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"Under Ohio law, there is no liability for an injury to or death of a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location if that injury or death results from the inherent risks of that agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, but are not limited to, the risk of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals as well as the potential for you as a participant to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury or death. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity."
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?
Cash: $11.50/Container or 4 Containers for $45
Credit: $12.00/Container or 4 Containers for $47
*Containers hold up to 1.5 quarts
**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 hold up to 1.5 quarts and is a clear, vented with a clamshell lid and is made out of 70% recycled material.
What if I physically cannot pick my own strawberries?
You can add your name to our pre-picked list for if/when we have pre-picked strawberries. Please note that putting your name on the list does NOT guarantee that your request will be filled. For more information on how to add your name to the list, please visit our website HERE.
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?
No. We get picked out almost every time we are open. Any pre-picked berries are used to fill requests of those who are physically unable to pick and have their name on our pre-picked list.
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. However, we liken it to a baby's due date... just because you have a date doesn't mean the baby is going to come on that day.
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!
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.
Can I bring my kids and grandkids?
Of course we want you to make memories with your loved ones. Just remember it is your responsibility to teach them how to correctly pick strawberries. Meaning they are NOT to rip the plants out of the ground or pick ANY green berries. If they pick any green berries you are still required to pay for them.
Are your strawberries organic?
While we are not a certified organic farm due to surrounding fields being commercially farmed 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 and trees 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!
2023 Strawberry Season Schedule
Tentative PYO Hours for the LAST Week of U-Pick
Saturday (6/3) - 10am to 12pm
Sunday (6/4) - Closed
Special "Jam Session" Morning Pick
Monday (6/5) - 10am -12pm (B.Y.O. Container & Pay by the Pound)
This special pick 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. The goal is to pick the field clean as it helps keep the field healthy.
*Dates and Times may be cancelled due to weather and/or production of plants.
NOTE: Please check here, on our Facebook page or call the farm at (419) 604-4145 for the most up to date days and times before driving out.
Frequenting the FAQs section below before visiting is also a great way to make sure you have the best picking experience as you're already prepared and ready to start picking.