Come June, strawberry picking is a fun activity for the whole family to enjoy in Connecticut! Usually the strawberry picking season runs from early to mid June until early July. Below you’ll find a list of great farms in the state that offer strawberry picking!

Keep in mind, the 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. Also, be sure to ask whether you need to bring your own containers to put the strawberries in, or if they provide them for you!

Happy strawberry season!

Bishop’s Orchard
1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT
Beginning mid to late June!
Call (203) 458-PICK for daily updates

Buell’s Orchard
108 Crystal Pond Road, Eastford, CT
Beginning in June!
Open: Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon, Monday & Thursday, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., CLOSED Sunday

Deeply Rooted Farms
Route 72, Harwinton, Connecticut
Now offering pick your own!
Daily picking conditions available here or call (860) 921-3434

Dondero Orchards
529 Woodland Street, South Glastonbury, CT
Beginning in June!

Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm
461 Cornwall Bridge Rd (Route 4), Sharon, CT
Beginning in June!
Check here for updates

Jones Family Farm
606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton, CT
Beginning in early June!
Call the Farmer Jones Crop Line (203) 929-8425 before heading to the farm

Lyman Orchard
32 Reeds Gap Road, Middlefield, CT
Beginning in June!
Call (860) 349-6015 for crop & field conditions, varieties & market prices

Pesce’s Farm
66 Hebron Road, Bolton, Connecticut

Rose’s Berry Farm
295 Matson Hill Road, South Glastonbury, CT
Beginning June 9!
BONUS: Breakfast with a view! Details available here!

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

Starvish Farm
Pleasant Road, Enfield, CT
Updates available here

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. Photos c/o Unsplash.

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