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May 19, 2024

It’s Berry- Pickin’ Time!

Toward the end of the month, the delicious berries can be yours. Head to these area farms where you can pick your own.

Make sweet memories with your family this month during a fun and tasty strawberry picking excursion! From May to early June, ripe strawberries are ready for the pickin’ at many local farms.

There are also some great options nearby that make for a perfect day-trip destination! Weather, crowds and other variables do play a role in crop availability, so check each location’s Facebook page, or call ahead, to ensure U-pick is available.

BLOOMS AND BERRIES Strawberry Days
9669 S. St. Rt. 48, Loveland; 513-697-9173; bloomsandberries.com
May 20 – June 4; Weekdays: $10.95; Weekends: $15.95; Online reservations are required. Tickets include berry-picking, the petting farm, bounce pad, barnyard and bee train. On the weekends, the fun includes live music, a beer garden and food trucks.

EVANS ORCHARD
198 Stone Road, Georgetown, KY; 502-863-2255; evansorchard.com
The farm is now open for the season, but strawberries won’t be ready for picking until mid-May. Admission for 2023 is not yet available, but the farm includes an expansive play area, farm fun, a gift store and market and special events.

IRONS FRUIT FARM
1640 Stubbs Mill Road, Lebanon; 502-932-2853; ironsfruitfarm.com
Watch the Irons Farm Facebook page for U-pick days coming up in late May/early June. The farm also has a market and store and farm fun in store.

MCGLASSON FARMS
5831 River Road, Hebron, KY; 859-689-5229; mcglassonfarms.com
Watch the McGlasson Farms Facebook page for U-pick days coming up in late May/ early June.

RED BARN FARM
1295 Knoxville Road, Dry Ridge, KY; 859-391-4433; facebook.com/RedBarnFarm
The season is expected to begin in early May.

STOKES BERRY FARM
2882 Center Road, Wilmington; 937-317-0074; facebook.com/stokesberryfarmohio
Check their Facebook page for U-pick days.

THE BERRY PATCH
2451 State Route 245 W. West Liberty; 937-317-0074; facebook.com/TheBerryPatchLLC
U-pick and pre-picked available in season. Follow the Facebook page for picking days and evenings.

About the Author

Amanda Ciani

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).