2024 Guide to Strawberry Picking! - Stamford Moms

Strawberry picking is an exciting tradition in Connecticut and New York! It begins early in June and typically runs until early July, depending on the harvest!

Below you’ll find a list of great farms nearby that offer pick your own strawberries!

Just remember, strawberry season may change quickly due to weather and crop abundance. To make sure you have the most accurate crop information on the day you choose to head to the farm, we recommend calling or checking online ahead of time.

Happy strawberry season!

Bishop’s Orchard
1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT
Call (203) 458-PICK for daily updates

Buell’s Orchard
108 Crystal Pond Road, Eastford, CT
Call (860) 974-1150 for information

Deeply Rooted Farms
Route 72, Harwinton, Connecticut
Daily picking conditions available here or call (860) 921-3434

Fishkill Farms
9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell JCT, NY
Online reservations available here!
Call (845) 897-4377 for more information

Harvest Moon Orchard
130 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem, NY
Online reservations available here!
Call (914) 485-1210 for more information

Jones Family Farm
606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton, CT
Online reservations available here!
Call the Farmer Jones Crop Line (203) 929-8425 before heading to the farm

Lyman Orchard
32 Reeds Gap Road, Middlefield, CT
Call (860) 349-6015 for crop & field conditions, varieties & market prices
Strawberry Festival on June 15! Learn more here!

Scott’s Yankee Farmer
436 Boston Post Rd, East Lyme CT
Call for more info (860) 739-5209

Starvish Farm
Pleasant Road, Enfield, CT
Updates available here or call (860) 623-3473

Strawberry Picking Tips

  1. Walk carefully to make sure not damage plants or fruit in or along the edge of the row.
  2. Only pick berries that are completely red. Part the leaves to look for hidden berries ready for harvest.
  3. Remove the berries that look rotten, sunburned, like they have insect injury or other defects and place them between the rows behind you. This keeps the rot from spreading to other berries.
  4. If you plan to keep the fruit for a few days, try to pick in the early morning or on cool, cloudy days. Berries picked in the heat become soft, are easily bruised and do not keep well.
  5. Avoid placing the picked berries in the sunshine. Instead put them in the shade and keep them cool as soon as possible after picking.
  6. Strawberries may be kept fresh in the refrigerator for two or three, depending upon the initial quality of the berry.
  7. Do not wash the berries until you’re ready to use them. This will keep them fresh for longer.
  8. To make sure you eat all of your strawberries, put some in the fridge, wash and cut the green tops off the others and freeze them to keep them fresh longer!

Tips c/o pickyourown.org

Looking for a great strawberry recipe? Try these strawberry muffins or this Strawberry Fields Cocktail!

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