What a wonderful year 2017 was. We have enjoyed having so many of you come out to pick fresh berries and get other produce, too. We were blessed with some good weather and had nice crops of all the berries. The strawberries and raspberries did very good, but this was the first year we had a significant crop of blueberries. They are slow growing, but are looking good. Currants are also growing in popularity and we will be planting more of them next year. We will have a new variety of strawberries for you to try called Malwina – it is a later variety. I really liked the flavor Read More
Our fall season is so much fun at White Pine Berry Farm! Not only do we have fall raspberries for picking, but we have squash and a great big pumpkin patch. It’s so fun to watch kids running across the patch to find “their” pumpkin to claim as their favorite.
But the crowd-favorite during our fall season is the annual corn maze. This year, the theme is “Superheroes” and it won’t disappoint! When you come, you can either use a map to try and find every nook and cranny, locate all the hidden trivia answers, or just run free!
We have a couple of WEEKEND DISCOUNTS coming up to make the Read More
Our most popular and family-friendly event is coming up! Mark your calendar for Saturday, 9/16 from 10am – 3pm. You’ll be glad you did!
Fall Family Day features:
- Pumpkin Painting
- Corn Maze
- Petting Zoo
- Wagon Rides
- Raspberry Picking
- Jumping Castle
- Corn Box
- Food Stand raising money for Cystic Fibrosis
Admission is $10 for ages 13+, $7 for ages 3-12, and ages 2 and under are free!
For more details and to RSVP, go to the Facebook Event, or just show up! Admission can be paid by cash, card, or check.
With all the hype around strawberries in June, we have to pause and remember what a treat edible pea pods are!
When I was young, we only grew peas that we had to shell. And in my early-20s, I first experienced edible pea pods eating stir-fry at a Chinese restaurant. I fell in love with them! Stir-fries are probably my favorite way to eat prepared pea pods, but the crunch of a fresh pea pod in a garden salad or just-picked sure is satisfying.
The edible pea pods should be ready for picking this Saturday, June 24 (the same day as the Strawberry Shortcake Social). A u-pick quart of pea pods is $3.
We will be exclusively at the River Falls Farmers Market this year. It’s exciting to meet new people and introduce them to our fresh produce and canned jams and jellies!
What You Need to Know:
Where: 1121 S. Main St. River Falls, WI 54022
When: June – October, Saturdays 8-noon
Who: White Pine Berry Farm’s friendly workers
What: Featuring locally produced fresh vegetables, fruit, local cheeses, canned goods, baked goods, various herbs and garlic, honey, maple syrup, fresh cut flowers, pumpkins. All vendors within 35 miles.
Strawberry Pie with Glaze
Try this delicious recipe with your next batch of strawberries from White Pine Berry Farm! Make sure to share with us how it goes!
½ c water
2 TB cornstarch
Red food coloring
1 qt fresh strawberries
1 (9 in) pie shell, baked
¾ c white corn syrup
3 TB water
½ tsp vanilla or almond extract
Heat water and syrup to boiling. Mix cornstarch and water to paste; add to syrup and water. Cook, stirring constantly until thickened. Add coloring and extract and stir.
Slice berries and arrange in pastry shell. Spoon on the glaze. Chill and serve with whipped cream. This recipe can be Read More
Join us for the third annual Strawberry Shortcake Social on Saturday, June 24th! Enjoy dessert with your family or friends, made with fresh strawberries from White Pine! We will have tables set up inside the barn and a picnic area outside.
Make it a full experience by picking strawberries of your own – before or after dessert, and we will have free wagon rides for anyone who stops by! The corn box, bean bag toss, and other lawn games will be out as well.
Save the date for Saturday, July 15, 2017! (10 am – 4 pm)
Presented by the Twin Cities area food co-ops to showcase the local farms that bring local foods to our tables.
White Pine will be participating in this fun event again! We will have raspberry picking, wagon rides with a tour, lawn games, and other produce for purchase.
Search “Co-op Farm Tour 2017” on Facebook for the full line-up of farms and events!