The 2019 U-Pick Strawberry Season is just around the corner! Stay tuned for updates about visiting our fields.
Sunderland Strawberry Field
Our strawberry field in Sunderland is now located at the main farm at 23 South Main Street.
Directions: From Route 91 Take Exit 24 for US-5/MA-10 toward Deerfield. Turn onto State Rd/MA-10 N/US-5 N. Take the 1st right onto MA-116 S. Turn right onto S Main St./MA-47 S. Farm is on the right, please follow the signs for U-Pick field parking.
Massachusetts 116 N to Sunderland/S. Deerfield, Merge onto MA-116 N, Turn left onto MA-47 S. The farm is on the left, please follow the signs for U-Pick field parking.
Greenfield Strawberry Field
We also have a U-Pick location in Greenfield! The field is located on Plain Road. Long time residents will remember it as the previous location of Hatch’s Patch. We are excited to continue the legacy of providing farm-fresh produce to the area.
Directions: From Route 91 North and South. Follow the signs to MA-2 W in Greenfield. Take exit 26. Follow Colrain Rd to Plain Rd and look for the Warner Farm PYO signs.
From Greenfield Center or Greenfield Community College. Proceed to the traffic circle at Colrain St and College Dr. Take the exit onto Colrain Rd. Take the slight right onto Plain Rd and look for our sign.
Hours of Operation – Opening early June for the 2019 Season
Both locations are open weather permitting during Strawberry Season from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Monday – Saturday and from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm on Sunday.
For U-Pick berries, you can bring your own container, or purchase one from us.
Pre-Picked Strawberries – Open only early July
Both U-Pick field locations will also have pre-picked berries when available. The farm stand on Old Amherst Rd in Sunderland will remain open for pre-picked strawberry purchases only.
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 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.