U-Pick Strawberries at Fifer's

U-Pick Strawberry Patch Experience

Now open!

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The U-Pick patch will be open Monday-Saturday (weather and crop permitting). You can ENTER from 10am-5pm. Weather is a big factor in strawberry picking. There will certainly be days that we have to close the patch due to inclement weather or crop load. We will post daily picking conditions on Facebook each morning. Please check before coming out.

*We highly recommend WEEKDAYS since they are less crowded than Saturdays.

WEEKDAYS - Monday through Friday
Tickets - $1.95 / person age 3+
Plus, minimum purchase of at least one container of strawberries per family (immediate family members only)

$2.95/ person age 3+
Plus, minimum purchase of at least one container of strawberries per family (immediate family members only)

Container sizes:
Quart - $5.95
Bucket - $19.95

How It Works

Prior to your visit:
-Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. It’s always best to wear comfortable closed toed shoes.
-Sandals and flip flops are not recommended in the patch. Sunscreen is recommended.
-Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
-Please watch the video & read the notes below with tips on the proper picking technique. We appreciate your respect and care for our strawberry plants and fields.

When you arrive:
1. Park in the long term parking lot on the grass. Look for U-Pick parking signs. (Do not park in the paved lot. This is for short term and handicap parking only.)
2. Proceed to the big white tent with the green entrance flag for check-in and instructions.
3. You’ll purchase your tickets and containers in the strawberry patch.
4. Please have a credit/debit card (or contactless) available in the patch for payments. We will not have a cash drawer in the strawberry patch. See the attendant at check-in tent if you only have cash available.
5. Re-use your Fifer berry bucket from a previous visit and receive one free entry ticket. Any Fifer logo bucket from strawberry or blueberry picking will work. We will not accept any other buckets or containers that do not have a Fifer logo on them. Please make sure you clean your Fifer's bucket before refilling it with berries. Thank you for re-using and recycling.

Take home:
-You'll also be receiving a QR code with a website link that has fun take-home resources on how to best use your strawberries in the kitchen. Don't forget to check this out when you get home!

After your picking experience, head over to our new Farm Kitchen building where you can grab lunch items PLUS homemade Strawberry Shortcakes, Strawberry Ice Cream, Apple Cider Slushies and Cider Donuts.

Our Farm Store is also open with tons of local goodies and fresh fruits and veggies.

How To Pick

1. Pick a lane and stay in it. Don't step or walk on the black plastic raised beds and the strawberry plants. Walking to the far end of the patch makes for the easiest picking. The farther you walk, the better and easier the picking. The closest strawberry plants get picked over quickly, so don’t waste your time there. Keep walking until you see lots of red berries. It’s worth the walk!
2. Only pick FULLY RED strawberries. Do not pick strawberries with white tips. Size is not an important characteristic. Small red berries taste just as good as large red berries. Again, color is the most important quality to look for.
3. Do not pick strawberry flowers or green berries.
4. Take your time and choose your strawberries carefully. If you pick it, we ask that you put it in your bucket. Do not drop strawberries on the ground after they are picked off the plant.
5. Pick the berries by pinching the green stem between your index finger and your thumb.
6. Please do not overfill your container to where berries are falling on the ground. The weight of overfilled containers crushes the berries at the bottom.
7. Get your strawberries home as quickly as possible and put them in the refrigerator to chill out.
8. Do not wash your strawberries until immediately before you want to eat them.

Thank your for respecting our strawberry fields and treating our farm with care.

Thank you!

We take pride in providing a top notch strawberry picking experience at Fifer's. Our friendly staff members are here to make your picking experience enjoyable each day. They will provide you with well maintained farm grounds and fields for tons of great photo opportunities, instructions and tips on picking (show you where the best spots are), take home resources for how to use your strawberries, yard games, clean picnic tables, clean restrooms & easy parking. We appreciate your choice to visit our farm and would be honored to host your family. We hope the extra mile hospitality you encounter will show our gratitude every time you visit.

If you need bulk quantity strawberries: We recommend our FLATS of strawberries inside our Farm Store. This is the best value for your canning/freezing needs. There are occasionally seconds strawberries that are very ripe and discounted even further.

Pick Fresh, Local Strawberries

Visit our Farm Store for a wide selection of local foods when you're done picking strawberries from the field.

Important Notes & Tips

  • Wear Comfortable Shoes

    Comfortable, closed toed shoes are recommended on the farm.

  • Most Areas Are Stroller Friendly, However...

    Most areas are stroller friendly. We are a working farm with some unpaved, uneven walking surfaces.

  • Restrooms Are Available

    Portable restrooms on-site.

  • Sunscreen Is Recommended

    Sunscreen is recommended. The sun can be sneaky, even during cloudy days.

  • Children Under 12

    Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • No Smoking

    Fifer’s is a non-smoking campus. This includes e-cigarettes. Thank you.

  • Pet Policy

    We love pets, however…unless you have a service animal, please leave your pets at home when attending our festivals, experiencing our U-Pick crops and shopping at our Farm Store. Food, children, and strange animals just don’t mix and Food Safety regulations prohibit pets on our farm grounds. Thank you for your understanding.

***Please be aware that participation in all activities is entirely at your own risk.***