Pick-Your-Own

April 18, 2024

Tulips

Condition: Great

Today's Price: $20/adult, $8/child, children 3+under FREE

 

Open Daily

For all Pick-Your-Own start at the white tent to purchase containers and get directions to the proper location for picking.


Cash, credit card, checks all accepted! Prices shown below are for the 2023 season. All pricing is subject to change without notice.

Your honesty keeps us in business!
Please pay for all you pick!

Note: The farm manager reserves the right to close the fields at any time, due to weather, picking conditions, or other factors that may necessitate closing the fields during the morning or afternoon. At that time PYO will cease for the day.

Hayrides are available to our PYO field seasonally. Visit our Public Hayride page to learn more.

Failure to comply will result in immediate dismissal without refund.

  • EATING WHILE PICKING IS NOT PERMITTED!
  • When you arrive at the farm go directly to the PYO tent (next to the sandbox/playground) to purchase containers and get directions to the field.
  • Walking around in undesignated areas is not permitted.
  • Children must be kept within reach at all times. We prefer that children age 2 and under be carried.
  • Touch the plants as little as possible. Do not touch anything that you do not plan to pick.
  • You must pick all the way down the row – row swapping is not allowed.
  • No pets (except service animals) are allowed on the farm property.
  • Wear comfortable clothes & footwear you won’t mind getting dirty.
  • Protect yourself from the sun – wear a hat and sunscreen.

The farm manager reserves the right to close the fields at any time because of weather, picking conditions or other factors.

Crop Info

Daffodils (Mid April-Early May)

2024 crop failure- no daffodils this season

Mason Jar  —    $15.00 per Jar (fill with as many stems as you can fit!)

Shears Required – Bring your own or use ours.  Available with a $10 deposit. (Deposit is refunded at return of shears)

Selection: Choose flowers that are not fully opened to have the longest-lasting blooms.

Caring for your fresh-picked daffodils: Cut the stems at an angle and keep in cool water. Keep out of direct sunlight and in a cool place.

Tulips (Late April-Mid May)

OPEN!

Mason Jar  —    Price dependent on field conditions throughout season 

Reservations required. Book here: https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/wardsberryfarm/items/303834/?full-items=yes&flow=no

 

Varieties: Over 30 different varieties!

Selection: Choose flowers that are not fully opened to have the longest-lasting blooms.

Caring for your fresh-picked tulips: cut the stems at an angle and keep in cool water. Keep out of direct sunlight and in a cool place.

Strawberries (mid June-early July)

PINT BOX  —    $6.00 each (holds approx. 1 lb. of berries)
2 Qt. BOX  —  $22.00 each (holds approx. 3.5 lbs. of strawberries)
4 Qt. BOX  —  $40.00 each  (holds approx. 7 lbs. of strawberries)


NOTE: Not all containers available every day

Varieties: 

  • Galette
  • Jewel
  • AC Valley Sunset
  • Annapolis
  • AC Wendy
  • Darselect
  • Dickens
  • Yambu

Selection:
Select berries that are fully red. Berries that have white patches are not fully ripe and will not continue to ripen off of the plant.

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.

Freezing:
Wash berries & drain. Remove stems & slice. Place in freezer containers leaving space for expansion and freeze immediately.

Raspberries (Early July-October)

1/2 PINT BOX (approximately 1/2 lb. berries) — $6.50 each

 

NOTE: Raspberries are often very limited each day-containers are sold on a first come, first served basis

Selection:
Select berries that are firm, dry, and plump. Check carefully and do not take any mouldy or damaged berries.

Caring for your fresh-picked raspberries:
Do not rinse berries until you are ready to use them.
Protect them from sunlight and keep in a cool place.
Raspberries have a short shelf life and are best when used within 2 – 3 days after picking.

Freezing:
Wash berries & drain. Place in freezer containers leaving space for expansion and freeze immediately

Blueberries (early July-early September)

PINT BOX (approx. 1 lb. of berries)  —   $7.00 each
2 QUART BOX (approx. 4 pints of berries)  —   $28.00 each
4 QUART BOX (approx. 8 pints of berries)  —   $45.00 each

NOTE: Not all containers available every day

 

Varieties:

  • Bluetta- Jul/Aug
  • Spartan- Jul/Aug
  • Patriot- Jul/Aug
  • Jersey- Jul/Aug
  • Bluecrop- Jul/Aug
  • Berkeley- Jul/Aug
  • Coville- Sep
  • Elliot- Sep

Selection:
Select berries that are firm, dry, plump, smooth skinned and completely blue, with no hint of red. Check carefully and do not take any mouldy or damaged berries.

Note: Often, blueberries are covered with a white powdery substance called “bloom”, a naturally occuring waxy protective coating that need not be removed before eating. It is not harmful and actually helps prevent deterioration.

Caring for your fresh-picked blueberries:
Do not wash your blueberries until you are ready to use them, because water accelerates their deterioration. Store them in the refrigerator, unwashed, in a rigid covered container. Fresh-picked blueberries have a good shelf life and should last 1-2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Freezing:
Remove the stems. It’s best not to wash blueberries before freezing; you can rinse them prior to use when frozen. If you choose to wash the berries, rinse in a colander and drain for at least 10 minutes. Pat dry (blueberries must be completely dry before freezing or they will stick together and possibly get freezer burn). Place the blueberries in a single layer on a cookie sheet and freeze. The berries will freeze faster if your cookie sheet is pre-frozen. Once the berries are frozen, place them in containers or zip-lock bags and store in freezer.

Blackberries (July)

PINT BOX (approximately 1 lb. berries) — $12.00 each

Selection:
Select berries that are firm, dry, and plump. They should be fully black without any red. Check carefully and do not take any mouldy or damaged berries.

Caring for your fresh-picked blackberries:
Do not rinse berries until you are ready to use them.
Protect them from sunlight and keep in a cool place.
Blackberries have a short shelf life and are best when used within 2 – 3 days after picking.

Freezing:
Wash berries & drain. Place in freezer containers leaving space for expansion and freeze immediately

Flowers (mid June-October)

Mason Jar  —    $15.00 per Jar (fill with as many stems as you can fit!)

Shears Required – Bring your own or use ours.  Available with a $10 deposit. (Deposit is refunded at return of shears)

Varieties:

  •  Agertatum
  • Amaranth
  • Asclepius
  • Aster
  • Calendula
  • Celosia
  • Centaurea
  • Cosmos
  • Digitalis
  • Eucalyptus
  • Gomphrena
  • Marigold
  • Matricaria
  • Nicotiana
  • Phlox
  • Salvia
  • Snapdragon
  • Statice
  • Strawflower
  • Yarrow
  • Zinnia

*not all varieties available at all times

Selection: Choose flowers that have not yet fully opened for the longest-lasting bouquet.
 
Care: Cut the stems at an angle and keep in cool water and replace the water every few days. Keep your bouquet in a cooler place and out of direct sunglight.
 

Peas (Mid June-Mid July)

1.5 QUART BOX–$12.00

1/2 BUSHEL BOX–$38.00

Not all containers available every day.

Varieties:

  • Sugar Snap
  • Shell
  • Snow

*not all varieties available at all times

Selection: 

Shell peas: Choose peas that are bright green with fully developed pods.

Sugar Snap: Choose peas that are firm, bright green, and glossy.

Snow: Pick at any size starting at 2 in. long 

Storage: 

Shell: It is best to remove the peas immediately after picking for storage; if you are not able to, be sure to keep in a cold, dry place, even submerged in water.

Sugar snap and snow: Store in a cold place.

Sunflowers (mid July-October)

$12.00/ 5 stems

Selection: Choose flowers with upright and semi-open faces.

Storage: Cut stems at a 45 degree angle. Store in a cool, dry place.

Beans (mid July-Late September)

1.5 QUART BOX–$12.00

Varieties:

  • Green
  • Wax
  • Yellow Romano
  • Green Romano
  • Red Romano
  • Dragon’s Tongue
  • Purple filet

*not all varieties available at all times

Selection: Choose firm, fully-colored beans

Storage: Store in a cool, dry place.

Currants (July)

PINT BOX–$10.00

 

Varieties:

  • Red
  • Black
  • White

Selection: Pick currant bunches that come off of the branch with ease and with tender berries (but not too soft).

Storage: Store currants in refridgerator. Do not wash or remove from stem until right before eating.

Cherry Tomatoes (late July-September)

QUART BOX- $6.50

Varieties Available: 

  • Amai (red grape)
  • Brave Heart (red round)
  • Chocolate Cherry (brown round)
  • Gold Spark (orange grape)
  • Pink Bumblebee (round yellow and pink)
  • Red Torch (long red and yellow)
  • Sun Orange (round orange)
  • Sun Peach (round pink)

Selection: Choose tomatoes that are fully colored but still firm.

Storage: Cherry tomatoes are best stored at temperatures between 45 to 60 °F. The second best option is in a refridgerator, where they will last about 5 days. Wash directly before eating.

Peaches & Nectarines (Late July-Early September)

4 Qt. BOX  —   $30.00 (holds approx. 9 – 10 lbs.)

You are welcome to mix available varieties!

Peaches and nectarines are on low hanging branches and can be reached easily by all.

Stone fruit trees are very delicate! To preserve them for future seasons climbing the peach and nectarine trees and hanging on the branches is NOT ALLOWED!

Varieties: 

  • Yellow nectarine
  • White nectarine
  • Yellow peach
  • White peach

Selection: The  fruit can be picked while still firm – they will ripen off the tree at room temperature. When ripe, they are pinkish orange & soft to the touch.

Storage: Peaches are best enjoyed fresh, but you can store them loosely in a plastic bag in the fridge to delay overripening of freshly picked peaches.

Carrots (August-November)

1/2 PECK BAG–$14.00

1/2 BUSHEL BOX–$35.00

Pitchforks for digging & containers provided.

Varieties: 

  • Orange
  • Rainbow

*not all varieties available at all times

Selection: Find greens that are at least one foot tall aboveground. Look around the roots for little bits of carrot poking up out of the ground.

Storage: Carrots make great storage crops! Trim the greens, wash the carrots, and store in bags in a cool, dry place.

Edamame - Soy beans (Mid August-Mid-October)

Qt. BOX — $7.50

Selection: Select pods that are completely green, with visible bumps where the beans are.

Preparation: Wash the soybeans thoroughly. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt generously. Add the green soybeans (pods and all!), return to a boil and cook until bright green, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain. Sprinkle with salt. Toss and serve hot, warm, or chilled with an empty bowl on the side for the pods (which are not digestible)

To eat: Holding the stem end, place the pod in your mouth, close your teeth gently near the stem and pull the pod out.

Potatoes (August-September)

HALF PECK BAG–$14.00

1/2 BUSHEL–$38.00

Pitchforks available in field to dig potatoes

 

 

Varieties: waiting on varieties

Plum Tomatoes (August-Septmeber)

HALF PECK BAG–$14.00

1/2 BUSHEL–$38.00

 

Varieties:

  • Roma
  • San Marzano

Selection: Choose tomatoes that are fully red and firm.

Storage: Store in a cool, dry place; preferably 45-60 degrees Farenheit.

Snack Peppers (August-October)

$1.5 Quart Container  —   $12.00 (holds approx. 1 lb. of peppers)

Selection: Choose peppers that are have no green left and are a vibrant yellow, orange, or red. 

Storage: Store freshly harvested snack peppers in the crisper drawer of your refridgerator.

Grapes (September)

$1.5 Quart Container  —   $12.00 (holds approx. 1 lb. of grapes)

Shears Required – Bring your own or use ours.  Available with a $10 cash deposit. (Deposit is refunded at return of shears)

Varieties: 

  • Concord
  • White concord
  • Mars (seedless dark purple grapes)
  • Himrod (seedless green grapes)

Selection: Choose clusters with grapes that are plump and semi-firm, but not hard.

Storage: Keep freshly picked grapes in the refridgerator and leave on the stem if possible. Only wash grapes right before eating.

Pumpkins (September-October)

Orange Carving Pumpkins $0.95/lb. (no tax)
Fancy Pumpkins $1.25/lb. (no tax)

We grow over 30 acres of pumpkins in all shapes & sizes. That’s about 100,000 pumpkins!

To make your pumpkin last longer, be careful to keep the stem intact when you pick it.

Come enjoy the New England fall days on the farm. We have Indian corn, corn stalks, hay bales, mums, funky gourds and fancy winter squash for all of your decorating needs. Take a weekend hayride to the pumpkin patch and pick out that perfect jack-o-lantern!

Popcorn (October)

1.5 QUART BOX–$18.00

Popcorn Curing Instructions:

You must cure your popcorn after picking before you can pop it! Completely shuck or peel back the husks of the corn cobs. Store somewhere dry with good circulation, like a garage or basement. The longer you cure the popcorn the better, but try to hold out for at least 3-4 weeks!

Popping Information: 

Microwave: Place kernels (or whole corn cob) into a paper bag.  Microwave on high 1 1/2-3 minutes Remove when popping slows to about 1-2 pops per second.

Stovetop: Heat pan over medium heat and add 2-3 TBSP veg. oil. Place one kernel in the pan. Once the kernel pops or the oil begins to smoke, add 1 cup of kernels. Place a lid on the pan and contune to shake the pan over the heat. Do not stop or the popcorn will burn! When popping stops or the lid begins to poush up, remove the pan from heat.

Sweet Potatoes (October)

1/2 PECK BAG–$14.00

1/2 BUSHEL BOX–$35.00

Pitchforks available in the field to help dig sweet potatoes.

Storage: Keep sweet potatoes in a cool, dark place with good ventilation (not in the fridge). Sweet potatoes can last weeks or even months if stored properly!