The berries are ripe for pickin’.
Bush-n-Vine Farm near York opened its pick-your-own strawberry field May 1, a favorite rite of spring for many families.
The farm grows and sells its own strawberries for most of the year, tending them in covered areas during colder months. Customers are able to pick their own berries for only a few weeks in the spring.
Michael and Amy Nivens of Clover were among the first customers. They picked a bucket of berries with their youngest son, 3-year-old Jacob, and then enjoyed an ice cream treat.
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Sam Hall, son of farm owner Bob Hall, said a lot of wet weather was hard on the berries earlier in the season, but that’s changing.
“Thankfully, we’ve had a good solid week of no rain or little rain,” he said.
“They’ve got a good, sweet taste now,” he said. “We’re thankful for every day of sunshine we get.”
Jennifer Becknell • 803-329-4077
Want to go?
Pick-your-own hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Strawberries are $14 a gallon and $12 a gallon for five or more. Call 803-684-2732 before you go.
The produce stand is open an hour later than that with berries and other produce.
For more information, go to www.bushnvinefarm.com.