UPDATE (October 18) FRUIT SEASON IS ALMOST OVER!
The end of our 2013 fruit season is near, and amazingly, the grapes are still looking great! Although we did see a hard frost between 28 and 29 degrees Thursday morning (Oct. 17), the frost was very patchy in the vineyard. The vast majority of grapes were unaffected and are still holding their firmness. The flavor is beyond wonderful and great for everything... fresh eating, juicing, etc. However, with the temps for the next five nights or so forecast to be freezing or less, the end is still near. Our last day of grape picking will be Tuesday, October 22. We'll be open Friday, Saturday, Monday & Tuesday 9 am - 6 pm. Plus we'll be at the Farmer's Market downtown Saturday morning with lots of grapes, jellies, honey & more! As always, let us know if you have any questions.
We hope to see many of you in the coming days!
Growing Real Food for Real People
Firefly Berries (formerly the Sterling Fruit Farm) is a pick your own berry farm offering strawberries, raspberries, and concord grapes. We are located just east of Rochester in southeast Minnesota.
Whether it is your first time picking your own fruit, or you are an experienced gardener, your time with us at Firefly Berries will be a treasured adventure -- a fruit-filled adventure you'll want to repeat over and over!
We offer several different fruits. You can pick them yourself, or we'll have them ready for you when you arrive. Just be sure to call ahead to place your order.
Fruits available include:
-Red Raspberries - summer fruiting (July)
-Red Currants (July)
-Red Raspberries- fall fruiting (August through frost)
-Concord grapes (Sept-Oct)
**We also have a small amount of Black Raspberries (ready in late June/early July) and Blackberries (ready in September). Contact us directly to learn about the current availability of these fruits.