U-Pick Fields are now closed for the 2017 Season. We look forward to seeing you next year!
Celebrating over 55 years of Pick-Your-Own Strawberries!
Visit our strawberry patch on Old Amherst Rd. in Sunderland and check in at the farm stand. You can bring your own container, or purchase one from us. The stand is open in Season from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Monday – Saturday and from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm on Sunday.
U-Pick Strawberries are $2.00 per pound.
Pre-picked quarts at the farm stand are $5.00.
We are sometimes asked if our U-Pick strawberries are organic. The short answer is no, our U-Pick strawberries are not certified USDA Organic. There are many issues that weigh in our decision making for growing practices across the farm ranging from environmental to economic.
Sustainable growing practices are very important to us. This is why we do grow over 20 acres of Certified Organic produce. We also continue to convert more of our land into organic production. In some instances, we feel that Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a better solution to pest and disease issues. This is the case in our U-Pick fields. As a result of welcoming the public to pick in our fields throughout the season, the plants require more care. The main threat to our strawberries are fungal diseases and certain insects. Therefore, we occasionally have to consider carefully timed low-residue chemical applications. The products we use do not persist in the environment and have a minimal effect on the natural enemies of the pests we try to control.
While we are not currently equipped to grow organic berries for PYO, we do grow about 2 acres of Organic strawberries for our farmer’s markets and for wholesale customers. You can also find our organic strawberries in season at River Valley Market in Northampton. Organic strawberries by the flat (8 quarts) can be ordered directly from the farm. Please contact our wholesale manager at 413-665-8331 for availability and current prices.
Visit our Growing Practices page to find more about IPM.