Roger’s Farm (Gainesville, FL)

I am berry happy…because warm and sunny weather in Florida means lots of ripe strawberries!

Roger’s Farm is open so head on over to pick your own fresh berries straight from the field. The farm has been around for over 30 years now and it offers u-pick strawberries during spring, as well as hayrides and corn mazes in the fall.

The farm is a little bit of a drive but very worth it. Once you park, they hand you a bucket and then you are free to roam the field and pick as much as you would like! Since strawberries grow low to the ground, it’s a perfect activity for your little ones as well.

Roger's Farm Entrance
Entrance

Some outdoor time in the fresh air might just be what we all need during this ongoing pandemic. I’ve been very trying to get more produce from local farms to support local and get food fresh from farm to table, so I feel blessed to have a strawberry farm nearby.

The field had plenty of space for social distancing, and you can bring your own gloves if you feel wary of touching the berries.

Field
Field

I had never seen a strawberry flower before, but it is beautiful!

Strawberry flower
Strawberry flower
Picking a strawberry
Picking a strawberry
Picked berry
Picked berry

They have cute murals with strawberries and peas, as well as a stand for photo ops.

Strawberry mural
Strawberry mural
Peas mural
Peas mural
Roger's Stand
Roger’s Stand

Once you pick to your heart’s content, they weigh your berries and charge around $2.50 per pound. The strawberries were really sweet and slightly tart. They are not organic.

All the berries!
All the berries!
Weigh station and check out
Weigh station and check out

I highly recommend checking Roger’s out and be sure to follow @rogersfarmfla for updates on the status of their fields before you go.

Strawberry fields forever~

Published by Community Foodwaves

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