Strawberry Picking at the Strawberry Basket
OUR STRAWBERRIES - For the Ripest, Juiciest, Sweetest Tasting Strawberries - it's worth the trip to Monticello, MN and "The Strawberry Basket". . We are annually rotating our fields from strawberries to cover crops to eliminate potential diseases and pests from gaining a foothold, while building organic matter and feeding beneficial soil organisms - thus leading to the "berry best" strawberries found anywhere in the Twin Cities Metro area. Our fields are 1st Class - clean, straw mulched - large fruit - plentiful fruit (beyond belief) - well managed and supervised.
OUR STRAWBERRY SEASON - A typical strawberry picking season lasts anywhere from 10 days to 3 weeks. These last few years have been anything but normal. Large crowds have forced us to not only close early some days, but also remain closed for additional days so that remaining fruit has
time to ripen once again.. If we happen to close early we attempt to update our website and Facebook immediately.
OUR STRAWBERRY POLICY & PRICES - We want everyone to enjoy their time picking when they are here. So here are some simple rules:
No smoking in the field. Not even e-cigs.
Children are welcome as long as they are well supervised. Our rows are NOT wide enough for baby strollers.
Pets are NOT allowed. There is no shade in our parking lot, so for their own safety and comfort, please leave your pets at home. .
Prices for 2018 are $2.10/LB. for Pick-Your-Own. Pre-Picked berries, with at least 1 - 2 days notice, are $4.00/LB.
WE ACCEPT CASH AND CHECKS ONLY - NO CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS - Sorry.
Picking containers and Home transport flats are provided - all you need to bring is your love for fresh fruit.