What would be totally unheard of in the US for the overwhelming loss of profits of for the farms involved, strawberry tabehoudai, or all you can eat strawberry feasts, are a popular spring activity in Japan.
For a set price, you and your group of…
Pretty sure the US does have pick-your-own-strawberries joints…?
I haven’t seen any where I am but that’s probably because I wasn’t looking but DAMN I WOULD BE ALL OVER THIS
Fulton Farms back home has always had u-pick strawberries. I remember doing this several times as a child, and yes, it is as glorious (and exhausting) as you would imagine.
In addition, the nearby city of Troy, OH has a yearly Strawberry Festival for essentially this reason.
But this isn’t unusual—many farms have a u-pick program of some kind! Pickyourown.org has a listing of several farms (for all sorts of produce—not just strawberries) that let you pick your own for a small fee. They even list some farms outside of the U.S.