This 30-Acre U-Pick Strawberry Farm In South Dakota Is The Perfect Way To Spend An Afternoon
South Dakota’s most profitable industry is agriculture, so it only makes sense that fresh produce and flowers are easy to come by around the Mount Rushmore State. While you could go to the grocery store to buy your fruits and vegetables, we have found that it is more fun to pick your own, which is exactly what you can do at this 30-acre u-pick South Dakota farm:
Located in the eastern SoDak town of Aurora is Sanderson Gardens, which is famous for offering "new food at used prices."
Opened in 1977, the Gardens are South Dakota's go-to for all things fresh, all of which can be found in abundance around the vast 30-acre farm.
No matter the time of year, you can find something growing at Sandersons, including pumpkins, rhubarb, asparagus, and, of course...
Beginning in early June, the lush Gardens turn into a sea of red, as juicy strawberries begin to appear atop the bushes, resulting in a unique feast for the senses.
To get updates on when the strawberries are ready to pick, make sure to like Sanderson Gardens on
Once strawberry season ends, be sure to come back to visit for all of your other produce needs, as asparagus and rhubarb are ready in May, raspberries in August/September, and pumpkins in October.
Sanderson Gardens is located at 47657 US Hwy 14 in Aurora and is open daily (from May to October) from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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