Compared to berries from far-off places, berries picked nearby are fresher, riper, and have an easier time acclimating to your kitchen's imposed legal drinking age. Mitigate culinary culture shock with today’s Groupon: for $11, you get four Strawberry Festival admission tickets and one pound of pick-your-own strawberries at Triple B Farms in Monongahela (a $21.99 value). This Groupon is good for admission to the Strawberry Festival on either Saturday, June 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or on Sunday, June 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Calling ahead for crop conditions is recommended.
The berry experts at Triple B Farms invite Pittsburgh-area crop gatherers to fill farm-supplied baskets with fresh-grown seasonal fruits and vegetables. After arriving to the Strawberry Festival and donning the stylish all-day-access wristband, guests are free to roam the verdant rows of leafy berry-bursting plants in search of the perfect pound of flavorful mouth-pleasers (a $1.99/lb. value; prices may vary). The delicious fruit’s devotees turn out en masse every year for the annual festival, which is a celebration of all things strawberry and more, including a visit from the Pennsylvania Honey Queen, an inflatable all-ages obstacle course, a rock shaped like baseball great Darryl Strawberry, and a strawberry-themed pancake breakfast and lunch (not included in the value of the Groupon). Triple B Farms’ Strawberry Fest also entertains children with a playground, farm animals, tube slides, and rope mazes; parents can peruse the farm's expansive selection of fresh-grown produce, baked goods, jams, and rustic lifestyle guides.