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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

28 December

What a lovely sunny day we’ve had β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈπŸ˜Ž
I can actually hear the fruit ripening as I write – another sunny day is predicted for tomorrow as well 😁😁
Hard to tell what the rest of the week will be like at the moment as the forecast changes quite frequently πŸ˜³β˜€οΈπŸŒ…β„οΈπŸŒͺ️🌑️🌬️
Freshly picked cherries (1kg punnets) as well as Sundrop and Earli Ril apricots (2.5kg bags and 5kg boxes) are on the go at the moment πŸ’πŸ’πŸ‘
We have a limited amount of Wilson’s Early plums each day- a favourite with kids.
NZ Couriers start up their fruit deliveries on Tuesday 5 January – from then on Courier fruit orders will be picked up on Monday πŸ“«πŸ“¦πŸ“¦ Tuesday and Wednesday only
Tuesday is the cut-off day for North Island and also for Rural Delivery orders NZ wide.
At the moment PYO Sundrop apricots is still predicted to start about 8, 9 or 10th January – will keep you posted βœ…
Roxburgh Red and Moorparks and other varieties will be a bit later – will keep you posted about these as well πŸ‘
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…..7 days a week and we only sell what we grow.

Merry Christmas!

Fruit Update
We hope everyone had a great time today as we did πŸŽ„πŸ˜Š
Sam went scratch picking today at the very top of the trees and found some Sundrop and Earli Ril apricots which are ahead of the rest so we will have them in 2.5 kg bags on the Fruit Stall as from tomorrow 😁😁😁
The main Earli Ril and Sundrop apricots should be ready early January as long as we get a bit of warmth in the days.
PYO will probably start between the 7th and 10th of January.
Will keep you posted.
Cherries are still plentiful and are sold in 1 kg punnets πŸ’πŸ’
Sam, our potato grower, has just informed me that our new spuds will be finished by this Monday so we won’t have any left for New Year 😲 so sorry about this. We will still have them available tomorrow and Sunday in 2kg bags.
Give me (Ruby) a ring/txt on 027 288 6090 anytime for weather forecasts, fruit updates, orders, etc 😁
Remember we are open from 7am – 9pm…..7 days a week and we only sell what we grow ☺️☺️☺️
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December 12 Update

The unseasonal weather has slowed down the ripening of the Dawson and Stella cherries hence we have to delay the opening of the Fruit Stall until Monday 21 December 😊😊
At this time we will have both new spuds and cherries for sale πŸ’πŸ’πŸ₯”πŸ₯”
Big Bertha (bird scarer) is now back in action as the
starlings are doing their best to peck holes through the netting – she is scaring the daylights out of them 😁😁 Captain Jack is on standby should Big Bertha need a hand πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘
PYO Sundrop apricots will commence on 10 January if summer ever eventuates 😳😳 at present they are favouring the green colour not orange 😲😲
Sundrops orders should start going out on 8 January.
PM or txt me (Ruby) on 027 288 6090 if you would like to place a courier order or have a fruit query, etc. 😊

28th November

Nearly Bird Scarer time again 😊
The starlings and blackbirds are eyeing up the nectarines and are already trying their hardest to peck through the netting to get to the ripening cherries 😳😳😳
A good occasional blast from the gas-fired scarers will put paid to their nonsense 😎
β€œBig Bertha and β€œCaptain Jack” are thrilled at the prospect of being put to work once again 😁😁😁
Here’s a nostalgic photo of Sandra (Mum) and β€˜Big Bertha’ back in 2015……they go back a long way. The cherry block is a lot different compared to nowadays.
As we only sell what we grow, we hope to be open about mid-December with both new spuds and Dawson cherries πŸ’πŸ’πŸ₯”πŸ₯”
Will keep you posted πŸ‘
Remember when we open, our hours will be 7am – 9pm through to early June 😊
If you have any fruit queries or would like to place an order, please txt or phone me (Ruby) on 027 288 6090.

Closing for the Season on Tuesday!

The trees are shutting down as are we (just for the season!) so the last day for courier orders and contactless pickup orders will be this coming Tuesday (12 May) ?
We have the last of Democrat, Splendour, Braeburn and Granny Smith apples ???? sending out in 10kg and 15kg boxes….am more than happy to do a mixture….PM or TXT me on 027 288 6090 if you want to place an order ?

Thank you so much to everybody who has supported us once again this Season ???
Shutting down our Stall in late March was pretty distressing for us but because of the courier and contactless orders we have survived! And we will see you all again next Season! ??
Keep taking good care of each other – we are in very precarious times – hopefully this nasty virus will eventually drop off the face of this Earth as we really don’t need this! ?? Life is hard enough without this added complication……
We, the Hobbs Family, send much love to everyone ❀️❀️❀️








It’s a gorgeous day here so have been out picking apples this afternoon – there’s nothing better than being on my Hydralada on a day like this ??
Braeburn, Granny Smith, Democrat and Splendour apples will be available for courier and contactless pick up this week – sending out in 10 and 15kg boxes…..all the same price so you can have them in a mixed box if you want ????
We also have some small Granny Smith which are still great for eating and cooking but are priced accordingly.
Braeburn, Granny Smith and Democrat are great for eating and cooking and Splendour are sweet and juicy for eating only.

All courier orders will be sent out on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week..…….if you would like a box TXT me on 0272886090 or send me a PM ??

Hope everyone is doing well in their β€˜bubble’……now that we are at level 3 obviously we must all stay vigilant as we don’t want a second wave of this dreadful virus…..take care everyone ❀️

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