Pick Fresh Strawberries at Third-Generation Family Farm
Marshfield, WI (OnFocus) It’s almost berry season and Roehrborn’s Berry Patch is busy in preparation.
A third-generation, family-operated farm, owners Erv and Rae Roehrborn and operators Andy and Amanda Roehrborn know how important it is to make a family outing a fun experience.
Erv and Rae have been operating the berry patch for 49 years, and before them Erv’s parents, Elmer and Anna Roehrborn, for several years would take strawberries to the hospital to sell, starting in 1946.
“We hope one of our sons will take it over someday,” said Amanda. “We grow the best variety of berries for this area. They have good color, taste, and freezing capability,” said Amanda. “We hand out brochures describing how to care for picked berries, along with a variety of strawberry recipes, including pies, jams, cakes, breads, spreads, drinks, ice cream, salads, and much more…and don’t forget the chocolate-covered strawberries.”
For the 2019 season, the family is hoping to open sometime between the week of June 16 through June 22. The patch will then be open Monday through Saturday 7:30-noon and 4:00-6:00pm, and Sunday 1:00pm-6:00pm.
Families can then pick berries at the family’s farm two miles west of Marshfield, off of HWY H. Pre-picked berries are also available at Weber’s Farm Store from 9-1 p.m.
“We have clean rows, friendly people, and lots of red delicious strawberries,” said Amanda, who enjoys meeting customers that come year after year and seeing new customers for the first time. “Come for great tasting berries and for families to make memories picking berries as a yearly tradition.”
Prices are $9.50 for pick-your=own and $15.00 for pre-picked. Five-quart pails are available for use, or customers are welcome to bring their own. They accept cash or check for payment.
“We are happy to have everyone bring their children along with them to the patch to enjoy the experience picking and tasting fresh strawberries,” said Amanda. “Come and enjoy the fresh air and country atmosphere.”
Find Roehrborn’s Berry Patch at 10389 Pine Lane, Marshfield. Visit their website at www.roehrbornsberrypatch.com and like them on Facebook (Roehrborn’s Berry Patch) for updates.