and enthusiasm in spreading the word about Chautauqua Hills Farm!
Your Berry Good Friends at Chautauqua Hills Farm
We are excited to announce a pick-your-own special that will last through the end of the 2014 season here at Chautauqua Hills Farm.
Buy 1 Pick Your Own gallon at regular price $28.00 and pick any additional buckets for $20.00 each.
Click here for more information on Pick Your Own!
We recently sent out an email newsletter with more pictures and news from the farm. If you haven’t read it, you can take a few moments to check it out here.
It’s a lot of fun to pick berries with your friends, and you may actually find it quite relaxing to be out in the country, hearing the birds and the breeze, as you fill up your buckets with tasty berries like some of our Berry Good Friends (below) did.
The berries are still doing great, and the weather this year (rainy and cooler — rather nice for mid-July!) has meant a slower ripening time, which means a longer season! We still have plenty of berries from both of your favorite varieties for you to pick.
Come join us at Chautauqua Hills Farm. You’ll be glad you did.
Welcome back, our Berry Good Friends!
It’s been a while since we’ve posted here on the blog, but we’ve been (yes, Cage and the bees have been too) as busy as ever! We opened our 2014 season this past week, so stay tuned for more frequent updates over the summer.
If you’d like to catch up on the latest happenings on the farm, here are the latest three email newsletters for your reading pleasure. We just sent out the latest one yesterday, with lots of information about how to order for pick up or schedule a picking reservation at the farm. If you haven’t subscribed to the newsletter, we’d sure love it if you would sign up!
The Day You’ve Been Waiting For – Our Blueberries Are Ready! – sent June 12, 2014
Blueberry Cookbook Giveaway & the Latest at Chautauqua Hills Farm – sent May 22, 2014
2014 Berry Season: Coming Soon at Chautauqua Hills Farm – sent April 24 , 2014
Facebook is also a great way to stay in touch with us. We post a little more frequently there, sharing a variety of content from pictures taken at the farm to links to recipes, articles, and products we’ve found helpful here at Chautauqua Hills Farm. One example is a picture we shared there of the berries at the end of May:
As you can see, the blueberries are looking great (they’re ripe now, and we’ll be posting some pics of them in upcoming posts). We look forward to seeing you at the farm, and hope you’ll share another amazing summer with us!
Dear Berry Good Friends,
The Chautauqua Hills Farm season is now officially underway!
We began picking Blueberries on June 19th. Here’s a picture of the blueberries we were picking. Pretty yummy!
Pick Your Own
The season will be extended this year into July 17th for both Blueberries and Blackberries due to the later ripening of all the berries.
Order & Pick Up
Now that we have berries ripening up in quantity, we’ll begin picking next week for our Order & Pick Up customers. We’ll let you know when we have your berries available for pick up at Food For Thought.
If you’d like to place an order, click here to read more about Order & Pick Up and place your order.
Order & Pick Up at the Farm
In response to our Berry Good Friends in the surrounding towns closer to the farm, we’re now offering Order & Pick Up directly at the farm.
If it’s more convenient for you to purchase pre-picked blueberries and pick them up directly from the farm, send us an email here or call us at 620.249.3369. We’ll take your order and coordinate a day for pick up at the farm. The cost for 1 gallon of pre-picked Blueberries is $40.00.
We expect the Blackberries will begin to ripen up in quantity near the end of June and continue for at least 2 weeks after that. Keep in mind the Blackberries need to be picked when ripe and they don’t last near as long on the vines.
We’re looking forward to getting everyone their Chautauqua Hills Farm berries this year!
Chautauqua Hills Farm
“Home of the Nickel-Size Blueberries!”