Are you ready for a fun adventure? Look no further than our strawberry fields! At the farm, we invite you to experience the joy of U-Pick Strawberries. Whether you’re a seasoned berry picker or a first-timer, there’s something magical about wandering through the rows of vibrant green plants, searching for that perfect red gem. Let’s dive into the world of strawberry picking and find out how to make the most of this adventure.

1. The Strawberry Fields Are Waiting for YOU!

As you step onto the strawberry field, the sweet scent of ripe strawberries fills the air. Here’s what you need to know before you head out to the fields:

  • Dates and Availability:
    • The u-pick field is open Monday – Friday, 8am – 6pm & Saturday, 8am – 5pm.  Make sure to check our social media pages for updated hours before coming out.
    • The farm’s address is 5888 120th Ave, Holland.  Stop in at the market when you arrive, and we will give you directions to the field.
    • Bring your family and friends along! Strawberry picking is a wonderful way to create lasting memories together.
  • Cost:
    • The best way to get the freshest berries is to visit the farm and pick them yourself.
    • We charge $3.25/lb.

2. Preparing for Your Adventure

Before you head to the fields, here are some tips to ensure your strawberry-picking experience is fun, adventurous, and memorable:

  • Containers:
    • We provide containers for picking, but feel free to bring your own lightweight container. Tupperware, metal oven pans, or plastic dishpans work well.
    • If you decide to take your own containers, please bring it into the market so we can weigh it before you begin picking.
    • Remember not to pile the berries more than 5 inches deep to prevent bruising.
  • Comfort and Sun Protection:
    • Wear comfortable clothes and appropriate shoes. You’ll be walking on dirt, so choose footwear that can handle it.
    • Don’t forget sunscreen, a water bottle, and a sun hat. Our fields can get hot, and shade is limited.
  • Other Notes:
    • Parents, please keep an eye on your little ones. We’re a working farm, and safety is our priority.
    • Pets are not allowed in the field due to food safety concerns.

3. Picking the Perfect Berries

Now, let’s talk strawberry-picking technique:

  • Choose Ripe Berries:
    • Look for fully red strawberries. They don’t ripen further after picking, so select ones that are ready to eat right away.
    • Avoid berries with white, yellow, or greenish tips.
  • The Gentle Twist:
    • When you find a juicy berry, gently grasp its stem about an inch above the fruit.
    • Twist and pull lightly to sever it from the plant. Let the strawberry roll into your palm.
    • Continue until your hand is full of these ruby-red gems.

4. Enjoy the Bounty

Once your container is filled with sweetness, it’s time to head home. Here’s how to care for your freshly picked strawberries:

  • Handle with Care:
    • Farm-fresh berries are delicate. Stacking them too high will crush them.
    • Avoid tossing the berries into the containers roughly.
  • Eat or Freeze:
    • Eat your strawberries right away or freeze them within 24 hours of picking.
  • Keep Them Chilled:
    • If you have a long drive home, bring a cooler with ice to keep your berries fresh.

We can’t wait to see you!

U-Pick strawberries are more than just fruit; they’re an experience. Gather your loved ones, head to our strawberry fields, and create memories surrounded by the sweet scent of summer. Happy picking!

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