Take the Kids Strawberry Picking

CISA Announces: Strawberry Season has Started!

Locally grown strawberries. (Photo credit: Sienna Wildfield)

Locally grown strawberries. (Photo credit: Sienna Wildfield)

Those delicious red berries are waiting for you. The sweet juicy taste of a locally grown, fresh-picked strawberry beats those well-traveled California berries anytime. You can pick your own at a number of Local Hero farms or pick some up at a local retailer. Just ask someone in the produce section where to find the locally grown strawberries or look for the green and yellow Local Hero logo.

Cooking with Strawberries

Here is a list of strawberry cookbooks to try your hand at making strawberry jams, desserts and more with your kids:

  • Mad About Raspberries & Strawberries, by Jacqueline H’riteau (1984)
  • Simply Strawberries, by Sara Pitzer (1985)
  • Strawberries, by Pamela Allardice (1993)
  • The Strawberry Connection: Strawberry Cookery With Flavour, Fact, And Folklore, compiled by Beatrice Ross Buszek (1984)
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      Bug Hill Berry & Flower Farm
      502 Bug Hill Road Ashfield 413-628-3980

      Couch Brook Farm
      184 Couch Brook Road Bernardston 413-648-9659 Farm Stand open Tuesday through Thursday noon to 6 p.m.,
      Fridays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

      King Creek Farm
      337 Belchertown Road Ware 413-687-3963 Pick your own.

      Pioneer Valley Organic Farm
      413-354-6380. Great Barrington farmers ̳ market, Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

      Red Fire Farm
      Farm stand: Old Depot Gardens 504 Turners Falls Road Montague 413-467-7645 Open daily 9 a.m. to dusk. Pick your own available to farm stand members.

      Simple Gifts Farm,
      1089 N. Pleasant Street North Amherst 413-549-1585
      Amherst farmers ̳ market, Saturdays 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

      When Pigs Fly Farm,
      222 Sandisfield Road Sandisfield 413-258-3397 Otis farmers ̳ market, Sat.., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Farm Stand daily from sunrise to sunset.

    2. PYO Farms for Strawberries (call to confirm their schedules):

      Deerfield Farm (June 13th)
      218 Greenfield Rd (Rts 5 & 10)
      South Deerfield, MA
      (413) 665-0277

      Joe Czajkowski Farm @ Lakeside U-Pick Strawberries (413) 237-2615, (June 13th)
      271 River Drive, Hadley
      You Pick Strawberries, 7 AM – 7 PM
      Directions: Rt. 47 north about 3.5 miles from Hadley Center. Lakeside offers “you pick” and already picked strawberries from June 9th – July 5th. Local asparagus, peas, jam etc. also available. Open 7 AM – 7 PM.

      Norse Farm 413-665-2650 (June 16th?)
      Nourse Farms
      41 River Rd
      Whately, MA (map)
      (413) 665-2658

      J.M. Pasiecnik Farms
      207 River Rd
      Whately, MA
      (413) 665-7659

      Teddy Smiarowski Farm
      487 Main Street
      Hatfield, MA
      (413) 247-5181

      Lakeside PYO Strawberries
      River Rd At Mt Warner Rd
      Hadley, MA
      (413) 549-0805

      Sapowsky Farms
      436 East State Street, Route 202
      Granby, MA
      (413) 467-9799

      Dickinson Farms
      Ludlow Rd & South St.
      Granby, MA
      (413) 467-3715

      KNOW OF ANY OTHER LOCAL FARMS? Post their schedule too!

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