The end of an era as Washington Farms Strawberry Fields announces last season

If you have not yet had an opportunity to take your family to pick their own strawberries at Washington Farms, you may want to make plans to do so in the very near future. These strawberry fields are not going to be forever. In fact, they will not be there for the picking after this season. Farmers John and Donna Washington made the announcement on Facebook on Friday morning.

Dear Customers and Friends,
I, Farmer John, say friends because through the years many of you have become not just customers, but friends. We have watched each other’s families grow up as we’ve been growing strawberries for the last 26 years. It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we have decided this will be our last year of growing strawberries at both of our farm locations. Change is hard, but Donna and I have reached the age where we desire to simplify our lives and slow down a bit. We will still have all of our fall activities with the pumpkin patch, corn maze, sunflowers, and all of our farm activities, but this will be our last strawberry season. It has been an incredible 26 years of growing strawberries, and all of YOU are the reason we have been able to do that… in addition to God’s hand of blessing on the farms!

McKinnley Swanepoel picking strawberries. Photo credit: Her dad

In the Facebook post announcing that this will be the last season, the Washington Family is asking you to share your memories with them over the 26 years of strawberry picking in both the Loganville and Watkinsville locations. You can share those memories by::

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