A Day At The Strawberry Patch In Southern Illinois
HAPPY SATURDAY FRIENDS
It’s the weekend before the last week of school and these kids are ready for some Summer fun! I’m the mom who always thinks of fun activities on a Saturday afternoon when it’s too late to do them. Anyone else? So this week as I was wrapping up the work week I decided to plan ahead. Who in the heck am I? Ha!
Our first activity of many for this Summer is to hit up the local strawberry patch and do some pickin’. We did not necessarily plan on going to two different patches today, but I am so glad we did because they both were so unique and worth mentioning.
Strawberry Picking | Patch #1 – Flamm Orchards in Cobden, IL
First we headed to Flamm Orchards because they’ve been around a long time and they’re very well known locally. When we arrived we discovered they didn’t have a u-pick option, but they still delivered with their Fruits and Cream stand that has lots of homemade goodies, including homemade strawberry shortcake that was to die for, and picnic seating available. Also I should mention you can still buy fresh picked strawberries by the quart so if picking them yourself just isn’t your thing then make sure to try them out.
All of the staff were so friendly and they had the cutest set up. They even pointed us in the direction of some other local businesses who did have a u-pick option (how nice of them). We will definitely be back as they are going to have fresh peaches in season come July.
Strawberry Picking | Patch #2 Hallsberry Farms in Buncombe, IL
Next we headed back down Lick Creek Rd until we made it back to Hallsberry Farms. This little farm was right off main road and very easy to find. They had the option to pick from already fresh picked strawberries or pick them yourself.
My kids were so excited to grab an empty flat and fill it up! We had 4 long rows that were open to pick from which was plenty. Once you’ve filled your quart or flat you just head back up to the front desk to pay. Did I mention they have the cutest desk? OMG see it below!
All of the staff here were so friendly and helpful. We will definitely be returning to make future memories with our kids.
Perry girls picking the juiciest strawberries!
Take time to teach your kids about God’s blessings!
All in all, we made so many memories today on a budget. Summer can get expensive, but there’s many ways to be frugal while also making memories and letting your kids enjoy God’s many gifts that He provided us here on Earth.
Strawberry picking is great for all ages and was a huge hit. Even my 9 year old was super excited for this little adventure and loved hunting for the perfectly ripe strawberries. This outing will continue to make more memories as we freeze some of these and continue to use them in strawberry shakes and smoothies this Summer.
If you are local to Southern Illinois or just stopping by to visit, these two Strawberry Patches are a must! We highly recommend them 😉
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Question of the week:
Have you ever been strawberry picking?