Lancaster County’s strawberry season has arrived.
If you want to pick your own berries, here are four farms to check out. The season, which usually lasts a few weeks, depends on the weather and the crowds. While Lancaster County's had above-average rainfall this year, there have been enough sunny days to make a good strawberry crop, says Jim Erb, owner of Brook Lawn Farm Market in Neffsville.
Before you head out to pick your own, it’s a good idea to call ahead. A few strawberry patches have closed early on days when crowds have picked all of the ripe strawberries.
Brecknock Orchard Farm Market
Location: 390 Orchard Rd, Mohnton
Season: Strawberry season has started.
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday: closed.
Price: More than 30 pounds are $2.25/pound, 10-30 pounds are $2.75/pound and less than 10 pounds are $3.25/pound.
Brook Lawn Farm Market
Location: 2325 Lititz Pike, Lancaster. The picking patch is in a new location this year. Enter the main parking lot from Lititz Pike and follow signs to the pick-your-own area.
Season: Strawberry patches have opened and remain open for about two weeks, depending on the weather.
Hours: Pick-your-own hours are generally 8 a.m.-noon, Monday through Saturday, but call 717-569-4748 for more updates.
Price: $2.49/pound with quantity discounts which vary daily for 20 pounds or more.
Contact: facebook.com/BrookLawnFarmMarket or 717-569-4748
Myers Pick Your Own Strawberries
Location: 1429 Auction Rd, Manheim
Season: Strawberry season had started.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday: closed. Large crowds this season have caused this farm to close early several days, so call ahead.
Price: A quart is $2.25.
Contact: facebook.com/myersstrawberries or 717-653-1259
Shenk's Berry Farm
Location: 911 Disston View Dr, Lititz
Season: Pick-your-own strawberry season has started.
Hours: Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - noon; closed in the afternoon and then open 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sunday.
Contact: shenkberryfarm.com and 717-626-6194