For daily picking conditions, please visit our What’s Ripe Page.
Our strawberry season usually runs from June 10th through July 1st, but it does vary from year to year.
Call for updated picking report, and current prices 608-254-2311
When you come to our farm, please visit our store first to receive berry picking supplies and directions to the field.
How to pick strawberries:
When you come to our farm, we will give you a strawberry flat (that’s a shallow waxed cardboard box) and a wire carrier, with a flag holder, to carry the flat. We will tell you which field to go to. When you get in the field, go to a flag in a row and start picking from that point. Take the flag and put it in the loops on the handle of your carrier. When you are done picking, leave the flag where you quit picking berries so the next person will know where to resume picking. Please don’t jump from row to row when picking. We would appreciate it if you would stay in your own row when picking. This way we know the whole field gets picked and that there will be berries in other rows for other pickers.
Pick ripe berries. Look a strawberry over before picking it. If the tip is still white, it is not as sweet and ripe as it can be. To pick them, hold the strawberry lightly in your hand, grasp the stem just above the berry and pull with a slight twist.
Look carefully under the leaves and along both edges of your row; strawberries like to hide. Please pick thoroughly, getting all the berries that are ready. It greatly helps us and the next person who picks your row later if you remove berries that have bad spots and place them in the aisle behind you. Some people even pull some weeds out for us — but that’s not required!
Please walk in the aisles and paths. When we step across rows of strawberries, we sometimes damage the plants.
When you are done picking, bring your berries back to our store and we will weigh them for you. Strawberries are sold by weight. You may take the strawberries home in the flats we give you.