They’re back! Strawberry season is here and sweeter than ever at our local Temecula Valley Strawberry Farm.
My family loves the short trip to the “U-Pick” strawberry farm adventure, and of course the homemade strawberry jam and lemonade are nice perks too. Not only do we love supporting our local farms and meeting our neighbors, like the Fietz family, the berries just taste better.
My kids adore the farm and have so much fun scouting for and picking their own berries in the neat maze of “hydroponically-farmed” strawberries. The earth-friendly hydroponic farming technique uses a whopping 85 percent less water than soil grown strawberries. Since the plants grow straight-up in pots with triple-grind redwood bark instead of soil, less water is used, and soil borne pests, diseases, and the need for annual soil fumigation are eliminated. The resulting berries are big, juicy and healthier for your family and the environment.
To learn more about the Temecula Valley Strawberry Farm, the Fietz family, and for some great strawberry recipes visit http://www.temeculavalleystrawberryfarms.com/strawberry-farm/
Kenny’s “U-Pick” Strawberry farm is located at 5452 5th Street and is open Friday-Sunday 10am-6pm.
Visit the farm and taste for yourself “why local matters”.
Article and Photos by Carmen Micheli