Are you looking for an outdoor activity to do with your family in the Colorado area?
Check out Berry Patch Farms in Brighton to pick your own berries, flowers, and vegetables.
Last fall, we took our family of 7 took for our first trip to Berry Patch Farms (www.berrypatchfarms.com) and had a fabulous experience. Our five kids range in age from 6-19 years and this was a good activity for all ages.
Be sure to check the farm website to see what is currently in season and when are the best times to come and pick.
Berry Patch Farms is a small, locally owned establishment and the owners were right there on the premises handing out berry containers and running the store. We were immediately greeted and made to feel at home.
Our kids loved seeing the donkey and laughed at the chickens running about, but the highlight was petting their huge, fat pig, Bacon Bits.
We were handed 4 containers per family and directed into the patches to pick fresh raspberries. (The farm typically also has strawberries but those are not available last year.) Raspberries were $7/pound.
After spending over an hour to fill those four containers, we came away with a new appreciation for why raspberries are so expensive in the grocery store! Because the berries are organic, expect them to be smaller but much sweeter than the typical berries you find at King Sooper.
My kids also loved picking fresh table flowers as a “surprise” for Mom. Pickling cucumbers are also available.
The country store is loaded with organic produce, such as fresh melons, tomatoes, many varieties of chilies, and salsa kits. Prices are not cheap but are comparable to organic prices in other stores, and the quality is outstanding. There were also many varieties of fruits and vegetables we had not seen before.
Be sure to check Berry Patch website before heading out. They update it regularly with picking hours and what produce is currently in season.
Raspberry Recipes to Try
Best of all — fresh out of the container! 🙂