Berry season is in full swing this time of year, which means you can pick strawberries in Alabama for the perfect day trip your taste buds will enjoy. There's plenty of farms throughout the state that will provide the kick you need, but if you're looking for a big haul, then Penton Farms is the ideal spot. You can pick dozens of these juicy, red berries at this precious farm in the Heart of Dixie.

Penton Farms is located an hour from Birmingham and has opened its strawberry fields for curious pickers at their Sugar Hill Farm. This pick-your-own farm allows visitors to pick buckets of fresh berries as they wander through the brilliant, red fields.

Though the farm is open Monday to Saturday until the end of May, availability is not always guaranteed, so it's best to visit the field early to get the best pickings.

With the season slowly coming to an end, now is the perfect time to stretch out those legs and get in tune with mother nature. 

According to their Facebook, Sugar Hill is a family-owned farm with more than 140,000 plants spread throughout the strawberry fields and is open to the public.

Whether you want to pick your own bunch or swing by for some pre-picked berries, visitors can leave with buckets of strawberries that hold a gallon each.

If you plan on visiting the farm, make sure to check their Facebook page for any updates as they tend to sell out fairly quickly.

Strawberries aren't their only crop. In addition to these red treats, the farm sells an assortment of homegrown produce, including broccoli, tomatoes, plums, zucchini, lettuce, onions, and much more, so you're bound to leave with a car full of fresh vegetables and fruits.

Spring is the perfect time to venture out to this luscious farm. So what are you waiting for? Start picking the biggest and juiciest strawberries you can find.

Sugar Hill U-Pick Farms

Price: $9/U-Pick bucket & $11/pre-picked bucket

When: Until late May

Address: 3358 Co Rd 59, Verbena, AL 36091

Why You Need To Go: Get back in touch with mother nature by picking your own bundle of fresh berries.


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