Rogers Spring Hill Farm has grown strawberries since 1978.
We are always raising new strawberry varieties to offer you the all-around best strawberries.
Strawberry season starts mid-June and runs through early July. We are open 7 days a week 8:00-5:00. Please check during inclement weather that we have not closed early.
Coming to the Farm to pick Strawberries
Containers: We can supply you with containers or you may bring your own. We suggest if you bring your own not to bring anything to deep because you could bruise the ones on the bottom. We strongly suggest NOT to pick into plastic bags.
How to Pick: It is best to ‘pinch’ part of the stem off along with the green cap. The strawberries will last longer. Pick red berries, where the white tips will not turn red once picked.
Families: We welcome families. Due to the narrow rows we do not allow strollers to go down the rows, but you may leave it at the ends. We have a fun play area for the kids to run around and have fun. We also have picnic tables for you to enjoy.
How to care for strawberries
Wash as you go.
Wash strawberries only before eating them. This is important for two reasons. Strawberries are like sponges, so once wet, they soak up every bit of moisture, making them more likely to get mushy and spoil faster. Also, wet berries are more apt to get moldy.
Leave the stems on as long as possible.
Keeping the stems on until you’re about to eat the strawberries will prolong their shelf life.
Don’t let one berry spoil the whole bunch.
If you notice any moldy berries in the container, remove them immediately. Mold spreads easily, so it’s best to remove any spoiled berries before they ruin the rest of the bunch.
Best to Store berries in the refrigerator.
If you don’t plan to eat your strawberries the day you bring them home, the best place for them is in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator. Store them whole and unwashed in a partially-closed container lined with paper towels to absorb any excess moisture. They should last up to five to seven days.
How to Freeze Strawberries
Remove the stems, halve or slice them if you like, then freeze in a single layer on a baking sheet until solid. Store in an airtight container or ziptop freezer bag. You may also prepare the berries by cutting up and adding sugar to your liking and then freeze them.
Fun Strawberry Information
- One quart of picked berries usually equals 3 cups of strawberries once the caps have been removed.
- There are 200 seeds on an average strawberry, plus they are the only fruit to wear their seeds on the outside.
- Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen each spring.
- Strawberries are part of the rose family.
- Average American eats 3.4 pounds of fresh strawberries a year.