We are dreaming of warm and sunny days. We are dreaming of fresh produce, farmers markets and STRAWBERRIES! Today, May 20th is National Pick Strawberries Day. While this is more than likely not happening, thanks to the pandemic, Mother Nature has done her part to help the crops come in a bit later this year as well. We checked in with Evan’s Orchard in Georgetown and they are expecting their fresh grown strawberries to be ready in about two weeks.
You have time to plan and there is time for the opening of the state to continue, which just may be a win-win situation!
Below are the three u-pick farms we know of that offer strawberries. We recommend calling or checking social media for current hours and u-pick options.
Please be sure to comment if you know of another so we can share it with our readers.
Red Barn Farm – strawberries,
1305 Knoxville Road, Dry Ridge, KY 41035. Phone: 859-391-4433. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 8 pm; Sunday 1 pm to 8 pm. Directions: From north of Dry Ridge. South on I-75, exit 159, left off ramp, left at light at Walmart entrance onto Dry Ridge Bypass, left at 3rd light (KY. 467), 1.1 miles to red barn on right. Drive behind barn, park behind greenhouse on right. From south of Dry Ridge. North on I-75, exit 156, right off ramp onto Barnes Road, left at train crossing, right at 4 way intersection (KY 467), 1.1 miles to red barn on right. Drive behind barn, park behind greenhouse on right. For a map to the farm, click here. Strawberries: third week of May to Mid June. Payment: Cash, Check.
Evans Orchard and Cider Mill – strawberries
180 Stone Road, Georgetown, KY 40324. Phone: 502-863-2255. Email: email@example.com. Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30am to 6:00pm, Sundays from 12:00pm to 6:00pm; Directions: From Lexington: Take Newtown Pike (922) North eight miles from the I-75 overpass. Take a right on Stone Road. Evans Orchard is the third drive on the left (approximately 1,000 feet). From Georgetown or I-75 North: take Exit 126 and turn right off of exit. Go to US 460 and turn Left going East on US 460. Travel 3 miles and turn right onto Newtown Pike (Route 922) at the caution lights. Go one mile and turn Left onto Stone Road Evans Orchard is the third drive on the left. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Pick-Your-Own Apples, Pears, Strawberries and Blueberries. At Evans Orchard, they grow over 20 different varieties of gourmet apples along with several varieties of delicious pears and blueberries. Fresh vegetables all spring and summer, peaches, apples and pumpkins in the fall, Bushels of Family Fun all year long in the playland and petting zoo! Festivals include: Sweet Corn Festival third Saturday in July, Apple Festival second weekend in September and Harvest Festival beginning the third weekend in September and continuing through the end of October.
Eckert’s Versailles Orchard – strawberries
1396 Pinckard Pike, Versailles, KY 40383. Phone: 859-873-3097. Strawberries usually begin around Mid- May. Check back on the website or call the Orchard for more information.. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Offers pick-your-own crops including strawberries, peaches, apples, and pumpkins that are available May through late October. Discover a full list of fun things to do at Eckert’s. Their Country Store is simple and offers the kind of homemade goodies that make your mouth water. Yes, they have fresh-baked pies in apple, pumpkin and other flavors. You can also find jams, jellies, salsa and a variety of treats to enjoy with family and friends. And don’t forget about their famous apple cider donuts! Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, WIC Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. Unforgettable Playgrounds and Slides.