By: Robbie (Jul 21, 2008)
I attempted to pick at Alpine Berry Farm this past weekend. On Monday, they said they would be open Thursday. On Saturday, I visited this page, and they said they were open for "light picking." I called to find out what that meant, and there was a voice mail stating it would be open Sunday instead. I left a message with questions.
Alpine Berry Farm would not return my call, and when I finally got someone to answer the phone, they gave me a completely different date to pick from their voice mail and Web site. (I see that they have updated their page again after my call with them Saturday morning.)
I have no idea what is going on with them, but it certainly seems that if they can't give a consistent date that picking is available, or even return a customer's phone call, that they do not want my business!
Comments on this Review:
Kathryn S Cooley says: (Jul 23, 2008)
We are sorry for the confusion last week. We are in between our 2 big picking times and there are still many nice berries available but it is difficult to manage the great demand for our berries with the availability. The availability is influenced by number of customers, bird damage and the weather. We try to be very sensitive to our customers time and gas money and do our best to give up-to-date information. We appreciate all of our customers. Please keep letting us know how we can keep you best informed. Kathy and Ted
says: (Jul 31, 2008)
I have picked at this farm for many years. This is a great place to get berries. They are huge and very tasty. It is unfortunate that you feel bad about the farm. You will be missing out on some great blueberries. You might keep in mind that the berries have to ripen for them to be available to pick and mother nature works at her own pace. The dates given are only estimates and that is why they say to call for more information. Aren't you glad they updated their answering machine message with new info about picking times, so you did not drive to the farm and see there was nothing to pick.