I love fresh strawberries.
There’s nothing like a delicious berry fresh from the field. Well, on second thought, eating a delicious strawberry while standing in the field where they grow on a farm right in our own backyard might be better. Sounds pretty perfect, right?
Well, you can do that! There are farms on the San Mateo Coast where you can pick your own fruits and vegetables. They’re called “u-pick” farms and, for a nominal fee, you can harvest your own produce. It’s a blast and an activity the whole family can enjoy.
After a very wet winter and stormy spring, berry season is just getting starting on the coast so please make sure to check each farm’s website in case of closures due to holidays and weather. But it’s almost time to get pickin’! Here are three u-pick berry farms for you and your family to visit this summer:
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