Hobbs Family

🍐🍐 Fruit Update 🍐🍐
What a gorgeous day it has been 😁😁 The temperature reached 33 degrees this afternoon and I have just checked our weather station and it is currently 25 degrees. β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ Tomorrow is predicted to be just as hot as today 🌞
On the Stall we have Bon Chretien Pears in 5kg and 10kg bags, Purple King plums in 2.5kg bags and Red Gravenstein apples also in 2.5kg bags 🍎🍎🍐🍐
Red Gravenstein will be finished by Monday evening and Purple King will be finished by next weekend – still have a plentiful supply of Bon Chretien pears though – sending out in 10kg and 15kg boxes so flick me a message if you would like a box 😊
Black Doris will be available on the Stall from Monday the 22nd πŸ˜‹
For everyone who have pre-ordered Black Doris – I will be contacting you as when they are being sent/ready for pick up. Still accepting orders so flick me a message if you would like some 😊😊
Cox’s Orange apples will be available from March 1 and Royal Gala about March 10 – both varieties will be available on the Stall in 5kg and 10kg bags 🍎🍎🍎🍎
Omega plums are roughly 2 weeks away at this stage – I am taking pre-orders for these as well as both apple varieties. Omega will be sent out in 5kg, 10kg and 15kg boxes and apples will be sent out in 10kg and 15kg boxes.
Txt/call me (Ruby) on 027 288 6090 to place an order, weather updates or enquire about freight charges, etc. πŸ“±
Remember we are open from 7am – 9pm every day and we only sell what we grow
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Still have nectarines!!

β˜€οΈNectarine update β˜€οΈ
Heaps of PYO nectarines were sold today – I had assumed they would be finished by the end of today but I was wrong 😳😳I kind of under-estimated the amount on the trees 😱😱😱😱 so PYO nectarines will continue tomorrow 😁😁😁😁😁
Billington plums, Purple King plums, tree ripened Red Gravenstein apples and Bon Chretien pears are in plentiful supply on the Fruit Stall 🍎🍎🍐🍐
You will like our prices!!
5kg, 10kg and 15kg boxes of Purple King plums and 10kg and 15kg boxes of Bon Chretien pears will start being couriered out as from Tuesday 9th February β˜ΊοΈβ˜ΊοΈπŸ˜‹
This week courier orders are sent out on only two days – Tuesday and Wednesday – due to Waitangi Day being observed on Monday πŸ‘
Contact me (Ruby) on 027 288 6090 if you have any queries or orders πŸ“±πŸ“±
Remember we are open from 7am – 9pm every day and we only sell what we grow 🌞🌜

4 February

🍐🍐Fruit Update 🍐🍐
All apricots are now finished for the Season but there are still plentyΒ in the Valley at other Fruit Stalls.
PYO nectarines will be available on Saturday 6 February – bring your own containers πŸ“¦πŸ§Ί we have buckets and bags available for $1 each.
I am predicting these will be gone in one day as they are very much in demand. Sorry we won’t have them on the Fruit Stall – this is our very last nectarine variety.
We have delicious Purple King plums and the end of the Billington plums on the Stall 🍈🍈🍈 😊😊
Also available are tree ripened Red Gravenstein apples which are great for both eating and cooking
All the main varieties of apples will start in a few weeks time – will keep you posted 🍎🍎
Bon Chretien pears will be available as from Saturday….great for both bottling and eating. Next week courier orders for Bon Chretien and Purple King will commence so flick me a txt/PM if you would like some.
Due to Waitangi Day being observed on Monday, all orders will be sent out on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Black Doris plums should be ready about 20 February, will keep you posted, and I am taking orders if you would like some 😊Txt/phone me, Ruby on 027 288 6090 for weather updates or fruit queries πŸ‘
Open from 7am – 9pm every day and we only sell what we grow πŸŒβ˜€οΈ

🍎 Fruit Update 🍐

We have plenty of Clutha gold and Trevatt apricots on the Fruit Stall 😊 Both varieties are great for bottling, freezing, stewing, jam and eating.
We also have Billington plums which are great for eating, jam, sauce, etc. 😁
Our first apple of the Season is the Red Gravenstein which are great for cooking and eating 🍎🍎 They are a tart apple but very delicious – sold in 2.5 kg bags.
The main crops of apples are still a few weeks away.
The last variety of PYO Nectarines should be ready by Waitangi Day.
Bon ChrΓ©tien pears should also be ready by the beginning of Waitangi weekend – will keep you posted 🍐🍐🍐
Black Doris should be ready by 20 February. Will keep you posted πŸ‘ Orders being taken for these – if you have a standing order, I will be in contact with you shortly.
Omega plums are later than the Black Doris – orders being taken for them as well.
Ring/txt me (Ruby) 027 288 6090 anytime for weather updates, fruit updates/orders.
Open 7 days from 7am -9pm 🌞


🚨Urgent update! 🚨
PYO Moorparks and Nectarines are now finished! 😱😱😱 We have been inundated with many new customers today which we didn’t expect!
We will have Moorparks on the Stall later next week as there are some green ones still on the trees, but we won’t be able to reopen PYO. So sorry about this! πŸ™ This has been a crazy season. We will still have Clutha Gold, Valley Gold, Peeka and Stevens Favourite on the Stall as from tomorrow.
The next lot of PYO Nectarines will begin in about 10 days time – will keep you posted!
Billington plums are still to come on.
Call/txt me (Ruby) on 0272886090 for any queries at all.

❗️Urgent Fruit Update ❗️

PYO Roxburgh Red & Valley Gold apricots has finished 😲😲
Yesterday was chaotic and they were all gone by late evening – this has never happened before so we were taken by surprise.
But good news PYO Moorparks are still to come on πŸ‘πŸ˜
They will start next Saturday 23 January.
Today we have available the very last of the Roxburgh Red PYO Red apricots and a few trees of small sized Sundrops which were unaffected by the weather. They are ideal for bottling, stewing, freezing 😊
PYO Nectarines will now commence on Thursday 21 January.
We have 1.5 kg bags of Shiro plums on the Stall from today and the Stall is always fully stocked with apricots 😊
Contact me (Ruby) on 027 288 6090 for any fruit queries/weather updates. Remember we are open from 7am-9pm every day and we only sell what we grow 😁

Urgent! please read

So sorry PYO Sundrop apricots, which was to have started this coming Saturday, has had to be cancelled as they have been damaged by the severe rain of recent days. πŸ˜”πŸ˜”
Good news though – all other varieties are not affected – so PYO Roxburgh Red and Valley Gold apricots will commence on 15 January πŸ‘
PYO Moorpark and Stevens Favourite apricots are still on track for 22 January.
In thirty years of operating, Mum, Sam and I are devastated that we cannot offer PYO Sundrops this Season and we are so sorry that we have inconvenienced so many πŸ˜”πŸ˜”
Because we have the time to grade the Sundrops, we can still offer good quality 2nd grade apricots….6kg….$20-00.
Suitable for bottling, freezing, jam, stewing and eating fresh.
If you know of any friends coming up for PYO Sundrops I would really appreciate you tagging them in this post.
Please ring me (Ruby 0272886090) with any queries.
Open 7 days 7am – 9pm.

PYO starts on the 9th!

PYO Sundrop apricots will commence this Saturday 9 January 😁😁
Remember to bring your own buckets, shopping bags, boxes etc πŸ“¦πŸ“¦πŸ§ΊπŸ§Ί
If you forget to bring them, no worries as we have reusable shopping bags and buckets for sale @ $1.00 each 😊
PYO Roxburgh Red and Valley Gold apricots will be available from 15 January πŸ‘πŸ‘
PYO Moorparks and Stevens Favourite apricots will be available from the 22nd January πŸ‘
We hope PYO nectarines will start about 18 January.
Will keep you posted.
On the Fruit Stall we have boxes of Sundrops available.
Sundrops are a great bottler, great for stewing, freezing and Jam and of course eating. You will like our prices!
We should have nectarines on the Fruit Stall this weekend – will keep you posted 😊
Ring/txt me, (Ruby) on 027 288 6090 anytime for a weather report, fruit queries, orders etc.
Remember we are open from 7am – 9pm every day and we only sell what we grow 😊😊

Rain rain!!

Well what a few days! 😳😳😱😱
Very nice to have just a bit of drizzle/light rain today and not the continual rain unlike the past few days πŸ’¦πŸŒ§πŸŒ©β˜”οΈ
And it’s warmer too……our fires had been going for the past few days so as to take the chill out of the house πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ How ridiculous in January πŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯Ά
We have plenty of 2nd grade boxes of Sundrops which are suitable for eating, bottling, jam and freezing πŸ˜‹
Excellent quality 2nd grade I might add 😁😁
You will definitely like our prices.
At this stage PYO may start on the 9th of January but I can’t guarantee it – so sorry I can’t be more precise – this weather has mucked everything up! 😀😀
Contact me (Ruby) on 027 288 6090 anytime for a weather update/fruit query πŸ“± πŸ‘

Cherries are all over – the last of them were cracked beyond redemption as the rain sort of came down a wee bit too hard πŸ˜³πŸ’¦πŸ’¦πŸŒ§πŸŒ§ not impressed but not the end of the world 😊
We have Sundrop and Earli Ril apricots on the Stall in 1st Grade boxes and 2nd Grade bargain boxes πŸ‘πŸ‘
Great for bottling, jam, chutneys, eating and freezing – sundrops frozen in small lots are ideal for smoothies πŸ˜‹
Apricots are simple to freeze, just halve and chuck them in a freezer bag 😁😁
You will like our prices!
PYO won’t start for another week or so – will keep you posted πŸ‘πŸ˜Š
PM or txt me (Ruby) on 027 288 6090 if you want to place an order/enquire about fruit/freight prices, etc. πŸ“±
Remember we are open from 7am – 9pm βœ… 7 days a week and we only sell what we grow πŸ‘πŸ˜Š