SIGN UP FOR THE SUMMER ’16 CSA NOW
Old Man Winter Makes His Final Pitch
…but we’re not interested and you shouldn’t be either! Sign up for Joe’s Blues Summer CSA and enjoy gobs of wonderful, sweet summer blueberries starting in early July. It’s easy. Go to the top of this page and click on “Place and Order.” You’ll see all the great options and plentiful pick-up locations. Sign-ups are limited. Don’t delay.
Grow Your Own Blueberries
Moss Funnel Farms is again offering outstanding blueberry bushes for sale this spring. These are 2-3 foot blueberry bushes in two gallon containers, which will have fruit this year.
Three Chicago area and one Kalamazoo pickup location(s) for late April/early May.
You will receive two bushes especially suited for our area with each order (cross pollination). We provide complete instructions for successful growth. You can order either “high bush” or “low bush” varieties.
If you order “high bush” you will receive one “Blue Jay” and one “Draper” bush. Blue Jays grow to 5 -7 feet and ripen in early July. Flavor is mild. Draper, about feet ripen later in July. Its flavor is good and the berry is crisp. Draper is considered by plant breeders as the up and coming blueberry due its heartiness, fine quality and flavor.
If you order “low bush” you will receive two “chippewa” bushes which are suitable for growing in containers. These low bush plants need to be brought inside during the winter. They’re great for patios.
You can pick-up your order from one of four Chicago area locations, and one in Kalamazoo:
- Lincoln Park
- Kalamazoo, MI
Great price of only $39 per order for two! These are not the little plants you get at a big box store. These are professional size plants, the same as we use here at the farm.
Each order includes complete instructions for areas with various soil types. Limited availability, don’t wait. Orders must be placed by April 15.
WHEN YOU ORDER, PLEASE SPECIFY WHETHER YOU WANT LOW BUSH OR HIGH BUSH. If you do not specify, we will provide high bush plants.
Listing of Chicago Area Winter Markets
Miss getting out of the house for a trip to the Saturday morning farmers’ market? You can do that in the Chicago winter. Joe’s Blues will be at a number of those markets this winter. Here’s a listing:
Green City Market (at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum), 8 a.m to 1 p.m. Saturdays
Faith In Place Winter Markets
Sunday, March 13 – Countryside Church Unitarian Universalist, 1025 N Smith St, Palatine, 60067, 10am-2pm
The Campaign is over. The Fight goes on
We’ve started Part 2 of our Joe’s Blues farm revival campaign to restore our great Michigan Fields. If you’ve already given, “thanks so much.”
Here’s what we’re up against.
Please join the fight.
Blueberry Bush Rental – Give someone a magical summer experience – their own numbered blueberry bush at one of our Bangor or Gobles farms. We’ll mail/email a custom certificate and note naming you as a sender. Or…. get one for yourself!
Summer Treats – Order Fresh Blueberries for that special someone. We can deliver locally or gift can be picked up at one of our many Chicago-area locations. Tell us it’s a gift and we’ll enclose a certificate and note telling them it’s a gift from you.
Winter Sweets – For a limited time, you can still sign up for our winter CSA. Click the “Place an Order” Link. Joes Blues are the perfect antidote for blah days. Get the Blues, lose the Blues!
Attention Farmers : HERE’S A QUICK PATH TO ORGANIC
Grand Junction, Michigan blueberry farmer Dave Harn is one of five farmers who have made the transition to growing his blueberries with organic methods as part of a two-year grant to Moss Funnel Farms (Joe’s Blues) by the USDA’s SARE Research program. Dave tells his story in a YouTube video. Want more info on going organic> You can contact Joe at 269-206-2926 or write us a firstname.lastname@example.org.