Organic Strawberry U-Pick: Swanton Berry Farm, Davenport

Gotta love freshly picked organic strawberries!!  And it’s all the more fun when we pick the berries ourselves.  Strawberry picking at Swanton Berry Farm has become a beloved June tradition for us.

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Interested in going?  The actual picking season (and location) varies slightly each year, so check the Swanton Berry Farm website for current details… U-Pick.  This year (2013), the strawberry u-pick is located at the Farm Stand U-Pick in Davenport, with picking hours daily between 8:00am and 8:00pm.  Prices?  A deal, at $2.50/lb.

Check in again tomorrow… I’ll post about our visit to the olallieberry picking farm!

You may also enjoy seeing our visit from last year… Strawberry Picking Fun!  Swanton Berry Farm U-Pik


  1. elPadawan says:

    Nice :). Although it is even better if you can grow your own 😉


  2. mmtread says:

    One of my fondest childhood memories is of going to pick-your-own places in NH and, in addition to picking about 30 pounds of berries, simply gorging ourselves on the super-sweet, flavorful berries right then and there. Supermarket berries are like a photo negative of the real thing. We’d go home and brew up a massive batch of strawberry jam, enough to get us through the winter. Then we’d make strawberry-rhubarb pies, strawberry shortcake, strawberry this and that until our very skin smelled of strawberries. I miss that. I hope to find it again, and acquaint our boys with the intense pleasure of picking your own.


    1. I didn’t have the pick-your-own experience as a child. Or perhaps, having a large backyard with fruit trees and a giant vegetable garden, it just wasn’t necessary to go to a special farm for the occasion. I was simply able to head into the yard for fresh picked anything. Now, living in a townhouse in the suburbs, I do have to find u-pick farms for my son to enjoy the experience (there are quite a few u-pick farms around the Bay Area, but very few that are organic). From our annual berry-picking adventures, I can already tell he’s forming the memories, as you have from your childhood.


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