Above: The first strawberries of the season at Dressel Farms on June 6. Photo via Facebook.
It's strawberry season, that momentarily magical time of year when you can eat fat, juicy, locally-grown berries by the bucketfull at U-Pick farms around the Catskills.
We're smack in the middle of the picking season this week. For most farms, the season begins at the start of June and lasts about four weeks, sometimes stretching into the first week of July. The higher up into the mountains you go, the later the season runs.
We've done our homework, and the strawberries are ripe and ready at all the Catskills farms listed below. Happy picking!
4640 Route 32, Catskill
Story Farms had its first U-Pick day on June 5, and is selling them for $2 per pound.
Bohringer’s Fruit Farm
3992 State Route 30, Middleburgh
Bohringer's roadside stand opened for pickers on June 8, and is still going strong. They cost $3.25 per quart if you pick them youself.
271 Route 208, New Paltz
Dressel's strawberries were ready on June 10, and their first crop of raspberries was harvested today.
5755 Route 209, Kerhonkson
U-pick strawberries began on June 6 and will go through the first week of July, according to Savannah Baker, a Kelder's employee. Sugar snap peas are ready for picking alongside the strawberries, and U-Pick blueberries will be ready the second week in July.
5100 Route 209, Accord
U-pick strawberries began on June 9, and are still going strong this week.
Below: Fresh-picked berries from Borhinger's Fruit Farm fro breakfast on June 12. Photo via Facebook.