You Pick Strawberries
NEXT PICKING HOURS
Please remember that the supply of ripe berries is determined by the plants and how many you-pick customers we have on a given day. Arrive early for the best opportunity to pick strawberries!
Our strawberries are grown for taste, so the best time to pick them is when they are red, ripe and delicious! This means that it is often a day by day decision on picking conditions.
Strawberry Fest will be Saturday, May 27, 2023
9:30 am - 3 pm.
Strawberry Fest Pricing
Free Admission to the Farm
$5 per you-pick quart - paid in advance before entering the field
Limited supply of berries in the field.
You-Pick Pricing - 2023
Minimum: Bucket - $25 (up to 5 pounds)
Box - $30(up to 6.5 pounds)
Additional weight will be charged at $4.99/pound
Pre-Picked Pricing - 2023
Box: $35 (approx. 6 lbs.)
Visit us for flower picking this summer
and for our Corn Maze in September!
Our Farm Market is stocked with all types
of other goodies, including fresh fudge
and homemade ice cream!
We look forward to your visit!
What is the difference between store bought strawberries and Liberty Mills Farm strawberries? Taste!
We choose to grow the best tasting strawberries - not ones that are great for shipping. We also know it's important to you that if we use any chemicals, that we let you know. Currently, our strawberries remain free of pesticides and herbicides, making them both delicious AND healthy for you!
CHECK-IN with Staff upon your arrival
You MUST check in at the Farm Market (red barn) OR outside white tent prior to entering the strawberry field. We will provide you with picking instructions and a container to use for your visit.
Pricing is determined at the time the strawberries begin to ripen and is dependent on the crop as well as other factors.
What to WEAR
Please remember that strawberries grow in a field and the field conditions may be uneven and will be muddy after a rain. Old shoes and old clothing are ideal for Strawberry picking – and so are fashionable rain boots!! Sunscreen, hats and water are highly recommended as the sun shines brightly on our patch.
Pets, smoking and alcohol are not allowed on the farm at any time.
Our crops are very weather dependent, so please monitor our Facebook page or call 434-882-6293 for updates.
We hope you will join us at Liberty Mills Farm for a farmtastic adventure and delicious strawberries!
Saturday, May 27, 2023
9:30 am - 3 pm
Held annually on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.
Enjoy the fruit of the season around which this Fest is focused …
beautifully red, delicious strawberries!
Sample everything strawberry from strawberry sundaes
(made with farm fresh ice cream) to strawberry salsa and more.
Visit with LOCAL VENDORS and participate in fun contests including a
Berry Best Dressed Baby Contest!
Just Dogs and Catering will be at the Farm!
Strawberry picking while supply lasts!
Free parking and free admission to the Fest.
Strawberries last longer when they are picked and handled with care. Berries bruise easily and discolor when they are not handled gently.
Choose strawberries that are completely red (both sides) or deep red with some white at the top as strawberries do not ripen once they have been harvested.
1. Kneel down and part the leaves gently with your hands to look for strawberries.
2. Pick berries that are fully red or have minimal white on them - be sure to look at both sides of the berry before picking it.
3. Grasp the stem above the berry between your fingers and snap the stem.
4. With the stem broken, gently put the strawberry in your palm.
5. Place the berry carefully into your container - do not toss or throw.
Be careful to not overfill your container or try to pack them down. Doing so will damage the berries. Likewise, be careful that your feet and knees do not damage plants or fruit while picking and you stay on the grass between the rows.
Keeping Strawberries Fresh
We grow our strawberries for taste, not for shipping, so it is BEST to process and eat them as soon as possible - we recommend 24 hours. To keep them fresh for as long as possible:
1. Store them in the refrigerator (for the best taste, bring them back to room temperature before eating them).
2. Choose a storage container that allows airflow.
3. IMPORTANT: Do NOT wash the berries until right before you eat them.
1. Remove the stems and caps.
2. Rinse the berries carefully - never soak.
3. Flash Freeze the berries individually in a single layer on cookie sheets.
4. After the berries are frozen, place them into freezer bags to eat or process later.
Visit whatscookingamerica.net for more tips, including how to freeze using a dry-sugar or syrup pack - it's easy and delicious and you can control how much sugar you use.