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Let us answer your questions about... STRAWBERRY PRODUCTION What kind of strawberries do you grow? We currently have 2 varieties available for You-Pick and We-Pick at Mayberry Farms. Jewel is our most popular variety with medium-large berries, superb quality and awesome flavor. Jewel is best known for having unique shapes and beautiful 'medallions', hence it's name. Cabot is our second variety which has huge berries and excellent flavor. Cabot is known for it's juicy and plump texture. Recently, we have planted 6 new strawberry varieties that we will work hard to bring to a fruitful harvest in 2019. How do you control the pests? Please reference our ABOUT US page for detailed information regarding our farming practices. In short, we use several mechanisms for controlling our weeds and insects, mostly based on practices developed over the past 40 years on this farm. First and foremost, we use physical tillage and pruning to control most of the elements that allow weeds and insects to persist. Secondly, we remove or rotate our strawberry plants when the pest-challenge becomes too big to overcome. Thirdly, we use small amounts of common, home-gardener accessible controls to remove parasites that can cause crop damage or food-borne pathogens. What type of straw do you use? We grow and purchase wheat straw. We work hard to minimize the introduction of new straw material to our farm in an effort to minimize the potential for foreign weeds or insects to be introduced to our berry fields. How old are the strawberry plants? Our strawberry plants typically produce berries for 4 harvesting years, which would make them 5 years old. The first production year we do not get a berry crop. The plants use the entire year to get established. The second, third, fourth and fifth years are prime berry picking years. If the crop looks good, we may harvest one additional year. Stand duration and integrity is very dependent on good weed and insect control during every year of production.

RASPBERRY PRODUCTION

Let us answer your questions about... What kind of raspberries do you grow? We currently have 2 raspberry varieties, however we have planted 4 new varieties this Spring. We have selected each variety to produce a large berry with intense flavor. We continue to make investments to extend our raspberry harvest season and boost product availability with indoor and outdoor growing resources. How do you control the pests? We use several mechanisms for controlling our weeds and insects, very similar to our strawberry fields. First and foremost, we use physical tillage and pruning to control most of the elements that allow weeds and insects to persist. Secondly, we use small amounts of common, home-gardener accessible products to control parasites that can cause food-borne pathogens. We also work hard to control pests and diseases that adversely affect our plants. How old are the raspberry plants? Our current raspberry plants are more than 10-years old. We have recently increased our raspberry plant population more than 10 times to provide more delicious berries all summer and fall.
Let us answer your questions about... HOMEMADE HONEY What is raw honey? Raw honey is honey straight from the hive that has been "minimally" processed. It is obtained by extraction, slow & low heating, settling, straining and packaging. Raw honey is very different from honey in supermarkets. Raw honey is not pasteurized, but it is treated with a great deal of care to make sure it is pure and free from contamination during our processing. Where do you get your bee's? We source our honeybee's from two local bee suppliers. In April, our bee's make a journey from Georgia and California to several hives on our farm. We position our colonies with close proximity to the Rock River (water), abundant sunlight and lots of florets for foraging from berries and other perennials. Do you have a trained beekeeper? Both Tim and Danielle are beekeepers in training. We also have a mentor with more than 30 years of beekeeping experience helping us jumpstart our homemade honey business. Why honeybee's with a berry farm? Honeybee's are very hard working. Our strawberries and raspberries need pollinators, like honeybee's, to help get them to a fruitful harvest. As we continue to expand our berry business, we see a perfect opportunity to bring more bee's to the rolling hills along the Rock River. We've also adapted our conservation practices to provide more diverse florets for the bee's to have access to pollen available all summer long.
ICE CREAM & BAKERY TREATS Let us tell you about... Who supplies your ice cream? We are proud to work with Sassy Cow Creamery in Columbus, Wisconsin. Sassy Cow ice cream has been a real summer treat for the Clark Family whenever we travel towards Madison. It's a natural fit to bring their best flavors to our farm for our berry harvest and Dairy Month. Who supplies your bakery items? We employ Fishy's Bakery in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin to assist with all our commercial baking. We are excited to work with a business that is highly recognized for their donuts and bakery items. We see our partnership as a strategic move to enhance our berry business.
How do I avoid a food allergen? Please talk with one of our server's about the contents in each flavor or visit www.sassycowcreamery.com to confirm the specific ingredients in the flavor you desire.
CONTACT Address: W2364 County Road Y Mayville, WI 53050 Phone: (920) 387-3696 Email: mayberryfarmswi@gmail.com

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Photo courtesy of Tumbling Sparrow Photography visit tumblingsparrow.com
Let us answer your questions about... STRAWBERRY PRODUCTION What kind of strawberries do you grow? We currently have 2 varieties available for You-Pick and We-Pick at Mayberry Farms. Jewel is our most popular variety with medium-large berries, superb quality and awesome flavor. Jewel is best known for having unique shapes and beautiful 'medallions', hence it's name. Cabot is our second variety which has huge berries and excellent flavor. Cabot is known for it's juicy and plump texture. Recently, we have planted 6 new strawberry varieties that we will work hard to bring to a fruitful harvest in 2019. How do you control the pests? Please reference our ABOUT US page for detailed information regarding our farming practices. In short, we use several mechanisms for controlling our weeds and insects, mostly based on practices developed over the past 40 years on this farm. First and foremost, we use physical tillage and pruning to control most of the elements that allow weeds and insects to persist. Secondly, we remove or rotate our strawberry plants when the pest-challenge becomes too big to overcome. Thirdly, we use small amounts of common, home-gardener accessible controls to remove parasites that can cause crop damage or food-borne pathogens. What type of straw do you use? We grow and purchase wheat straw. We work hard to minimize the introduction of new straw material to our farm in an effort to minimize the potential for foreign weeds or insects to be introduced to our berry fields. How old are the strawberry plants? Our strawberry plants typically produce berries for 4 harvesting years, which would make them 5 years old. The first production year we do not get a berry crop. The plants use the entire year to get established. The second, third, fourth and fifth years are prime berry picking years. If the crop looks good, we may harvest one additional year. Stand duration and integrity is very dependent on good weed and insect control during every year of production.
Let us answer your questions about... What kind of raspberries do you grow? We currently have 2 raspberry varieties, however we have planted 4 new varieties this Spring. We have selected each variety to produce a large berry with intense flavor. We continue to make investments to extend our raspberry harvest season and boost product availability with indoor and outdoor growing resources. How do you control the pests? We use several mechanisms for controlling our weeds and insects, very similar to our strawberry fields. First and foremost, we use physical tillage and pruning to control most of the elements that allow weeds and insects to persist. Secondly, we use small amounts of common, home-gardener accessible products to control parasites that can cause food-borne pathogens. We also work hard to control pests and diseases that adversely affect our plants. How old are the raspberry plants? Our current raspberry plants are more than 10-years old. We have recently increased our raspberry plant population more than 10 times to provide more delicious berries all summer and fall.
Let us answer your questions about... HOMEMADE HONEY What is raw honey? Raw honey is honey straight from the hive that has been "minimally" processed. It is obtained by extraction, slow & low heating, settling, straining and packaging. Raw honey is very different from honey in supermarkets. Raw honey is not pasteurized, but it is treated with a great deal of care to make sure it is pure and free from contamination during our processing. Where do you get your bee's? We source our honeybee's from two local bee suppliers. In April, our bee's make a journey from Georgia and California to several hives on our farm. We position our colonies with close proximity to the Rock River (water), abundant sunlight and lots of florets for foraging from berries and other perennials. Do you have a trained beekeeper? Both Tim and Danielle are beekeepers in training. We also have a mentor with more than 30 years of beekeeping experience helping us jumpstart our homemade honey business. Why honeybee's with a berry farm? Honeybee's are very hard working. Our strawberries and raspberries need pollinators, like honeybee's, to help get them to a fruitful harvest. As we continue to expand our berry business, we see a perfect opportunity to bring more bee's to the rolling hills along the Rock River. We've also adapted our conservation practices to provide more diverse florets for the bee's to have access to pollen available all summer long.
ICE CREAM & BAKERY TREATS Let us tell you about... Who supplies your ice cream? We are proud to work with Sassy Cow Creamery in Columbus, Wisconsin. Sassy Cow ice cream has been a real summer treat for the Clark Family whenever we travel towards Madison. It's a natural fit to bring their best flavors to our farm for our berry harvest and Dairy Month. Who supplies your bakery items? We employ Fishy's Bakery in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin to assist with all our commercial baking. We are excited to work with a business that is highly recognized for their donuts and bakery items. We see our partnership as a strategic move to enhance our berry business. How do I avoid a food allergen? Please talk with one of our server's about the contents in each flavor or visit www.sassycowcreamery.com to confirm the specific ingredients in the flavor you desire.

CONTACT

Phone: (920) 387-3696

Email: mayberryfarmswi@gmail.com

Address: W2364 County Road Y

                 Mayville, WI 53050