Strawberry picking is one of the best activities for some outdoor family fun. The kiddos get to run around and pick their own strawberries and it's something different that you can only do during strawberry season. Who needs pre-picked from the grocery store when you can spend an entire day putting fresh produce in your own containers.
April through early June is prime u-pick season when you and the whole family get to grab your own fresh fruit at strawberry patches or family farms, which is way more fun than a regular grocery store or farmers market.
We've rounded up some of the best u-pick farms to pick strawberries around the country. It's the perfect kid-friendly activity on a weekday or weekend, just make sure to maintain social distancing. Better act fast before the season ends!
1. Froberg's Farm in Alvin, Texas
Supporting local farms is just as important as your quest for fresh strawberries. U-pick strawberries will start a little earlier here than other farms. Starting in January, you're able to come out and grab your own fruit. Berry Fun Land playground is perfect to entertain the kids during your day trip just check the farm's website here for pricing information.
2. Sussex County Strawberry Farm in Newton, New Jersey
This sweet little family farm up in New Jersey is the culmination of two families growing together for over 30 years. Outside of strawberry picking season, they also offer pumpkin and raspberry picking to keep you busy all year. They also boast the best strawberry crop in the county.
3. Atkinson Farms in Spring, Texas
Strawberry crop availability runs from December-May when you can stop by this farm in Spring and entertain the family by picking strawberries until your baskets are full. Then you can go home and make some mouth-watering strawberry shortcake...yum!
4. Eckert's Versailles Farm in Versailles, Kentucky
With farm locations throughout Illinois as well as Kentucky, you know Eckert's is offering a solid strawberry plant. The season starts on May 1, just make sure to bring your sunscreen because you won't want to come back inside!
5. Remlinger Farms in Carnation, Washington
Between the u-pick fields and corn mazes, Remlinger Farms is a recipe for all kinds of fun for those living in the Pacific Northwest.
6. Rittman Orchards in Doylestown, Ohio
Outside of picking some yummy fruit, the big Strawberry Jamboree is coming up in mid-June so mark your calendars!
This article was originally published in May of 2019.
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