We took the kids over to Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm to pick strawberries. Strawberry season in the New Jersey area is typically the first two weeks of June, so this weekend was our last chance for some fresh strawberries.

The wagon ride to the field cost $18 for the four of us. The kids enjoyed the ride. Once at the field it was picking time. The tractor driver advised us that “the redder the better!” It was very tempting to leave with 10 pounds of strawberries, but somehow we managed to not be wasteful.

Back at the farm building, there were many children’s activities including animal feeding and a sandbox.

The last time we visited Johnson’s Farm was two years ago and it seems they’ve made some changes since them, including wine tasting from Tomasello Winery. For $5 my wife and I received a glass and five one-ounce pours. The best part is that everytime you visit if you bring the glass, you get five complimentary pours. The farm also had live music playing in the barn and pasture-raised beef hamburgers for sale.

Johnson’s Farm is located in Jobstown which is in Burlington County, NJ about 15 minutes from Exit 6 of the  New Jersey Turnpike.