Lakeview Farms

May 20, 2015 Newsletter

Strawberry Picking Starts May 21

Strawberry Picking There appears to be a big variability in ripening from one row to the next due to the variety and amount of straw mulch used but I think we should have enough ripe L'Amour and Cabot strawberries now to satisfy the "early bird" pickers willing to cover a little extra ground. I would not recommend coming with the expectation of bringing home huge quantities of berries but if you need just a few fresh-from-the-farm berries, this "early bird" picking might be just right for you. Current plans are to start picking on Thursday, May 21 -- the same date as forecast a month ago! We will open at 7:30 AM and close when we run out of berries or 11:00 AM -- whichever comes first. You should still expect to encounter scattered picking due to normal row-to-row variability. Peak picking for 2015 will probably be May 27 thru June 13.

For more detailed information on our strawberry hours and season click on Early in the season it is always a good idea (particularly if you are coming later in the morning) to call the farm right before you drive out to get an up-to-date status report on strawberry availability and picking conditions.

Red Raspberry picking should begin about May 27

For more information on our Red, Yellow, and Black Raspberry season see