C h i l d s B l u e b e r r y F a r m--A Mountaintop Perfect for Blueberries!
Native American Name--Wa Tera Swo: Onondaga for "Land of Happy Dreams"
Childs motto: Under Promise--Over Deliver
For the best tasting, sorted 3 times, fresh picked and organically grown pest free blueberries buy Childs Blueberries. Foremost in Quality!
This website written and maintained by Dan Childs, Grower...contact: ChildsBlueberryFarm@gmail.com
NEWS FLASH: At Market, Saturday, October 27th in East Aurora and Williamsville with Frozen Berries!
Carrie and I will be attending markets with frozen berries in the coming weeks until they are sold out. Check here to see which market we will be at:
No market on Saturday, October 6th. Future markets TBA for frozen berries.
FROZEN BERRIES AT 2.25 PINTS FOR $9 OR 3 BAGS FOR $25. ORGANIC. WORKS OUT TO $3.75 PER PINT THIS WAY. WE HAVE TWO DEEP FREEZES FULL OF THESE BERRIES AND THEN WE ARE OUT AND DONE FOR THE SEASON. SOME YEARS WE HAVE 6 DEEP FREEZES FULL AND USUALLY SELL ALL OF THEM.
Same price since 2007: 1 Pint-$4; 4 Pint Peak Season Basket--$15 (quantity discount @ $3.75 per pint); 12 Pint Peak Season Special-$40 (quantity discount @ $3.50 per pint). We have also provided Biphenyl A (BPA) free, double thick freezer bags since 2005, at cost—4 for $1 with Peak Season Specials.
East Aurora Farmers Market
Daniel & Carrie Childs (ChildsBlueberry@aol.com)
Located on Grey Street by TOPS and Jubilee past the circle
North Tonawanda Robinson Street Market
Thursday--Bob & Audrey Childs--Open July 11th. CLOSED 8/24/2012
Saturday--Bob & Audrey Childs and Carmen & Junior Carlson Open July 7th
Farmers Market at the Williamsville MilL
aka Market at the Mill
From Rochester, take I90 to 290. Take the first exit, Main St. East and proceed to Spring Street in Williamsville. Watch for signs
8 to 1 Saturdays CLOSED 8-31
7-2 Thursday Open July 5th and closed August 16th.
Olean Farmers Market
8-2 Saturdays at the JCC parking lot in Olean Opened July 7th--Closed August 18, 2012
STORING UP IS SIMPLE WITH CHILDS
Place 4 or 12 Pint Organic Childs Blueberries Basket in Freezer.
POP Side to Loosen Frozen Blueberries and Scoop into Freezer Bags.
We welcome you to experience superbly flavored blueberries. Our berries are grown in soil never touched by the glaciers @ 2400 feet. Blueberries grow wild on mountain tops like ours and that is one factor in why these berries taste so good and grow so darn well.
Click on the HOME PAGE and be AMAZED by what goes into growing a blueberry so it tastes like Childs Blueberries!
There is a difference you can taste
Three stories (or you can scroll down and just see the farm market locations): 1. In the 1960's we bought this mountaintop in Humphrey, NY and my Dad called in the Conservation Dept. representative to analyze the farm soil and such. The rep said to Dad, "your soil is a five" My Dad eagerly asked, is that good? The rep replied, "well, soil is measured on a 1 to 5 scale and 1 is good." So Dad in disappointment asked, "what can I do with this soil". The rep remarked, "dynamite it". Dad and Mom were strolling through the "worthless" farm contemplating what to do next when they noticed WILD BLUEBERRIES growing everywhere. In the 60's, if you could not grow corn or tomatoes, to a rep the soil was worthless but it turns out that our soil, that the glaciers never amalgamated is the most perfect soil in the world for growing blueberries. If we grow corn, it reaches knee high but blueberries--they flourish! One mountain range over is Thunder Rocks in Allegany State Park and the glaciers never touched there either. 2. Why put molasses into your organic fertilizer mix? Microbes are unseen but they are what separates soil from being alive or dead. Dead soil, made that way with chemical herbicides, fungicides and pesticides, does not allow the blueberry bush to uptake nutrients even though the farmer has applied tons of Urea, Ammonium Sulfate, Potassium and more. All the fertilizer does is wash into our streams and lakes with the first good rain causing harm. An organic farm like ours, has microbes that are flourishing and our bushes can uptake needed nutrients and that is just one of the reasons store bought blueberries (grown in dead soil) are tasteless and ours are not. 3. DEAD BEES--Imidacloprid (is a systemic insecticide which acts as an insect neurotoxin and belongs to a class of chemicals called the neonicotinoids which act on the central nervous system) is used by many farmers; especially huge farms where the farmer is more a tractor jockey than a "hands in the dirt" kind of farmer. This chemical is sprayed on the soil or on the plants and kills a whole lots of nastiness fast. The trouble is, it kills the bumbles, too. Another trouble is it lingers in the soil with a half life. Another trouble is, it is not good for people. We have a wonderful vibrant honey and bumble bee population that illustrates our farm is a healthy place for all--including people. Come buy our berries or visit our You Pick. We welcome you to both. We appreciate your business!
Click on the HOME PAGE and be AMAZED by what goes into growing a blueberry so it tastes like Childs Blueberries! There is SO MUCH more to the story!
Dan Childs of Childs Blueberry Farm sold out at the Downtown Farmers Market on August 12, 2010. "It was monumental to be able to manage the market alone without my nephew and grandson, Buddy and Cameron--both MIA." Thank you all the Downtown customers for the business and patience. It was a fun day!
We start selling pints at the markets during July. The picking is slow as only a few berries are ripe so we don't offer quantity discounts yet.
As the berries ripen in clusters and our picking crew can really make time we offer quantity discounts. It is a great time to store up for winter because you get top quality fruit at a better price and it helps us because we sell larger volumes when we need to.
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