Monday, April 16, 2012

Oakley Farm

What it is: Strawberry season has arrived early this year!  So, we were able to get out a little early to get our fresh strawberries.  The list of delicious foods that we wanted to make with our strawberries is long-strawberry pie, roasted strawberry and buttermilk ice cream (new recipe), and strawberry wine-so we had to get a lot of strawberries.

We decided to check out some place new.  Oakley Farm was just down the road, probably only 15 minutes from our location near Southpoint and probably closer for some Durhamites.  It's just off of Farrington Mill Road in Chapel Hill.  We headed on over, and the first thing that struck me was that it seemed much quieter than some of the other berry patches we had been to.  There was no parking lot so we just parked on the side of the road.  Then, we picked up our baskets and headed out in to the field.  There were only a few other people in the field, so it was nice and peaceful.

We found nice plump strawberries everywhere we looked, and in no time we had 8 lbs of delicious strawberries-no thanks to my boys who spent most of the time eating berries and playing with the orange flags used to mark our place.  We then had them weighed, put them in our own containers, and headed home to enjoy our spoils!

**Oh, I'm eating a piece of that delicious strawberry pie as I type...let me know if you want the recipe!

What we liked: We loved how this patch was good-sized but at the same time seemed like a small family farm.  The prices were also very good at $1.55 per pound.

What we would change: The one thing to remember is to bring your own containers to transport your berries home.  If you don't have that then you won't be able to get your berries home.

Website and other important information: 


Address: 383 Oakley Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC  27517

Hours: 8am-6pm


 (Rows and rows of strawberries-the white sheets were cover for the berries during the previous night's frost.)

 (Our delicious strawberry goodness)

(A view looking backward at the whole patch)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

buttermilk ice cream? Strawberry pie? Recipes PLEASE

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