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 2018 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. They also have the strawberry patch express on weekends for a $1.00 a ride.
You Pick Strawberries: $2.50 per pound
$12.50 for 5 pounds – this is equal to a gallon
Pre-Picked Strawberries: $3.50 per pound (if available)
$17.50 for 5 pounds – this is equal to a gallon
And be sure to check out Cumming’s Warbington Farms and petting zoo; they are on the Scoop OTP Bucket List. They have a pick and play at the farm on Saturday, April 28th and their 8th annual Strawberry Festival on May 5 that your little ones will love. Want some delicious strawberries but don’t want to U-Pick? They are starting their 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 Saturdays 12-5 and Sundays 12-5 and will have weekdays soon so watch their Facebook page for updates.
Washington Farms with two locations in Watkinsville and Logansville are ready for you to visit! They have Super Spring Saturdays with all of our fun farm activities and this Saturday, April 28th it’s from 10am – 4pm! Other dates include May 5th and May 12th. Admission is $8 per person ages 2 and up. Here is more information.
Our friend at Alpharetta Mom’s has a very detailed list of more places to get your u-pick fruit fix around town. We appreciate her effort in compiling this updated list.
Check out the latest Farmer’s Markets, as many have opened for their spring season.