Strawberry season is finally in full swing here in Connecticut! Better late than never, right?
One of my favorite things is pick-your-own. Whether it’s strawberries, blueberries or apples, there is something so special about plucking a ripe fruit straight from the vine (or bush or tree)!
I’ve compiled a list of pick-your-own strawberry fields around Connecticut (and a few over the border in western Massachusetts). If you know of a great pick-your-own strawberry field that is open, please let me know and I’ll be happy to add it!
Remember: ** ALWAYS CONFIRM HOURS & PICKING CONDITIONS BEFORE HEADING OUT BY EITHER CALLING, CHECKING THE FARM’S WEBSITE OR FACEBOOK PAGE!**
Hartford & Tolland County
1911 Poquonock Avenue – Windsor
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
87 Barber Hill Road – Broad Brook
Hours: Weekdays: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Weekends: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
66 Hebron Road – Bolton
Open as of June 15, 2017
Hours: TBD, check their Facebook page for schedule
66 Hebron Road – Bolton
Hours: Vary by day, check online or call
Price: $3.79/lb (under 5 lbs) or $3.59/lb (over 5 lbs)
327 Ninth District Road – Somers
Hours: Call ahead or check Facebook
Price: $2.75/lb (over 8 lbs) or $3.25 (under 8 lbs)
Pleasant Road – Enfield
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
New Haven & Middlesex County
1355 Boston Post Road – Guilford
Hours: Call for hours, as they may vary
32 Reeds Gap Road – Middlefield
Hours: Call or check online for hours
33 Branford Road – North Branford
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
Windham & New London County
108 Crystal Pond Road – Eastford
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 8 – 12 p.m., Monday and Thursday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
163 North Windham Rd. (Rt. 203) – North Windham
Hours: Call for hours, as they may vary due to picking conditions
436 Boston Post Road- East Lyme
Hours: Daily from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Litchfield & Fairfield County
606 Walnut Tree Hill Road- Shelton
Hours: Sundays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Price: Berry Baskets (all you can carry) for $12.50; Berry Box (8-12 lbs) is $4.59/lb (under 8 lbs) or $3.19/lb (over 8 lbs)
IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS
New Ludlow Road – Granby
Hours: Daily, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
536 N. Westfield Street- Feeding Hills
Hours: Vary (check their Facebook page for up to date hours and conditions)
Do you have a favorite PYO strawberry farm? Share it in the comments below!