Ready to “U-Pick” Your Own Strawberries?
Summer is synonymous for sun, the outdoors and berries. The season is also home to kiddos who are out of school and need activities to keep them (and mom) from being bored at home. Why not combine an outdoor activity with the kids and enjoy delicious summer strawberries at a U-Pick adventure at the Carlsbad Strawberry Company?
The Carlsbad Strawberry Company is a family run grower of fruits and vegetables. Now in its third generation, they have been farming in the area since 1948. The strawberry field has been part of the Carlsbad landscape long before Interstate 5 was built.
Strawberry Fields Forever
The strawberry field is approximately 80 acres in size and borders the Batiquitos Lagoon to the east and Interstate 5 to the west. The Carlsbad climate and ocean proximity make the area the perfect place to grow delicious berries. The berries are harvested into the summer with the strawberry u-pick activity being one of the most popular San Diego summer activities.
Aside from the u-pick option, Carlsbad Strawberry Company berries are also sold at farmer’s markets throughout the county, and are packaged commercially and sold to markets by Aviara Farms, Inc.
Families are encouraged to visit the Carlsbad Strawberry Company for a u-pick adventure. Select your bucket size — $8.75 for a small bucket and $17 for a large one — and start picking. And don’t worry if you see a juicy berry that’s calling your name – you can eat as many berries as your stomach desires while you pick. Be sure to take cash, as the company does not accept credit or debit cards.
In addition to family outings, Carlsbad Strawberry Company offers field trip options for schools or large groups. The strawberry fields are now open daily from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Carlsbad Strawberry Company
Cannon Road and Paseo del Norte, just east of Interstate 5 at the Cannon Road
Carlsbad, Ca 92008
– Leah R. Singer