As many of you already know, we made the difficult decision to close the Patch to let the berries ripen without visitors. This is not a decision we make lightly and it is all 3 of us, Keith, Pam and myself, who pronounce the final verdict. We do the best we can getting the word out when we decide to close. The newspapers cannot react fast enough to our decisions so we opted to leave the ads running as the confusion of stopping them could lead to worse issues! We have our large sign in the front by the road, the answering machine message (although I speak to as many people who call as I can), this website and our Facebook page.