2018 Growing Season

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If you scroll down you’ll see lots of updates from the farm. We are also very active on social media so don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Twitter for even more news straight from the fields! Just search Silver Rill Berry and if you have any questions, please give us a call at 250-652-5227.

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Crop Update

The berries are coming in nicely! If this weather keeps up we will likely have cherries in late June or early July and our currants will be right behind, probably the second week in July. We’ll keep you posted!

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Garlic and Strawberries

Andrew has been very busy – or should we say berry busy – this spring! He has several thousand strawberry plants growing and those delicious berries are expected later this summer. He will also have his beautiful garlic again this year!

 

Bee Swarm

In case you missed it on social media, we had quite the bee swarm recently on the farm. We have a few hives from our friends over at Coastal Honey. The bees decided they were feeling a little too crowded this spring so they took off but fortunately, they landed a few feet away in our Josta Berries.

They now have a nice new hive to call home.

Pruning season

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is over, which means we’re busy in the fields. While spring hasn’t officially sprung, we have our hands full pruning, weeding, fertilizing and building the soil back up so all of our berries will be plump and packed with all of the vitamins possible.

It’s a big job but one that’s ‘berry’ necessary.

We also have lots of our delicious black currant concentrate, jams, jellies and frozen berries still available.

Craft Fair

Don’t miss your Favourite Farm Girl at the Christmas in the Manger Craft Fair next weekend.

The event runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Saanich Fairgrounds on Nov. 25 and 26.

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Black currant concentrate makes a fantastic gift. It’s a perfect alternative to flowers for your host, a stocking stuffer, or just a great item on its own. Our jams and jellies are also great accompaniments to any holiday meals you may be preparing.

If you can’t make it this event, don’t worry. We have black currant concentrate, jams, jellies and frozen berries available at the farm by appointment. Please call 250-652-5227 and we’d be happy to set up a time that works for you.