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Aunt Lisa

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U-Pick Strawberry Fields
« on: June 27, 2010, 11:14:54 AM »


 Does anyone know if there is a u-pick strawberry field around Monroe? I miss the real favor of strawberries :)
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Re: U-Pick Strawberry Fields
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2010, 11:18:56 AM »

I know of Parran's farm in Ida. I picked there a few years ago.

5355 Secor Road
Ida, MI 48140
Phone: (734)269-3610
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Re: U-Pick Strawberry Fields
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2010, 11:20:24 AM »

They may already be done for the year?
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Re: U-Pick Strawberry Fields
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2010, 11:21:11 AM »

Ooooo, this would be a fun thing to do with the kids. (Always on the lookout for ways to wear them out! lol) And then I could make some freezer jam!
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Re: U-Pick Strawberry Fields
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2010, 11:21:50 AM »

 Thanks honey, I haven't picked in years, but now my kids are old enough to do the bending. LOL I wonder if they are open yet.
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Re: U-Pick Strawberry Fields
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2010, 11:22:38 AM »

They may already be done for the year?


   NOOOOOOOO, say it isn't so!!!!!
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Re: U-Pick Strawberry Fields
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2010, 11:24:32 AM »

What about asparagus?  Any out there?
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Re: U-Pick Strawberry Fields
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2010, 11:24:46 AM »

I'm not sure, Lisa.....I know down in the St. Louis area that they are done shortly after Memorial Day.  I'm sure we are at least 3 weeks behind them, so it should be close.
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Re: U-Pick Strawberry Fields
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2010, 11:29:45 AM »

You're almost too late for strawberries Aunt Lisa...

Also in Ida...

Whittaker's Berry Farm...   6724 Todd Road...   phone first to check on picking conditions...

734-269-6612

The summer edition of the Monroe Magazine has a very nice photo article on their operation.

Marilyn is the daughter of the owners of the former Rauch's Berry Farm in LaSalle so she kind of grew up in the business...   both her and hubby are great people!!!

since Flanders isn't around I'll even do a map 8* 8* 8*

http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.85671,-83.54150&z=14&t=H&marker0=41.85671%2C-83.54150%2C6.6%20km%20SxSE%20of%20Ida%20MI
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Re: U-Pick Strawberry Fields
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2010, 11:41:16 AM »



   UGH!!!! Thanks BRD and Fuzz. One day I'm going to get my $h!# together and try doing some planting myself. First I'll need to read a book about it, because I'd be planting way to late. LOL
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Re: U-Pick Strawberry Fields
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2010, 11:42:23 AM »

Thanks Aunt Lisa,
Now my mouth is watering for strawberries. ;)
I made a pound cake yesterday and added fresh berries, whip cream. Never ate it though. Now I will.
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Re: U-Pick Strawberry Fields
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2010, 11:47:06 AM »

Thanks Aunt Lisa,
Now my mouth is watering for strawberries. ;)
I made a pound cake yesterday and added fresh berries, whip cream. Never ate it though. Now I will.


  DON"T even come back here and tell me how good it is either. LOL I want fresh berries and you already have a damn dessert made. How could you? No pics either.
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Re: U-Pick Strawberry Fields
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2010, 11:47:46 AM »

Well Aunt Lisa you gave me an idea to go pick some berries today. So I called Whittaker's and they are done with berries but Parran's isn't You can still pick till 5 today and they are open during the week from 9-7. Lady I spoke to  said berries are getting small though.
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Re: U-Pick Strawberry Fields
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2010, 11:50:04 AM »

LOL Sorry,
I cheated I bought my berries at Meijers. I usually pick mine every year though. I didn't this year yet. Hubby wants us to to go to the movies today so I am not sure I will pick them today either.
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Re: U-Pick Strawberry Fields
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2010, 11:55:26 AM »

 Well someone is on the ball today, good job :) maybe I should wait until Monday. If they are small, wouldn't they grow more with 2 days of rain we are excepting? I should know more about this stuff, my grandfather was a farmer, but I was too little then.
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