10 Best Strawberry Picking Tips

10 Best Strawberry Picking Tips

Best Strawberry Picking Tips

  • Have you ever visited a farm to pick your own strawberries before? If you have not, there a few things you need to consider before visiting the farm.
  • We welcome thousands of visitors to the farm during our short strawberry harvesting season. Therefore we want everyone to have an amazing experience. So before you head out there door here are a few things to remember.

What is so great about picking your own strawberries?

  • Picking your own strawberries is an enjoyable experience for the whole family. Store bought strawberries travel thousands of miles to get to you. Our strawberries are picked at the peak of freshness, they taste better, are more nutritious and picking your own can save you money! So grab your friends, your family, or come on your own. It only happens once a year here at Mayberry Farms! With a little planning you can enjoy them all year long.

Best Strawberry Picking Tips

  • Tip 1: Call ahead
    • Visit our Picking Updates page for current picking conditions. Another option we highly recommend is to call us ahead of time to make sure we are open and picking that day. The number of the strawberry hotline is (920) 387-3696.
  • Tip 2: Go Early
    • Strawberries ripen daily and get picked out by late morning. As a result, arriving early when the farm opens will enure the best selection and easiest picking.
  • Tip 3: Bring water
    • Stay hydrated and beat the heat.
  • Tip 4: Mosquitos
    • Be prepared. We are located on the Rock River and there certainly may be mosquitos.
  • Tip 5: Prepare for Sun
    • Sunscreen and wide brimmed hats are highly recommended.
  • Tip 6: Payment
    • We accept cash, local checks, credit and debit cards as well as WIC (Women, Infants & Children) checks.
  • Tip 7: Toilets
    • Porta potties as well as hand washing stations are available for your convenience.
  • Tip 8: Know How to Pick
    • We will help you get started in the field. Please walk in the aisles and be sure that your feet and knees do not damage the plants. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please ask.
  • Tip 9: Handle & Store Properly
    • Download our FREE strawberries 365 guide and learn how to preserve and prepare your fresh strawberries to enjoy all year round.
  • Tip 10: Have fun
    • Our number one priority is your experience. If there is anything we can do to make your visit better please let us know.

The Last Thing You Need to Know about Picking your Own Strawberries

  • We love strawberry picking season and we love welcoming guests to our farm.
  • Do you have any additional tips you’d like to add? Add them below.
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