Customers can request pre-picked strawberries or pick their own. To request an order of pre-picked strawberries customers should call 763-689-2282 and leave a message with their contact information. Dew Fresh will call to confirm the quantity of strawberries desired and arrange for orders to be picked. Eight students from local area schools are employed by Dew Fresh for the summer and they help to pick the custom orders and perform weeding of the plants. Photos by Shawna Carpentier
Customer-picked strawberries cost $1.65 a pound. Dew Fresh also sells rhubarb,$1.25/pound, eggs, $2.50/dozen, pectin $6/cup and honey, $7.50/pint, which are ingredients that bakers and sweet-lovers can appreciate.
Owner Dave Whitney finds the experience his berry farm offers people more rewarding than anything monetary. “People to get out to do family stuff, in some ways, in our busy world that’s becoming rare; everybody’s on the internet or hooked up with this or that, and they don’t take time to slow life down,” he said.
Morghan Locken is all smiles as she picks a sizeable strawberry from the Dew Fresh strawberry field. Dew Fresh provides a quiet, country venue for strawberry lovers of all ages.
Strawberry season is nearing the end and sweet Wendy strawberries await to be picked. The Wendy strawberry is an unique and new offering of Dew Fresh Produce. “We are growing a product you can’t buy in the store, that is why people come out here with their families,” said owner of Dew Fresh Produce, Dave Whitney. After strawberry seasons ends, Dew Fresh offers blueberries and late summer raspberries before offering pumpkins, apples and squash in the fall. Dew Fresh has over 1200 apple trees that will harvest an University of Minnesota apple variety called SweeTango. This variety has received raves for its sweet citrus and honey flavor notes. Dew Fresh looks forward to sharing this popular apple variety since it is not available to the general public.