Sunday, May 15, 2016

Pick Your Own Strawberries!

Pick Your Own!
We've transitioned to more of a pick your own farm and cut back on doing so many Farmer's Markets.  We loved seeing so many of you at the farmer's markets, but as our family grows, we've got lots of other activities to squeeze into a dwindling period of time.  Therefore, we've shifted to a pick your own farm.  For your convenience, we’re open 7 days a week, 7 am to 7 pm at our farm, less than 5 miles from downtown Smithfield.  14489 Bethel Church Lane, Smithfield.  When you arrive, please park in front of the greenhouse.  Grab a container.  Those are yours to keep.  Pick as much as you’d like.  There is a black box near the corner of the fence by the gate (where you grab your buckets) for your cash or checks (made out to ‘Browder’s Fresh Pickins’).  The prices will be listed on the black box & this is all on the honor system.  Please e-mail us if you have any questions

Crops Available:
Strawberries (late May through June)
Blackberries (July)
Pumpkins (October)
Sweet Potatoes (September - November)

Sunday, April 5, 2015

BLACKBERRY PICK-YOUR-OWN in July at Browder's Fresh Pickins.  The canes are leafing out as the weather warms.  A little training, mulching, pruning, watering, fertilizing, marketing and a whole LOT OF DELICIOUSNESS!  These are fantastic blackberries, oh and they're thornless. 
HAPPY EASTER      Spring is upon us, which means planting time is near.  Thankfully we had good help.  In just a few hours we put down thousands of feet of black and white plastic in preparation for this week's planting of vegetable transplants.  Weed control, cleaner produce, and irrigation water reduction by using conservation-minded drip irrigation are all benefits of plasticulture.  The black plastic warms the soil for earlier production and the white cools the soil for later production in the summer heat.  There is a picture of the plastic layer in case you were wondering what it looked like.  The tractor's 55hp and 4wd had no problem pulling it.    

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Pickin' Squash

Our vegetables prefer to be picked with a little CCR ;-)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Send us your favorite family recipes!

Browder's Fresh Pickins wants to know how YOU would serve our produce cooked, or al dente! 

Simply email us your favorite family recipes at <> and we will choose a few to be featured at the Smithfield Farmers Market and online. At the market we will be handing the recipes out on recycled paper (being earth friendly is important to us!)

This weekend, we will have - SQUASH and ZUCCHINI-, so dig out those cherished recipes from your cabinets or put on your thinking caps to remember how mom, dad, or grandma cooked it best 

Thank you for reading and we hope to see you this weekend!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Strawberries at Browder's Fresh Pickins

Our strawberry fields will be ready for picking soon.  Check back with us in a few days for picking times and prices.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Happy Easter 2014

The greenhouse is full to capacity.  Hundreds of hanging baskets, perennials, vegetable transplants are quickly becoming ready for sale as the last frost date has arrived.

We transplanted hundred of sweet corn transplants on black plastic to provide you the earliest sweet corn we possibly could.  These were planted April 11.

A close up of the sweet corn babies.

Planting bell and yummy peppers on black plastic.  It may seem like a never ending task, and it is.  Notice the 7,000 onions in the right of the photo.  We couldn't do it without the great help that we have.
Browder's Fresh Pickins is offering a novel opportunity this year to reward it's customers.  For only $15 years you can become a member of BFP which rewards you with 10% off all purchases for the rest of 2014.  This include everything from plants to produce.  In addition the first 50 members to sign up will get a free "We're Small Potatoes" t-shirt absolutely free. 
10% off all year long and a t-shirt for only $15. 

Lamb's ear is a perennial favorite.

There's that great help I was talking about.  This was at the Smithfield Farmer's Market.  It really is one of the better markets in Hampton Roads. 

We've got tea lover's bowls with 6 kinds of tea's including 3 mints, chamomile, stevia, and lemon verbena and we've got an "Italiano" herb bowl with basil, thyme, oregano, dill, chives, and parsley.  Both bowls are on sale for $10 each while supplies last. 
Don't forget we accept cash, check, and credit cards.