Strawberries Are Ripe For Picking- Fort Mill, SC

2014 May 2

THIS is the definition of locally grown.

 

strawberry picking in fort mill, SC festival carissa rogers photography

 

Local as in… my BACKYARD!

More details about the Strawberry Harvest and other doings at the fruit stand on their website: SpringsFarm.com. Pick your own for $2/LB. Or make your kids do the picking.

strawberry picking fort mill, SC festival carissa rogers photography

strawberry picking fort mill, SC festival carissa rogers photography

strawberry picking fort mill, SC festival carissa rogers photography

 

I was on the hunt for fresh strawberries for my husband’s birthday. Which just happens to be TODAY! (Happy Birthday my dear.) Growing up in the west he always requested strawberry shortcake for his early May birthday. And that always meant… slightly not quite ripe strawberries from the store for us. But we made do and have experimented over the years with a whole bunch of strawberry related birthday treats.

NOT. THIS. YEAR.

Ripe Strawberries?

These babies aren’t going to hold one day before bursting their juices all over my counter.
They’re so red they look naughty.

strawberry picking fort mill, SC festival carissa rogers photography

 

And guess what the good folks do down here in my new neck of the woods?
They celebrate his birthday too!! How nice of them.

Seriously…  the first weekend in May every year, Fort Mill hosts the annual South Carolina Strawberry Festival! We’re talking old time-y carnival rides, funnel cakes and I HOPE lots and lots of strawberry ice cream. Happy Birthday! I promise lots of fun photos cuz we’ll be there tonight!

strawberry picking fort mill, SC festival carissa rogers photography

 

Last night the farm hosted a ‘Pick-n-Flick’ movie night right at the strawberry fields and watched an outdoor movie of Alvin and the Chipmunks. The movie event was free. So plan on it next year the night before the festival begins!

Springs Farm Strawberry Harvest Details

  • You can pick your own until the end of May (and sometimes into June) $2/lb –or make your kids pick ‘em
  • Buy strawberries already picked for $5 for a small bucket and $17 and $28 for larger flats
    Strawberry Jam anyone?
  • The store is open till 7PM, U-Pick open till 6PM
  • Fresh strawberry ice cream is sold at the fruit stand

Oh and have you heard about South Carolina Peaches?
Yeah, they’re kind of a thing here.

Georgia may be the ‘peach’ state, but South Carolina boasts that they sell more peaches, so there! Springs Farm will be selling peaches by early June.

JUNE PEOPLE! PEACHES!

Come join me.
I smell cobbler already.

But what shall we make with these naughty beauties?

strawberry picking fort mill, SC festival carissa rogers photography

 

strawberry picking fort mill, SC festival carissa rogers photography

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11 Responses
  1. May 2, 2014

    I didn’t know you lived in FM Carissa, me too!!

    And after reading your post, I think I’m packing up the kiddos right now to go pick some strawberries!!!
    Twitter: Kelchristina

  2. May 2, 2014

    Happy birthday to your hubby! We will have a farm in our new neighborhood and I’m so excited to take the girls! Hope you have a great bday weekend and enjoy some strawberry shortcake!!
    Twitter: mommybknowsbest

  3. May 2, 2014

    I am SO ready to go picking! I love Strawberry season (it means Cobbler season at my house! lol )
    Twitter: mamamommymom

  4. May 7, 2014

    We would have to break out the ice cream churn…homemade strawberry ice cream is the best!! There are a ton of options for strawberry picking in York County!! But my boys are waiting impatiently on blueberries currently. 🙂

    • May 7, 2014

      Wait?? Where do you pick Blueberries and When do they come in season???
      Talk about FUN photos!?! THANKS!

  5. May 7, 2014

    Bush-n-Vine in York has pick your own blueberries…typically late June-July are when they are ripe. The joke is we should weigh my oldest on entry and exit to see how many we really pick!

    • May 7, 2014

      HA! That’s hilarious!
      THANKS… but… he has SUCH A long wait ahead of him??

      After reading your blog a bit I think I need to come visit your farm!

      • May 7, 2014

        Yes we do have a long wait ahead…the wait starts every year at Easter! We would love to have you anytime!

  6. May 13, 2014

    This just made my day! I know what I’ll be doing this weekend!

  7. May 13, 2014

    I love fresh the fresh strawberries and peaches here in the Carolinas as well as all of the festivals.
    Twitter: yummommies

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