Strawberry Season is Near at Liberty Mills Farm


Strawberry season is getting closer at Liberty Mills Farm and we wanted to give you an update of our plans for 2020.

As always, your health is our utmost concern. We already meet the health guidelines necessary to run a Pick-Your-Own farm and will be enhancing these guidelines in 2020 to take measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Our strawberry plants still have a good 7-14 days left before they start producing and will start out slowly, but within a week of the first berries, we will be able to start opening the field with picking available in every other row to maintain the 6 ft. distancing at all times.  A mask is currently not required, but is recommended.

Hours will vary based on weather and the ripening of the berries. Please check facebook and this blog for updated times.

Taste the difference of locally grown strawberries!

Please be aware that we will be scheduling times for pickers this year to enable us to better meet health guidelines.  We will also have a minimum you-pick purchase of a 4-quart container, which holds approximately 6 lbs. of strawberries. Children will be allowed to pick, however, they must be able to stay directly next to you at all times.

A limited number of pre-picked strawberries will be available at the farm and during peak season at the Saturday Albemarle Farmers Market.

Thank you so much for your support during this challenging year. We have cancelled our Strawberry Fest for Memorial Day weekend, but will have strawberry and vanilla ice cream available in pints for purchase along with our strawberry fudge and you will be able to order other items including our Strawberry Butter and Strawberry Salsa!

Stay tuned for details on how you can still participate in our Berry Best Dressed contests!










10 Responses to “Strawberry Season is Near at Liberty Mills Farm”

  1. April 28, 2020 at 5:24 pm, Susan Freesen said:

    I don’t see any dates on this? When do you anticipate opening for U-pick? And what are the prices?

    • May 15, 2020 at 6:45 pm, libertyuser said:

      Susan, thanks for your comment. We, like you, have been waiting for our berries to ripen. As soon as we have enough berries we will post regarding scheduling and days available. Until the berries ripen, we truly cannot make any predictions.

  2. April 29, 2020 at 1:25 pm, Anne Hanson said:

    Should I make an appointment to pick berries or should we just go

    • May 15, 2020 at 6:46 pm, libertyuser said:

      Anne, you should make an appointment once we announce that the patch is open for you-pick. Currently our supply is very limited and we have been selling out every day of the pre-picked berries. Thanks for your patience!

  3. April 29, 2020 at 2:28 pm, Sharon Rock said:

    Would like to schedule a time to pick strawberries

    • May 15, 2020 at 6:47 pm, libertyuser said:

      We have not opened the you pick yet. Possibly next week? We need a higher volume of berries for the you pick to open. Once we announce that we are open, we hope to have a scheduling app that will be easy to use, but you can also email us or text us. Thanks for your patience!

  4. May 02, 2020 at 4:37 pm, Julie L Weimer said:

    How do you go about scheduling pick your own strawberries.

    • May 15, 2020 at 6:41 pm, libertyuser said:

      I’m going to try and use a scheduling app, but I’ve also started a list just in case we have enough berries to open next week. Just email me or private message me on FB a preferred day and time and we can go from there. Thanks for your patience!

  5. May 05, 2020 at 1:23 am, hannah malone said:

    Is a scheduled time necessary for all U-Pick? Would love to spend a day outside & contribute to local farmers.

    • May 15, 2020 at 6:42 pm, libertyuser said:

      Yes, we will be scheduling times for picking this year. Once we open the you pick, we hope to have an app available for scheduling. Otherwise you can always text or email us! Texting is at 434-882-6293. Thanks for your patience and especially for your support of local farmers!