For the rest of the 2017 season only:
Note: The farm manager reserves the right to close the strawberry patch at any time, based on picking conditions and other factors. Usually, the field opens at 9 AM and hayrides commence. By late morning the farm manager may advise us of picked-out or other conditions which necessitate closing the field, and the walk-in option will cease. Hayrides may continue (ride only, no berry picking) depending on demand.
No pets are allowed in the fields!
We have 9 varieties of traditional New England "June Bearers".
Select berries that are firm, dry, and plump. Check carefully and do not take any mouldy or damaged berries.
Caring for your fresh-picked strawberries:
Do not rinse berries or remove stems until you are ready to use them.
Protect them from sunlight and keep in a cool place.
Strawberries have a short shelf life and are best when used within 2 - 3 days after picking.
Wash berries & drain. Remove stems & slice. Place in freezer containers leaving space for expansion and freeze immediately.