Extra for 10.11.2013--MORE BLUEBERRIES AND MORE....
"Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." -- Thomas Alva Edison
Unfortunately, this info arrived just minutes after this week's Bulletin went out, but it's now or never, so here is one more item:
At Pilar's farm, there are a lot of blueberries even though she has pickers working.
It will rain tomorrow, but little or none on Saturday. You are most welcome to come pick at the same rate of 75 pesos a kilo
. Bring friends. Pilar also has blueberry syrup, blueberry jam, varieties of lettuce, zapallitos, and maybe more
Picking at Pilar's chacra
starts at 1pm
(1300 h) on Saturday, November 9
If you find you have picked too many blueberries, lettuce, and anything else, you can bring it to La Papoñita on Sunday. You will be sure to find some who will be happy to take it off your hands in trade for some cash. :-)
To repeat the instructions on how to get there: Chacra (farm) de Pilar. Driving instructions: North
from Atlántida on Ruta 11 to Solis Chico
road (very small sign high on utility pole); turn right. Pilar is the first turn on the left at the large wooden gate. Total distance from Atlántida is approximately 7 km.
Before you reach the Chico Solis road, you will pass a building called Chinchilla on the right and the road will begin to climb. Chico Solis road is on the right part way up the climb. It is at km 159.3 of Ruta 11, but there is no sign.
On the Google map (see link), Chico Solis Road is not labeled. It may be the first line to the right above Estación Atlántida and below Ruta 8: https://maps.google.com/maps
Blueberries are being sold at 70 pesos a kilogram. You must bring your own containers. If you would like to purchase your own blueberry bushes, Pilar has a source. She is not selling her bushes, but she knows someone who will sell bushes. You can ask her if you are interested. For further questions, contact
Syd and Gundy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Someone familiar with the area added:
I went by La Chincilla many times without noticing it, even when given it as a landmark (plus you say there is, and isn't, a sign ;-). Better:
At km 6.5 from the IB bridge on Ruta 11, you will see a windmill on the left. Take the next right, Camino Solis Chico, which has a tiny sign. Go past the first drive on the left, which leads to the unattractive earthbag house. Pilar's is the second driveway on the left.