One of my favorite outings as a child was going to pick berries at a fellow classmate’s property. I remember my shirt was stained purple at the end of the trip from all the blackberries I had accumulated. I am sure I ate more than I actually picked. 😝
I knew I would want my daughter to have a similar fun experience, so we went to pick strawberries in the spring of 2022. It was at a farm, so not in the wild per se, but it was a memorable time I’ll never forget!
Do you want to indulge in some fresh, delicious, juicy strawberries? The following are four farms where you can pick your own strawberries with your family! I included pricing, as well as where to follow them on social media so you can see when they are open and just as important, closed/picked out. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes so you can have a great time at the farm!
Pecan Creek Strawberry Farm in Pilot Point
- Open Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays; 10 AM until picked out
- Pricing: $4 for a bucket (required), $8/lb; accept cash and credit/debit cards
- Website, Facebook and Instagram
This place is all about strawberries and only open in the spring. In addition to strawberry picking, they also sell strawberry hanging baskets, ice cream, lemonade, jam, t-shirts and hats. Their parking lot is open at 9 AM and they encourage those visiting to arrive as early as possible. Be sure to check their social media pages for updates.
Demases Farm in Boyd
- Open Hours: Days vary, check social for updates; 10 AM until picked out
- Pricing: $5 for a bucket (required); $7/lb
- Facebook and Instagram
Family-owned for four generations, you can shop this farm’s produce stand after picking strawberries. They have vegetables like carrots, onions and lettuce, and sell products like milk, cheese and jams. The parking lot is opened at 9 AM and it is recommended to be there by 10 AM. Both of their social media pages are updated with the hours for strawberry picking and their produce stand.
Highway 19 Produce and Berries in Athens
- Open Hours: Days vary, check Facebook for updates; 8 AM until picked out
- Pricing: $6/lb; accept cash and credit/debit cards
- Website and Facebook
This family farm provides produce for local restaurants, participates in markets and of course, has strawberry picking in the spring. They sell other produce, such as onions, broccoli, and zucchini, and goodies like bread, jams and jellies. Check their Facebook page for dates they’ll be open.
H Strawberry Farm in Greenville
- Open Hours: Days vary, check Facebook for updates; 10 AM until 12 PM or picked out
- Pricing: $6.50/lb; accept cash and credit/debit cards
The name says it all, only strawberries at this farm, so they are open when the fruit is in season. It’s very important to check their Facebook page for updates, as they have limited open days and can sell out fast.
So, besides just stuffing them in your mouth, what can you do with your freshly picked fruit? I enjoy making strawberry jam and love this simple, 3 ingredient recipe from The Busy Baker!
About the Author
Kelli Morales is a Texas native who lives in Carrollton with her husband Raul, toddler daughter Grace, and pet rabbit Buddy. She enjoys yoga, watching reruns of The Office and Friends, and exploring the outdoors with her daughter.