Strawberries

Delish! Enjoy right out of the field!

2016 Strawberry Season

 
Our early berries are NOT available this season. We just planted 5500 new plants for this season and next. Our 2016 Strawberries will be coming on mid to late July and go for several weeks. Please check with us then for availability. 

 

We DO NOT use synthetic pesticides or herbicides on our farm - period. We are not certified organic but choose to farm using organic practices and do our very best to be good stewards of the land. We are primarily a pick-your-own operation when it comes to our berries - strawberries, blackberries and in a year or two blueberries!!   

You can always find up-to-date information on the location of the field, price, picking conditions, etc. on the update/home page of this website. Sign up on our mailing list to receive Berry Notices - directly to your right you will see our mailing list sign up.


Our Hours - During BERRY SEASON

These are GENERAL Hours - we are usually at the farm but these hours are when we have the office area staffed. If you would like to come a different time - please call to schedule an appointment.

9-3 - Mon - Fri 

9-12 Sat.

Closed on Sunday

Questions about weather closings should be directed to the home page of this website, Facebook or the Farm answering machine: 419-261-0908. If in doubt it is always best to check first. Sometimes it is raining here, and not where you live, and vice versa. Please check so as not to be disappointed if you are driving a distance.


Where

The field is located right at the corner of St Rt 235 & US 6 -  look for the signs.

Pricing - not set for 2014 season


Payment methods include cash, check and credit card.

We may have a VERY LIMITED amount of pre-picked berries. PLEASE call first to place an order - if we have pickers available we will be happy to pick for you. 


Our Picking Rules - 

Children are always welcome at the field. We ask that you teach them how to pick properly. If you plan on picking for a while it may be a good idea to bring something for a younger child to play with in case they lose interest in picking. Please, no throwing berries or running in the field. Our farm is along a busy highway and we also have three 1/2 acre ponds - watching your children is YOUR responsibility. 

Please leave dogs at home. We love dogs but they have no place in our fields or gardens.

Please be aware that older people and much younger people may have a more difficult time navigating the field. Our fields are on grass with no rocks. Walking is very easy. We have benches and shade for folks to take breaks under.

There is a Port-a-john available at the field as well as hand wipes, and paper towels.

Strawberries will not ripen very much after picking, so be sure the berries you pick are fully ripe. Keep stems or hulls on the fruit to preserve freshness. Without them, strawberries will lose their vitamin content, become waterlogged and are more vulnerable to mold causing bacteria. Pick large and small ripe fruit. Avoid over-ripe ones. Look for firm, shiny, bright and well shaped berries. Check under the leaves, as some of the best fruit is hidden. Keep berries out of the sun being careful not to fill containers too full - or bottom berries will be crushed.

Freezing Strawberries-
Whole unsweetened: Wash if necessary, and hull. Place berries in a single layer on cookie sheet and freeze until hard.
Sweetened Berries - Wash, hull, and slice berries. Sprinkle about 1/4-1/2 cup of sugar to each quart of berries. Mix sugar and berries, let sit until juice forms, about 1/2 hour. Pack into freezer containers.


Questions about weather closings should be directed to the home page of this website or the farm answering machine: 419-261-0908. If in doubt it is always best to check first. Sometimes it is raining here, and not where you live, or vice versa. Please check so as not to be disappointed. 

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