Frequently Asked Questions

About Strawberry Picking Season

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Strawberry Season at Mayberry Farms FAQs

Welcome to our strawberry season FAQ page, your go-to resource for answers to commonly asked questions about our strawberry season. Whether you're a new customer seeking information or a returning picker looking for clarification, we've compiled a comprehensive list of inquiries to ensure you have all the necessary information at your fingertips.

From hours of operation to best picking practices, we're here to provide clear and concise responses to help you make the most out of your experience with us. If you don't find what you're looking for, feel free to reach out to our dedicated support team for further assistance.

FAQ 1. When is strawberry picking season?

Strawberry season typically begins in mid-June, weather and harvest permitting. We do our best to estimate when we will begin picking based on when the plants blossom, however it's never a guarantee. We generally do not know when we will begin the season until the day before we are open.

FAQ 2. When are you open for picking?

When we are open for strawberry picking our hours are typically Monday - Thursday 7am-7pm; and Friday-Sunday 7am-5pm. This greatly depends on the weather and the status of harvest meaning, if we have a large crowd at 7am we may have to close earlier than 5 or 7pm due to a lack of strawberries being available to pick. We do our best to update our website, social pages, phone and send emails however, conditions change rapidly, often every hour so plan to be flexible when planning your trip.

FAQ 3. What if I can't pick my own strawberries?

We do our best to have a crew of team members willing/able to pick strawberries for customers to purchase by the bucket or in a plastic clamshell container. When these are available, it is on a first-come-first-serve basis, we no longer accept pre-orders or any orders submitted through phone/email/social media. In the past, strawberries that are picked for you are in limited supply and often sell-out quickly when they are available.

FAQ 4. What does PYO mean?

"PYO" stands for Pick-Your-Own and is often used on our website, email and social pages when we refer to strawberries that you can pick right out of the field into your own bucket.

FAQ 5. What does "pre-picked" mean?

"Pre-Picked" appears on our website, email and social pages in reference to strawberries you can purchase at our farm store that have been picked for you.

FAQ 6. Where are you located?

You can find our farm, Mayberry Farms at W2364 County Road Y, Mayville, WI 53050. We are located just outside of town, along the Rock River.

FAQ 7. Do you spray your strawberries?

There's nothing like fresh picked strawberries right from the field. We work hard to plant, till, fertilize, hand-pull weeds and place fresh wheat straw to grow some amazing strawberries.

We've created a sensitive, integrated pest management system and participate in several sustainability initiatives to prevent soil erosion and sequester carbon from the atmosphere. At our farm, high quality strawberries are the result of our promise to be environmentally, financially and socially sustainable.

We do not spray our plants in harvest season. For specific pest management questions, please email Danielle using requesting more information.

FAQ 8. Do you sell anything else?

We manage our own honeybee hives here at the farm, allowing us the opportunity to bottle and sell raw honey straight from the farm. We also sell handcrafted goat milk soap using locally sourced animal fat like lard and tallow. Combined with our raw honey, we use our own beeswax to product other skincare products we're sure you'll love. You'll find a collection of our products available to purchase during strawberry season at the farm store in the field or up by the barn. Signs will be sure to guide you.

FAQ 9. Do I need to bring my own container to pick into?

If you are bringing a Mayberry Farms bucket with our logo that is in good condition to pick into then you may use it to pick and you'll receive a $1 off your next purchase/bucket. If it's your first time or you're returning without a bucket, no worries - we have everything you need to pick your own strawberries.

FAQ 10. Do you only accept cash for payment?

We accept cash, local checks, credit, debit and WIC checks.

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