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PICK YOUR OWN FAQs

Do pickers need to wear a mask?

 

No, picking with a mask on is not required. However, we ask that you wear a mask into our Pick your own entrance tent. You may wear a face mask or shield to pick if you wish. We also ask that you maintain 6 feet from all individuals not in your household.

 

Why do we require basket purchase from ages 6 and over to go picking?

 

This is to enable us to create social distancing in the fields for everyone. Though the fields are large allowing individuals into the field who are not picking would prevent others from entering. We simply wish to ensure that space in the field is used for those who are picking. We hope to be able to accommodate everyone again eventually.

 

Why do you have to use provided baskets/buckets and pay ahead of time?

Pre-paying for your basket or bucket of strawberries limits contact between you and staff. The cost of the basket/bucket is equivalent to the lb amount of strawberries you should be able to fit in the container. In the past we have had our containers for purchase - the cost of the empty container is covered by us! This is to limit the amount of "outside" items being brought to the farm and the field. 

 

Will washrooms be available?

 

Yes, there will be an outhouse available for use. We recommend only using if absolutely necessary. The unit will be maintained and sanitized by the providing company. 

When and how long is Strawberry season?

We generally have strawberries from early June to around Thanksgiving (frost). Pick-your-own season runs for 3-4 weeks from late June-mid July weather depending

 

Are the strawberries organic?

 

No, the strawberries are not technically organic but we use many organic methods. We follow an Integrated pest management program and use spray only when absolutely necessary

What is the difference between ever-bearing and “normal” pick your own Strawberries?

  • The pick-your-own strawberries are technically called “June bearing” – they grow for the 3-4 weeks of the longest days of the year (most day light). The season is generally from late June-Mid July. They get planted in May and get picked the following year. We usually pick them for 2-3 years

  • Ever-bearing strawberries are technically called day neutrals – they can’t tell the day length so they will start growing when they are planted and stop when frost turns them dormant for the winter. They get planted in May and will start producing by the same mid-late July. We will pick them until about thanksgiving. They will come back for one more pick in early June of the following year and that’s it.

  • We plant both every year and do crop rotation within our fields

  • There are many varieties of both types of strawberries – varieties are based on what type of soil and climate they do better in, and whether they are an early-later season berry.

  • Taste, size and shape can vary between all varieties – ALL ARE DELICIOUS!

What else do we grow on the farm?

 

Currently (2021) we grow baby cucumbers, dill, garlic, rhubarb, and gladiolas

What have we grown in the past?

 

In the past we have grown raspberries, broccoli, peppers, tomatoes, corn, squash, pumpkin, spinach, kale, beans and peas