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Farm News

A Sprinkling of Mayhaw Berries

Written by: Christine
April 23, 2018

This is how the harvest begins. Some of the berries are ripe and they fall from the trees. We have various ground covers, a parachute, tarps and shade cloth, spread out to catch them from the trees that are ripening first. We’re not thrilled with the number of berries we’re seeing this year. Only about […]


Call for Participants Mayhaw Berry Festival

Written by: Christine
April 3, 2018

Are you a local Crafts Person, Agricultural Producer, Business or Musician? Do you have an Ag-related, Nature, Community or Craft class you’d like to schedule during the Festival? Do you want to Volunteer? We would love to have you! Arts & Crafts, Ag Producers, Local Businesses and Civic Organizations We have an average of 500 […]


Fiber Fun at the Festival

Written by: Christine
May 11, 2017

Working with natural fiber is a big part of our activities here at Golden Acres Ranch. Bobbie is a member of the Weavers Guild and has been working on the loom in Country Store. The loom will warped and anyone can try their hand at weaving this weekend at the Mayhaw Berry Festival. We’ll have […]


Food at the Festival

Written by: Christine
May 10, 2017

We’re ‘cooking up’ some special food items for the Mayhaw Berry Festival this weekend. Johnston’s Meat Market BBQ Lunches Johnston’s Meat Market will be here with their awesome mobile kitchen. This is the cooking unit they take to storm areas where the emergency personnel need to be fed by the hundred’s. We’re so glad to […]


The unBerry Mayhaw Berry Harvest Festival

Written by: Christine
May 8, 2017

The Harvest For those of you who are already tracking the “Berry Barometer” on this year’s Festival Page, you know that the warm, dry winter and the late frost crashed our berry harvest. Last year, we harvested 200 gallons, this year we’ll only have 5-6. You can catch up on the videos through our YouTube […]


Mayhaw Berry Harvest Festival 2017

Written by: Christine
April 24, 2017

It’s that time of year again. Time for the Mayhaw Trees to be producing berries! But are they? There was a late frost just as the trees came out of dormancy, and this winter was too warm and dry. So we are checking them every day to see what the harvest might be like. For […]


The Life of a Mayhaw Pond

Written by: Christine
September 15, 2016

September 12, 2016 For those of you who were following the Berry Barometer leading up to our Mayhaw Berry Harvest Festival last May, I thought an update would be in order. Especially since our natural Mayhaw Berry tree stand goes through such radical changes through the year. Here’s a recent video. The whole seasonal series […]


Mayhaw Berry Harvest Begins!

Written by: Christine
May 4, 2016

The Mayhaw Berry Harvest has officially begun today. Fred has been out gathering some for almost a week now, but like an avalanche, the berries are ripening at an accelerated pace. We’ll all go out again later today and more often every day until the harvest is done. This is Christine writing, since Mom Bobbie […]


Blooms! Blooms! Blooms! On the Mayhaw Trees

Written by: Bobbie
March 25, 2016

Unless there is an unusual weather phenomenon, it appears we will have a great crop of berries.  The Mayhaw trees began blooming earlier this month and now are covered in leaves. Fred went out to see how they were looking, however, it is too early to find berries. We will be checking each week. The […]


Vendors at the Mayhaw Festival

Written by: Bobbie

We are beginning to invite and organize the local crafts people, farm producers and educators for the this year’s Mayhaw Berry Harvest Festival. Our own Charissa is busy making her felt critters. It is Mother’s Day weekend and Spring is in the air! There will be some really cute critters to choose from. We’ve been […]