The Carlsbad Strawberry Company’s a family run grower of fruits and vegetables. Now in its third generation, they have been farming in this area since 1948. The strawberry field has been part of the Carlsbad landscape long before Interstate 5 was built. Ask about a school field trip.
The strawberry field is located at the corner of Cannon Road and Paseo del Norte, just east of Interstate 5 at the Cannon Road exit in Carlsbad.
They are just right around the corner from the Carlsbad Flower Fields, the Carlsbad Company Stores and Legoland California. The strawberry harvest usually takes place between January and July.
Strawberry picking is bucket size. $10.00 for a small bucket or $20.00 for a large bucket (3 small buckets equal one large bucket). The strawberries are big, red and delicious and even though the fields can be full of pickers, there are plenty of strawberries to choose from.
U-Pick strawberries are a fun outdoor activity for children and adults, plus you are rewarded with a bucket of sweet berry’s.
Keep in mind that this is a cash only adventure no credit cards accepted. If your not ready to pick you own strawberries they is a produce stand with baskets of strawberries for sale. Remember that you can not overfill you the bucket or you will be charged extra, only fill your bucket to the top.
Tips on Fresh California Strawberries:
The berries are fully ripe at the time they are picked and do not continue to ripen after picking. They should have bright red color, natural shine, and fresh-looking green caps. Always refrigerate your strawberries immediately.
Keep berries away from moisture and stack carefully. Don’t wash berries until just before use. Leave green caps on and wash berries with a gentle spray of cool water. After washing, remove the green caps from berries with a light twist or with the point of a paring knife.
Strawberries are good for your health:
Strawberries are a perfect match for heart health because they not only contain those essential elements, but they are also naturally fat, sodium and cholesterol-free with one serving (about 8 strawberries or 1 cup) containing a mere 50 calories.
Strawberries also help control three of the risk factors associated with heart disease: high cholesterol AND high blood pressure.
Carlsbad Strawberry Company locations:
On Cannon Road, just 1 block east off Interstate 5, this is the area where the U-Pick strawberry fields are.
Carlsbad Flower Fields On the corner of Palomar Airport Road and Paseo del Norte, 1 block east of Interstate 5 (produce stand)
Del Mar On the southwest corner of San Dieguito Road and Old El Camino Real (produce stand) website