Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Jean's Strawberry Patch

What it is: Pick your own strawberries, for only $1.35 per pound! They provide the bucket while you pick, and a box to carry them home in. There's also a flier available on how to store the berries, a few recipes, and some baked goods for you to purchase.

What we like: The berries are big, juicy, bright red and very abundant! And quite tasty, too. Our kids loved helping us pick, squish, and eat the berries. The staff at the berry patch are very kid-friendly, and they even have a sand box stocked with shovels and buckets to play with when the little ones tire of berry picking.

What we would change: It may be far away for those living in North Durham. There is no shade in the berry patch, so bring a hat and avoid the midday sun. It's also busier on weekends, so call ahead to see if they are still have berries available.

Website and other information: Jean's Berry Patch is located on Hwy. 751 near Jordan Lake about halfway between Southpoint Mall and Hwy. 64. One piece of information that is useful to know is that the U-Pick part of the berry patch is actually the second entrance once you turn off of Hwy. 751. The first entrance is for people who would just like to purchase berries or other products.

Phone: (919) 362-5800

Hours: M-F 7:30 am-7:30 pm, Saturday 7:30 am until the berries are picked over


1. The sign you'll see from Hwy. 751

2. A view of the countless rows of strawberry plants


Laura said...

Try Waller Family Farm on Kerley Rd. in Durham- a true family farm with delicious pick your own strawberries too. Very kid friendly!

Picking starts tomorrow! April 30!

A Southern Accent said...

Awesome! I didn't even know this existed! I will have to check it out!

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