Last Weekend of U-Pick!
of plans. We will be open both today, Saturday, 8/5 and tomorrow, Sunday,
8/6. We will close at 4 p.m. today and at 2 p.m. tomorrow. This is your
last chance to get fresh cherries from us this year. (At 12:20 p.m., it
is a perfect 72 degrees. Doesn't get any better than that for cherry picking.)
All the information you need to get here and the "rules" for
picking are listed below.
again everyone! See you soon.
are the paticulars:
- U-pick cherries
sell for $1.50/#.
- The available
cherries are Lapins on our younger dwarfing trees
and Lamberts on
our venerable old full-sized trees. There are no Rainier cherries
available for u-pick. Some limited pie cherries are available this
year. Pie cherries sell for $2.50/# u-pick.
Most of the
fruit is easily reached from the ground. Most of the fruit is now
adult-shoulder height or higher. If you feel you need some help, please
do not bring a stepstool with more than three steps. We are not allowed
to provide you with ladders. Please note that if you bring and use a
step-stool, you are assuming all liability for its use.
- We need you to
bring adequate containers to take your fruit home. We are no longer
providing bags or boxes in order to conserve planetary resources.
- Our orchards are
host to lots of beneficial insects and the occasional wasp or bee. Dress
accordingly, wear a hat, use sunscreen, and drink water. We are trying
a new orchard floor management scheme and there are chopped prunings
on the ground, so we recommend closed-toe shoes.
- Your children
are welcome and are a main reason we open for u-pick, but they are not
allowed to climb the trees and we ask that you keep them with you, within
a tree's distance, at all times. And please, no children on any ladders.
(We know you would never let your kids climb our trees or ladders
or wonder off. But other people do and we need to remind them.)
- We prefer if you
leave your dog(s) at home, but if you must bring them with you, we
require that you have them on a leash at all times and are prepared
to clean up after them should the need arise. Due to new Federal food
safety guidelines, we can no longer allow you to take your dogs into
the orchards. (Those other people, again.)
- Please verify
that we are open before coming out to the orchard. Things can change
suddenly on a farm, and we want you to have a positive and memorable
experience with us filled with LOTS of cherries. So make sure we are
open with fruit available. Call 406.887.2869 or email
or check back here.
If you've never been
to the orchard, here are directions:
From Polson take
Hwy 35 north six miles to Finley Point Rd. Turn left. Just after you see
the sign for Finley Point State Park, make a left onto South Finley Point
Rd. Go 1/4 mile and pass the cherry packing plant. We are the first dirt
road past the packing plant on your right. Go to the top of the hill and
come in our gate on your left. During u-pick season, we will have our
"Fat Robin Organic Orchard & Farm" sign out South Finley
Point Rd to guide you. There may be hand-painted u-pick signs on the highway
and right after you turn onto Finley Point Rd. That is NOT us. If you
are coming to Fat Robin, pass those signs and follow the directions above.
From Big Fork take
Hwy 35 South approximately 25 miles to Finley Point Rd. Turn right and
follow the directions above.
Google Maps will
bring you here but many GPS systems won't. GPS may take you someplace
else, which will be a nice diversion, but won't get you any of our yummy
Any questions? Need
to make an appointment? What to find a "drop" close to you.
Or order cherries? Call 406.887.2869 (no earlier than 7 a.m. or later
than 9 p.m., please) or email us at email@example.com.
Be a friend! Bring a friend! Tell a friend!
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will also have picked and packed fruit available to order and pick-up.
of Lambert, Lapin, or Van cherries ~ $50
18# of Rainier cherries ~ $63 (sold out)
Pie cherries of either
variety, Montmorency or Balaton ~ $3.50/# in gallon bags
call to place your order.
we can get sufficient orders, we may be making deliveries the week of
July 31 to the following areas:
cherries are priced slightly higher to accomodate for the travel, calculated
for each delivery. If you don't see your area on this list, talk to us
about organizing a delivery into your area. |