Earlier this month was our first time visiting Knaus Berry Farm! I’ve always wanted to go, but never made the effort.
Why all of a sudden? I was inspired by a client at work who earlier during the week was shopping for an outfit to go – guess where. I was off that weekend and thought “I’ve been wanting to go for years now so why not?”
forever forgetting to take off my hair tie…
WHAT TO GET & DO:
- Cinnamon Rolls. You won’t regret it. Trust.
- Milkshakes. I’m partial to Strawberry of course, but they are all deliciously refreshing. Not too liquidy, but not too thick either.
- Dinner rolls. I actually didn’t get these when I went because I thought I was being too extra, but I keep hearing that I missed out. Guess we need to go back!
- Strawberry or Tomato picking. Not just a family activity! You can pick a many as you’d like and you pay per pound on your way out. Talk about farm-to-table.
- Arrive early. They open at 8am Monday-Saturday and yes there will be a line. We got there at 8:20am and only waited 40 minutes (I say ‘only’ because I’ve had friends wait 4 hours to get some cinnamon rolls. No joke. Granted, it was right before Thanksgiving.) Also, the later in the day it is the hotter it gets. Just throwing that out there.
- Bring cash. Everything is cash only so I recommend taking money out from an ATM the night before OR if you forget (like us) buy a pack or mints from a drug store nearby and opt for cash back. The max per transaction is $40, but trust me it’s more than enough to fulfill all your strawberry pickin’ and cinnamon roll dreams.
- Wait in line first. If you’re planning on getting anything from the Farm Store (which I think is a given) do that first and then go Strawberry or Tomato picking.
- If you’re going in a large group: some can wait in line and some can strawberry pick etc. It was just us two so we waited together, but since there was no line for milkshakes I held our place in the bakery line while Dan snagged a milkshake for us to enjoy in the meantime.
People have mixed opinions as to whether it’s worth it or not to wake up early and wait in line. Which I believe are totally valid especially when it’s holiday season and you have to wait in line for hours, but now that it’s slow season, why not? At that time on a Saturday it only took us 45 minutes to drive to Homestead from Downtown Miami. Everything is delicious, it was something new and different, and what else are you doing on a Saturday morning?
Have you visited before? Are you planning a first or second trip after reading this? Is there something else I didn’t mention that is worth going back for (i.e., dinner rolls)?
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