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Wegmeyer Farm is open for strawberry picking!

May 6, 2012

Wegmeyer Farms a pick-your-own farm located in central Loudoun County has begun their 2012 strawberry season!

Per thier Web site:

Our strawberry field will open at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday May 5. Regular hours will be 9 to 6, seven-days-a-week. There is no admission to get into the field and strawberries are $3.99 per pound.

At Wegmeyer Farms, we provide a unique opportunity to enjoy delicious, juicy strawberries “as fresh as it gets” through our pick-your-own fields. We also offer pre-picked berries. Please call ahead to place your order.

Our strawberries are grown on raised plastic beds for easy picking and clean berries. Berries are picked in our one-gallon buckets that are complimentary to PYO Club members and $1 a piece for non-members. (cash, checks, Visa and Mastercard)

Tips for Your Visit to Wegmeyer Farms

1. Call before you leave the house. Ripening of strawberries is dependent on the weather. Call to be sure that a good supply will be available on the day you want to pick. If you want to pick up a large quantity of ready-picked berries, call in advance to see if you can reserve some. (540) 751-1782

2. Pick early or late in the day, when it is cool. Your strawberries will keep better and you’ll enjoy yourself more!

3. Dress appropriately. Consider wearing long sleeves if the serrated edges of the leaves tend to irritate your arms.  Access to fields is generally easy, but appropriate shoes or sandals for outdoor walking and a hat for sun may also be good ideas.

4. For PYO, dress small children in red or dark colors. Then you wont need to worry about the inevitable juice stains.

6. Please follow signs and directions and respect farm property. We are concerned about the safety and welfare of everyone who visits our farm.

7. Please watch your children. Don’t let them trample the rows, climb on farm machinery, or wander off towards farm ponds or the road.

8. No pets are allowed in the berry field. For the safety and health of all, pets are not allowed in the berry field and must stay in the vehicle.

9. Care for your fruit on the way home. Dont put your berries in the trunk of your car or leave them sitting in the car if it is sunny. Consider bringing an insulated cooler along.

 

 

 

 

 

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