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Strawberry Picking

Updated on May 17, 2012

While we were out and about this weekend we found a farm that grows lots of different types of produce. This weekend they were having strawberry picking and because my family LOVES strawberries we couldn't pass it up.

A Strawberry flower
A Strawberry flower | Source
Some are ready for picking, others need a little more time.
Some are ready for picking, others need a little more time. | Source
Lots to choose from
Lots to choose from | Source
The "star" strawberry of the day.  We didn't pick it because it wasn't ready yet.
The "star" strawberry of the day. We didn't pick it because it wasn't ready yet. | Source
10 pounds of strawberries
10 pounds of strawberries | Source
They tast as wonderful as they look!
They tast as wonderful as they look! | Source

About Gross Farms

At Gross Farms in Sanford, NC, they allow you to pick your own strawberries (or they have some already picked for those of you who just want to grab and go). It cost $1.35 per pound of strawberries. Not bad considering the Food Lion (grocery store) charges $3.99 for a 2 pound tub. That's a huge savings and you get a lot more memories picking them yourself.

Their business hours are Monday - Saturday 7:30am - 6:00pm and Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm. Below is a link to their website where all the information can be found.

Family Strawberry Picking Pictures

Benjamin trying to decide where to start.
Benjamin trying to decide where to start. | Source
IzaBella picking strawberries
IzaBella picking strawberries | Source
Trinity with her bucket of strawberries
Trinity with her bucket of strawberries | Source
Benjamin picking the best ones.
Benjamin picking the best ones. | Source
My husband with his bucket of strawberries
My husband with his bucket of strawberries | Source
My family at Gross Farms strawberry picking.
My family at Gross Farms strawberry picking. | Source

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      And who doesn't LOVE Strawberries. Your Pictures look delicious CassyLu, and your Family looks Happy to be picking! Thanks so much for sharing this Tasty Hub.

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      I remember strawberry picking days fondly. As a kid, it is fun and tiring, great for you and great for ya parents when you crash out later! lol

      Shared, up (if I can find where it has gone) and tweeted.

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      CassyLu1981 5 years ago from Spring Lake, NC

      b. Malin - This was the kids' (and hubbys) first strawberry picking experiance. I can now say it will be a yearly thing for us :) I can't wait for fall when the pumpkin patch is ready and we can go get our own pumpkins too! Thanks for the comment!

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      CassyLu1981 5 years ago from Spring Lake, NC

      Brett.Tesol - It does take a lot out of the kids but the ride home was nice and quiet LOL Thanks for sharing, the votes and comment (I wish they wouldn't have changed the layouts :( why ruin an already good thing, sigh)

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I used to go strawberry picking each year with my neighbor in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. It is not only fun but a good cost saving as you pointed out. I would freeze a bunch of them so that we had them during other times of the year, plus made some strawberry jam. This hub brought back some good memories. Your photos are great! Voted useful, interesting and will share.

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      My favorite! Jam, jelly, ugh great hub! Voted up

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      love to pick and eat strawberries too! so much fun.

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      CassyLu1981 5 years ago from Spring Lake, NC

      Peggy W - I'm glad I was able to bring back such great memories for you. I hope my kids remember these days when they are grown! Thanks for the comment and votes and, of course, the Sharing :)

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      CassyLu1981 5 years ago from Spring Lake, NC

      Angela - Strawberry possibilities are endless :) Thanks for the comment!

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