Maybe if your child helps you pick the blueberries or strawberries, they will enjoy eating the fresh fruit too. Or maybe you have to add sugar and bake 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 and we heard great comments from a Scoop fan who took her children to Rome’s LLC Strawberry Farm. They opened their 2016 season on April 23. Call first to make sure they have some for picking or follow them on Facebook for their latest crop updates.
Also, for great strawberries in Dallas check out Harry Stacy Farms, where you can select from different varieties like Chandler or Camarosa. Follow their Facebook page as sometimes if the field is wet, they pre-pick them for you.
Our friend at Alpharetta Mom’s has a very detailed list of more places to get your u pick fruit fix!
For Blueberry picking, check out DJ’s U Pick Em in Lawrenceville starts mid-June for $12 a gallon. Last year, they didn’t have a crop due to the freeze so here’s hoping for a great 2016 season for them. Over the years, I’ve taken my children to Berry Patch Farms in Woodstock. Not only do they have blueberries, but they also have a playground and livestock animals for the kids to have fun with. They are closed on Mondays and the season is normally mid June – August.
Scoop Tip: Don’t eat a lot of blueberries and then swing around in circles on the tire swing! Trust me, this is experience talking.
For some South OTP love, check out Adams Farm in Fayetteville. This farm has been around the Adams family for three generations, and has grown over the years to boast a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, jellies and more. Right now they do have some strawberries left, and blackberry season starts this weekend. Blueberries follow at the end of June. Call first — sometimes the farm is closed so the fruit can ripen.
There are many other U Pick places; here is more complete U Pick list. Don’t forget to bring bags and buckets to collect your fruit, sun-block, and patience. If your children are little, maybe filling up a bucket is too much work. Let them fill up a cup and contribute to the overall gathering. If you can, eat a few while picking them — Scoop will keep your secret!
So bring a bucket, bug spray and some cash and enjoy your U-pick experience! Here’s a great list of Farmer’s Market too!
This post was updated April 23, 2016.