Strawberries are the headliner at the McCraw Strawberry Ranch at 2385 Rossview Road, east of Interstate 24, in Montgomery County.
This year’s crop at McCraw’s is abundant and tasty.
Married for 39 years, Billy and Teresa McCraw have grown their nearly 5 acres of red, juicy strawberries since about 2011, she said.
This year, they’re so popular the fields of red dotted plants attract not only pickers, but also raccoons.
“Saturday was the biggest day we’ve ever had,” Billy McCraw said. “Of about 84,000 strawberry plants, we had about 650 gallons picked and sold.”
Teresa McCraw said strawberries seem to be picky plants, and based on the wet and colder weather this year, she wasn’t sure what the fields would produce.
“It hasn’t seemed to have affected them, though,” Teresa McCraw said. “We are doing ‘you-pick.’ We decided we would go ahead and do it this way and practice our social distancing. We’re wearing masks and gloves. The berries are good, and we are staying busy.”
The McCraws also sell already picked berries, but they normally go quickly in the mornings.
The you-pick berries cost $12 a gallon, which includes about 4-1/2 pounds of berries. Visit the Facebook page or call 931-237-2765 for more details.
Pickers are encouraged to wear a mask and bring a pair of gloves.