This is our principle crop. We have been raising
this crop since 1939. The season begins around
June 15th and finishes around July 10th. We raise
about 20 acres on our farm. We sell our
pick-your-own berries by the pound or freshly picked
berries in the farm store.
Bring easy to carry, shallow containers to pick in.
We also have buckets you can purchase and take home.
It's always a good idea to call ahead for picking
conditions. Strawberries are easy to freeze, good
for preserves, or for eating fresh and in recipes.
Cherries (2012 SEASON-NO CHERRIES-CROP FAILURE)
like candy! We have about 10 acres of sweet and
juicy cherries. We grow the "Bing" type
which are dark black in color and very plump. We
ask that you bring your own containers for picking, but
as always, we have buckets for sale. We provide
ladders to use, but most of the time you can pick from
just standing on the ground. Cherries are in
season from July 4th through July 20th. They are
very easy to freeze - just pit and freeze. (Grisamore
Tip: Don't thaw them out completely - they are
best eaten "crunchy".) The cherry
orchard is located on the north side of Goose Street.
We occasionally have ready-picked cherries at our farm
of our favorite fruits, nothing compares to fresh-picked
raspberries - they are delicious! We raise 10
acres that are ready to be picked from July 5th to July
25th. Like most of our other crops, raspberries
are sold by the pound. Due to their being fragile
and their relatively short shelf-life, we recommend that
you pick them in small containers and consume or use
them in recipes within a couple
of days. Most days you need to go to the farm
store to check in for picking raspberries. We
usually have fresh-picked raspberries in the farm
store. We also recommend that you freeze them
"as is" and then wash them as you use them -
this prevents them from getting soggy!
ranked number one among fresh fruits and vegetables
containing antioxidants that demonstrate anti-aging
potential. Antioxidants are natural substances
found in fruits and vegetables that neutralize free
radicals, which are unstable oxygen molecules associated
with cancer, heart disease, and the effects of aging.
We have over 20 acres of blueberries to pick, starting
around July 15th until September 1st. Blueberries
are easy to freeze - treat them the same way you would
raspberries. Wash after freezing. As with
our other crops, these are available in the farm
- We have a
long row of red currants near the blueberry bushes.
We are also planting the black variety of currants.
These are popular for making jelly and are usually mixed
with strawberries to add more sweetness. They are
ripe around July 20 - about the same time as
- One of our
newest crops, we have an acre of this
delicious fruit. We grow many varieties so we
have peaches ready from about the end
of July to the first week
There is nothing like homegrown peaches.
We pick them when they are just about ripe so
they are very sweet.
Peaches are easy to freeze. As
with any fruit, we prefer not to thaw them out all the
way for the best flavor. Due to the fragility of
peaches, they are not available for u-pick.
are high in vitamins A and C and are a good source of
potassium. You can purchase tomatoes in quantity from by
the pound all the way up to bushels.
We grow about 1 acre of tomatoes every year.
We have both regular and paste tomatoes.
Paste tomatoes are meatier and donít have to be
cooked down as long when making sauce.
We have them available in our store August 25
thru September 30th (depending on the
Tomatoes are usually not available for U-Pick.
usually plant 2 acres of sweet corn every year.
Corn is one of our favorite parts of summer. It is
best when it is eaten the same day it's picked. We
always pick our corn fresh everyday. It can be
frozen easily. We usually have corn for three
weeks around August 25.
are high in Vitamins A and C.
They are good stuffed, in salads, in sauces -
the possibilities are endless!
Peppers are very easy to freeze.
You just need to wash them and cut into desired
We recommend that you double bag them to prevent
the pepper smell getting into other items in your
We have peppers available August 15th through
Sorry, peppers are not available as U-Pick.
We also have a variety of hot peppers, too.
Mums - Do
your flower beds start to look tired in August?
Fall mums will renew your beds.
They will provide some new color for the fall.
Fall mums are not always "hardy".
Plant your mums in a sheltered spot and mulch
them during the winter to help your mums survive the
There are a wide range of colors to pick from.
We have mums blooming from July 25th
through September 15th.
- One of our
relatively new crops - planted in 1978, we have 15 acres
of apple orchard. Bring the whole family out for
picking starting September 15 through October 31.
We provide ample picking bags or you may bring your own
bags or baskets. We also have carts available to
help you transport your apples from the orchard.
Feel free to bring your own wagon with you from home, as
fall is our busiest season. We usually have picked
apples available in our farm
store through Christmas.
press our cider right here on our farm from apples we
Cider is very good for you. One of our favorite
ways to serve cider is hot.
We like to put a gallon in a large pot and heat
it up with some mulling spice for some extra flavor.
Want cider all winter long?
Cider is easy to freeze.
Just pour some of the cider off the top of the
jug and put it in your freezer.
It is excellent!
To make our cider safer, we are installing a UV
light this fall.
This will kill any possible bacteria in the cider
without changing the flavor.
Cider is available in our farm
store September 25th thru December 10th.
- Squash is
available September 30th through November 25th. We
offer quite a few varieties including butternut, acorn, sweet dumpling and buttercup. Winter
squash stores well so you can keep it to serve for the
holidays. Our favorite is buttercup. We
suggest that you bake it with brown sugar, maple syrup
and butter. It is available by the pound or
- We grow about one third of an acre of cucumbers. We grow both slicing and pickling cucumbers. Pickling cucumbers are best for making pickles of all kinds. But we prefer pickling cucumbers to eat fresh because the skin is thinner and they are usually not bitter either.
Cucumbers are best fresh-picked. We usually pick them every other day so they are fresh.