Strawberry Season is coming in mid-June. Strawberries are very sensitive to weather and so each year is different. We will update on Facebook, as we have more information. We will also announce opening day when the strawberries let us know. That is usually only a couple days before, as conditions can change rapidly. We will add our hours of operation when we have an opening day. Thanks and see you soon!
We are a you-pick farm. We do not sell pre-picked Strawberries.
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 $2 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 wellbeing of our customers, crops and ourselves...
The following rules apply to all customers:
- If you are feeling ill, 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 the berries. We are compliant with FSMA. Berries must be purchased first (fair to the farmer) and it is advisable to rinse them before eating (we share our farm with wildlife).
- 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.
- Please be careful when walking in the strawberry patches.
- Please do not walk on tilled soil. We have seeds and young plants there.
- Cash or Check Only.
- The season usually lasts for 2 weeks. However, hot weather will push the strawberries to development faster and sometimes shorten the season.
- Strawberries produce primary berries, secondary berries, and tertiary berries. They will become smaller as the season continues, but they also become sweeter as they have less water and more concentrated sugar and strawberry flavor.
- Have Fun! What could be better than a strawberry patch on a summer day?
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 plant. Plus, they are our harvest for the coming days!