Throughout Wisconsin, the June sun is working hard to ripen sweet, juicy strawberries. This is a great time to load the family into the car and head to the farm.
Berry picking farms can be found all across the state. From Door County to Milwaukee, and Madison to LaCrosse, there are strawberries just waiting to be picked.
Generally, farms charge by the pound. In some cases, they charge by the size of the container. Either way, the cost is far less than what you would pay in the grocery store.
Once you get the berries, there are so many things you can do with them. One of the most popular is canning them. Get yourself some canning jars and mix the berries with a little bit of sugar. Freeze the jars and you’ll have summer fresh berries all year long! Strawberry Shortcake always tastes the best when you make them with fresh strawberries! But whatever you do with them, they are sure to please your taste buds.
With June’s record temperatures, there are a couple things to keep in mind.
- Start Early: Picking berries in the morning is the best way to avoid the blistering heat of the midday sun. It’s also the best time to go to get the best berries!
- Bring sun screen and wear hats to prevent sunburn
- Bring bug spray to avoid mosquito bites