Best U-Pick - 2007
Lakeview Farms, a sunny spot out where St. Peters meets O'Fallon, is a family-oriented U-Pick, with raspberries as big as quarters...strawberries the size of tennis balls...pumpkins that peak at the knees. The cook of the family gets to forage for Lakeview Farms' luscious bounty and consult "Farmer Carl's" favorite recipes while the kids whip through the corn maze and straw pyramids or go "diamond digging" in heaping mounds of soil. Everything is seasonal, of course (activities included). Be sure to sign up for the e-letter. And always call Farmer Carl (Lask) before making a day of it, or watch the frequently updated Web site for the latest pickin' conditions.