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NO SMOKING ON PREMISE.
NO PETS, EXCEPT LEASHED SERVICE DOGS.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the farm located?
1345 Lutz Rd. Lima, OH 45801
How much are your PYO strawberries?
**Our strawberries are grown organically just not certified.
What are the picking times and days?
Picking times and days entirely depend on berry production. We update our website, answering machine and Facebook page daily with the picking schedule during the season.
Do I need to make a reservation to pick strawberries?
No, strawberries are our only crop that does not require a reservation.
How am I charged for the PYO strawberries?
Per container. Each container can hold up to 1.5 quarts and is a clear, vented with a clamshell lid and is made out of 70% recycled material.
Do I need to bring my own container?
No. We provide you with a clear vented clamshell container and the experience. You provide the fun and the memories.
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes. There is a separate price for credit/debit card purchases. Cash is the preferred method of payment. We do not accept personal checks.
Will you have any pre-picked strawberries that I can purchase at the counter?
Possibly. If we do we will announce it on our social media page for that day. We get picked out almost every time we are open though.
Can I taste test the strawberries in the field before paying?
We understand that tasting freshly picked strawberries is a delightful part of the picking experience, but we kindly ask that you limit your taste testing to just a few strawberries.
We want to make sure that everyone who visits our farm has a great experience, and excessive taste testing not only takes away from the picking experience for other customers but also results in higher prices for all. By being mindful of how much you taste, you help ensure that everyone can enjoy our delicious strawberries. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!
Are children permitted in the strawberry field?
Yes, well behaved children are permitted. Just remember it is your responsibility to ensure they are not excessively taste testing strawberries and picking unripe berries. If they pick any unripe berries you are still required to pay for them.
Can I bring a wagon or stroller?
No. The rows are too narrow.
How long will you have the PYO this year?
Our season is typically only 20 days long... I know it's too short. While every season is different due to the dramatic swings in Ohio Spring weather, we like to give the ballpark of our season starting around Memorial Day and ending close to Father's Day.
Is there off street parking?
Yes, there is parking in grass. In the event of a lot of rain the PYO may be reservation based or cancelled due to risk of cars getting stuck.
Is there a public restroom?
No. There are 2 gas stations less than 2 miles away from the farm if nature calls.
What if I physically cannot pick my own strawberries?
Please see if you can have someone come pick for you as we are no longer able to offer our pre-picked request list.
Are your strawberries organic?
While we are not a certified organic farm we do grow everything as if we were. We feed our crops fish, seaweed, minerals, humic acid and molasses while using garlic and neem oil to prevent disease and pest infestation when/if any arise. We work very hard to ensure our plants are happy and healthy as they will yield sweeter and more delicious fruits. We also utilize cover crops to feed the bees and to increase pollination as well as to put nutrients back into the soil.
Get Notified when Our Produce is Ready.
Some of the best summer memories involve fresh strawberries!
We invite you to come relive those sweet memories of your childhood picking fresh strawberries with your loved ones, while creating new memories that will last a lifetime. Pass down the tradition of picking strawberries with your family and enjoy the juicy sweetness of berries straight from the field.
Imagine the sun on your face, the sound of birds singing in the background, and the thrill of discovering the perfect ripe strawberry ready for picking. It's the ultimate sensory experience that you just can't get from a store-bought container.
Our organic practices ensure that each berry is bursting with flavor and free from harmful pesticides. Plus, you can feel good knowing that you're supporting a farm that cares for both the land and the community.
So, take a break from the hustle and bustle of your busy life, grab your favorite people and soak in the peace and tranquility of the countryside while you pick the finest, reddest, juiciest strawberries you've ever tasted.
We can't wait to see you all this strawberry season!
Thank You for another Spectacular Strawberry Season!
We want to express our deepest gratitude to all our loyal customers and berry enthusiasts who made this season an absolute success. Your unwavering support, smiles, and shared moments of joy have made our farm truly special.
We can't wait to welcome you back to our farm next season, where you can once again savor the experience of picking the freshest, juiciest berries around.
To ensure that you never miss out on the opportunity to indulge in nature's sweetest bounty, we recommend signing up for our email list below. By joining, you'll be among the first to receive updates on when our strawberries are ripe and ready for picking.
Our 2023 PYO Strawberry Season is Over for the Year.
Special "Jam Session" Picks (Reservations Only)
The purpose of these picks is to pick the field clean to keep the plants disease and pest-free.
The gist is choose a row, pick it clean, and gather the "scratch and dent" berries perfect for fermentation for wines and kombucha or making big batches of jams. You would bring your own container and pay by the pound. These picks are by reservation only and for adults ONLY.
Remember there are specific requirements for this pick...
- Adults Only.
- Bring your own container(s)
- Stay in your row and pick it clean .... that means good and bad berries have to be removed. No cherry picking the rows.
- Pay by the pound.
The DEEPLY discounted price per pound reflects these extra picking requirements.
Click HERE to make your reservation for one of our "Jam Sessions".
Who these picks are for...
...People who want to pick a lot of strawberries to make jams and who don't care if the strawberries have a blemish or are not big.
...People who don't like crowds and want a peaceful time picking without children in tow.
...People who love things organized and get to pick in their own row without being disturbed.
What these picks are NOT....
X This is NOT our regular picking experience where you can hop rows, but is solely for the health of our plants.
X This is NOT come cherry pick the row without cleaning out the bad berries. You will be stopped and asked to leave without any berries as it is not fair to the people who are following the rules.
X This pick is NOT fun for children and therefore an adult only pick.
We do not like having to be the strawberry police, so please only make a reservation for this pick if you are willing to follow the rules and requirements for these special picking session.
Why is there a reservation fee?
These are highly coveted picks as you are guaranteed a row to pick with berries and no crowds. If you don't show you are taking a spot away from someone else and essentially costing us money. The fee helps ensure you show up, or recoup some of our loss if you do not show.