Hours and Availability
Our strawberry season has just begun! Please check social media and Google Maps for our latest opening times. Picked out notices will be posted on Facebook and Instagram, so please check before coming out. At the beginning of the season, our hours will be sporadic. Once we hit peak season, our hours should be more steady.
How to Pay
Our u-pick strawberries are self-service on the honor system. They are $20 per red gallon bucket, and you keep the bucket. Any sales will be listed at the stand. You may pay with cash in the blue box at the stand, by Venmo (@hawriverfruitco), or by PayPal (email@example.com). QR codes for Venmo and PayPal are at the stand.
You keep the bucket(s) you pick. In the summer, we offer a free sunflower in return for each bucket you bring back!
About Our Strawberries
Our plants are only sprayed with organic fish emulsion before they fruit to fertilize them naturally and help deter deer and rabbits. Since we don't use herbicides in the field, you'll likely find weeds (some of them can be prickly). Since we don't use insecticides, ant hills sometimes pop up, especially after rain, and there are other insects. Please pick carefully, especially with small kids.
We only have one variety this year due to supply chain issues. Our field is filled with delicious Chandler berries, one of our favorite varieties.
We will have certain days with pre-picked berries available, especially as we get further into the season. Those dates will be posted on social media. We are also happy to take orders for pre-picked as we are able. We only take orders by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), text (919-704-6105), or direct message on Facebook or Instagram. No phone calls please for pre-picked. Pre-picked are $6 per quart or $24 per gallon bucket. We will confirm that we can provide your berries and set up a time for pick up. We typically need at least 24 hour notice for pre-picked as we are a small family farm with limited pickers.
Should you have questions, the fastest way to get in touch with us is text, email, or social media. We only have one person to answer the phone, so we can't always get to it.
Thanks for supporting our small family farm!
Watermelons and Melons
If you haven't had a watermelon fresh from the field, you don't know what you are missing! There is a crispness and sweetness to the fruit you just won't find in stores. We look forward to these every year! We'll have extra large watermelons and smaller watermelons (all with seeds, but the seeds mean you are getting the best fruit there is!).
We will also have cantaloupe and honeydew. Vine-ripened fruit is some of the best there is, so make sure to grab some of these. We'll have a few different varieties with slightly different flavor profiles this year (and all absolutely delicious!).
Early fall brings everything pumpkin, and pumpkins we will have! From teeny tiny to giant, our fields will be planted (and hopefully teeming) with many pumpkin varieties in all shapes and sizes. Stop by to grab some pumpkins and take some gorgeous fall photos. We'll have some hay bales set up with some of our best pumpkins for the perfect fall photo shoot!