Spring Pick your Own Strawberries, Cherries & Black Raspberries
We grow Chandler berries, which come in a bit later than some varieties, but produce heavily from mid to late May through early June. Weekday mornings offer the best picking opportunities, as fields are often picked-out by the afternoon, so plan to come early. Sign up for our Pick Your Own Alerts to keep tabs on changing field conditions.
We grow both sweet and tart cherries, but we offer only tart cherries for pick your own. Cherry skins split easily, so the best picking technique is to pluck the fruit with the entire stem attached. Cherries are rich in vitamins A and C, and in beta-carotene. Our tart cherries are mainly used for juice, preserves, sauces, and pie filling.
Ripe in the middle of June, these rare treats have a short season, and they go very quickly. There are small thorns on raspberry canes to protect the fruit. The best picking technique is to pluck just the ripe dark black raspberries from the tips of the canes. These fragile berries are sold by the 1/4 pint.
Summer Pick Your Own Blueberries, Peaches & More
We usually start picking blueberries late in June and continue through the middle of July. They go very quickly! Since our bushes are still young, the field is often open one day and closed the next while more berries ripen. Be sure to sign up for pick your own alerts and to check our website for crop status before you come to pick. We grow four varieties: Patriot, Elliot, Duke, and Blue Ray.
We grow several varieties of plums, including Methly, a hardy red variety with sturdy branches that hold heavy clusters of fruit, and Shiro, a heat-resistant variety that produces fruit with a yellow skin and sweet, juicy flesh. Plums ripen throughout the month of July.
We have extended our peach-picking season from the middle of July through the end of August by growing several varieties that ripen at different times. Favorite types include Sugar May, an early peach with bright red skin and ivory-colored flesh, and Sugar King, a yellow peach that ripens later in the season.
Our most popular summer berry is actually a drupelet, or a cluster of small fruits. They grow on thornless canes, which are woven through trellises for easy picking. Recent studies suggest that blackberries have extraordinarily high antioxidant properties. Peak season is the last week of July and the first week of August.
Potatoes (The Big Dig is Mid-August)
Don’t miss this chance to dig potatoes and taste the smoothness and rich flavor of a fresh potato compared to typical store bought options that have been in storage for months. We grow Kenebec White, Pontiac Reds, Yukon Golds and a few Fingerlings.
Fall Pick Your Own Apples, Pumpkins & More
Apples (Late August – Mid October)
Apples, Apples and more Apples!!! August is for Honey Crisp, and September & early October feature Gala, Jona Gold, Jona Free, Candy Crisp, Ruby Jon and Fuji varieties.
Concord Grapes (Early September – season is short, call for availability)
All of our concords ripen at the same time, so this harvest is usually quick and is typically just after Labor Day in early September. These grapes do have seeds, and are wonderful for juicing and making jelly.
Pumpkins (Last week of September through October)
We grow all sorts of shapes, colors, sizes, and textures in our pumpkin patch. Enjoy picking in late September for the best selection, and the treasure hunt quality the vines provide before the frost. Our Fall Harvest Festival is fun for the whole family with great food, cider, and music. Pumpkins are $.59/lb.
Late October and November are time for fresh greens such as Spinach, Kale and Broccoli and will be available until the hard freeze of winter.