Strawberries


At Moon Farms Country Market, we strive to provide you with the sweetest, juiciest, and finest strawberries in the Athens area. Yearly, we plant over 48,000 plants consisting of many different varieties of strawberries. Some of the varieties we plant are Camarosa, Albion, Fronteras, and Ruby June. All of these varieties are well known for their large and flavorful fruit. We plant our strawberries on raised plastic beds to provide you with the cleanest, easiest to pick, and highest quality berry you can get anywhere. Feel free to ask us more about all the varieties we have growing at the farm!

Strawberry Prices

Pre-Picked Gallon Bucket: $18
You-Pick Gallon Bucket: $15
Picking Bucket: $1

We take cash or checks only!

Things to Remember While Picking

  • Please do not bring any pets to the farm. We strive to provide you with a clean and sanitary environment.
  • Only pick strawberries on marked rows while not stepping on the beds. Please, finish picking the row before moving to another one.
  • Pick all red ripe berries, large or small, making sure not to pick green ones. While picking, please make sure you do not damage any of the blooms on the plant. These will soon become vine ripe strawberries.
  • Make sure you pinch or pull off the stem when picking strawberries trying not to pull off the cap until you are ready to eat.

Strawberry Care

Your berries will last at least 5-7 days by just following these simple steps:

  • Do not leave your berries in the car for any longer than absolutely necessary and make sure that on the drive home, you leave the air conditioner on. Always put your berries in the car with you and not in the trunk.
  • Refrigerate your berries as soon as you get home. Put them in a sealed container and leave them exactly as you picked them (uncapped, uncut and unwashed) in the container. It is usually best to place them in a shallow container only 1 to 2 deep.
  • Do not cap, wash or cut your berries until just before you get ready to eat or use them.
  • Always wash strawberries in cold water.

Freezing Guidelines

  • Before freezing your berries, wash and cap them, sweeten as needed with a touch of sugar. Halve them and put into pint baggies or sealed containers for later use.
  • To freeze berries whole -- place berries on a cookie sheet in the freezer and once frozen, put into a sealed container. This allows you to later take berries out individually.
  • Berries will have the best consistency if they are eaten just before being thawed completely.