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Benny's Berries  You Pick Patch Kansas City 

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Picking hours will be updated daily on our facebook page. 

Please be sure to watch our facebook: Benny's Berries Kasnas City ( @BennysberriesKC ) and our home page of this site!

We look forward to seeing you at our U-Pick Berry Patch this Season! 

You can also find more information about us by viewing our listing on : www.pickyourown.org

PRICING:

We provide picking boxes to use while you pick Benny's Berries and you are welcome to keep and take the picking box home with you!

Prices for the 2017 Strawberry Season:

  • $3.50 per pound (plus tax) - U-Pick
  • $4.50 per pound (plus tax) - pre-picked
We accept Credit Cards! We accept credit cards

 

ARE WE ORGANIC?

We are not an organic certified farm. We use a method called integrated pest management. This method is basically like taking your kids to the doctor when they are sick. We only use synthetic products when our plants are going to be damaged or lost. (The same principle as giving your children medicine when then absolutely need it, and only then. ) Even when we are sick, we happen to be the family that tries everything the natural way before going to the doctor. We use the same approach here at our farm. The products are specially formulated for produce and 100% safe when applied correctly. Our plants have been healthy since day one, therefore will fight off most problems themselves. We work very hard to bring you quality berries that are healthy, safe, and delicious. We strive as a family to live a healthy lifestyle and are very passionate about carrying that over into our patch.

 

OTHER HELPFUL LINKS:

How to make strawberry jam: http://www.pickyourown.org/strawberryjam.htm

How to freeze strawberries: http://www.pickyourown.org/strawberries_freezing.htm

How to can strawberries: http://pickyourown.org/strawberries_canning.php

How to make strawberry pie filling: http://pickyourown.org/strawberrypiefilling.htm

Strawberry facts: http://www.pickyourown.org/strawberryfacts.htm

 

HOW TO PICK BERRIES:


Choose your strawberries carefully. Leave the stem attached to the berry. Your strawberries should be a bright red color. Berries that appear orange or slightly green are not ripe. Strawberries do not ripen after being removed from the plant. The size of a strawberry does not affect how sweet the fruit will taste.

STORING YOUR BERRIES:

After selecting your strawberries, take them home and gently wash your strawberries in cool water to remove any dirt. You can then keep them in the refrigerator. Strawberries make a terrific snack, dessert, or compliment to any meal.

Whether you prefer strawberry shortcake, strawberry smoothies, or strawberry pancakes, the delicious taste of strawberries is sure to delight.

When purchasing berries, remember, you will want to have enough to freeze for future use. If you plan on saving strawberries for the rest of the year, freeze them when they are in season. Doing this will provide you with the best flavor and ensure you have berries to enjoy all year long.

FREEZING STRAWBERRIES:

To freeze your strawberries you will want to remove the tops and core from the berry. A simple trick to remove the tops is by using a straw. A sturdy straw is a great tool. (Note: The bendable kind does not work well.) Poke the straw through the bottom of the berry aiming it toward the center of the top. Press through until the core and the top easily pops free from the rest of the strawberry.

After you have washed your strawberries and removed the tops, place them on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. A single layer spread across the cookie sheet works best. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer until the strawberries are completely frozen (about 1 hour). By doing this you prevent the berries from sticking together. Once your berries are frozen, gently transfer the strawberries into a freezer tight bag. Note: Frozen strawberries will be slightly softer after thawing when compared to fresh fruit.

Stocking up on fresh, ripe strawberries when they are in season can help keep your diet healthy all year long. A few simple steps now will have you and your family enjoying the delicious sweet taste of red strawberries for months to come.

STRAWBERRY FACTS:

Nothing compares to the taste of a fresh vine ripened strawberry!
• Unlike some other fruits, strawberries do not continue to ripen after being picked.
• The strawberry plant is a perennial plant that will remain productive for about five years.
• Strawberries wear their seeds on the outside, with the average berry containing approximately 200 seeds.
• Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen in the spring.
• Strawberries are members of the rose family.
• When ripe, strawberries are bright red, juicy and very sweet.
• Strawberries can also be pickled.
• Seventy percent of a strawberry’s roots are located in the top three inches of soil.
• The flavor of a strawberry is influenced by weather, the variety and stage of ripeness when harvested.
• Strawberries are grown in every state in the United States and every province of Canada.
• Strawberries are delicate and require gentle handling to prevent bruising.
• According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the annual per capita consumption of fresh and frozen strawberries is 4.85 pounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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