Hann Farms Strawberry Picking
I’ve been anxiously waiting for summer to come so we can indulge in one of my favorite activities, strawberry picking! We were sitting on the couch this particular Tuesday morning watching too many episodes of paw patrol (whoops) and I happened to see a post on Facebook that strawberries were ready for u-pick. I have occasionally missed a season entirely so I wasted no time flying around the house packing up our stuff and rushing the kids into the car.
I’ve never been to Hann Farms before, and I definitely did not do my research before we left. After driving all the way there and pumping the kids up for how awesome and amazing this would be, we walk in and see a cash/check only sign. Luckily the market employee pointed us down the street to the corner store with an ATM. Lesson learned. Always bring cash.
You grab your bags for u-pick and pay at the market stand, but you need to drive back to the actual fields to pick berries. Not a big deal, but I wish I had left the kids in their car seats and just ran in to grab bags. It would have eliminated an extra step. I’m also going to remember to bring my own containers next year, so I can avoid paying the .20 cents per bag they charge, and hopefully waste fewer bags in the future.
We were pleasantly surprised to discover chickens and a pig in an enclosure close to the parking area. Abby was so excited she barely wanted to leave. I’m certain she thought that was the whole point of the excursion. After we pet the pig and watched the chickens we headed over to the berry patch. We picked a great day because the weather was phenomenal, not too terribly hot and a nice breeze. The berries were huge and we were able to pick 12lbs!! of delicious ripe berries. The girls were thrilled to each have their own bags to fill, and ate a sizable portion while in the field.
We eventually headed back to the market stand to pay. I could have stayed longer but the potty training two year old necessitated a trip back to the bathrooms. We didn’t make it…
At the market stand they also had buckets of “jam berries”, which were only $3.50. They were at least 3lbs but I can’t remember the exact size. I bought one to make jam with, but when we got home I could not find any significant difference between those less expensive berries and the ones we picked ourselves. If you are super picky about berries I wouldn’t go for those, but we like ours super ripe and sweet, so they were perfect. They also made awesome jam!