Strawberries will be late this year. Look for picking
to start around June 20, or even later.
The plants have been uncovered and new growth
has started to emerge. All of the rain and
(unwelcome) snow has recharged the ground.
We're expecting a much better crop than last year.
|Tips for picking strawberries at Straight River Farm:
Call a day or two before your visit, but please call again the morning of your visit,
as picking conditions can change quickly and we can't project picking more than 1-2
days in advance.
Bring Mom, Dad, kids, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends;
but please don't bring pets, because as much as we love animals,
they can't be allowed out of your car.
We provide containers for picking into and transporting your strawberries. Our flat,
waxed boxes hold about 10 pounds of strawberries when full.
Pick the fully red, ripe strawberries & leave anything that's only partially ripe for the
next picker. Strawberries don't really ripen (they'll get more red color, but not more
flavor) after they're picked, so the half-ripe berries won't have the great flavor you
expect from a local strawberry.
Drinking water, sunscreen, hats, and kneeling pads are all accompaniments
that can make picking more enjoyable.
|Updated May 12, 2013
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