Pallman Farms strawberries ready for picking, opening day brings steady flow of customers


By Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com



Hanna Goldberg, 2, of Waverly, takes a bite out of a strawberry at Pallman Farms in South Abington Township while picking the fruit with her family on opening day.


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Reid, age 2, helps Mara Davis of Pittston find ripe red strawberries at Pallman Farms in South Abington Township during opening day of picking season.


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Hannah Roberts, 18 months old, takes a brake from helping fill her family’s buckets, to enjoy one of the juicy strawberries.


Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Pam and Julia Schuster, of Clarks Summit, pick strawberries during opening day at Pallman Farms in South Abington Township.


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A tractor pulls a wagon load of visitors to the strawberry field at Pallman Farms on the first day of picking season.


Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — There were red strawberry-stained hands and faces aplenty at Pallman Farms the afternoon of June 13 for the opening day of picking season. According to farmer Craig Pallman, the recent warm days and cool nights made good growing weather for the strawberries and Monday’s cool breezes and partly sunny skies helped beckon customers out to the farm for picking.

“Weather like this is perfect for getting people out,” he said.

Strawberry picking is now open from 8 a.m. through 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. through 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Picking season typically lasts about three weeks and the farm is closed during thunderstorms and severe weather conditions.

For updates, follow Pallman Farms on Facebook or visit pallmanfarms.com/strawberries.

Hanna Goldberg, 2, of Waverly, takes a bite out of a strawberry at Pallman Farms in South Abington Township while picking the fruit with her family on opening day.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_ABJ-Strawberries-1.jpgHanna Goldberg, 2, of Waverly, takes a bite out of a strawberry at Pallman Farms in South Abington Township while picking the fruit with her family on opening day. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Reid, age 2, helps Mara Davis of Pittston find ripe red strawberries at Pallman Farms in South Abington Township during opening day of picking season.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_ABJ-Strawberries-2.jpgReid, age 2, helps Mara Davis of Pittston find ripe red strawberries at Pallman Farms in South Abington Township during opening day of picking season. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Hannah Roberts, 18 months old, takes a brake from helping fill her family’s buckets, to enjoy one of the juicy strawberries.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_ABJ-Strawberries-3.jpgHannah Roberts, 18 months old, takes a brake from helping fill her family’s buckets, to enjoy one of the juicy strawberries. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Pam and Julia Schuster, of Clarks Summit, pick strawberries during opening day at Pallman Farms in South Abington Township.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_ABJ-Strawberries-4.jpgPam and Julia Schuster, of Clarks Summit, pick strawberries during opening day at Pallman Farms in South Abington Township. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

A tractor pulls a wagon load of visitors to the strawberry field at Pallman Farms on the first day of picking season.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_ABJ-Strawberries-5.jpgA tractor pulls a wagon load of visitors to the strawberry field at Pallman Farms on the first day of picking season. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

By Elizabeth Baumeister

ebaumeister@timesleader.com

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal.

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal.

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