We will fill the remaining orders for We-Pick but will not be accepting new orders.

Thanks to all who came out this year! We had a great season and truly enjoyed having you!

Honey is always available on site! Call to make pickup or meet-up arrangements.

We will be open for U-Pick 7 to Noon on Saturdays, (Weather Permitting).

Please call to pre-order any We-Pick orders and we will fulfill them as quickly as possible. Due to fewer of us to pick this season we cannot guarantee same day fulfillment.

U-Pick $3/pound
We-Pick $5/lb.

Call or text: 417.499.1439

We have had a few calls and texts already inquiring about blackberry picking, so here’s a little update.

We are hoping/expecting to open for picking just after the 4th of July, however, due to cool and wet spring, ripeness may be delayed a few days to one week. The best advice is to subscribe to this site and you will receive updates as they are posted.

We experienced significant losses due to the sub-zero weather we had last winter and will likely see a 25-33% drop in total production. The north side of the berry patch bore the brunt of the damage, but the south side looks really strong this year.

As always we have honey available for purchase at the farm, or you may visit one of our retail partners. Circle E Country Market on Hwy 96 east of Carthage and Cloud’s Meats in Carthage both carry our products.

Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you soon!

We have just completed our honey harvest for 2020 and it has been great! We extracted each hive individually and have it bottled that way. It is amazing the different undertones of flavor can be tasted in each one.

We have a very limited supply of comb honey as well.

We will fill the remaining orders for We-Pick but will not be accepting new orders.

Thanks to all who came out this year! We had a great season and truly enjoyed having you!

Honey is always available on site! Call to make pickup or meet-up arrangements.

Our honey products are also available at Clouds Meats in Carthage, MO!

We will be closed in observance of July 4 this year.

Days and hours for this year are: Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday from 7:00am to Noon or until picked out for the day.

Prices as follows: U-Pick $3/lb and We-Pick 4U $5/lb

To order picked berries, please call or text (417) 499-1439. Please give us plenty of notice so that we have ample time to prepare your order.

We will also have these items available on site for sale:
Blueberry syrup 16oz. $8
Blackberry syrup 16oz. $8
Blackberry jam (seedless) 4oz. $4
Blackberry jam (seedelss) 8oz. $8
Honey 1lb. $10
Honey 2.5lb. $20

All sales will be cash or local area check (with ID).

The blackberries are taking on color and will soon be ripe. We are expecting to open on Wednesday, July 1 at 7am for picking and will close at Noon.

We will be closed in observance of July 4 this year.

Days and hours for this year are: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 7:00am to Noon or until picked out for the day.

Prices as follows: U-Pick $3/lb and We-Pick 4U $5/lb

To order picked berries, please call or text (417) 499-1439. Please give us plenty of notice so that we have ample time to prepare your order.

We will also have these items available on site for sale:
Blueberry syrup 16oz. $8
Blackberry syrup 16oz. $8
Blackberry jam (seedless) 4oz. $4
Blackberry jam (seedelss) 8oz. $8
Honey 1lb. $10
Honey 2.5lb. $20

All sales will be cash or local area check (with ID).

Yasmin, our 16 year old white female, has passed on. This picture is from last year when she really looked her best. We had retired her from breeding by then and she was able to gain weight and fill out nicely. She was a good companion animal to the rest of the herd and they are deeply mourning this loss.

She was a gentle old gal and we will miss her! We can rest in the knowledge that she lived out her final years on lush grass, abundant shade, good feed and supplements, and fresh water.

This is a frame of capped honey from one of the hives we keep at a location about 5 miles south of the farm. The hives have been servicing blueberry farms to the west and the abundant wildflowers we have this year. We have been a lot wetter this spring and it shows with the bees.

Both of the hives at this location are just booming. The queens are filling out the remaining space in the hive bodies and the foragers are busy packing in nectar and pollen.

We have lots of honey available for purchase and as you see here, there is more to come. Give us a call or text at (417) 499-1439 to make arrangements. We can meet you in town when we are in for other business or you can arrange a time to come to the farm.

Blackberries are coming soon! We have seen a few berries ripening since the rain let up and I expect that the sunny weather we are supposed to see this week will only bring them on faster. Perhaps next week or the one following we will open for picking. Remember that we will have seedless jam and syrup available for purchase as well!

We hope to see you soon!

El Jefe Guapo born May 5, 2019

We have finished converging the information from our two websites to this one! You will still be able to view our farm page on Openherd.com just search Shady Meadows Alpaca. I will work to keep the information current there as well as here, but it will be a lower priority.

We are still waiting for Jarret’s Pride (JP) to give birth; she was due June 3 and as of this writing there is some concern for just how much longer she can hold out on us. She is quite independent by nature, so we are not really too surprised.

We have had our share of negative experiences this spring as well. We had two of our girls come up full breech at delivery time. We lost Bo Peep and her cria, and then the very next day Temperance had to be rushed to the vet in Diamond, and while the cria was lost, we are very thankful that Temperance survived and has made a very strong recovery.

I just want to express our appreciation for our new veterinarian clinic. They are absolute professionals, and have a wonderful and fully equipped facility. While they may not yet be experts with alpaca, they certainly put forth the effort to learn and seem truly interested in doing so, which is a far cry from our former veterinary caregiver.

Don’t forget that we have honey in stock and ready to go. We have sold a lot in the last week, but still have plenty for awhile. Give us a call and we can meet you for delivery while we are in town or possibly in other areas.

Finally, the blackberries have set their fruit and are growing wonderfully. There is no sign of the fungus that took out half of the crop last year, so we’re hoping for a strong harvest this time around. As usual, we will offer seedless blackberry jam and syrup on the farm during picking season. We may even have some blueberry syrup available at that time.

Thanks for stopping by! Come on out and see us!