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A Berry Tasty August

A Berry Tasty August

August 05, 2022

One of the benefits of modern-day supermarkets is that, whatever you’re craving, you can probably find it, whether you’re bundled up in the dead of winter or languishing through the dog days of summer. Still, there are certain delights—fresh-picked strawberries, for example—that are at their palate-pleasing finest just a few months each year. If you’ve never been strawberry picking in Santa Cruz, now is the perfect time to take advantage of the mild weather and plump berries begging for a spot in your bucket. Swanton Berry Farm, just 20 minutes from the Dream Inn by car, hosts u-pick hours every Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 5pm, and their farmstand is open seven days a week from 8am – 7pm. Another favorite of ours, Crystal Bay Farm is about 25 minutes away by car, and the juicy, organic strawberries are definitely worth the drive. U-pick hours take place Wednesdays and Sundays from 10am – 2pm.



Swanton Berry Farm is located at 25 Swanton Rd, Davenport, CA, 95017.

Crystal Bay Farm is located at 40 Zils Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076.