picking update

The strawberry patch is now closed for 2013.  Thank
you for all of your business this year!

Pick-your-own berries are $1.75/lb. We provide picking
containers and supervised children are welcome (we
suggest a ratio of 1 adult per child under the age of 6).

During the season, we update here every day or as
conditions change.  The berry line - 507-334-2226 -
generally gets updated first so please call the day of
your visit.  Picking conditions can change quickly &
we can't project out more than a couple of days.
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 predict picking more than 1-2
days in advance.

Bring Mom, Dad, kids, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends;
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.  We've got lots of boxes
so we encourage you not to overfill yours - for fear of crushing the berries at the

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 July 16, 2013
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