Q&A: Raspberries

QUESTION AND ANSWERS

Raspberries can be found along the many bike paths in Western MA, or you can PYO at local farms in Plainfield and Cheshire recommended here. (Photo credit: Sienna Wildfield)

Where’s your favorite place to pick raspberries with the family in Western MA?

  • Nancy Cavillones responds: Ooh, I am going to follow this thread! We are new to the area and don’t know the picking spots yet!
  • Liz Castro responds: There’s a great place in Plainfield but I can’t remember the name …
  • Shannon Toye responds: Lakeview Orchard, Cheshire, MA. Delicious cherries too!
  • Sienna Wildfield responds: Cherries?! Thanks for the lead, Shannon! – Ed Stockman from Summit Farm (131 Summit Street) in Plainfield (organic raspberries) mentioned that he will have PYO starting June 26th!
  • Josh Pelland responds: Even the Noho and Amherst rail trail is full of ’em. Get them before the birds do!
  • Kristin Schlereth responds: Along the rail trail in Easthampton!
  • Jennifer Pierce responds: www.pickyourown.org/mass – The bike path in Turners Falls by Unity Park.
  • Chris Sanborn responds: My backyard on Hillside Road.
  • Heather Richardson responds: Blueberries are ready too according to Dickinson Farms in Granby! Thanks for posting raspberries I wanted to do those too!
  • Aime DeGrenier responds: “Mountain Pasture Farm – No pesticides are used, blueberries, raspberries (Autumn, red)… 818 Surriner Road, Becket, MA. Phone: 413-658-8431. Alternate Phone: 413-623-6455. Email: ellsworthrs@verizon.net. Open: 10 am to 5 pm Saturday through Thursday, closed on Friday Do not use pesticides. Cash, only.”

Add you recommendation too in the comment field below!

2 Comments

  1. September 16, 2010 at 5:08 am

    PICK-YOUR-OWN FALL RASPBERRIES!

    Berkshire Grow recommends the following farms in and around the Berkshires for PYO:

    Call ahead to confirm availability!

  2. July 13, 2010 at 9:33 am

    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: Ed Stockman
    Date: Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 10:25 AM
    Subject: Berry News from Summit Farm

    Dear Berry Lovers,

    Raspberries and Blueberries are ready for picking.

    Summit Farm (131 Summit St., Plainfield) is blessed with abundant crops of raspberries and blueberries. We should have two weeks of raspberry picking and four weeks of blueberry harvesting. We are open everyday from 8am until 6pm. Raspberries are $8.00 per quart and blueberries are $5.00 per quart. Call 413-634-5024 with questions. Come pick your winter supply.

    Please tell your friends about the farm and thanks for supporting local, organic farming.

    Ed and Chris


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