Strawberries are $2.99/lbs. Cash or Check Only.
You may bring your own picking containers, but they must be weighed at check-in before entering the field. We also have strawberry picking boxes available at check-in for purchase. They cost $1.50 and you pay for them at check-out. Remember to bring back those Middleton boxes from previous seasons. Containers that do not fit between the rows without damaging the strawberries will not be allowed into the patch.
To ensure the safety of our customers and ourselves...
The following rules apply to all customers:
- If you are feeling ill, or have been in contact with someone who is Covid-19 positive in the last 2 weeks, please do not come to the farm.
- Everyone must wash their hands before entering the patch.
- No eating or drinking anything in the patch, including berries.
- Please leave your pets at home.
- No smoking or chewing tobacco.
- Stay in your assigned picking area.
- Please be patient. There may be wait times.
- Children must be under parents/guardians supervision at all times.
- There is a minimum pick of $10.
- Cash or Check Only.
- The season usually lasts for 2 and 1/2 weeks. However, we have been experiencing hot weather which will push the strawberries development faster.
- Strawberries produce primary berries, secondary berries, and tertiary berries. They become smaller as the season goes on, but more flavorful as they have less water in them.
Open times are subject to change due inclement weather and crop availability. Visit the Farm News tab, or our new Facebook Page for up to date information.
GENERAL ADDMISSION HOURS
No appointments! First come, first served until picked out. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to closing time to pick.
We've experienced a high number of "no shows" for several of our appointment dates this season. We have a lot of berries and they need to be picked daily or they will go to waste. Hence, we will not be taking appointments at this time. We may offer appointments again as the season winds down. Thank you.
Strawberry picking is fun, but it helps to know what to do.
1. Gently move the leaves and select only fully red berries. You may have to gently lift the berry to make sure the end or backside are not white.
2. Grasp the stem just above the berry between the forefinger and thumbnail and pull with a slight twisting motion.
3. Carefully place in your box. Do not throw, as you may bruise the fruit.
- Be gentle with the plants. Do not run your hands over them to look for berries, as it will knock of unripe berries.
- Do not step on them. You will destroy berries for harvest and may cause irreparable damage to the plant.
- Pick all the red, ripe berries in your assigned area, not just the big ones. Large ones fill the box faster, but the small ones are sweeter.
- Do not pick under-ripe berries. They will not properly ripen once taken from the fruit. Plus, they are our harvest for the coming days!