Homegrown Strawberries

We have good news if you enjoy fresh, delicious, locally-grown strawberries. The 2024 strawberry crop is looking excellent. You will soon be able to buy them from the market or get the whole experience and pick your own. Because of the abundant crop, we expect a large quantity available for pick-your-own this year.

The start date for pick-your-own depends on several factors, but we are tentatively planning to open it up during the last full week of May, beginning with Early Glow and Galletta varieties.

The price remains unchanged from last year at $2.25/lb.

You-Pick Strawberries

You-pick strawberries will open on Saturday, May 25, and continue on Monday, May 27. The first varieties to ripen are Early Glow and Galleta.

Here are a few things to remember when you visit us to pick your own strawberries.

  1. Sign in at the farm market counter before heading to the fields.
  2. If you bring your own containers, bring them to the market when you sign. They will need to be weighed before you begin picking.
  3. Picking is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Fields will be closed when the supply runs out.
  4. Fields are open during market business hours.

Learn more about Hoover’s Farm Strawberries

A lot goes into growing delicious strawberries each season. We have been growing strawberries here for decades and have honed our process over that time to try and get the most bountiful harvest of this delightful and versatile fruit so many love. Learn more about strawberries at Hoovers Farm – including how we fight frost with ice – in a recent Lancaster Farming article.