May means it is strawberry time in Tennessee.
Those sweet little things are turning red, juicy and ripe for the picking.
Batey Farms’ berry patch, located just off of I-24 across from Embassy Suites, already opened for picking on April 26.
Hours can vary depending on availability and weather, but most sunny days this month, Tuesdays through Saturdays, the patch should be open at 8 a.m.
Pick your own, and strawberries are $3.50 per pound.
The beautiful red fruit, packed with vitamin C, can be used as a sweetener (strawberry milk is nice), in desserts (strawberry pie, strawberry shortcake, strawberry charlotte), and just popping the berries by themselves is totally fine.
The strawberry is a very American product—the U.S. is by far the world’s leading producer of the little red guys.
For more information and updates, find Batey Farms on Facebook or visit bateyfarms.com.
Other local berry growers to look for:
Double Deuce Farms
119 Yukon Ct., Murfreesboro
P & P Strawberry Farm
2841 E. Jefferson Pike, Lascassas
Valley Home Farm
310 Potts Rd, Wartrace