Strawberry Picking begins in early June and lasts till the end of June or early July. So give us a call or better yet join our mailing list and we will let you know when the season is in full bloom.
• To be sure to get the pick-of-the-crop, we recommend that you arrive early in the
day (or in the late afternoon) when the fruit is at it's coolest temperature, and you
will be most comfortable too!
• Large or small, every red berry is ripe, luscious, and ready to eat! (green berries
will not ripen after picking)
• Look under the leaves of each strawberry plant to find the berries - then pinch or
pull the stem from the plant. Be sure to leave the hulls on berries
• Freshly picked berries are highly perishable - so protect them from sunlight and
don't leave them in a hot car!
• Fresh strawberries should be used within 2 to 3 days of picking. Store unwashed
in the refridgerator or dark, cool area. Be careful not to crowd or press.
Raspberry season at Sussex County Strawberry Farm does not begin till late August. Please call a head for picking times and conditions.
Fresh raspberries harvested at their peak of quality surpass by far those purchased at retail outlets. Ripe raspberries will separate easily from the plant. To ensure that none of the fruit gets too ripe, berries should be picked every two or three days. Because hot weather ripens raspberries quickly, it is sometimes necessary to pick every day. So come on down and have a great time picking our tasty raspberries.
To harvest, use the thumb, index, and middle fingers to pick the berries. They should be placed (not dropped) directly in a basket or other container. Harvested berries should be handled as little as possible and kept in the shade until they can be placed in cool storage. Under ideal conditions (31° to 32°F and 90 to 95 percent humidity) the fruit will keep for a day or two.
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Sussex County Strawberry Farm opens it's gates for Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins the first week in October. It's an experience you and your family won't want to miss. It's fun for everyone...Why not make it a family tradition!
• Pumpkins Grown On Location
• Free Hayrides Every Weekend In October
• Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides On The Weekends
• Fresh Local Apples
• Corn Stalks, Indian Corn, Gourds
• Fresh Local Cider
• All Your Carving Supplies
Varieties of Pumpkins
Sugar - Excellent for baking
Jack O'Lantern - most common for carving
White Lumina - unusual, medium-sized white pumpkin
Mini - Great for decoration
Gourds - Many varieties, used for decorations
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