Golden Acres Ranch, LLC

  (Monticello, Florida)
Naturally Raised Goats and Sheep
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Mayhaw Berry Farm Festival

We are getting ready for our 5th Annual Mayhaw Berry Farm Festival. This year the event will be held over two days, Saturday and Sunday, May 14th and 15th. 

We'll be harvesting berries and selling them fresh, holding jelly-making classes and hay rides. Fresh, frozen USDA processed lamb and goat will be available. We're still rounding up some local vendors and artists.

There's plenty of parking. Plan to spend an hour or so strolling the grounds of our beautiful ranch. Call or email for more information.

 
 

Mayhaw Berry Harvest

Photo of berriesI'm Bobbie's daughter, Christine, and she asked me get this blog up and running. I live in California, and the ranch is in Florida. I take care of the website and online stuff. 

It's Mayhaw Berry harvesting season at the ranch right now. Mayhaws are trees native to a few states in the southern US. They are actually part of the apple family, but the fruit is small - berry sized. 

There are 15 trees in the stand. Some of them 50 years old. They live in pond water; not because they are so thirsty, but because it protects them from the fires that occur as part of Florida's natural ecosystem. 

Bobbie, Fred and whoever they can get to help canoe through the shallow pond harvesting berries that fall from the trees and float. When the berries are ripe, they can shake them out of the trees.

Everyone at the ranch is getting ready for the 4th Annual Mayhaw Farm Day on May 15th. Details are posted here on Local Harvest events. 

Happy May!



 
 
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