- There is no smoking in the fields or near any of the buildings.
- Please leave your pets at home. No dogs allowed in the patch.
- Please do not leave children unattended.
- Please remain in your assigned row. If you are unhappy with the picking conditions, please let our staff know and we will do our best to improve the situation.
- Please do not leave anything behind in the field.
- Kindly respect our plants, do not trample, pull or destroy them in any way.
We are happy to accommodate any of our customers who may require assistance getting to or from their row by providing them a ride in our golf cart.
Please request this service when you check-in with our staff.
DID YOU KNOW?
- One cup of fresh strawberries has only 55 calories … plus 88mg of Vitamim C.
- There is virtually no fat or sodium in strawberries, just natural fibre, natural sweetness and farm fresh flavour.
HOW TO PICK
- Large or small, every red berry is ripe, luscious and ready-to-eat. So pick all the red ones you can find.
- Look under the leaves of each strawberry plant to find the berries; pinch or pull stem from plant. Be sure to leave the stem on each berry.
CARE AND HANDLING
- Remember, strawberries are perishable and need to be handled gently.
- Protect the berries from sunlight … particularly in your car.
- Before storing or processing, sort berries; use the ripest ones first.
- Place in shallow containers to prevent crushing.
- If possible, store immediately in refrigerator.
- If freezing, a good idea is to place berries on a cookie sheet or tray and place in the freezer. Once frozen the berries can be put into whatever size of bag or container you desire.
- To maintain good flavour, appearance and the highest nutritional value, store strawberries, covered and unwashed in the refrigerator, loosely covered, until ready to eat. For best flavour after refrigerating, allow strawberries to reach room temperature before serving.
- Just before using, rinse strawberries with caps still attached under a gentle spray of cool water; pat dry with a paper towel. Do not remove the green caps before washing. The caps prevent water from breaking down the flavour and texture inside the berries.