Lakeview Farms

Strawberry Seasonal Information

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Season Calendar
Hours and next picking days

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Calendar (last updated June 7, 2017)

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
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 15.  

Strawberry Hours

last updated June 7, 2017

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 12 Closed  
Saturday, May 13 Closed  
Sunday, May 14 Closed  
Monday, May 15 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first. Expect very scattered picking
Tuesday, May 16 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first. Expect very scattered picking
Wednesday, May 17 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first. Expect scattered picking
Thursday, May 18 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first.
Friday, May 19 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first.
Saturday, May 20 Open: about 9 AM due to early morning rain.  Call for exact opening time Close: probably into early afternoon but call to confirm.
Sunday, May 21 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first.
Monday, May 22 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first.
Tuesday, May 23 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first.
Wednesday, May 24 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first.
Thursday, May 25 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first.
Friday, May 26 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first.
Saturday, May 27 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first.
Sunday, May 28 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first.
Monday, May 29 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first.
Tuesday, May 30 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first.
Wednesday, May 31 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first.
Thursday, June 1 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first. 
Friday, June 2 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first. 
Saturday, June 3 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first.
Sunday, June 4 Closed  
Monday, June 5 Open: 7:30 AM Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries -- which ever comes first.  Expect normal end-of-season picking:  smaller berries, more scattered, and selective picking needed.
Tuesday, June 6 call Monday PM  
Wednesday, June 7 Call Tuesday PM  
Thursday, June 8 Closed for the season  
Friday, June 9    
Saturday, June 10    
Sunday, June 11    
Monday, June 12    
Tuesday, June 13    
Wednesday, June 14    
Thursday, June 15         
Friday, June 16    
Saturday, June 17    
Sunday, June 18    
Monday, June 19