Tips for picking strawberries at Straight River Farm:


  • Feel free to call anytime, but please call the day of your visit, as picking conditions can change and we can't predict 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.  But we've got lots of boxes so we encourage you not to overfill them - for fear of crushing the berries at the bottom (the weight of the boxes isn't included in your total price).
  • Pick fully red, ripe strawberries & leave anything that's only partially ripe for the next picker.  Strawberries don't ripen after they're picked (they'll get more red color, but not more flavor), so half-ripe berries won't have the great flavor you expect from our strawberries.  
  • Leave the cap and stem on the berries; they keep better that way.
  • Drinking water, sunscreen, hats, kneeling pads, and (sometimes) insect repellent are all accompaniments that can make picking more enjoyable.

Our strawberry picking season is over

for 2019. Thank you for your interest and

your business this strawberry season!


Please see our Raspberry andBlueberry

pages for information about picking 

those berries.


We update our phone message, answer as many calls as we can get to during open hours, and post changes on Facebook. Please

check before coming out if the weather is iffy!



​For those of you who think in quarts, a quart of

 berries weighs about 1-1/4 lbs, so a 5-lb box

 is about 4 quarts. 

Picking conditions can change,

please call 507-334-2226

to verify hours the morning of your visit.


Occasionally we get picked out, sometimes the weather is cool and the berries are slow to ripen, it's hot and they all ripen at once, or it rains & it's too wet to get in the field!  We can't accurately project more than a couple of days out, so please call the morning of your visit--

507-334-2226. The phone message is generally updated first, and we answer as many calls as we can. The website is updated at least daily.


We welcome supervised children, but recommend 1 adult for every child aged 6

or younger.

​Strawberry Picking

​3733 220th St E     Faribault, MN 

Straight River Farm © 2019

Produce from our farm

    to your table

507-334-2226