July 1st, 2024

WOW! What a wonderful u-pick season it’s been. The weather was absolutely perfect and gave us a long, bountiful crop this year that we got to share with so many of you. Thank you for supporting our family farm, thank you for picking strawberries, thank you for telling your friends about us. THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts.

We have TWO final picking days for you to get your Oregon strawberry fix for the 2024 season. It’s also your last chance to get apple cider donuts until pumpkin patch season and last chance for strawberry lemon slushies until next years strawberry season.

Tuesday, July 2nd | 9am to 1pm

Wednesday, July 3rd | 9am to 1pm

Strawberries are $2.65 per pound

Reminders:

Please bring your own containers.

No pets allowed – and we kindly ask that you leave your pets at home where they are safe and cool as our parking lot is not shaded.

While you’re here, treat yourself to refreshing lemonade, strawberry lemonade slushies, and our fall favorite (being brought back for summer)—apple cider donuts, made fresh daily in limited supply.

After July 3rd, our farm will be temporarily closed until pumpkin patch season which opens September 28th at 10am!

How does u-pick work?

1. Check Picking Times

Strawberry availability changes a lot based on the weather - this means our hours and picking days vary throughout the season. ALWAYS check our website, social media, or call us for the most up to date picking times.

2. Bring your containers

You will need to bring your own containers to pick into. Please ensure they are clean - dirty containers will not be allowed into the field. We do have some clean boxes available for purchase if you forget or need boxes to pick into. *Scroll down to see container guidelines/recommendations

3. Check the weather!

Our farm is either muddy or dusty depending on the weather and there is no shelter or shade from rain or sun - please plan accordingly! You will want to wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty - PRO TIP: Bring a bag/box for dirty shoes for the ride home.

4. Check in!

Once you arrive at the farm, check in and we will weigh your containers before you start picking so we don’t charge you for the weight of your containers. PLEASE DO NOT START PICKING until you have checked in and weighed your containers.

5. Pick your berries

After you’ve weighed your containers and checked in - fill those containers with sweet, juicy berries. Make sure you check that they are red all over and check for blemishes before picking off the bushes.

5. Pay & Enjoy

When you're done picking return to the scales, we'll weigh your berries, and you'll pay. We accept cash and cards, but cash is always extra appreciated to help keep our fees down. Now it’s time for you to go home and enjoy your berries!

Directions

Our U-Pick strawberry fields are located south of our main farm at 10421 SE Revenue Rd Boring, Or 97009. 

Follow signs from the main farm or click the button below for directions straight to the field.

U-Pick strawberries are $2.65 per pound.

For our 2024 season, we will have Mary’s Peak available for U-Pick.

Hood strawberries have earned a devoted following for years, but they present many challenges when it comes to growing them. Issues such as smaller size, susceptibility to disease and mold, and lower yields have posed significant obstacles for us as farmers. These challenges not only impact our ability to provide you with the best-quality berries but also affect our sustainability as a small family farm.

After careful consideration, we’ve transitioned away from Hood strawberries and introduced a new star to our fields: Mary’s Peak strawberries. We believe that Mary’s Peak strawberries not only uphold the deliciousness you’ve come to expect but provide a better u-pick strawberry experience for you. If you’ve swung by the farm in the past couple of seasons, you likely already enjoyed them. Mary’s Peak are sweet, juicy and flavorful like a hood but are larger and hold up better for fresh eating.

We get it – change can be a bit bittersweet, especially when it comes to our beloved berries. But trust us, once you sink your teeth into a Mary’s Peak strawberry, you’ll be hooked! 

We have one older Hood field that has produced some berries this year. We MAY have some berries on it for picking once we open, depending on how soon they come on or how well they hold up but there may not be and pickings may be slim but if you’re a hood fan, you’re welcome to ask us to point you to it so you can look for yourself 🙂

U-pick strawberry tips

U-Pick Strawberry FAQ's

Unlike many farms, we only pick when the rows are busting with berries! If we were open everyday we’d likely get picked over and the rest of the week people wouldn’t have enough berries to pick. 

We are at the mercy of the weather, crop conditions, and nature so things can change rapidly or slowly depending. We take it a few days at a time, usually picking for 2-3 days then letting the field rest before picking again. As soon as we know when berries will be ready, we will always update our social media, website and email list and let you know – so keep an eye out for updates throughout the season!

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Nope! We don’t. This is great news for our u-pickers because you get the first pick of all our berries – not what is left after a crew of pickers have picked the best for market.

You will need to bring containers to pick into and a way to pay for berries (cash or card). It also helps to bring a bag/box/blanket to put in the car to set your strawberries on in case the containers get muddy in the field.
If you’re picking with kids, many people find it easier to bring a small container for each kid to pick into – then they transfer those berries into a bigger container later.
If it’s hot you may want sunscreen, a hat, and a water bottle. If it’s cold or rainy, please wear boots and a rain jacket as the fields have no shelter. It can be helpful to bring a bag/box to put dirty shoes in for the ride home.
Please leave snacks and outside food in the car so we don’t litter or attract other critters.

Lots of containers are perfect for u-picking strawberries – and you probably already have what you need at home. Tupperware containers, mixing bowls, colanders, small buckets (2 gallons or less), clean boxes, baskets, clean sand buckets, clean popcorn buckets, pint containers and baskets all make great choices. Keep in mind strawberries can stain certain containers (like baskets) so plan accordingly. Bringing containers with lids and some reusable shopping bags makes it easy to stack and carry in from the field.

We are not a certified organic farm, but we strive to use healthy, sustainable methods for growing our produce. We rotate our strawberry fields every 2-3 years and plant cover crops in off-seasons. This method is costly and time-consuming, but the benefits are worth it. Rotating helps keep disease out of the field and minimizes pests which allows us to use less pesticides. Cover crops help add organic matter back into the ground, which reduces the need for fertilizer.

This farm is our job and livelihood so losing a crop to mold, disease, or pests would be devastating. We are grateful for safe, effective, pesticides (organic and conventional) that allow us to save our crops when absolutely necessary. We try using organic pesticides whenever we can. We eat everything that we grow, and it is important to us that it is healthy!

Feel free to email us at [email protected] with any other questions!