Farm Market Hours:

Monday - Friday
7:00am-6:00pm

Saturday & Sunday
7:00am-5:00pm

Now in season: Sweet corn, tomatoes,  and cantaloupes!

Hurry, the last day of the season is Labor Day!

Pick-Your-Own Strawberries

Season:
Mid-May to Early June

Availability:
Out of season. Fields are closed.

Hours:
During strawberry season, the field is open during regular market hours. Please plan your visit to ensure you are done picking and ready to check out before closing time.

Check in:
Everyone should always check in at the market before picking.

Parking:
Please park in the market’s parking lot. We do not allow cars to drive out to the strawberry field. If you need assistance getting to and from the field with your berries, just let us know and we can give you a ride in our golf cart.

PYO Crop Schedule

Containers:
Pick-your-own strawberries are sold by the pound. We provide cardboard picking containers for you to take your berries  home in, or you can bring your own container. If you bring your own containers to pick in, be sure to let us know when you check in so we can get the tare weight before you fill it up with berries.

Varieties:
Chandler is the variety we grow for our pick-your-own field. Without a doubt, it is the best variety available in the mid-Atlantic region. The plants produce the largest fruit with the best flavor all season long. (We typically get three weeks of good strawberry picking during a season.) They are grown on raised beds, using plastic mulch in the rows, and barley straw between the rows to keep weeds down and to help keep the fruit clean. If you are used to traditional matted row berries, you will find picking much easier.

Picking Tip:
We recommend you make a preliminary walk through the strawberry patch, looking for hot-spots. Once you find a good spot, settle down in a row, gently moving the plant’s leaves around to find all of the ripe berries hidden underneath. Then push your container down the row methodically, checking each plant as you go.

Pick the reddest berries – save orange fruit to be picked in a day or two. A little white on the tip of the fruit is OK; the variety we grow has a tendency to show a little white on the tip.


Pets:
Please keep your pets on a leash in the parking lot or open field next to the market. No pets are allowed in fields where fresh produce is harvested.

Help keep our fields nice:
Do not bring any food or drink into the field. Water bottles are OK, but PLEASE take them with you when you leave.

Do not step on the strawberry plants.