The average piece of fruit travels 1,500 miles before it reaches your table. As food and gas prices continue to soar, businesses are looking for ways to cut out the middleman. There are three U-Pick farms in our viewing area that are letting customers do just that.
Barber Berry Farm, located in Millbrook, lets customers pick fresh blackberries, blueberries, grapes, nectarines, peaches, plums and various prepickled produce. www.barberberryfarm.com
Porter's Place, located in Wetumpka, lets customers pick fresh blueberries, figs, grapes, pears, persimmons and many varieties of muscadines. (334) 514-9642
Alpine Farms, located in Dothan, lets customers pick fresh tomatoes, peas, okra, beans, squash, peppers, watermelons, cantaloupes and more. www.aplinfarms.com
Most prices at these U-Pick Farms are cheaper than your local supermarket. Not to mention, all of the produce is fresh and safe to eat. Plus, picking your own fruits and vegetables is safe for the environment.
If you'd like to learn more about U-Pick Farms or find a farm near you, just log on to www.pickyourown.org.