June is strawberry season in New England, and nothing quite says summer's here like strawberry shortcake piled high with whipped cream and featuring ripe, juicy strawberries you plucked yourself at one of the region's pick-your-own farms. Don't forget your friends, co-workers, family and neighbors when you pick delicious strawberries--why not take a few extra pints home as a tasty souvenir of your New England getaway this month?
This state-by-state guide will help you find pick-your-own strawberry fields in New England. Keep in mind that it's always a good idea to call ahead to check current picking conditions.
Connecticut Pick Your Own Strawberry Farms
Pickin' Patch - Avon, Connecticut
The Pickin' Patch is my favorite Connecticut place for pick-your-own fruits and vegetables, especially strawberries. Even Martha Stewart has visited the farm for plump, delicious strawberries.
Bishop's Orchards - Guilford, Connecticut
Located off Interstate 95 at exit 57 just 90 miles from New York City, Bishop's Orchards has been growing strawberries since the 1940s. This year's pick-your-own strawberry season runs from mid-June to early July.
Lyman Orchards - Middlefield, Connecticut
If you're looking for a strawberry picking outing, Lyman Orchards is your ideal spot for a day trip. They offer nearly a dozen varieties of strawberries for the picking and so much more! Buy specialty products at the Farm Market and even play 45 holes of golf on Lyman's three courses.
Pick-Your-Own Growers - Hartford County
Connecticut's Department of Agriculture has compiled this list of pick-your-own farms in Hartford County, including several that offer strawberries.
Pick-Your-Own Growers - New Haven County
Connecticut's Department of Agriculture has compiled this list of pick-your-own farms in New Haven County, including several that offer strawberries.
Rose's Berry Farm - South Glastonbury, Connecticut
The Rose Family has been farming since 1910. Pick strawberries at this historic farm and enjoy a hearty, farm-fresh Sunday breakfast here during the picking season.
Maine Pick Your Own Strawberry Farms
McElwain's Strawberry Farm - Caribou, Maine
Visit this Aroostook County pick-your-own farm, and pick your own strawberries in northern Maine. Keep in mind that the berries ripen later the farther north you go in New England.
Pick-Your-Own Strawberry Farms in Maine - statewide
From the Maine Department of Agriculture, here's a searchable guide to places to pick your own strawberries in Maine.
Massachusetts Pick Your Own Strawberry Farms
Connors Farm - Danvers, Massachusetts
Located a short ride north of Boston, this farm offers pick-your-own strawberries beginning in June.
Keith's Farm - Acushnet, Massachusetts
Keith's Farm offers strawberry picking daily in season.
Lookout Farm - South Natick, Massachusetts
Pick your own strawberries on June and early July weekends, and be sure to bring the kids! Lookout Farm offers train rides, face painting, farm animals, a hay pyramid and more children's entertainment. There is an admission fee.
Pick Your Own Strawberries in Massachusetts - statewide
From the Berkshires to New Bedford, here's a round-up of Massachusetts farms that offer strawberry picking, from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources.
Smolak Farms - North Andover, Massachusetts
June is pick-your-own strawberries season at Smolak Farms. Some parts of this historic farm homestead are about 300 years old. In addition to pick-your-own strawberries, the farm also offers a farm stand and a bakery. Sign up for a strawberry-themed American Doll Tea on June 26, 2016.
Tougas Family Farm - Northboro, Massachusetts
This pick-your-own strawberry spot opens in early June. Treat yourself to a real strawberry slushie from the Tougas Farm Kitchen when you've finished picking berries.
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New Hampshire Pick Your Own Strawberry Farms
Butternut Farm - Farmington, New Hampshire
"All we sell is fruit and the experience of picking it," says Butternut Farm owner Giff Burnap. Strawberries kick off the pick-your-own season at this peaceful, Seacoast-region farm, which also has a farmstand selling homemade pies.
Spring Ledge Farm - New London, New Hampshire
The strawberry harvest begins in mid-June at this Lake Sunapee-area farm, which is also home to a lovely flower cutting garden. Pick-your-own strawberry fields are located at their acreage on Pleasant Lake.
Harvest Your Own Guide - statewide
The New Hampshire Department of Agriculture provides this handy guide to PYO farms in the state in .pdf format, including many that allow you to harvest your own red, delicious strawberries.
New York State Pick Your Own Strawberry Farms
Kelder's Farm & U-Pick - Kerhonksen, New York
Strawberry picking usually starts the first week of June at this Rondout Valley farm.
Pick Your Own Berries - southern New York State
Here's a guide to pick-your-own berry farms located within day trip distance of New York City.
Rhode Island Pick Your Own Strawberry Farms
Blackstone River Valley Farms - Blackstone River Valley, Rhode Island
You'll find information on a few farms that offer pick-your-own strawberries in this directory of farms, orchards and vineyards in the Blackstone River Valley of Rhode Island.
Vermont Pick Your Own Strawberry Farms
Vermont Pick-Your-Own Directory - statewide
You'll find a number of places to pick strawberries in this county-by-county directory of Vermont pick-your-own farms compiled by PickYourOwn.org.
The Last Resort Farm - Monkton, Vermont
Pick your own organic strawberries at this groundbreaking Vermont farm, where there are special rows of berries just for toddlers and their families.
Sam Mazza's - Colchester, Vermont
Pick strawberries starting around mid-June, then visit the farm market and bakery at this agritourism destination in Vermont. The harvest will be celebrated at the 21st annual Strawberry Festival on June 18, 2016.
Before you go strawberry picking...
Check Rose's Berry Farm's handy guide to how to pick and care for strawberries, including tips for freezing and some great recipes.