National Strawberry Month is observed each May, and that's when they usually ripen in the Wichita area. You'll find plenty of pick-your-own strawberry farms where you can go to pick the juiciest, freshest fruits right off the vines. And when you get home, wash them and eat some plain, use them in shortcakes or on top of a cheesecake, dip them in chocolate, and save some to freeze for later.
Our real estate agents suggest stopping by one or more of the following places to pick your own berries around Wichita.
- Sargeant's Berry Farm - 9836 S. Hydraulic St., Haysville, KS 67060
Pick delicious strawberries at Sargeant's Berry Farm, located near view Haysville homes for sale, from May to June. After strawberry season, come back from June to July to hit the blackberry patches. If you'd rather buy fresh produce from Sargeant's store, you'll find pre-picked asparagus, local honey, and more, as well as peaches later in the year. Hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays.
- Meadowlark Farm - 11249 SW 160th St., Rose Hill, KS 67133
About two acres of strawberries are harvested each May and June at Meadowlark Farm, and you can pick your own or buy the tasty fruits already picked. After picking your strawberries, you're welcome to stay Rose Hill homes for sale. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday.
- Tenth Street Orchard - 510 W. Washington Ave., Sterling, KS 67579
Depending on the season, you can pick your own strawberries, blackberries, and other fruits at Tenth Street Orchard, located just around the corner from Sterling homes for sale. If you have kids, make sure to bring them along to enjoy not only their berry-picking experience but also a play area with games and activities. Hours vary according to the season, so check the orchard's website to see when you can come pick your own strawberries.
- Sweet Berries & Brambles - 309 NE 120 Rd., Harper, KS 67058
Located about three miles north of Harper, Sweet Berries & Brambles lets you pick your own strawberries starting around the end of May and blackberries starting around mid-June. The 6-acre farm is located near Harper homes for sale, and its owners invite you and your kids to sample a few berries so you'll know you'll love what you pick. Hours are Monday-Saturday during picking seasons by appointment only.
- Farm View U-Pick Strawberry Patch - 207 8th Ave., Inman, KS 67546
The owners of Farm View U-Pick Strawberry Patch started their field behind their parents' home, and the first yield was already tremendous. They then planted 6,000 strawberry plants by hand and opened up for the first time in 2017. Since then, the business, located just around the corner from Inman homes for sale, has thrived. Hours are 6-8 p.m. during picking season, which usually starts around the end of May.
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