Frequently Asked Questions 

 Does Braffet Berry Farm provide containers for the berries or should we bring our own?
 We have buckets for which you can pick in, but we ask that those stay with us. You can transfer to cardboard flat which we provide for free. Or you may wish to bring your own container.
 Does Braffet Berry Farm pick the berries or do we pick our own?
 It is a U-pick farm and we can pick for you for additional charge. We ask that you phone ahead with those orders.
 When is strawberry season?  How long does it last?
 Our season usually starts at Memorial Day weekend, depending on the weather conditions. Our season usually last about four weeks.
 How long have you been in the strawberry business?
 We have been operating at our location for about 18 years.
 How can I check to see if conditions are good to come and pick strawberries?
 To check on picking conditions, we ask that you call our house phone 309.376.2012, check our website , follow us on Facebook, or you can go to
What's the best way to store strawberries?
 For strawberries to stay fresh, do not wash them right away. Refrigerate them as soon as possible in the original clamshell or in a container with a dry paper towel at the bottom. Separate the berries by layering them with paper towels to maximize freshness. Just before using, wash strawberries with the caps attached under a gentle spray of cool water. For best flavor, serve strawberries at room temperature.
 Can I freeze strawberries?
 There are a few different ways to freeze strawberries. One popular method is to freeze whole without sugar to maintain shape and health benefits. Directions: I do not rinse my berries if I am to freeze them. I slice stem off at top of berry. Place on a cookie sheet and place uncovered in freezer for a minimum of 2 hours. Transfer strawberries to a freezer bag or container. Frozen strawberries can be stored frozen for several months.
 Do you sell any other fruits or vegetables?
 We have asparagus early May. End of June first part of July limited blueberries and rhubarb.
Strawberry onions will be available this summer.