It’s strawberry picking season! This is one of those events where you have visions of this beautiful day, picking fresh fruit with your child. In reality — it is a fun day that maybe also include a bug bite, a trip and fall, and most likely, some sweat! If your child helps you pick the strawberries, the hope is they will enjoy eating them too. Or, in my case, we might need to add sugar and bake them into a pie. Either way, together you are creating this memory that is more than just driving to a grocery store. We like to call these events Forced Family Fun!
Strawberry season can last till mid June. We have heard great comments from a Scoop fan who took her children to Rome’s LLC Strawberry Farm. They opened their 2017 season this week. Call first to make sure they have some for picking, or follow them on Facebook for their latest crop updates. They are cash or check only.
And be sure to check out Cumming’s Warbington Farms and petting zoo; they are on the Scoop OTP Bucket List. Warbington Farms has a Strawberry Festival on May 6 that your little ones will love. Want some delicious strawberries but don’t want to U-Pick? They are starting our Pre-picked list. Fill out their form and your berries will be ready. $16 a gallon for Pre-Picked ($14 for U-Pick) They are open weekends in April and will have weekdays soon so watch their Facebook page for updates.
Fayetteville’s Adam’s Farm announced that very soon they will be ready for picking on their Facebook page. They said the warm winter means strawberries will be early this year! Their website offers information and education for canning.
This year Harry Stacy Farms in Dallas will not have strawberries due to last year’s drought.
Check out the latest Farmer’s Markets, as many have opened for their spring season.