Today we went to Atkinson Farms to pick strawberries with my Baby Boot Camp group! This is a small farm in Northwest Houston that lets the public come pick from their strawberry patch this time of year. I wasn’t sure if Adeline was going to understand the concept, but she loved carrying her basket and dropping the strawberries into it!
The strawberries we picked were beautiful. The hardest part was keeping Adeline from eating them right then and there!
Here are some tips for a successful strawberry picking trip:
- Check their Facebook page before heading out, because sometimes the patch is over picked and they are closed for the day.
- It costs a dollar to borrow one of their buckets, but you can bring your own.
- They have picnic tables, so feel free to bring a lunch to enjoy before or after.
- They have a small farmers market where you can buy other fruits, vegetables and canned goods (salsas, pickles, preserves, etc.) I picked up a couple other things!
- Having a little one that can’t walk proficiently yet was a bit challenging. I think this activity is best suited for kids 2.5 and older. If you do have a young one, consider bringing another adult so one can do the strawberry picking while the other tends to the baby.
- You pay for the strawberries you picked at the end. They cost $3.49/pound. At the grocery store right now strawberries are going for around $2-3/pound based on whether or not they are organic. So you aren’t doing this to save money on strawberries, but it is a fun outing for the little ones and something different to do!
Thanks again to Baby Boot Camp – Cypress for organizing this outing. If you are in the Cypress area come join us Monday-Friday from 9:30-10:30am. Your first class is always FREE!