Baby Axle in Strawberries


Welcome to Richardson Family Farm

Our strawberry season runs from Memorial Day to Halloween (5 months straight), and our berries are plentiful. As always, we look forward to seeing you and your family/friends out for another great year of strawberries!
(We provide free flat boxes for berry storage/management, and hands-on advice for u-picking strawberries. Kids welcome! Cash/checks only please.)

Our four different plant varieties are packed with ripening berries all season long (late May, all the way through til Halloween!), so it won’t take you long to pick multiple pounds. If you are picking a plethora for jamming, bring your friends and family to make it quick and fun!

For a full listing of our other crops (and when they are ripe), see below.


Further details: Our business numbers, in order of which to call are: (208)-365-4262, (208)-869-2619, and (208)-995-1720. We are open daily from dawn til dark, but are closed on Sundays. (Please call ahead if you need to pick on Sunday.)


And for your convenience, remember that our produce can be purchased through October, @‘The Boise Co-op’.

This year our price for u-pick strawberries from May to November will remain @ $2.50 per pound for all purchases.

There will be a LOT of ripe berries available throughout the growing season, most years right up until Halloween! Plus, our fall strawberry crop is noted for being especially sweet and durable!

Our super sweet Sugar Snap peas @ 3.00 per pound will be available next May 2020; perfect for eating fresh as a sweet and healthy snack, tossed whole (or cut) in salads, frozen for later use, or sauteed in stir-fry’s/omelets.  Our peas are the  sweetest of all vegetables. 

If you are poor and want to buy our certified fruits and vegetables, we can give you a weeding assignment or other work so you can earn your food.  We are members of WWOOF  (Willing Workers On Organic Farms)


When you see this bridge, you know you’re getting close to the delicious strawberries.




Here is a listing of all other u-pick orchards/farms in our valley. On it you’ll find u-pick blueberries, cherries, and so much more:  If this is hard to read here, go to Gem county Chamber of Commerce website for better clarity and larger print.!F9dmAa6A!eqhO3R3vD49RM37jBORrsTH695WWUoIjpuvHCkZnsKE


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Driving directions.

View From the Lawn

View From the Lawn

Please take note, the address to enter into your GPS is 4000 Bishop Road, Emmett, 83617. This address will guide you right to our neighborhood entrance, and from there we have large signs posted on telephone poles, with arrows indicating where to turn. There are strawberry signs posted the last few miles before you get to our farm.

And finally, here is a link to map directions if you are coming from downtown Boise, Eagle, or Star – provided by Mapquest:

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June 2011

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Here is a good link to strawberry picking and jamming instructions.

There are many u-pick cherry orchards down the valley from our farm. A list of local U-pick fruit farms may be found here:

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Other crops

We also (used to and might someday again) sell other seasonal U-pick specialty crops…

Sugar-Snap Peas – boasting sweet edible shells and plump, sugary kernels – perfect for eating raw, in salads, or sautéing – are ripe and available @ $2.50 a pound — late May-mid June, and additionally, mid July-October. Please call ahead for availability.
Sweet Peas

Rome Apples – Available in October & November.


Freestone Peaches – Available early to mid October. These are sweet jumbo peaches, some weighing up to or over a pound!


Simca Plums – sweet and juicy – peak around the last two weeks in September, and are available at .75 cents a pound.



Cherry tomatoes – many unique varieties – September, thru til Halloween.
cherry tomatoes

Armenian Cucumbers. Late August thru til Halloween.
Sweet Armenian Cucumbers

HoneyDew and Cantaloupe Melons. October.

Lettuce. May to mid June. October.

Mint. June through October.

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Upick Strawberrys from June through October

Strawberries are best when they are fresh, organic and RIPE! Haven’t you had enough of those giant and hard California berries with the green sometimes moldy skin and the hollow core? Our berries are RIPE, and best of all you get to choose each one you want to buy. Welcome to STRAWBERRY HEAVEN!!!

Strawberries are the perfect fruit for eating fresh, jamming, or freezing, and in the decade since our opening, we have taken pride in cultivating many of the newest varieties of strawberries available out the University of California, seeking to find the premier berry for our local Idaho climate; The result being that all five of our favorites, each with their own unique flavor, color, and texture, are available yearly for u-pick and special order, from June through October. We are Idaho’s largest Organic strawberry farm for a reason. We are dedicated to providing the local community with only the highest quality produce nature can provide.