OPEN SEASONALLY, approximately early June for 3-4 weeks.
Iowa Orchard U-Pick Strawberry Patch is located at 13140 NW 102nd Avenue in Granger on the Southside of Highway 141. View Map
*Picking is weather and availability permitting. If it is raining or rained the night before, we might be closed; also, strawberries do not ripen all at once, sometimes the field needs to recharge and green berries to ripen. Always call 515-276-0852 or check our Facebook page to make sure we are open.
COVID-19 U-PICK MESSAGE AND POLICY
Being outdoors with plenty of fresh air and wide-open space allows us to SAFELY enjoy strawberry picking while social distancing. Our extended open hours are now Monday-Friday 8 am-3 pm and Saturday-Sunday 8 am-4 pm – this is nearly a 100% increase in picking times from the previous season. Longer hours and our 5-acre field allow us to space individual households 6ft apart, or more while picking. Multiple hand-washing stations are provided for customers and staff. Members of the staff coming in personal contact with customers will be wearing facial covers.
With all of the above there are still a few precautions we need you to follow in order to protect yourself and others:
– you cannot enter the farm if feeling sick or displaying any symptoms of Covid-19
– you must maintain a safe 6-foot social distance at all times
– we strongly urge you to wear a facial cover only when checking in/out
-hand-washing stations provided: wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap right before checking out.
“Currently, there is no evidence to support a transmission of Covid-19 associated with food” as per CDC.gov – so wearing a mask while picking is your personal preference. Please, take into consideration the heat and humidity of the day if you choose to have a mask on you or children/adults you are responsible for while here.
– it is recommended by the Center for Disease Control to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before preparing/consuming any food
– do not bring your own containers to pick into – we will provide you with a new unused waxed cardboard box.
U-Pick Strawberry Prices
under 5 pounds = $3.25/lb
5-10 pounds = $2.75/lb
over 10-20 pounds = $2.25/lb
over 20 pounds = $2.00/lb
Prepicked berries are $4.00 per pound and must be preordered at 515-276-0852. Due to the Covid-19, we have a farm help shortage and might not be able to fill all the prepicked berry orders. If we cannot help you and you are unable to pick your own, there are still a couple of options left – you can ask a family member/friend to pick for you or pay somebody to do so. We apologize for the inconvenience and will do our best to fill all orders.
THINGS TO REMEMBER BEFORE COMING TO PICK STRAWBERRIES:
As strawberries grow low to the ground, no pets are allowed in the patch to avoid contamination. If you are an owner of a service dog, please, let us know how we can help to accommodate you to the best of our ability. An emotional support animal is not qualified as a service dog and not allowed in.
We provide you with a cardboard flat to pick into – no need to bring your own container.
Please, plan on having one adult per 3 children to keep an eye on them.
If bringing a stroller, have another person with you so you can take turns picking – the strawberry field is covered with thick straw making it impossible to push a stroller plus it damages the berries.
Fresh berries need to be refrigerated right away.
Prewashing berries before storage makes them go bad faster – wash them right before consuming.