Strawberry season is our first season of the year at Skelly's Farm Market. We have eight acres of strawberries open for both Pick-Your-Own and Pre-picked berries.
Our season usually starts around the first week or two of June.
Current Strawberry Status
See you in June 2017 when strawberry season returns.
Last updated: 7/3/16 @ 4:48 PM. Please note that while most days we have a good supply of berries all day, picking status can change quickly. Always check back here within an hour of your visit.
Strawberry Season Hours7 am - 5 pm daily
We usually have pre-picked berries available everyday after about 7:30 a.m. We pick every day to ensure fresh, great berries. Berries are available on an as available basis. We do not take orders or prepayments for berries, but we usually have berries available everyday until close to closing time. You can check on berry status before coming out by calling (608) 757-1200.
Price $4.75/quart or $27.50 for a flat of 6 quarts
We have pick-your-own available whenever we are open for berries. Our drive opens at 7 a.m. everyday. We supply boxes for you to use, and you will not be charged for the box. These boxes are designed so they zero out with our scales and are made so your berries will keep their excellent quality without getting squished. You do not need to bring your own container, but you are welcome to bring your Skelly box back for your next picking.
If you come to pick-your-own, make sure to wear comfortable clothing. Mornings are usually coolest, but the plants are usually wet from dew or occasionally from an overnight watering. Be sure to bring bug spray in case the mosquitoes decide you are sweet. A bottle of water and a snack may also be a good idea.
We do welcome pickers of any age or experience, but we ask that children pick with an adult or enjoy our playground with adult supervision while picking. We charge per pound for pick-your-own, so you can always choose to pick as little or as much as you would like.
Price: $1.70/lb. (1 quart is about 1.5lbs)
Keep in mind that our strawberries have a much shorter shelf life than the berries in stores that were shipped across the country. However, we have a much better flavor and texture. Here's some tips to keep your berries fresh:
- Store berries in a tightly sealed container such as tupperware in your refrigerator as soon as possible.
- Do not wash or clean your berries until you are ready to use them.
- Do not stack berries more than three layers high in a container to prevent squishing.
- Use berries within three days or less. Our berries are much softer and juicier than berries in the grocery store, but that means they must be eaten quickly.
- Avoid picking in the heat of the day when possible.
*Pricing valid for 2016 season