Strawberry Season Strawberries are a crowd favorite. There is something about a fresh picked Tennessee Strawberry that makes you rethink what strawberries really taste like. 2020 was our third year for Strawberries. Starting out in 2018 we only had acre of berries to see if it was something the community wanted and if we could figure out how to grow them. 2019 saw us grow to 3 acres. Many guests who supported us in year one came back to see if it was a fluke or if we really had figured out how to grow berries. The customers lined up and waited each day of the week hoping they were far enough into the line that they were going to be able to get some berries. We allowed customers to pick their own as we did in 2018 and to see the smiles on everybody's faces took us all back to a simpler time of being on the farm. For 2020 we set out to bring many more berries to market. The roughly 7 acres we planted still fell short to the demand of the community. Unfortunately the world was not the same as it was during the 2019 season with the ongoing pandemic many people were working from home and kids were out of school. With the extra home time there were more people who were able to come out to the farm each day. We had to update our farm to meet all CDC guidelines to prevent our employees from spreading COVID-19 as well as to prevent customers from bringing it in. We had a daily drive through that allowed us to be the most efficient with selling the berries and limiting employee/customer interactions.
We have grown to 4 fields for 2021 and are really looking forward to the season. The plugs which originate in Canada then make a trip to Virginia to grow to a size that is strong enough for planting were all put into the dirt in October of 2020. Rest assured we are taking care of them through the winter months to be ready for a spring harvest.
We pick our berries daily and move them to our stand to sell each morning. Customers start to line up daily between 6:30 and 7am. We start selling berries at 9am daily(This is subject to change based on weather and availability). We are only able to sell in the mornings due to the berries needing to be in a climate controlled environment after they are picked. Each morning after we have picked about 1/4 of the days harvest we get a good idea of how many customers we will be able to serve and update our hotline as well as let customers know who are in line.
Season last from late April to Early June Peak is between 2nd and 3rd week of May
We accept Cash, Check or Card ( $0.50 fee per transaction for cards) Berries are priced as noted below. le. $20 for 4qt bucket (Main Size we Pick in) At this time it is prepicked berries only. We will assess as the season progresses to offer you pick. You can check out Lorenzen Family Farm in Dayton as they offer you pick strawberries.
We have an Berry Hotline you can check 24 hours a day for berry availability. We update out hours as well as when we sell out each day. This line is not monitored so please do not leave a message as we will not receive it.