We went strawberry picking at a local u-pick berry farm this morning, with our friends. We really enjoyed this low key place, 20 minutes from home. There were lots of other families there plucking the ruby harvest too, but not too many to make it seem busy, or too over picked. It was a bit muddy, so if you are considering going, wear shoes for the occasion. At $2.05/lb., the price was very reasonable for the quality of the berries. I'm unsure of their spray practices, but the rows were covered in black plastic for weed control. In the future we will remember to take our own containers. I believe they take a tare of your container before picking to determine the precise berry weight. They also have picnic tables and a swing, so you can stay for awhile and enjoy yourself.