Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Strawberries Getting Ripe at U-Pick Farm

    Tim Hopkins and his brother Jim, together with their wives, children and grandchildren, manage about 3 ½ acres of strawberries on a portion of Mt. Airy Farm, which has been in the family for generations. They are the lone u-pick strawberry operation in Anne Arundel County which is known as Mr. Airy U-Pick Farm.
    This could be the last season the family will offer u-pick berries to the public. Tim notes that he and his brother had full careers as teachers in Anne Arundel County, but they haven’t really been able to retire because of the strawberry operation.  There is a chance they will keep the operation into next year, but they aren’t buying any new plants. Strawberries have a notably short life span, so the end is near,   and if you love strawberries,  you should take advantage of this location.    The berries will peak in the next 7-10 days,
    Mt. Airy U-Pick Farm is located at the intersection of Davidsonville (424) and Mt. Airy roads in Davidsonville.   Hours for picking are generally from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (unless picked out earlier), and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (unless picked out earlier). On Sundays the farm is closed.
    To get more information about Mt. Airy U-Pick,  go to:

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