Hobbs Family

Wind is on the Way!

We are meant to have 120kph winds coming in later on today so we are hoping that they won’t do too much damage.
It would be nice to NOT have all our unripe Omega plums crash to the  ground.

We have plenty of P.Y.O Haven Peaches available at $1.90/kg.

They are great for eating or preserving.

We also have 2nds boxes of Haven Peaches on the Stall for $2.50/kg.

P.Y.O Havens

The weather isn’t too crash hot today.
The winds are what one can describe as gusty and there are meant to be some showers later on.

We will be starting P.Y.O Haven Peaches today for $1.90/kg.
We also have 2nds boxes of Haven Peaches on the Stall for $2.50/kg.

We hope the wind doesn’t hit our Omegas too hard as we have a really nice crop and they are only a month or so away from being ready!!!!!
Oh well, time will tell.

Remember, if you are thinking about heading up today then feel free to call us on 03 446 8585 for a live weather update.

P.Y.O Haven Peaches Begin Tomorrow

After lots of patient waiting, P.Y.O Haven Peaches will begin tomorrow.
The price is $1.90/kg for P.Y.O.

We had hoped to have had them sooner but thanks to the weather spitting the dummy we haven’t had enough sunshine to ripen them.
Luckily we had a decent day yesterday which managed to kick everything into gear!!!

These 5am starts in the Fruit Stall are overrated!!!

These 5am starts in the Fruit Stall are overrated!!
After 5 straight weeks of it, me and mum are a little bit shattered!!!!

Fruit-wise we still have the same as yesterday, Billington Plums, Gravenstein Apples and Haven Peaches.

Pretty Much the Same As Yesterday

No much change from yesterday.

We still have Billington Plums, Gravenstein Apples and some Haven Peaches on the Stall.

Weather today isn’t too flash hot, it’s overcast but hopefully the cloud will burn off at some stage.
Hopefully being the key word…………

Gravenstein Apples

At the moment all we have is:

2kg bags of Billington Plums, are lovely sauced, bottled, stewed or eaten raw

2.5kg bags of Gravenstein Apples, are lovely cooking apples or eating apples.

Haven Peaches 2nds, boxed on Stall at $2.50/kg, great for  eating, stewing, bottling or for freash Peaches and cream!!!!

Note: Our Gravensteins work out at $2/kg because they are very early Apples.
Our normal Apples which begin in March will be $1/kg

Moorparks Are Finished!!!!!!

Our Moorparks finished at 12pm yesterday.
Our sincere apologies to all those who missed out.

Saturday was the first day of PYO Moorparks and on that day hundreds of cars pulled up and we were cleaned out.
What little Moorparks we had left were picked yesterday morning.
This has never happened before in our 20 years!!

To those who missed out, if you are still after Moorparks then there are still plenty available from Fruit Stalls throughout the Valley.

At the moment we only have Billington plums, a lovely, red flesh plum which is great for eating, stewing or bottling, 2kg bags for $5 and Gravenstein Apples, an early Apple variety which is a great eater or cooker, 2.5kg bags for $5.

We have also finished our first variety of Nectarines and are now waiting for our next variety due in about 10 days.

We hope to have P.Y.O Peaches available on Wednesday.

The next Nectarine variety are due in about 10 days.

It Was An Invasion!!!!!!

We were absolutely over-run with P.Y.Oers yesterday!!!
From 8:30am to 4:00pm we never had less than 15 car loads of people picking at any given time!!!
It was an invasion!

We still have P.Y.O Moorparks available but due to the massive P.Y.O day yesterday we are expecting them to be finished by late afternoon today.
If you still want to pick some then it is best you come as early in the day as possible.

To those of you have missed out and can’t make it up today, Mum can sympathise.
She had planned on preserving another 200 jars of Apricots but now it looks as though she will have to wait until the Apples are ready  and bottle them instead!!!!

We still have P.Y.O available on the last of our first variety of Nectarines ($1.90/kg) but we expect them to be pretty much picked over by the end of the day.

We Have Moorparks!!!!!!

We have Moorparks!!!
P.Y.O Moorparks ($1.90/kg) begin today so it’s all go!!!
We are expecting them to last until about Tuesday but this all depends on how many P.Y.Oers we have in over the weekend.

We still have P.Y.O available on the last of our first variety of Nectarines ($1.90/kg).
These may or may not be available tomorrow, depending on the number of P.Y.Oers we get today.

Moorparks Begin Tomorrow

Today we have P.Y.O Nectarines available for $1.90/kg.
We have a wide selection of Apricot 2nds boxed on the stall.
4kg boxes – $10
6kg boxes – $15

Tommorow we will begin P.Y.O Moorparks and expect them to last until about Tuesday.

Due to a lack of sunshine we are now expecting to have Peaches on approx. Monday.

We need sun!!!!!!