2013 Pricing

2013 Pricing:

Pricing for 2013 is as follows:

U-pick raspberries grown without sprays 1-9 pints $3.25/pint
                                      full tray discount 10+ pints $3./pint 

Pre-picked Raspberries as available or by special order 1-9 pints $4.25/ pint* (swallowtailfarm@gmail.com for special orders)
                                                               full tray discount 10+ pints $4.00/ pint

We have had to raise our prices this season. We ask that you keep in mind that in order to grow healthy berries without chemical pesticides and herbicides takes a lot of labor hours. We have raised our prices to more accurately reflect our costs in following sustainable growing practices.


2013 Update

Sorry it has been a while since we updated our blog. We are still around and looking forward to the 2013 season. We anticipate we will begin picking by appointment in mid-August and open for general picking in late August. We think it will be a good season for the fall raspberries that will run through the month of September and hopefully into mid-October.

We will be updating our facebook page with picking updates (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Swallowtail-Farm/299185864935?ref=hl)
and we also publish an e-mail newsletter with information about other products and information from the farm. Please let us know if you would like to join the e-mail list.

Thanks for your interest in our Farm.

Planning your visit

A few hints about picking at our farm:

We suggest you come with sunscreen, bug spray and other things you may need to comfortable out of doors on a farm. We also recommend that you consider wearing closed toe shoes as we may have some pokey plants in the field.

If you are going for efficiency of picking you might want to think about bringing your own bucket or basket and rope you can tie around your waist to allow two handed picking.

We have pollinators on our farm (thank goodness), but many of them have stingers; if you are allergic please be aware.

We may not always be able to greet you and make change for you; please check in at our self-serve stand and bring check or exact change for the cash box. We provide pint containers and trays for the field.

Raspberries are Ready!

Hi Folks as of today we are picking raspberries by appointment, please contact us at swallowtailfarm@gmail.com if you would like to set up a picking appt. We expect to open for general picking around labor day weekend.

Please note due to the August rains we have more mosquitos then usual. Please bring bug spray if you are planning on coming.

2011 Season is approaching

We are getting excited to open for our 2011 picking season. 2011 will mark our fourth season serving the greater Lansing area (and beyond) with spray-free u-pick raspberries. We expect it will still be about 3 weeks from now that we'll open.

In mid-august we'll open by appointment for one or two picking groups per day and expect that closer to labor day we'll open for general picking.

We are not updating this blog as often these days but please let us know if you would like to join our e-mail interest list or you can look us up on facebook.

Thanks for your interest.

Preparing for the 2010 season

We are getting ready for the 2010 season. The berries are SLOWLY starting. Today we picked about 3/4 of a pint. Still, it will be several weeks before we can invite all of you to load up.

New this year we are also providing berry updates on facebook.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mason-MI/Swallowtail-Farm/299185864935

We'll keep you posted and look forward to seeing you soon.
Thanks for a good season in 2009. We look forward to seeing you in 2010!

About Us

Mason, Michigan
We run a small family farm just outside of Lansing, Michigan. We produce sustainably-grown fruits which we craft into award-winning fruit syrups as well as raising greens and a few other crops year-round.