Hello from the Patch,
It is with a heavy heart that we have made the decision to cease our blueberry operation.
We have been looking for someone who might have an interest in taking over the Patch, but have come up empty.
I being 72 and Janet nearing 70 we are finding that we have interests that we want to pursue before we are too old to do so.
We will keep the Patch intact for now and if something changes we will let everyone know.
We thank all of those who have supported us over the years. We will truly miss all of you.
Richard and Janet Slakman
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Deer Haven blueberry patch was planted in the spring of 2011. We are located in Carroll County in southwest Virginia on 15 acres of rural mountain land. Our patch was developed on one acre of that land and was planted with 985 two year old plants that consist of five varieties: Duke, Patriot, Blueray, Bluecrop and Nelson. These varieties are known to produce large, juicy and sweet berries. We nurtured our babies for the first two years, mulching, weeding, irrigating, and pulling blooms to defeat fruiting and ensure a strong root system going forward. We opened the field for picking in 2013. Our picking season is expected to start in mid-June and run through early August.
It is recommended that you call us at 276-730-4047 prior to driving up to check on availability and picking times.
We would also ask that you register on our Contact Form page, so we can email you updates on the field. We will email coupons to those that do.
We also recommend that you have a hat, sunscreen and closed toe shoes when you come.
We have containers for you to use or you can bring your own.
We look forward to seeing and meeting you at our patch.
118 Raven Ridge
Hiwassee, VA 24347
Hours: Thursday thru Saturday 9am to 3pm
Other times by appointment. The Patch is closed on Mondays.