I have shared many pictures of the garden, the crops growing, and the beautiful 64 acres which we are blesses to call home. However, I have never posted pictures of our store! The store was built in 2005, and it has allowed us to greatly expand our operation. Prior to that, we only sold u-pick fruit, and a few crates to other stores to resell. Now, we not only have u-picks, but we can sell fruit already picked, produce we have grown, and a few antiques. In 2009, we added a certified kitchen, and now we have added the farmer's delicious baked goods to the mix! He makes the best pies I have ever tasted, and some pretty delicious scones as well. 2009 was such a hard year, losing my father, his brother, my aunt, and his grandmother in a three week span in April. The building project and the excitement of our dream of having a certified kitchen coming to fruition gave us something positive to work towards during those dark days! The gooseberries and currants have been a fun addition for us. We have a lot of Russian customers, and they love the currants, especially the black ones. People get so excited about finding them, because not many people grow them. I have done some fun experimenting with them, including making a delicious raspberry-red currant jam. The cassis I made (black currants with red wine, sugar, and vodka) was less than delicious, but my customers assure me it makes a wonderful health tonic, high in iron and anti-oxidants. They tell me it helps them feel good all winter, but I have a hard time getting it down!