Lakeview Farms

Strawberry Seasonal Information

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Season Calendar
Hours and next picking days

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Calendar (last updated March 27, 2018)

The strawberry season at our strawberry farm  in the St. Louis Missouri metro area starts in a fairly wide time slot.  Our earliest starting date ever for pick your own has been May 2 (2012)  and the latest starting date has been June 1 (2008).  A "normal" starting date would be about May 20.   

 

Year Season Start Season End
2018 Mid to late May mid June
2017 May 15 June 7
2016 May 20 June 11
2015 May 21 June 14
2014 May 28 June 14
2013  May 28 June 21
2012 May 2 June 2
2011 May 20 June 16
2010 May 15 June 11
2009 May 21 June 17
2008  June 1
June 20
2007 May 21   June 3
2006  May 17  June 10
2005 May 21 June 14
2004 May 17 June 12
2003 May 17 June 21
2002 May 21 June 15
2001 May 12 June 11

Early berries are usually bigger but tend to be more scattered which means it takes longer to pick.  The later berries usually have more sugar and are more flavorful (baring excessive rainfall of course).

When  the strawberry season ends can be quite variable and depends on weather, customer satisfaction, and temperature.  Our strawberry season has ended as early as May 25, 1999-- due to a reoccurrence of the seedy berry problem we experienced several years ago-- and our strawberry season has ended as late as June 26.  A "normal" end of picking date would be about June 14.  

Strawberry Hours

last updated March 27, 2018

Special Notice On our Hours:

Be sure to call ahead (no earlier than the afternoon or evening before) for up-to-date hours and picking conditions.  We may be closed certain days of the week.  Heavy demand or weather conditions can also force us to stop picking before our normal closing hours.

 

Open

Close (we stop letting new customers into the field)

   
     
     
     
   
     
Friday, May 11 Closed  
Saturday, May 12 Closed  
Sunday, May 13 Closed  
Monday, May 14 Closed  
Tuesday, May 15 Closed  
Wednesday, May 16 Closed  
Thursday, May 17 Closed  
Friday, May 18 Call Thursday PM  
Saturday, May 19 Call Friday  PM  
Sunday, May 20 Call Saturday PM  
Monday, May 21 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first. Expect very scattered picking
Tuesday, May 22 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first. Expect scattered picking
Wednesday, May 23 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first. Expect scattered picking
Thursday, May 24 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first.
Friday, May 25 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first.
Saturday, May 26 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first.
Sunday, May 27 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first.
Monday, May 28 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first.
Tuesday, May 29 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first.
Wednesday, May 30 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first.
Thursday, May 31 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first. 
Friday, June 1 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first. 
Saturday, June 2 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first.
Sunday, June 3 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first.
Monday, June 4 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first. 
Tuesday, June 5 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first. 
Wednesday, June 6 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first. 
Thursday, June 7 Open 7:30
AM
Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first.
Friday, June 8 Open 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first.
Saturday, June 9 Call Friday PM  
Sunday, June 10 Call Saturday PM  
Monday, June 11 Call Sunday PM  
Tuesday, June 12 Call Monday PM  
Wednesday, June 13 Closed for the strawberry season raspberry picking may be available
Thursday, June 14        
Friday, June 15    
Saturday, June 16    
Sunday, June 17    
Monday, June 18