Straight River Farm © 2018

Produce from our farm

​Strawberry Picking

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​3733 220th St E     Faribault, MN 

    to your table

507-334-2226

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 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 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.

Our strawberry season is over for 2018.

It was a stormy, steamy season and we

appreciate your understanding with fluctuating hours as we worked

around the weather.


We hope to see you again in 2019.





Picked strawberries are no longer available for the 2018 season.



​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. 

Picking conditions can change quickly,

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, or 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.


Updates can be found here, on our Facebook page, and on the berry line: 507-334-2226.​​