Yesterday, it was windy with pollen heavy air. Another typical sneeze inducing spring day in Houston.
We went for strawberry picking at a nearby farm called Froberg’s around 9. It’s a small farm, but seem to attract large crowds. You park car in the front, follow directions to strawberry picking. At the entrance, you will be given a small bucket. “Go and pick. Lift and look under the leaves for the ripe berries. Pound $1.50.” That were the instructions we were given. We picked about 6 pounds. Fresh and good looking, those were too tempting to stop picking.
They have a vegetable and fruit shop in the front. You can buy locally grown vegetables and fruits. There is candy section for children, also a snack bar with pies and roasted peanuts. And for meat lovers, there is a smokehouse with various kinds of meat products. All and all, this is a nice place to spend sometime. Will definitely be going there in the future as they said they would have “pick your own blackberries and jujube” in the coming months.
A Beautiful Big Live Oak Tree in the Farm
Strawberries ~ From Flower to Fruit
Vegetable and Fruit Shop
Snack Bar with Tempting Fried Pies
Ripe and Juicy Strawberries for Home
For those of you interested to go, here are the address and the directions:
Froberg’s Vegetable & Fruit Farm
11875 County Road 190, Alvin, TX
Open everyday, from 9 AM to 6 PM.
Take Highway 6 South. Enter Alvin. Take right on County Road 146. At the railroad stop sign, turn left onto County Road 190 (Alvin-Manvel Road). The farm is about two miles to the left.
Are there any other farms like this in Houston and vicinity?