Andrew’s Sod and Fruit – Walnut Hill, Florida

Frozen strawberries for smoothies this summer, strawberry bread, strawberry muffins, strawberry lime freezes, strawberry sauce, strawberry shortcake…

Last week we went to Andrew’s Sod and Fruit to pick strawberries.  Be sure to read to the end of the post to see what you can do with all your strawberries when you get home!  Myster Photo Monday #17 was taken here.

We had such a great time wandering up and down the strawberry patch picking and choosing the perfect strawberries.  When you arrive at Andrew’s Sod and Fruit, they give you boxes to put your strawberries in and will even give you a ride to the section that is to be picked for that day. 

Strawberries are $1.50 a lb.  We picked about 14lbs in an hour.  They are a bit pricier than what you would pay in the store, but we got to hand pick every strawberry. Usually I bring one of those pints home and throw half of them away because they have gone bad.

Hurry to the farm this week though!  The strawberries will only be good for a few more days.  Be sure to call ahead of time to make sure that they have strawberries available still before you make the trip out there.  Later on this month and next, Andrew’s will also have all sorts of other vegetables and fruit available for U-pick!  We will let you know when we head out there!

What to Know Before You Go:

  • Wear tennis shoes because the field can be muddy.
  • Make sure to bring a bottle of water, a hat and wear sunscreen.
  • Arrive as early as possible.  They open for U-Pick at 8am and I recommend that you arrive then.  We got left around 9:30 in the morning and the sun was already beating down on us.
  • Even though they give you a box to put your strawberries in, next time I would bring a basket or reusable grocery bag to put my strawberries in while I pick them.  Towards the end, the box got very heavy and was awkward to carry.
  • Bring check or cash.  Strawberries are $1.50 a lb.  We picked about 14lbs.  They are a bit pricier than what you would pay in the store, but we got to hand pick every strawberry. Usually I bring one of those pints home and throw half of them away because they have gone bad.

Once you have picked all your strawberries, what should you do with them?  Here are some links with recipes that we have used this week.  Do you have a favorite strawberry recipe?  Leave a comment with the link or recipe!

Strawberrry Freezer Jam

Strawberry Recipe Roundup

Food TV Strawberry Recipes
Pensacola Family Vacation

Comments

  1. So I read this post and completely got a craving for strawberries. I went to my fridge and they were gone! Dang! Guess I better head to a fruit stand today. I love picking my own fruit. I hope to get my kids strawberry picking sometime this spring. Thanks for playing along with Spotlight Thursdays. Would you mind linking back to us at the end of your post so your readers know you are playing along and can see who else has joined in the fun? Here is this weeks link: http://blog.trekaroo.com/2010/05/13/spotlight-thursday-papago-park/

    Hope to see you again next week!

  2. We went strawberry picking for Mother’s Day this past weekend in Northern California. My two sons absolutely LOVED it. Such a great spring activity!

  3. I’d have to say.. strawberries are amazing. Nice post! 🙂

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