Today, the kids and I traveled to Boughton Farm in Akron, Ohio. From our house in Mayfield Heights, it’s about 45 minutes away. It’s also close to Earth Fare grocery store and a Great Harvest bakery. So, we were able to run errands after our picking.
The U-Pick at Broughton opened at 7 AM. We arrived about 9:15 AM. They have a barn set up for U-Pick information, containers, and pricing. Looks like you can also pick pre-picked items there as well.
Everything was well marked and it was easy to find.
Nick loved sitting on this bench. Inside the barn, a white board shows what’s available and the costs. We were happily surprised that peas were available for U-Pick. Strawberries were $1.10 a pounds and all varieties of peas were $.90 a pound.
On our way to the back of the barn to pick peas, we saw this tractor. Nick was very excited since we were able o take the tractor ride to the strawberry field. He also liked the peas sign.
Sally enjoyed the stroller for a bit before wanting to run around.
This was not a good year for peas, but we still had fun picking them. The strawberries at this farm are never sprayed. The set up is a bit different because you can pick where ever you want. Other places usually assign you a spot or row. I’m not sure which I prefer. They had a port-a-jon available which is always nice with the kids.
We ended up paying $2.77. That was for about 2.5 pounds of strawberries, .5 pound of snow peas, .5 pound of sugar snap peas, and a small handful of English shelling peas. I thought it was the best deal yet. Boughton offers other U-Picks and we’ll be heading back there again soon.