Krause Berry Farms opened up officially for the season today, and for $1.50 a pound you can fill your face and freezer with the best, ripest, freshest strawberries you can find in the world.
When I was younger, I used to hit the U-Pick Strawberry fields in Richmond and harvest all through June. I’d pay 35c a pound for the berries and I my dad would turn around and sell them for 75c a pound to his colleagues at work. It was cheaper than the grocery store, and my first kick at entrepreneurship.
I did the same each summer with blueberries which grew wild behind our house near 4 Road and Francis. I’d get about 5 pounds and hour picked that my dad would sell at his office for a pure profit of 75c a pound. It was a good racket.
Now I’m off to teach Zacharie the U-Pick habits of harvesting the freshest food for your table. We spent about 30 minutes taking photos, riding the tractor and sampling the sweetness and managed to scoop a quick 8 pounds of bounty amongst myself, mom, grandma and grandpa. Zacharie helped too!