Weekend Showcase: A Juicy Strawberry Season
The wait is over for strawberries. After a delayed start to the season, Nancy Bauer at Bauer’s Berry Farm says the berries are ripe and going quickly.
The Early Bird Gets the Berry
Nancy and Bill Bauer provide an excellent berry picking experience. This year they purchased 40 thousand plants to plant on five acres. They open early and close when the berries for the day are gone. Nancy says to call ahead to make sure they are still open.
“We hire teenagers that are fairly young and can’t get a job at Target or Walmart. And they’re eager beavers,” said Nancy Bauer. “So our age range is fourteen to twenty, and the twenty year-olds are somebody who started as a fourteen year-old they’re very valuable. They have another second job that they work us in.”
Workers take berry pickers to a section to begin and then mark the place where the patron decided to stop picking. For some families, picking berries is an annual tradition.
If you’re looking for a well-run berry patch with plenty of juicy, yummy, succulent, strawberries and something that the whole family can enjoy; you’ve found it right here at Bauer’s Berry Farm.
Bauer’s Berry Farm opens at 8 a.m. each day and remains open until the berries for the day are gone. Information on location prices and times can be found on their Bauer Berry Farm website.