CLEAR LAKE -- Take a step out of your car and the aroma of fresh sweet berries fills the air. Grayson's Berryland has been growing and selling berries for thirty years, provide a real sweet treat to its customers.

"Grayson's Berryland was started by my brother (Paul) and I in 1983, and we have been at this location in Clear Lake for thirty years," says Gary Gray.

Berryland grows strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries on its ten acres of land. A hobby that helped fill a void during down time of crop season.

"Growing and selling berries was a time slot that we were kind of slow at the rest of the farm," says Gray. "It filled a void for us to have something else to offer to the public."

When it comes to picking the berries, the staff picks about 60 percent of the fields. The other 40 percent is opened for the public to pick their own berries, something Gray says is best done early in the morning when the weather is nice.

Grayson's Berryland is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday at 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Sunday at 8:00 a.m. to Noon.

But if you want pick some berries for yourself you will want to hurry as berry season for Grayson's Berryland will end next week.

"This will probably be our last week," says Gray. "We probably have this week to the end of next weekend."


Fresh ripe strawberries await at Grayson's Berryland. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)