4 Farms to Visit for Pick-Your-Own Strawberries
The season is short, but the berries are ripe for picking (and eating).
This article was updated from an earlier version published in 2020 and written by Theresa Brown.
Strawberry season is a short and fleeting time from mid-June to early July (if we are lucky). As quickly as the berries emerge and ripen, they are gone just as fast. Be sure to head to one of these local farms so you can pick-your-own ruby red berries and incorporate them into pies, shortcakes, salads or straight from stem to mouth.
11 Peck Hill Rd., Johnston, 401-942-9741, salisburyfarm.com.
Salisbury Farm is now open for strawberry pickin.’ Pick-your-own strawberries are $24 for a bucket, which holds about three quarts of strawberries, and you can take the bucket home with you. If you’d rather head straight to the farm stand, you can get a pink for $^ or a quart for $9.50.
Hours: Open daily, 10 a.m.−5 p.m., but check Salisbury Farm’s Facebook page for updates on availability before you go.
90 George St., Seekonk, Mass., 508-336-5587, fourtownfarm.com.
Starting June 11 you can pick the freshest strawberries straight off the stem at Four Town Farm. At the start of the season, the strawberries get picked over quickly, so check for updates before you go to make sure the field is still open. They provide either baskets or quart containers for you to fill up once you arrive. As an added bonus, the farm also offers pick-your-own peas this time of year and a pick-your-own flower garden set to open around the end of June.
Hours: Pick-your-own is daily from 9 a.m-4 p.m., but you can also buy picked berries in the farm stand during store hours. The farm stand is open for produce pickup Mon.−Sun., 9 a.m.−6 p.m.
895 Middle Rd., Portsmouth, 401-683-1254, facebook.com/QuonsetViewFarm
Strawberry-picking season has just arrived at Quonset View Farm. This 140-acre farm was founded in 1915 and is a place where guests can pick ripe strawberries overlooking the shoreline of Aquidneck Island. The potato farm grows strawberries in the late-spring and early-summer and harvests spuds later in the season. The farm’s vibrant berries are also available for purchase at Clements Farm in Portsmouth.
Hours: Open daily, 8 a.m.−6 p.m.
Brandon Family Farm
592 Fairgrounds Rd., West Kingston, 401-932-6481, brandonfamilyfarm.com
Brandon Family Farms’ “Organic U-Pick” is now open until picked out. Pick-your-own strawberries will be available June 11 to June 18 or until picked out. The farm claims this year is a ‘bumper crop’ with excellent picking conditions, but make sure to go on their website to stay updated and make sure there are strawberries available.
Hours: Open now through Sunday, June 19 (not including June 18) , from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. On Saturday the 18th, Brandon Family Farm Staff will be at the South Kingstown Farmer’s Market from 3–6 p.m.