The day we went was the first day of the season that the farm was open and the first day of really warm, nice weather that we've had in a while, so I was expecting the strawberry patch to be packed. But it was surprisingly uncrowded, with plenty of room for a toddler to safely roam. We were there for a little more than an hour and left with around 7 lbs of berries!
She was much more interested in picking the strawberries this year, so I got her her own box to fill. There is an episode of Daniel Tiger where the Tiger family goes to the Enchanted Garden to pick strawberries, and I think that helped her have a frame of reference for what we were doing. (Once again: thank you, Daniel Tiger and PBS!)
We talked a lot about only picking the bright red berries, and she did a great job of not picking the green ones. She picked berries for a while but once she got bored with that, the strawberry eating began!
Our friend was having a hard day and wasn't feeling very cooperative for the group picture efforts. Some days it's tough being two!