Welcome!

This is our 12th annual year for our strawberry patch! Located in Verbena, AL, we are family owned and operated. We (Penton Farms) co-own the strawberry patch with some of our family, Michelle and Keith Evans (Evans Farms). Below is some information on our process for growing strawberries, as well as details on hours, prices, rules, photos, and other important information. Look on our Facebook page to stay updated on hours, new additions, and important announcements.

The Process.

Planting

Planting

Planting

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We begin planting our strawberry plants in October. We plant them on high beds of plastic, which makes for clean and easy picking. It can be along process; this year we have over 150,000 strawberry plants!

Growing

Planting

Planting

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Strawberries won't continue to grow and thrive if they become too cold; during the coldest days, we cover them in frost blankets to protect them.

Nurturing

Nurturing

Nurturing

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Once it starts to become a little warmer outside, our strawberry plants will begin to flower and bloom! While bees are busy pollinating, we ensure our plants have everything they need with an irrigation system feeding them nutrient-rich water.

Picking

Nurturing

Nurturing

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Soon, the white blooms turn into brilliant, red strawberries that are ripe for picking! Picking can begin anywhere from mid-March to early-April; it all depends on how much warm weather the strawberry plants get. We look forward to this time every year, so we can open our fields to all of our customers!

What You Need to Know.

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Hours

DEPENDING ON AVAILABILITY


Monday - Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday - Saturday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Sunday: CLOSED


Our season typically begins late March and ends late May. However, weather has a big effect on when we open or close. Not ideal weather can cause us to open later in the season and close earlier in May. Weather and availability can also cause us to close early on certain days or be closed completely for a couple days. We always update on Facebook (Sugar Hill U-Pick Farms) as soon as we know we are closing for the day or season. Please call ahead if you are unsure whether we are open.

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Prices

U-Pick: $9.00

Pre-Picked: $11.00


Each bucket contains about 1 gallon of strawberries. Whether you pick it yourself or just grab one off the table, you can keep the bucket! If you have no need for it, you can recycle it by bringing it back to pick in again or we will wash it for someone else to use.

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Fruits & Veggies!

We also have different fruits and vegetables available throughout the strawberry season. The best way to keep up with when we have them, is to follow us on Facebook (Sugar Hill U-Pick Farms)! We are constantly updating what we have every other day. Some fruits and vegetables may include: 

Squash, Cucumbers, Potatoes, Lettuce, Plums, Tomatoes, Corn, Okra, Zucchini, Onions, Kale, Cauliflower, Broccoli, & more!


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Playground

We have a fun playground for all the kids (and adults!) to play on after picking their strawberries. We also have picnic tables so families can have lunch. The playground includes a slide, swings, sandbox area, and a tire caterpillar!

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U-Pick

If you decide to pick your own berries, it's super simple! When you arrive, we will give you however many buckets you think you'd like to pick, we take you to your own row, and you start picking the reddest, biggest strawberries you can find!

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School Groups/Larger Groups

Because of COVID-19, we are not making reservations for any schools or homeschool groups this year. Normally, we allow schools to book on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday throughout the season to, not only pick delicious strawberries, but to learn the process of how a strawberry grows!

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FAQs

Click below for some frequently asked questions about the strawberry patch!

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to come see us during normal business hours.

Sugar Hill U-Pick Farms

(205) 389-3080 (205) 351-1480

Hours

Mon

08:00 am – 05:00 pm

Tue

08:00 am – 05:00 pm

Wed

08:00 am – 02:00 pm

Thu

08:00 am – 02:00 pm

Fri

08:00 am – 02:00 pm

Sat

08:00 am – 02:00 pm

Sun

Closed

DEPENDING ON AVAILABILITY