Strawberry U-Pick Orchards in Southeast Massachusetts in 2023, by county
Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for strawberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have strawberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!
- Coonamessett Farm - PYO Salad greens, vegetables, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, farm market, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
277 Hatchville Road, East Falmouth, MA 2536. Phone: 508-563-2560. Email: [email protected]. Open: daily May through September, 9:00 a. Directions: Route 28 south towards Falmouth; exit onto Route 151 east, turn south on Sandwich Road. Proceed to Hatchville Rd and turn right, farm is 1 mile on right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard.
Coonamessett Farm Facebook page. . . m. until 5:00 p.m; open Friday through Sunday only, October through December. Enjoy a meal or snack from the farm cafe, rent a canoe, attend a summer evening buffet with live music and dancing (Jamaican Grill Nights every Wednesday, Family Farm Dinners every Friday). Membership required in PYO club, Seasonal family memberships begin at $50.00; day passes are available, $8.00 per person age 3 and older. Facebook page. Educational tours and children's summer gardening program. See their website for the prices to join the farm's Pick-Your-Own club, one-day memberships for non-Cape residents, and for further information and upcoming events.
- Crow Farm - strawberries, apples and pumpkins, farm market
192 Route 6A, Sandwich, MA 2563. Phone: (508) 888-0690. Email: [email protected]. Click here for a map and directions.
Crow Farm Facebook page. .
- Tony Andrews Farm - pick your own Strawberries, Peas, Corn, Tomatoes, pumpkins
394 Old Meetinghouse Road, East Falmouth, MA 2536. Phone: 508-548-4717. Email: [email protected]. Open: 7 days a week from June through October 31st from 10AM to 6PM. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, check, MasterCard and visa. 15/Tony Andrews Farm . Rest rooms are available as well as use of picnic area. We have a corn maze, petting zoo Hay rides, Annual tomato and corn festival. Pumpkin picking in field everyday 7 days a week September through October 31st. Educational tours, scout troops with camp fire at the picnic area, school groups and Hay rides available as well as House of Horrors. Fall decorations to choose from; corn stalks, hay bales, gourds, Indian corn, mini pumpkins, speckled swans and of course wide variety of pumpkins to choose from.
- Four Town Farm - Raspberries, strawberries, peas, flowers, pumpkins, hay rides, .
90 George Street, Seekonk, MA . Phone: 508- 336-5587. Open: 9-5pm depending on availability, June to November. Directions: From 195, take exit 1 and follow Route 6 east to Cumberland Farms, turn right onto Warren Ave. for one half mile then bear right at fork onto George St. Our \Pick Your Own\" \(PYO\) season begins in early June with strawberries. We have tractor rides out to the field in the mornings and they are """. Click here for a map and directions.
Four Town Farm Facebook page. . From 195, take exit 1 and follow Route 6 east to Cumberland Farms, turn right onto Warren Ave. for one half mile then bear right at fork onto George St. Our "Pick Your Own" (PYO) season begins in early June with strawberries. We have tractor rides out to the field in the mornings and they are open until the evening or until they are picked out. About the same time, we have PYO peas. For those of you that have never had a fresh pea, let me tell you they are even better than the strawberries. The PYO flower garden opens around the end of June and continues until a hard frost, sometime in September. PYO raspberries come next toward the end of July and continue until mid September. Facebook page. To wrap out the season we have PYO pumpkins. Again, the tractor will take you out to the field, drop you off at the start of a small corn maize, and pick you up after you have selected a pumpkin.
- Keiths Farm - apples, pumpkins, strawberries, prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
1149 Main St, Acushnet, MA 2743. Phone: 508-763-2622. Email: [email protected]. Open: Daily availabilities posted on the new website strawberries: daily 10am to 4pm apples and pumpkins: weekends only 9am to 5pm Christmas trees: weekends only 10am to 4pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard.
Keiths Farm Facebook page. . . Strawberries: June Apples: mid September to end of October Pumpkins: October Christmas trees: weekends only-start after Thanksgiving. Also spelled Keith's Farm. Weather can have an extreme effect on crop conditions. Harvest times can vary by as much as two weeks so its best to check the website for opening dates. and Orchard Facebook page. Strawberries are affected by weather (both rain and cooler temperature) and a large turnout can pick a field clean before noon. All varieties may not be available for pick your own. Daily crop availability changes.
- Spring Rain Farm - PYO Strawberries, school tours
692 Caswell Street, East Taunton, MA 2718. Phone: 508-824-3393. Email: [email protected]. Open: for strawberry picking from Tuesday to Sunday Closed Mondays from 10 AM to 6 PM. Directions:. Click here for a map and directions. Spring Rain Farm692 Caswell Street, East Taunton, MA02718Phone: for strawberry picking from Tuesday to Sunday (Closed Mondays) from 10 AM to 6 PMWe close when there is lightning and thunder or if ripe fruit is all picked outOur tours are all by appointmentOur berries are ready to eat beginning on Memorial Day They are ready early because they are planted on raised beds that are covered with black plasticWe select our strawberry varieties to be the sweetest tasting possible - not to be shipped across thousands of miles They have prepicked cranberries grown on the farms, tooComment from a visitor on December 20, 2007: "They have pick your own strawberries, but we went to visit for the cranberriesThe owner was fantastic - he gave us an hour long tour explaining the process of cranberry harvesting and showing us the bogs (we visited in November, so we missed the actual harvest)He had fresh cranberries available for sale - 1.50 lb, I believe."
- The Silverbrook Farm - beans, beets, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, herbs or spices, melons, onions, other berries, peas, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (Autumn, black), rhubarb, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
934 Main Street, Acushnet, MA 2743. Phone: 774-202-1027. Email: [email protected]. Open: STORE HOURS MAY - August 2011 SILVERBROOK COUNTRY STORE SEASON OPENING - May 28 Thursday, 2011 Saturday - 9am to 3pm Sunday - 9am to 2pm September 2011 Saturday - 9am to 4pm Sunday - 9am to 4pm October 2011 Tuesday through Friday - 9am to 1pm CLOSED Monday Saturday and Sunday - 9am to 4pm Farm HOURS September 2011 BEGINNING September 17, 2011 am to SILVERBROOK FALL OPENING Saturday and Sunday - 10am to 4pm October 2011 Saturday and Sunday - 10am to 4pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
The Silverbrook Farm Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: 617-834-5567. . STORE HOURS MAY - August 2011 SILVERBROOK COUNTRY STORE SEASON OPENING - May 28 Thursday, 2011 Saturday - 9am to 3pm Sunday - 9am to 2pm September 2011 Saturday - 9am to 4pm Sunday - 9am to 4pm October 2011 Tuesday through Friday - 9am to 1pm (CLOSED Monday) Saturday and Sunday - 9am to 4pm Farm HOURS September 2011 BEGINNING September 17, 2011 am to SILVERBROOK FALL OPENING Saturday and Sunday - 10am to 4pm October 2011 Saturday and Sunday - 10am to 4pm.
- Thimble Farm - Raspberries, strawberries, vegetables.
Stoney Hill Road, Vineyard Haven, MA . Phone: 508- 693-6396. Open: Tuesday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Directions: 2 miles South of Vineyard Haven on EdgartownVineyard Haven Road. Look for sign in Oaks Bluff. . Click here for a map and directions. . 2 miles South of Vineyard Haven on Edgartown/Vineyard Haven Road. Look for sign in Oaks Bluff.
- Bartlett's Farm - strawberries, vegetables, tomato festival
33 Bartlett Farm Road, Nantucket, MA 2554. Phone: 508-228-9403. Email: [email protected]. Directions: From the center of town: Follow Main St. to the Civil War monument rotary. Turn left onto Milk St. which, in 610 of a mile, joins Hummock Pond Rd. Follow for 1.2 miles, turn left onto Bartlett Farm Rd. This road leads directly into the Bartlett Farm driveway where the greenhouses and Farm Market can be found. Payment: cash, check, credit cards. Pick Your Own Strawberries, Pony Rides, Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Hulling Contest, Cooking Demonstrations, Face Painting, and Learn all about growing strawberries from Farmer Andrew Spollett . . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: cash, check, credit cards.
Bartlett's Farm Facebook page. . . From the center of town: Follow Main St. to the Civil War monument rotary. Turn left onto Milk St. which, in 6/10 of a mile, joins Hummock Pond Rd. Follow for 1.2 miles, turn left onto Bartlett Farm Rd. This road leads directly into the Bartlett Farm driveway where the greenhouses and Farm Market can be found. Pick Your Own Strawberries, Pony Rides, Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Hulling Contest, Cooking Demonstrations, Face Painting, and Learn all about growing strawberries from Farmer Andrew Spollett . Facebook page.
Comments from a visitor on September 26, 2008: "I love it! I live on Nantucket, and it is one of my fave places to go. They do special PYO days. Produce includes tomatoes, beans, peppers, and pumpkins for PYO. It is new this year, so you need to go to the website for announcements on PYO days"
- C. N. Smith Farm Inc. - apples, blueberries, nectarines, peas, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area, farm animals, school tours, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
325 South Street, East Bridgewater, MA 2333. Phone: 508-378-2270. Email: [email protected]. Open: Apple PYO Days, Wednesday to Friday, from 10 am to 4 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm; Strawberry, Blueberry, Raspberry, PYO Days, Monday to Sunday, from 9 am to 4 pm; Peaches PYO Days, Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm; August. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
C. N. Smith Farm Inc. Facebook page. . Strawberries June 10 to July 4 Blueberries July and August Raspberries August and September Peaches August Apples September 8 to October 15; Harvest Hoedown Columbus day weekend, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 11 am to 4 pm; Hallowlantern Night time Hayride, October Call for Times 508 to 378 to 2270. C.N. Smith Farm Facebook page. Strawberry festival, Fathers Day Weekend. Corn festival, Second weekend in August. Harvest Hoedown, Columbus Day Weekend, Saturday, Sunday, Monday. Hallowlantern Night time Hayrides, Two weeks before Halloween Call for Times For PYO Crops Please Call before you come for current conditions pricing and times.
- C&C Reading Farm, LLC - beans, blueberries, flowers, herbs or spices, other citrus, peas, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, porta-potties are available, birthday parties, school tours
175 East Center Street, West Bridgewater, MA 2379. Phone: 781-293-6144. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday thru Friday 10 am to 6:30 Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 6:30. Directions: For a map to our farm, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
C&C Reading Farm, LLC Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: 339-933-1714. Fax: 339-933-1993. . C and C Reading Farm Facebook page. Corn maze is open from mid-September through October 31st. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. C&C Reading Farm (formerly Billingsgate Farm) is a real farm, producing over 90% of our own quality produce, organically and traditionally grown. We also offer u-pick berries and pumpkins and outdoor fun during the fall including corn maze, wagon rides, and other games and activities (UPDATED: December 18, 2016)
Strawberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information
In the U.S. strawberries typically peak during April in Florida and Texas,
May in the deep South, and in early June in middle sections and later June in the
far North and Canada. Keep in mind that crops are ready at various times of the
month depending on which part of the state you are located. In order to produce
good local strawberries, producers depend on ideal spring weather conditions.
Before you leave to go to the farm:
Always call before you go to the farm - strawberries are affected by weather
(both rain and cooler temperature) more than most crops. And when they are
in season, a large turnout can pick a field clean before noon, so CALL
early. On weekends, then fields may be picked clean by NOON!
Most growers furnish picking containers designed
for strawberries, but they may charge you for them; be sure to call before you go to see if you need to bring
If you use your own containers, remember that heaping
strawberries more than 5 inches deep will bruise the lower berries.
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.
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 Strawberries
Grasp the stem just above the berry between the
forefinger and the thumbnail and pull with a slight twisting motion.
- With the stem broken about one-half inch from
the berry, allow it to roll into the palm of your hand.
- Repeat these operations using both hands until
each holds 3 or 4 berries.
- Carefully place - don't throw - the fruit into
your containers. Repeat the picking process with both hands.
- Don't overfill your containers or try to pack
the berries down.
General Picking Tips
Whether you pick strawberries from your garden or at
a Pick-Your-Own farm, here are a few tips to keep in mind:
Be careful that your feet and knees do not
damage plants or fruit in or along the edge of the row.
- Pick only the berries that are fully red. Part
the leaves with your hands to look for hidden berries ready for harvest.
- To help the farmers, also remove from the plants
berries showing rot, sunburn, insect injury or other defects and place them
between the rows behind you. If they are left in the plants, the rot will
quickly spread to other berries.
- Berries to be used immediately may be picked any
time, but if you plan to hold the fruit for a few days, try to pick in the
early morning or on cool, cloudy days. Berries picked during the heat of the
day become soft, are easily bruised and will not keep well.
- Avoid placing the picked berries in the sunshine 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. Strawberries may be kept fresh in the refrigerator for two or three, depending upon the initial quality of the berry. After a few
days in storage, however, the fruit loses its bright color and fresh flavor
and tends to shrivel.
- For interesting and fun strawberry facts and
trivia from the California Strawberry Commission,
When you get home
- DON'T wash the berries until you are ready to use them. Washing
makes them more prone to spoiling.
- Pour them out into shallow pans and remove any mushed, soft or rotting
- Put a couple of days supply into the fridge, wash and cut the caps
(green tops) off the others and freeze them up! (Unless you're going to make
jam right away) See this
page about how to freeze strawberries.
- If you like the strawberries you picked, ask the farm what variety they
planted, and not the weather conditions the week or two before. The flavor
of a strawberry is affected by the variety, the weather and the degree of
ripeness when picked.
- Now, get ready to make strawberry jam. It is VERY easy - especially
with our free strawberry jam
instructions - they're illustrated and easy.
Strawberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Strawberries
Strawberry Facts, Measurements and Tips
Picking the best strawberries:
Select firm, fully red berries. Strawberries DO NOT continue ripen after
they are picked! In the photo, only the berry on the far right is
Strawberry festivals: Most areas that grow strawberries have a strawberry festival, at which you
can taste all kinds of fresh strawberry foods, pies, jams, cakes - and most
commonly, fresh strawberry shortcake. To find out where and when there
is one near you, see this
page for a list of strawberry festivals, sorted by state!
- Strawberries measurements: government agriculture
websites tell us that
1 quart = 2 pints = 4 cups and is about the
same as 1 liter and
1 quart of fresh strawberries weighs 1 lbs to 1.25 lbs (or
450 to 600 g).
Of course, the weight
varies on variety and weather conditions.
1 quart is normally
enough for 4
servings, although I'll admit my son can eat 1 pint by himself!
- How much to pick? In general, 1 quart of fresh, whole, just-picked strawberries =
approximately 3.5 cups hulled, whole berries. In other words, removing
the caps/hulls and the occasional mushy berry means you lose 1/4 cup to 1/2 (it depends how much fruit you remove with the hull) or
about 7 to 12% of every quart you pick.
- One cup of strawberries contains only about 50 calories
- U-pick strawberries are much healthier than store-bought. Consumer
reports says store bought strawberries have so many pesticide and fungicide
residues on they, that they don't recommend you eat them at all!
- U-pick strawberry farms typically sell berries by the
pound. 1 lbs of fresh strawberries is about 2/3 of a quart.
- It takes about 10 to 15 minutes to pick a quart, if the berries
are reasonably plentiful
- The strawberry plant adapts to wide variety of soil conditions, but does
not tolerate drought well, and the berries quickly rot if the weather is
rainy. For this reason, the plants are usually grown on raised beds through
- Cultivation of strawberries began in Europe in the 1300's, but the berry
only became very popular in the early 1900's in California.
- Do the math and be careful not to over-purchase
as strawberries 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 grow your own strawberries? Here's an article about how
are an Excellent Fruit for the Home Garden, HYG-1424-98!
- See this page for many
more fun and interesting
strawberry facts, nutritional information and trivia
Other weird strawberry facts
- Strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside.
- Strawberries were originally called strewberries because the fruit was
'strewn' amongst the leaves of the plant.
- California is king of strawberry productions because: California
produces 75 percent of the nation's strawberry crops; one billion pounds
of strawberries each year. If all the strawberries produced in
California in one year were laid berry to berry, they would go around
the world 15 times. Each acre of land in California in strawberry
production produces an average of 21 tons of strawberries annually, with
a total of 23,000 acres of strawberries planted in California each year.
1 pint (2 cups) of fresh whole strawberries
= about 8 oz (1/2 lb) of strawberries
= 2.25 cups of sliced strawberries
- = 1
cup pureed strawberries
= 12-14 large strawberries
2 quarts of fresh strawberries are needed for a 9" pie
A 10 oz package of frozen berries is about the same as 1 cup of sliced