Imagine fields of strawberries luring you in. Imagine rows and rows of juicy, red fruit ready for the picking. And imagine wearing the most inappropriate shoes ever.
Well, sandals may not be the most inappropriate (hello high heels), but it is a most unpleasant way to get your feet dirty while picking fresh strawberries at Carlsbad U-Pick Strawberries stand, right off Interstate 5 on Cannon Road. It’s an institution that’s been in the same location for several decades and its strawberries can usually be found at the local grocery stores like Trader Joe’s or Sprouts. If farm-to-table is your thing, this place is the real deal.
With strawberry season in full swing, there’s no doubt — the strawberries are fresh. But looking for ripe fruit can takes some work if the fields are full of people searching for the same thing as you.
Come to the fields empty-handed because they provide the containers: $8.25 for a small styrofoam container or $18 for a large bucket. If wandering the fields looking for ripe strawberries isn’t your thing, prepicked baskets are available starting at $3.75 for one basket up to $35 for a flat (the best deal).
U-Pick Strawberries are open daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. as long as the season lasts.