OPEN DURING SEASON EVERY MORNING AT 7:30 WITH FRESH PRE-PICKED BERRIES ~ UNTIL SOLD OUT. FOR DAILY UPDATES, CHECK OUR FACEBOOK OR CALL 686-2004 FOR RECORDED INFO.
PRICING AT FARM: $4 per quart/$26 per flat
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What type of berries do you grow?
Q: How long will your season last?
A: Approximately April 15 - June 15 depending on weather
Q: Can I leave the berries in my car while I run some errands?
A: Berries are very perishable. If left in a hot car they will ruin quickly. Also don't leave them tied up in a plastic bag.
They need to be kept cool and dry.
Q: What are the best conditions for storing berries at home?
A: Do not wash or remove caps until you are ready to use the berries. As soon as you wash them they start breaking down faster. The best way to store them is to get them in the refrigerator as soon as possible. Use a shallow dish or cake pan where berries are less crowded. Cover berries with paper or cloth towels. They will keep a day or two on the counter in a cool dry place spread out and loosely covered also.
Q: Best way to handle berries wet from dew or rain?
A: Spread them out on newspaper and air dry. Then care for them as stated above.
Q: Does the size of a strawberry affect its flavor?
A: The size of the berry does not affect the flavor. Sometimes during the season flavor can vary depending on temperatures and amount of sunshine.
Q: How do you freeze berries?
A: Air tight packaging and zero or below freezer temperatures are the keys to maintaining best quality strawberries. Wash berries and dry thoroughly before freezing (spreading out in front of a fan works well).
Tray Freezing: Place whole berries on a tray and freeze solid. Transfer to airtight freezer bags or containers.
Squeeze out excess air. For more great options, click our 'Preserving Strawberries' button.
Q: Are strawberries nutritious?
A: Very! 8 medium strawberries: 140% of the daily value for vitamin C. 12% of the daily value for dietary fiber. They are also a good source of folate and potassium. They have about 7 grams of sugar (which is the lowest among the top selling fruits) and they're only 4 calories each.
HISTORY OF GREEN ACRES FARM
Established in 1941, Green Acres Farm has been in
Gibson County.....(more info coming soon)
We are officially closed for the season. Thank you to everyone who came out and shared your support with us. See y’all at the pumpkin patch this fall. Have a blessed rest of the summer!