This is the best time of year for the most delicious activity to do with your family! Every spring, Froberg’s Farm offers an enjoyable strawberry picking experience. Picture yourself strolling through the strawberry fields with your little ones, picking juicy red berries under the warm sunshine. But to make the most of your visit and ensure a stress-free outing, there are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind. In this blog post, we will share our top 5 tips for a successful strawberry picking experience that will make your day both enjoyable and rewarding.
Plan Your Visit Ahead of Time
Always call or check their Facebook Page for updates – whether or not they’re open depends on if there’s anything to pick! Also, make it a point to arrive right when they open for good parking and “first dibs”. Typically, they open from 9am until they are all picked out. Of course weekdays are less crowded than weekends. Be prepared to pay an entrance fee, bucket fee and for the strawberries you pick per pound. You must use their supplied bucket and if you have a bucket from previous years, you can bring it and avoid the fee!
Please don’t be like me and wear flip-flops – Major Fail! Muddy toes are no fun. You’ll definitely want to wear comfortable clothes and securely tied shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty or muddy. Sunscreen is also a good idea and even a hat for protection from the sun.
Trust me, it’s hard (especially for the littles) to look at all the beautiful strawberries without eating them. This is frowned upon, and rightfully so, by the farm before making a payment. Plus, you’ll need to wash them first.
Take ALL the Pictures
Even though you’ll be busy picking strawberries, don’t forget to snap a few photos of your family. There’s something special about a little one with a bucket full of strawberries!
I love when a simple activity can create a lifetime of memories. Other fun activities you can do at the farm include shopping their store for fresh produce and treats, stop by Greak’s Smokehouse if you’re in to homemade sausage/boudain/porkchops, and their really fun playground opens up March 15!