2021 Season . . . . At last!


What a year.
We were all introduced to a brand new expanded vocabulary, you know, words such as Coronavirus, PPE, social distancing, flattening the curve, Moderna, and we experienced closures, isolation, quarantines shortages, escalating prices, and unfortunately for some of us, illness and worse. . but spring is here, a renewed beginning, and the belief that the worst is behind us.

Just a few weeks ago buds were opening, blooms were out and the bees were busy at work. As April shuffled in, the blueberry bushes appeared to be completely blanketed with blossoms, but as spring in Kansas does, the temperatures took a nose dive. Days and nights dropped to well below freezing, 26, 28 degrees and colder.

If you look closely at the blooms in the photo below, towards the top of the branch you can see some of the leftover blooms damaged by the freezing temperature. The blooms lower on the branch came on after the freeze and are set to produce good healthy berries.

The damaged blooms have mostly fallen off, replaced by new, and the first signs of berry production can be seen below.

Stay tuned, we’re getting all the rain we need, but the sun will come out, and the large sweet blueberries will follow.



Click to enlargeLocated 1-1/2 hours southeast of east Wichita, Kansas, we offer organic, sustainably-grown Blueberries and Blackberries. Our produce is available during the growing season (typically June through July) at Farmers Markets, Pick Your Own here at the Farm via online reservations, Pre-Picked Orders via online ordering and in Wichita area fine restaurants.

If you’re interested in purchasing blueberries or blackberries, check out our website to see how we grow our berries, then when you’re ready (of course make sure we’re in season), go to our “How to Purchase” page, decide whether you’d like to Pick Your Own  (highly recommended) here at the farm, or if you’d prefer to pick them up already picked. 

At Chautauqua Hills Farm we eat what we grow and we continually strive to produce the very best for our customers.

Blueberry blooms in the spring

Our nickel-size blueberries!

A helpful bumblebee

2020 Season – All Good Things Must End.


This is always the hardest post to make each season, but after this morning’s pick, we are picked out of Blueberries. We want to thank all of you that came out to pick, and placed orders with us this season, and apologize to those of you that we couldn’t meet your requests. We were overwhelmed by the amount of people that came out, from our long time supporters, and from new people that likely found us from Covid related restrictions.

Blackberries continue to ripen, and will be available for picking in the next several days. Email us if you’re interested in picking blackberries. Thank you again for you support!

Stay Healthy,

The Chadicks

Good morning!!


The thunder has moved out, and the rain has cooled us down (even dampened us a little) for a great morning of picking. If you had a reservation for this morning, we hope you can still make it out.