blase family farm, rockwall, tx , pumpkin patch, pick-your-own blueberries
Frequently Asked Questions
Pumpkin Patch Questions:
(Please scroll down for questions about our Blueberry Season)
Where are you located?
1232 E Fork
Rockwall, TX 75087
What are your hours?
We will be open September 29-October 31, 2018
Do you accept Credit Cards?
Yes, we accept debit, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and AMEX
What is the cost?
$8.00 per person, ages 1 and under are free.
Monday-Friday the admission price includes the petting zoo, hayride, and a small pumpkin.
Saturday and Sunday the admission includes the petting zoo, hayride, and a hot dog.
Do you sell pumpkins?
Yes, they range from $4.00 - $15.00 each. We have Jack O' Lantern, Cinderella, White, Pie, and other specialty types depending on availability. We are sorry that we do not sell in bulk and are not able to deliver.
Do you grow the pumpkins?
Our partners grow them near Lubbock. We tried to grow them ourselves and found that we are better blueberry farmers. :)
Are dogs allowed?
We love dogs, but some people are scared of them, so we're sorry, dogs other than service dogs, are not allowed.
Can we bring in food on the weekends?
No, we're sorry, please do not bring in food and drinks. We have a concession stand with drinks, homemade fudge and popsicles, candy, and chips during the week, and also hot dogs on the weekends. If you come Monday - Friday, you are welcome to bring in food and drinks.
Do you offer birthday parties?
Yes, during the weekdays, but not on the weekends. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can we use a stroller or a wheelchair?
Yes! We have hills, dirt, and rocks, but strollers and wheelchairs have been used successfully. We recommend ones that can handle dirt, rocks, and hills.
Is it muddy after it rains?
Fortunately, we have good drainage here so there is not a lot of mud after it rains. We do recommend closed toe shoes rain or shine.
Do you have restrooms?
We do not, we have porta-potties.
Blueberry Season Questions:
When is blueberry season?
We usually open the end of May through the beginning of July (typically 6 weeks). But each year is different depending on the winter and spring weather. We had a year when we lost 80% of our berries due to a late freeze and we had a year that didn't end until August 1st.
Where are you located, phone, and email?
1232 E Fork, Rockwall, TX
Why did you pick blueberries for your farm?
Our family loves blueberries and how healthy they are, so Chris, who grew up on a farm in South Dakota, decided to give it a try after much research.
Can we bring a stroller or a wagon?
Yes! Umbrella strollers are a little harder to get around with, but the other strollers do well.
Is this a good activity for our young children and grandparents?
Yes! We have families with babies to grandparents come to pick blueberries! The ground is not paved and can be hilly.
Do you have baskets we can use?
Yes, we have baskets and pails or you are welcome to bring your own.
Do you allow dogs?
We love dogs, but some people are scared of them, so we are sorry, dogs that are not service dogs, are not allowed.
Why are your hours not consistent and posted week to week?
We are a small but growing farm. We are learning more every year. We watch the berries to determine what days and times to offer. We hope to be more consistent in the future.
Is it muddy after it rains?
We do have some muddy spots, but fortunately we have good drainage, so it isn't bad. We always recommend closed toe shoes that can get dirty, rain or shine. People seem to love to come on rainy days, as it is cooler. In the event of lightning, we will close until it is gone.
What varieties of blueberry bushes do you grow?
We grow Tiff Blue, Premier, Climax, and Brightwell.
When did you first open for Pick-Your-Own blueberries?
2011 with 480 bushes. We now have 1600 bushes.
Do you use pesticides on your bushes?
No, we have never used pesticides, herbicides, or insecticides.
Are there chiggers?
Yes, we recommend using bug spray. Chiggers like blueberry bushes. Personally, we use the kind with Deet and spray it only on our shoes and socks.
Are the bushes in the sun?
Yes, full sun, we recommend bringing cold water and any cooling products you might have.
Where are the bushes located?
The bushes are a short walk from the entrance. It's a pretty walk on a shaded wooded path. If you have been to the farm before for our Pumpkin Patch, it is just around the corner from where the hayride starts.
Do you have the petting zoo during blueberry season?
No, we do not. The animals are here for our Pumpkin Patch.
Is there an entrance fee?
No, you just pay for the blueberries that you pick.
The price is $4.50 per pint that you pick.
Do you have concessions?
We sell bottled water for $1.00 and our blueberry popsicles that we make with fresh blueberries, $3.00. You are welcome to bring a picnic during blueberry season. We have plenty of picnic tables among the trees.
Do blueberries ripen after they have been picked?
Yes! If they are blue or have red and pink, they will ripen at room temperature.
Are there restrooms?
We have porta-potties.
We are thankful to Pick-Your-Own.org for listing us.
Here is a link to their website for more information about blueberries and recipes: http://pickyourown.org/blueberries.htm
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