Thursday June 30 was our last day of

strawberry picking for 2016.

Thank you for another great strawberry

season! We appreciate your business.

We always recommend you call the berry line - 507-334-2226 - to verify hours the morning of the day you want to come out.

You can also check back here or on our Facebook page for updates.

Picking conditions can change daily.

 Sometimes we get picked out, sometimes the weather is cool and the berries are slow to ripen, or it's hot and they all ripen at once, or it rains & it's too muddy 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 often updated first, and we answer as many calls as we can.

The website is updated daily.

For those of you who think in quarts, a quart of our berries weighs about 1-1/4 lbs, so a 5-lb box is about 4 quarts. 

Pick-your-own strawberries are $2.05/lb and we provide free picking containers.  Supervised children are welcome in our strawberry patch; we suggest 1 adult per child under the age of 6.​​

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 quickly 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).
  • 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 a local strawberry.  
  • 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.

​3733 220th St E     Faribault, MN 

    to your table

​Strawberry Picking

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