Sweet Strawberry Saturday’s at Dempsey Farms U-Pick
What’s sweeter than a fresh picked local strawberry? The experience and memories made as friends and families fill up their baskets at Dempsey Farms U-Pick.
Dempsey Farms is a working family farm growing what they sell for the last sixty plus years! For a farm fresh experience, head down Sea Islands Parkway/Hwy 21 towards Hunting Island and you’ll find Dempsey Farms U-Pick on your right. It’s strawberry season now until May 29. Call for hours or check the Facebook page before heading out to the fields. (843) 838-3656
Pick-up a basket at the cashier tent and say hello to the Dempsey Family. They’ll point you in the right direction on where to find the best picks. Walking into the fields, you’ll likely bump into a smiling face that’ll give you their secret on the best row. Spot a good one? Get close to the earth and give the berry a turn to be sure it’s fully ripened. Snap the vine. Admire the shape, seeds, and inhale the sweet scent. That’s Spring right there. Hold off on eating it!
Take a break and make new friends. It’s easy to do here in the South. This is Ellerbe. Today is her first strawberry picking with parents Whiney and Ryan Grove! She’s wearing a very special bonnet passed down from her Momma. The Grove’s moved to Beaufort last fall and look forward to many more pickings at Dempsey Farms. Green beans start in May!
Meet the Groves.
🍓 This is Ellerbe’s first-time strawberry picking! (That beautiful name is from her Grandpa).
💕 She’s wearing a bonnet passed down from her Momma.
👋 The Groves moved to Beaufort last fall.
🌱They look forward to future pickings. Green Bean harvesting starts May 15!
Checkout with cash or check. You’re in for a deal. A full basket is around $7!
Bonus: Take your basket home as a souvenir as long as you promise you’ll bring it back for another picking!
Dempsey Farms U-Pick
1576 Sea Island Parkway/Hwy 21 South
St. Helena Island, SC 29920
Mariah Leigh Robinson is a Florida native that transplanted to the Lowcountry after an adventure to Fripp Island. You’ll likely find her at the Farmers Market, teaching yoga at local studios or gardening barefoot at her Beaufort home along side her fiancé, dog and rescue cats. She enjoys exploring and writing about the Sea Islands.