Welcome to ASH Berry Farm, Royston BC, in the Comox Valley - The best place on earth!
Hi! We are a small berry farm located in Royston near Courtenay in the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island. We have Upick and prepicked strawberries and strawberry fed pork. We use sustainable, natural and organic methods on our farm.
Strawberries are known to have a high pesticide load BUT NOT OURS!!!!!
Our Strawberry patch is closed for the season. We have broiler chickens, garlic in August and Duck in November. Call ahead if you are making the drive out.
July 7 Sunday: Today is our last day.....There are berries to be found by tenacious pickers.....any not off the fields today will be a welcome treat to our strawberry fed piggies!
July 3 We are open Thursday morning at 8 am for upick. Picking is tough with a lot of damage on the field......tenacious people left with great berries. If you are planning to come after tomorrow, be sure to check here or facebook first to be sure we are open!
July 1 - With the early season and ongoing rain we suffered far more damage than we thought. There are still berries but it is hard work. We will be closing shortly. If you ordered berries, we will not be able to fill your order. It has been a tough year.
June 29 - Our patch has survived the rain!!!
June 28 - At 7 am the ground is dry and it's high overcast. Picking will be excellent today....Call if you'd like an update on the weather...336-8872
June 26 - Picking was excellent today. Luckily, most of the day we were dry - with a few rain showers! Pickers who braved the wet faced excellent picking. There are a LOT of berries ready.
June 25 - The rain did not come and we had excellent picking today. There are a lot of berries ready to come of the field quickly - it won't take you long to fill your buckets! Let's hope Mother Nature behaves tomorrow too!! We have garlic scapes available....a super delicious subtle addition to your veggie repertoire. Ask us for cooking ideas!
June 24 - Forecast Rain for the next few days. We will be open if you want to brave the rain
or if we have non-rainy times.
June 23 - Another good day of picking - we're hoping for a large window of opportunity Monday.....before the rain comes. It will be a good day to come as we can't predict picking conditions after the forecasted rain for this week.....
June 22- .
Picking was VERY GOOD today June 21with large beautiful berries and
happy pickers leaving the fields.
WE HAVE TWO DOGS ON THE FARM WHO DO NOT LIKE OTHER DOGS.
DO NOT BRING YOUR DOG UNLESS YOU CAN LEAVE IT/THEM IN YOUR CAR!
(No they can't even get out to go pee!! Not kidding!)
We will be open WEDNESDAY,June 19 at 10 am!!!!
Early season conditions but - BIG BEAUTIFUL BERRIES!!!!
Upick $3/lb Prepicked $4.25/lb
We are expecting picking staff to start Sunday or Monday and will start to fill our order list.......expect a call soon to schedule a pick up time....
We have organically grown rhubarb for sale. $1.50/lb And discounts on orders over 30lbs
The boys have once again potted up strawberry plants for sale. $1 each or 15 for $12
We have potted peonies for sale.
Our berries will be ready sometime around June 20 - stay tuned for updates!
Our berries are hand and goose weeded uncertified organic.Tomato Recipes and Links ***NEW
We have samples for people to try and we bought some for ourselves. They are heirloom quality long lasting really comfy chairs!
AUGUST SAWYER HOLDEN
ASH Berry Farm! My three helpers!
And the boys have grown....here they are the summer of 2011
Photos by Ron Pogue of Cumberland
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Chocolate and strawberries go together very well!!!
See Recipes for an easy DIY chocolate strawberry dip!
Updated photos here! (scroll to
the bottom for new photos)
The ASH Berry Boys in our newly planted newly irrigated Strawberry Patch! "It's suntan lotion Mummy!"
2010 Some things never change!
Please visit the album to see photos of our farm.
August found this stick bug in our garden. Cool eh?
Please watch for our tribe of kids, kats, dogs, geese,
ducks as you come down our
driveway! (Not to mention other pickers!)
This site was last updated 07/07/13