Welcome to 2014 at Chautauqua Hills Farm!
Our site is in the Off Season mode. Orders & Pick Your Own Reservations are disabled. You can still create an account now in preparation for the season. We'll be posting updates my mid April. Thanks!

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Blackberries
Late June to July

BlueberriesMid-June to early July

Welcome to Chautauqua Hills Farm. If you’d like to sign up for the 2014 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 Reservations at Chautauqua Hills Farm, click here. (out of season now)

To place an an Order & Pick Up from Chautauqua Hills Farm, click here.          (out of season now)

Also, be sure you receive our Berry Good Friends Newsletter to receive our ongoing newsletters, posts and important information regarding 2014 produce availability, Pick Your Own Reservations and Order & Pick Up.

We look forward to seeing all our Berry Good Friends in 2014!

Welcome!

 

Click to enlargeLocated 1 1/2 hours southeast of east Wichita, Kansas, we offer sustainably grown Blueberries, Blackberries, Asparagus and Garlic. Our produce is available during the growing season at Farmers Markets, Pick Your Own at the Farm, Pre-Picked Orders, 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.

Our buddy Cage relaxing in his new CH Farm Cap!

Our famous nickel-size blueberries – even in late June!

Fall 2011 Blueberry Field

2013 Season Underway – Berries Looking and Tasting Great!

Posted on June 21, 2013

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.

Be sure and check out the Calendar for new available dates and then make your Pick Your Own Reservations here.

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.

Blackberries

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!

~ Your Berry Good Friends!
Chautauqua Hills Farm
Home of the Nickel-Size Blueberries!”

 

Cages Meets a New Berry Good Fawn Friend!

Posted on June 14, 2013

We’ve enjoyed seeing many things over the years at the farm but this is one of the best! Here’s Cage and a little fawn outside the fence saying hi. They spent 5 -10 minutes standing and walking around each other and then the little fawn walked off and laid down in the grass by the creek bank.

6.12.13 Cage and Deer
With the warmer temps now the berries are beginning to ripen up nicely! We’ll begin picking this coming week. The season will extend into July this year due to later ripening so we should have plenty of available dates coming up!

To make a Pick Your Own Reservation, click the link below:

Pick Your Own Reservations

If you can’t make it to the Farm we also offer Order & Pick Up. Read more about it here:

Order & Pick Up

We’ve had to do a bit of juggling with reservations early this season as we waited patiently for the berries to ripen up.

The berries (and us) appreciate everyone’s flexibility as they wait to be picked and enjoyed fresh in your cereal, pancakes, yogurt, muffins, pies, special recipes and frozen desserts. We’ve even heard the frozen ones are wonderful in your favorite sparkling wine or adult beverage!

We look forward to seeing all of our Berry Good Friends again this year at the farm.

The Berries Are Comin’! The Berries Are Comin’!

Posted on June 10, 2013

The blueberries continue to ripen up nicely – we just wish they’d hurry up! We’re ready and we know you’re all ready! Last year we were already picking at this time, but this year looks to be a normal schedule where we begin to see the berries ripening up here in mid-June. Now, we just have to wait for enough to ripen to make picking fun and enjoyable!

These pictures show just how many berries we have on the bushes!

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This picture shows a few beginning to ripen up now.

6.09.13 Blueberries Pic 2

It looks like the picking will be getting underway next week. If you haven’t already made your reservations or placed your order, now’s the time!

Note: For everyone who’s placed online orders with us, we’ll be filling your orders as soon as we have enough ripe berries!

May 22: Farm Update – Blueberries A Few Weeks Out!

Posted on May 22, 2013

Here’s an updated picture of the Blueberries. They’re coming along nicely! We were fortunate to have the recent series of storms drop lots of rain on us while avoiding the hail.

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As indicated in our last update, it’s looking like the first available blueberries will be in the first or second week of June – which isn’t far away!

Our Priority Customers were sent an email earlier today with an update, so be sure and check your inbox for that! (If you’ve been to the farm or ordered from us before, you’re on the Priority Customer list.)

We’ll be opening up the Calendar in about 1 week for all other Pick Your Own Reservations.

We look forward to seeing our Berry Good Friends again this year!

Chautauqua Hills Farm Spring 2013 Update

Posted on May 9, 2013

Happy Late Spring 2013 to all our Berry Good Friends!

We’ve been busy working this spring in the fields in preparation for the season. As you’ll see from the video and the pictures below, the bushes are looking very good overall and have a lot of blooms on them. Thankfully, they all survived the cold snaps we had here earlier this spring.

When this video was taken the field was covered in bees, bumblebees and other native pollinators busily going about their work as they do every spring when the blooms emerge. To us it’s one of the most interesting times to be in the fields alongside our other Berry Good Friends!

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As you can see from the images above and below, the blooms are plentiful and we’re even beginning to see some petal fall and very small berries starting to form.

2013_0509 Field 2We’ll be sending out an email soon to all our Priority customers to let you know when the Calendars will be open for Pick Your Own Reservations. If you’re wondering about being a Priority customer, it’s real simple! If you were a Pick Your Own or Order & Pick Up Customer last year, you’re on the Priority list for this year!

We’re expecting a more typical season this year where the blueberries begin ripening up around the beginning of June. So, we’ll watch them for awhile longer and then let everyone know when the Calendars are open. As our returning customers know, we work hard to marry up the berry ripening times, availability and the weather so when you make your reservations we have plenty of berries to go around!

We hope all of you are doing well and we look forward to seeing you again at the farm.

PS. Cage wanted us to be sure and tell everyone he’s doing well and ready to see all the kids again this year!

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  • Farm Weather

    April 19, 2014, 5:06 pm
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    76°F
    real feel: 75°F
    humidity: 34%
    wind speed: 18 mph S
    wind gusts: 25 mph
    sunrise: 6:45 am
    sunset: 8:03 pm