May 24: Because our crop is on flat ground and the many recent rains, U-Pick opportunities are not yet available. When we have strawberries to pick, we’ll post a picking report on Facebook and here on the website.
What do we need to bring to be prepared to pick?
Here’s how to be best prepared for the strawberry field:
Dress in layers with sun protection in clothes that you don’t mind becoming soiled.
Wear some bug repellent of your choice. It’s been wet!
If it has rained recently, be prepared for mud.
Bring gloves if you want to protect your manicure.
No tools are necessary.
We will issue a reusable cardboard flat specifically designed for strawberries for a $2 fee.
If you want to bring your own container, please have it weighed by our staff prior to going out to the field.
Keep in mind that strawberries should not be mounded deeper than 4″ high (to prevent crushing).
JOHNSON FARMS HAS A STRICT NO-PET POLICY. Please leave Fido at home.
Even certified service dogs are not allowed in the U-Pick strawberry field. However, they are allowed in other non food-producing areas with proper health certification papers.
Can we bring in our own food?
Only during weekdays; NO OUTSIDE FOOD ON WEEKENDS.
Housekeeping note: This is a 140 acre working farm, so dress appropriately and be ready to run around and enjoy the fresh air. It’s also a good idea to bring a pair of gloves and your favorite cutters if you plan to harvest a pumpkin from our patch. Pets are not allowed at Johnson Farms, so please leave them at home if you plan to visit us this fall. Medically necessary guide dogs with current vaccination records are excluded from this restriction. For field conditions and more information, click here or call 816-331-1067.