Friday, April 13, 2012

DJ's Berry Patch

We don't normally post 2 articles in one day (you all are busy parents, we know you don't have time to be reading multiple posts from us).  BUT since this is going to be a beautiful weekend to strawberry pick and gettings are good out there right now, I wanted to let you know about this spot before you firm up your weekend itinerary.

We have already mentioned Jean's, Waller Family Farm, Oakley, and Vollmer as PYO farms in the area that offer strawberries.  We love all of these, but this season decided to try out relative newcomer (3 years this season) DJ's Berry Patch in Apex.

This is a cute farm with very easy access off of Davis Drive and Salem Church in Apex.  There were a lot of strawberries here and picking was easy (and tasty!).  DJ's prices by the bucket, not by the pound.  You get one big plastic bucket, which you get to take home with you.  You fill the bucket to the top and it is $10.  You overflow the bucket and it is $12.  Bear in mind that overflowing versus filled is in the eye of the beholder, but for the $2 it didn't matter to me, personally.  We went to fill it as much as we could since I can't get enough fresh strawberries, nor can C.

There weren't a lot of rules here - no flags to move around and so forth - except to stay out of the strawberry beds way in the back.  That's where they grow their berries for the grocery stores.  But don't worry, there are plenty of other places to pick and lots of options here.

They sell Maple View Ice Cream on premises and you can also buy pre-picked strawberries as well as other spring vegetables.

There are a bunch of picnic tables (with sun umbrellas) on the property as well as a large yard for frolicking in, which our gang took advantage of.  Picnics are allowed and there are some very clean port-a-johns on the property.

Enjoy this season - I adore it!

DJ's Berry Patch
1223 Salem Church Road


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