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Raspberry U-Pick Orchards in Southeastern New Hampshire in 2023, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for raspberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have raspberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Rockingham County

  • Elwood Orchards - Apples, strawberries, raspberries & variety of vegetables, corn maze, hayrides
    54 Elwood Road, Londonderry, NH 3053. Phone: 603-434-6017. Email: Open: June-October 15. Click here for a map and directions. . Special Events: Hayrides, call for information. Night maze is Friday and Saturday nights through October 30th. Be sure to bring a flashlight! Last entrance at 9:00 pm. It is not "haunted". Day maze is open 7 days a week. Both day and night maze are $10.00 per person. Children 5 and under are free. Dogs are not allowed in the maze. Free hayrides Sat and Sun. PYO apples also. (UPDATED: October 25, 2021 JBS)
  • Monahan Farm - Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, green beans, corn, and squash.
    2 South Road, East Kingston, NH 3827. Phone: 603-642-8186. Open: mid-June-September, call for hours. Click here for a map and directions. Monahan Farm Phone:, operational during farm season.
  • Saltbox Farm - - Blueberries, raspberries, flowers
    Route 33, 321 Portsmouth Avenue, Stratham, NH 3885. Phone: 603-436-7978. Email: Open: from mid-July through August, from 8am to 5pm on Tuesday to Sunday, Closed on Mondays. Click here for a map and directions. 5 Phone: Fax: 436-7978 . (UPDATED: February 17, 2020 JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on August 08, 2011: "Enjoyed picking blueberries at this well-run farm on August 7th. Price was $2/1b, owners are friendly and helpful. they provide buckets, bags, and belts for faster picking, offer 8 blueberry varieties, and use I.P.M. The farm is easy an easy to find, 3 miles from 95. "
  • Sunnycrest Farm Inc. - apples, blueberries, cherries, flowers, grapes, pumpkins, raspberries, rhubarb, strawberries, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    59 High Range Road, Londonderry, NH 3053. Phone: 603-432-9652. Email: Open: Everyday from 9am to 6pm, June through Thanksgiving. Directions: Exit 4 off of I-93, west on Route 102 \(4 miles\), turn right at Sunncrest sign \(1 mile\). Follow the signs. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard.
    Sunnycrest Farm Inc. Facebook page. . Exit 4 off of I-93, west on Route 102 (4 miles), turn right at Sunncrest sign (1 mile). Follow the signs. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October, November, December. Strawberries: June 15 pm to July 10, 7am to Noon; Blueberries: July 10 to September 15, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 7am to Noon; Flowers: August 'til frost; Raspberries: July 10 to August 10th; Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 7am to Noon; Apples: September-October 15, 9am to 6pm; Pumpkins: October; Cider: Fall; Bakery: Fresh on the weekends; All dates approximate. In our store front, we also carry local Maple Syrup, Honey, Jams and Jellies, and other local products. Our U-pick crops include Apples: Cortland, Macintosh, Red Delicious, and Mutsu, Strawberries, Cherries, Blueberries, Raspberries (Summer and Fall), Peaches, Grapes, and incase you missed our eight foot tall Sunflowers your can pick those too!

Strafford County

  • Butternut Farm LLC - apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, nectarines, plums, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    195 Meaderboro Road, Farmington, NH 3835. Phone: 603 335-4705. Email: Open: See our website for current hours because they vary depending on season. Directions: Take exit 13 off the Spaulding turnpike. Head west on rte 202 for 1 mile. At the blinking light turn right onto Estes Road Go for 4 miles through Meaderboro corner and we will be on your right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Fax:. . Picking updates: click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October. . We are a family run and family orientated Pick Your Own Fruit Farm. We pride ourselves on offering a clean farm and the best quality produce available. Typical harvest dates are: Strawberries mid June to early July. Raspberries in July. Sweet Cherries in July. Blueberries from late July through August. Peaches from late July through September. Apples from late August through October. Pumpkins in September and October. (UPDATED: August 10, 2013, by a visitor) A visitor writes on August 10, 2013: "little hard to find as their sign is a mini sign - if you take ( STRAFFORD ROAD - AKA 202a ) down Meaderboro Rd you will pass a lot of farms - Valley farm ( Apples ) Scuton Dairy ( milk ) 4 rod road the house is a sunny Yellow in color on the right - or from Farmington it is on left "
    Comments from a visitor on June 30, 2011: "I just loved this farm. A great Family run farm. Prefect for families with small children. The strawberries we pick were the biggest sweetest I have ever picked. Look forward to apples and raspberries picking."
    Comments from a visitor on October 03, 2010: "Farm is beautiful! I've never seen such big, beautiful apples. Great place for the whole family and tons of fresh produce. Many varieties of apples to choose from. Will certainly return."
  • Cardinal Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, raspberries (red), strawberries, blackberries
    1186 Ten Rod Road, Farmington, NH 3835. Phone: (603) 781-1608. Email: Open: During the picking season; Monday through Saturday, 8 am to 5 pm; Sundays 11 am to 5 pm. Directions: From Rochester: To avoid dirt roads, take Route 11 towards Farmington. Take a left on Ridge Road 14 mile past Camerons Home and Garden Center. Take your next left onto Hornetown Road. Follow Hornetown about a mile and a half, and take your next Right onto Ten Rod Road. We are the second driveway on your left. *. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Cardinal Farm Facebook page. . . From Rochester: To avoid dirt roads, take Route 11 towards Farmington. Take a left on Ridge Road 1/4 mile past Camerons Home and Garden Center. Take your next left onto Hornetown Road. Follow Hornetown about a mile and a half, and take your next Right onto Ten Rod Road. We are the second driveway on your left. *. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Apples, peaches, yellow raspberries, and blackberries in seasons to come!. Our typical fruit seasons are: Strawberries: Mid June-early JulyRaspberries: July​Blackberries: July​Blueberries: Mid July-AugustPeaches: Coming Late Summer 2019 ​Apples: Coming Fall 2019It is always a good idea to give us a call before you come to check picking conditions and be assured that we have not closed for ripening. (UPDATED: July 01, 2018)
  • McKenzie's Farm - Pick-Your-Own strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, apples, and pumpkins.
    71 NE Pond Road, Milton, NH 3851. Phone: 603-652-9400. Email: Open: May to September 9-6 daily; October - mid November, all day-everyday . Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. . See this page for directions. . Credit cards are accepted. We have tractor rides in the fall. Additionally we have a farm stand with lots of produce and other goodies. Strawberries: Mid-June - Mid-July; Raspberries: Mid-July - Mid-August; Tomatoes: Late August -September and Apples & Pumpkins: "U-PICK" at currently includes Raspberries, Blackberries, Apples, Tomatoes, Pumpkins, flowers, and Blueberries.​
  • Ridge Runner's Farm - Flowers, raspberries, blueberries, peaches & nectarines, fresh dug perennials
    16160 Ridge Road Top, New Durham, NH 3855. Phone: 603-859-7840. Email: Open: Tuesday through Sunday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm; they expect to stay open through the first week of September, but conditions can always change, so always call ahead. Click here for a map and directions.
    Ridge Runner's Farm Facebook page. . Note: 2013 will be their last year in business. See this news story. (UPDATED: August 18, 2013)
  • Tuts Blueberries - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, nectarines, pears, peaches, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (red), Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Cider mill fresh apple cider made on the premises, restrooms
    64 Bolan Rd, Milton, NH 3851. Phone: (603) 652-8380. Email: Open: Monday to Friday, 8am to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday 8am to 4pm, from July1 to October1. Directions: Spaulding turnpike exit 17E,east on route 175 1 mile, left on route 125 north 4 miles right on Bolan road one half mile the farm is on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. . Blueberry picking is usually July 15 to September 1;. We use integrated pest management practices. (ADDED: August 05, 2021) (ADDED: July 01, 2015)


Raspberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Raspberries can produce an early summer crop or  a late summer and Fall crop. RaspberriesIn the U.S. Spring / Summer raspberries (called florocanes) typically peak during June in the South, and in July in the North. The primocane varieties, which produce raspberries on shoots that come up each Spring are typically read from August until frost.

In addition to the variety a farm plants, the berries are ready at various times depending the local climate, such as which part of the state you are located. See this page for a list of raspberry festivals around the U.S.

And for those of you from the upper midwest through the west and up to Canada, if you are interested in Thimbleberries, see this page.

Before you leave to go to the farm:

  1. Always call before you go to the farm - And when they are in season, a large turnout can pick a field clean before noon, so CALL first!
  2. Leave early.  On weekends, then fields may be picked clean by NOON!  
  3. Most growers furnish picking containers designed for raspberries, but they may charge you for them; be sure to call before you go to see if you need to bring containers.
    If you use your own containers, remember that heaping raspberries more than 5 inches deep will bruise the lower berries. Plastic dishpans, metal oven pans with 3 inch tall sides and large pots make good containers. I like the Glad storage containers like the one at right.
  4. Bring something to drink and a few snacks; you'd be surprised how you can work up a thirst and appetite! And don't forget hats and sunscreen for the sun. Bugs usually aren't a problem, but some deet might be good to bring along if it has been rainy.

Tips on how to pick raspberries

  1. Raspberry bushes don't have thorns, but they are a pick prickly, so if you want to hold the stem while picking, a pair of lightweight gloves is helpful.
    Raspberries Nutritional Data
    Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
    Energy 220 kJ (53 kcal)
    11.94 g
    Sugars 4.42 g
    Dietary fiber 6.5 g
    0.65 g
    1.2 g
    0.032 mg
    0.038 mg
    0.598 mg
    Pantothenic acid5
    0.329 mg
    Vitamin B6
    0.055 mg
    21 μg
    12.3 mg
    Vitamin C
    26.2 mg
    Vitamin E
    0.87 mg
    Vitamin K
    7.8 μg
    25 mg
    0.69 mg
    22 mg
    0.67 mg
    29 mg
    151 mg
    0.42 mg
    Other constituents
    Water 85.8 g

    Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.

  2. A ripe raspberry is deep color with a plump, soft but firm feel. It will pull free from the plant with only a slight tug. The center will remain on the plant. Keep in mind, raspberries come in many colors: red, yellow, black, purple, so you want to pick the darker shade of whichever it is.
  3. Pick only the berries that are fully ripe. Reach in between the stems to grab for hidden berries ready for harvest. Bend down and look up into the plant and you will find loads of berries that other people missed!
  4. I find it helps to hold the stem with one hand, while picking with the other.
  5. Repeat these operations using both hands until each holds 3 or 4 berries. Repeat the picking process with both hands.
  6. Don't overfill your containers or try to pack the berries down. Ideally, the collection containers should be wide so the pberries aren't more than a few deep.
  7. Pick berries into a shallow container. If they get piled too deep they will crush each other.
  8. Avoid placing the picked berries in the sunlight any longer than necessary. It is better to put them in the shade of a tree or shed than in the car trunk or on the car seat. Cool them as soon as possible after picking.

When you get home

  1. raspberries, just pick from a pick your own farmDON'T wash the berries until you are ready to use them or freeze them.  Washing makes them more prone to spoiling.
  2. DO refrigerate! Right after picking, place raspberries in the fridge. If your fridge tends to dry out produce, lightly cover the container.
  3. Raspberries don't store for very long, usually just a few days. The reason the ones from the grocery store last longer is they are covered with fungicides!
  4. Pour them out into shallow pans and remove any mushed, soft or rotting berries
  5. Put a couple of days supply into the fridge, wash  off the others, drain them and freeze them up! (Unless you're going to make jam right away) raspberries are less perishable than blueberries or strawberries, but refrigerate them as soon as possible after picking. Temperatures between 34 F and 38 F are best, but, be careful not to freeze the raspberries (while they are in the fridge)!
  6. Even under ideal conditions raspberries will only keep for a week in a refrigerator, so for best flavor and texture, use them as soon as possible after purchase
  7. See this page for illustrated freezing instructions.

Raspberry Recipes

  1. Now, get ready to make raspberry jam - It is VERY easy - especially with our free
    raspberry jam directions - very easy! or for a jam with a little kick, try raspberry chipotle jam
  2. And if you want to freeze them to use later, see my How to freeze berries page.
  3. You can also make your own raspberry vinaigrette,
  4. See this page for an easy recipe to make raspberry chipotle sauce


Raspberry Facts

  • rasoberriesRaspberries are a very healthy food; packed with anthocyanins!
  • Raspberries contain more vitamin C than oranges, are super high in fibre, lhave a good amount of folic acid, are high in potassium, vitamin A and calcium.
  • The USDA says 1 cup of raspberries has about 62 calories.
  • 11 cup of raspberries, not packed down weighs about 140 grams.
  • An average raspberry has 100 to 120 seeds.
  • Select plump, firm, fully raspberries. Unripe berries will not ripen once picked.
  • Raspberries belong to a large group of fruits known as brambles, such as blackberries, in the plant genus Rubus.
  • Raspberries come in red, yellow, orange, purple and black colors.
  • Yellow raspberries are red raspberries that don't make red pigment.)
  • In most areas, raspberries begin to bloom in late May or early June.
  • Bumblebees, honeybees, and other wild bees love to visit brambles.
  • 60-70 pints of fruits can be harvested from 100 feet row.
    Raspberries can be harvested from early summer through fall, usually right up until a freeze
  • The United States is the world's third-largest producer of raspberries (FAOSTAT, 2013).
  • Production occurs across much of the country, although most of it is concentrated in California, Oregon and Washington. California leads the nation in both black and red raspberry production (NASS, 2015).
  • According to the most recent Census of Agriculture, the United States has 8,052 raspberry farms totaling 23,104 acres (Census of Ag, USDA, 2012).
  • U-pick raspberry farms typically sell berries by the pound. A quart equals 1 and 1/4 pounds of fresh berries.
  • Do the math and be careful not to over-purchase as raspberries quickly mold when left at room temperature, and only last a couple of days in the refrigerator.
  • You can easily freeze berries that you cannot use right away - just wash, cut the hulls off and pop them into a ziplock bag, removing as much air as possible.  Those vacuum food sealers REALLY do a good job of this! The berries will keep for many months frozen without air.
  • Want to go to a raspberry festival? See this page for a list!

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