Picking Strawberries – When, Where, and Comparison of Places


Picking strawberries is an ideal activity for kids. Strawberries are tasty, you can eat them on the field, and you can eat a lot (unlike some fruits, when after several pieces you do not want anymore). Moreover, when they grow on the ground, even small kids can pick them. My kids always enjoyed strawberry picking. Thus in our case, it is an annual family activity.

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What Months You Can Pick Strawberries At?

Strawberries become ripe towards the end of November, and most farms open during December. The availability of strawberries starts to decrease in March, but some places are open till the end of May.

Where Can You Pick Strawberries?

There are many places in the Sharon area. But there are also farms in the south and north. And if there is no appropriate soil, farmers grow strawberries in the air.

Strawberries Growing in Air, Agronen Self-picking in Gedera
Strawberries Growing in Air, Agronen Self-picking in Gedera

Organic

Most of the places are organic and use organic pesticide control methods. Moreover, in most farms, they will tell you that at the entrance so that people will not be afraid to eat strawberries in the field without washing. And if you are not told, you can always ask.

Children

Since strawberries are sweet and easily accessible, even young children enjoy this activity. My younger daughter, at the age of 1.5 years old, already picked and ate strawberries. Therefore, I suggest self-picking as a family activity.

Comparison of Strawberry Self-Picking Farms

Notes:

  • The table is ordered by regions. Starting with south, center, Sharon, and then northern Israel.
  • In this table I listed only places where strawberry picking is a significant part of the activity. For example, at The Salad Trail, strawberries is one of the stops and you are only tasting the fruit (and the is no self-picking).
NameLocationRegionEntrance FeeOpening Hours (*)Rating on GoogleExtra Activities
Meshek 77TkumaSouthern RegionThere is a variety of options. Self-picking tours start at 35 NIS per person (including a basket)Sunday – Thursday: 09:00 – 17:00
Friday:
09:00 – 13:00
4.4 based on 124 reviewsSelf-picking of raspberries, variety of activities for children, and tours on a tractor
Uri TutimYeshaSouthern Region30 NIS per person (including a basket)Weekend: 09:00 – 14:004.6 based on 843 reviewsThey also sell flowers
A farm on a hillGederaSouthern Region30 NIS per person and extra 10 NIS per basketSunday – Friday:
09:00 – 18:00
Saturday: 09:30 – 14:00
4 based on 586 reviews
Agronen Self-picking in GederaGederaSouthern Region30 NIS per personSaturday: 09:00 – 14:004.3 based on 1745 reviewsAgronen self-picking started with raspberries, but today you can pick strawberries, mulberries, plums, pitanga, and other fruits.
Hezi Nissim strawberry picking in Ramat HasharonRamat HasharonSharon AreaBoth the official website and their Facebook page do not mention the entrance fee. According to reviews, the entrance fee is 50 NIS per child and 30 NIS per adult.Daily from 08:30 till 16:003.9 based on 49 reviewsAnimal corner
StalbetutHod HaSharonSharon Area40 NIS per child (including a basket) and 20 NIS per adultDaily from 9:00 till 14:004.3 based on 352 reviewsAdditional activities for children, like makeup artists and inflatables
TutlandHod HaSharonSharon Area45 NIS per child (including a basket) and 30 NIS per adultWeekends from 09:00 till 14:004.4 based on 1188 reviewsSelf picking of a variety of fruits and vegetables
The Strawberry and FlowerRamot HaShavimSharon Area40 NIS per child (including a basket)Saturday and holidays: 09:00 – 17:004.6 based on 69 reviewsThere is also self-picking of vegetables and flowers.
M’shoch BaGezerTzofitSharon Area35 NIS per person and an extra 10 NIS for every basketSaturday and holidays: 09:00 – 16:004.1 based on 712 reviewsThere are also vegetable self-picking tours.
Meshek 6GeulimSharon Area25 NIS per person (above two years old). 10 NIS for a small basket and 15 NIS for a big basket.Daily from 9:00 till the fruit ends4.5 based on 415 reviewsCreative activities, horseback riding, and pony riding, and animal corner
Fields – Strawberry and flower picking Mishmar HaSharonMishmar HaSharonSharon Area35 NIS per personSunday – Thursday: 09:30 – 16:30
Friday and Saturday:
09:00 – 14:30
4.4 based on 304 reviewsFlower picking
Ruach-ShtutGan ShmuelNorthern Area35 NIS per person during the week and 45 NIS per person on Saturday (including a basket)Sunday – Thursday: 09:00 – 16:00
Friday – Saturday: 09:00 – 14:00
4.5 based on 581 reviewsThey also grow blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and cherries.
There are additional activities for kids on Saturdays.
KtofotiBethlehem Of GalileeNorthern Area45 NIS per personFriday:
08:30 – 12:00
Saturday: 08:30 – 13:00
4.5 based on 1008 reviewsIt is a big farm that grows a variety of fruits and vegetables.

(*) In most farms, the opening hour will change depending on the weather and the availability of fruits. Therefore, always check before visiting one of these places (usually they are updating Facebook pages).

Note: the table was updated in November 2021.

Which Farm to Choose?

The most straightforward approach would be selecting the region and then choosing one of the top-rated places. Also, depending on the interests of the visitors, extra activities can be a deciding factor.

I visited many of the mentioned places and linked to the related articles in the table above. Thus if you want a more in-depth review, you can read them.

As you can see from the table above, the pricing of most places is relatively similar. Thus if you want to make the trip cheaper, search for coupons online.

Coupons

Sometimes during the strawberries season, farmers find themselves with too many fruits. Hence you can find coupons online. Here are several useful links:

  • Groo – search query of the word “strawberries”.
  • Cuponofesh – link to relevant category.

Summary

Picking Strawberries is a fun experience. We always enjoy it, and an annual visit became a family tradition. I highly recommend it!

One last tip, if you are planning on picking or buying a lot of fruits, prepare some free place in the freezer.

What is your favorite place? Tell us in the comments below.

For other similar places, check out agrotourism.

That’s all for today, and I’ll see you in future travels!

Stay Tuned!

   

Additional Resources

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