Thursday, May 13, 2010
The Waller Family Farm
It's strawberry picking season, and anyone who has been on the Waller Family Farm has been waiting for the berry patch to finally open so we could say hi to everyone and the dog, and start picking again!
What it is: The Waller farm is located at the intersections of Mt Moriah Road and Kerley Road, about a five minute drive from downtown Durham. Their new website is excellent, and gives all the details: wallerfamilyfarm.com.
What we like: The berries are delicious, and we've never been chided for the kids' faces and shirts being stained bright red, although we keep joking they really ought to be weighed before and after too. I recommend hats and water, and the little ones have easier times carrying a little bucket with a handle instead of trying to juggle a cardboard or plastic tray. If you do bring your own container, make sure you stop at the weigh station and get them pre-weighed before you pick.
By the way, for hats: Michael's and have excellent straw hats for little heads for $2-3 (look in the flower crafting aisles), and if you're crafty, you can go to town personalizing them for your little tikes!
Website and other important information: The Waller farm is located at the intersections of Mt Moriah Road and Kerley Road, about a five minute drive from downtown Durham.
*Address: 5005 Kerley Rd, Durham, NC 27705
*Hours: Monday-Saturday 8 am -7 pm (When berries are available)
(Logo courtesy of Waller Farm website)