If you aren’t sure why anyone would go through the trouble of sourcing their food locally do one thing; go to Fruition Berry Farm.
You’ll be changed forever. Strawberries in the middle of January might be nice in theory, but the truth is those pale red things encased in plastic aren’t real strawberries at all. Don’t be embarrassed, I didn’t know until recently either.
Ken and Christine Paul have been working the land at Fruition Berry Farm since 1994. It’ll take about a 20 minute drive to get to the farm located at 3208 Hughes Road. And it’s worth going a few times.
Strawberries are their main crop in June and early July, but they share the spot light with Raspberries, Green and Yellow Beans, Peas, Pumpkins, and Apples. They also sell local preserves and pickles from the farm stand.