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Where can I pick fresh berries in RI or nearby?

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sarahbeth Jun 24, 2007 12:52 PM

I was working out in the Berkshires and every couple of miles there was places to pick fresh berries. That brings back wonderful memories of a child... going to Strawberry Festivals and picking our own strawberries and blueberries. Does anyone know where we can do that here in Rhode Island or nearby southeastern New England?

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  1. Nancy C RE: sarahbeth Jun 24, 2007 04:50 PM

    Drove home from my sister's place in Lincoln, back to Westchester. There were at least two places on Route 44 in RI or just into CT. Good luck!

    1. Nancy C RE: sarahbeth Jun 24, 2007 04:51 PM

      Google "Pick Your Own" strawberries - you'll find a nice website, and not just RI.

      1. Blondie NE RE: sarahbeth Jun 25, 2007 07:36 AM

        Here’s a list:

        http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/bnatre...

        I like Shartner Farms in Exeter. You need to call to find out what berries are ready (I think it’s Strawberries about now), and the hours may be limited on weekdays. I don’t pick berries, only because I don’t usually have time, but I find it to be a good place for plants, fresh produce and some great fruit and berry pies.

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          Bivalve88 RE: Blondie NE Jun 25, 2007 03:33 PM

          Schartner's is my go-to place. I'm a berry picking fool - have already picked over 60 pounds of strawberries this season. My kids are finally getting sick of them, but will be happy when we start in on strawberry shortcake in the winter! Anyway, the strawberries at Schartner's are dwindling down. They were great on Friday, not as good on Saturday, and the heat predicted for this week will probably signal the end of the season. But blueberries are right around the corner, and Schartner's is the best place in the area for picking. They'll be producing all July and well into August.

          Does anyone know of a pick your own raspberry operation in RI?

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            thinks too much RE: Bivalve88 Jun 26, 2007 05:40 AM

            Maple Lane Farms which isn't too far from Foxwoods (57 N.W. Corner Road Preston, CT 06365 (860).889.3766) does rasberries, currents, blackberries and blueberries. They took their peach trees out not too long ago, and later they have 12 or so varieties of apples.

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          janeer RE: sarahbeth Jun 25, 2007 07:55 AM

          This week's Sakonnet Times has an article on berry-picking in the East Bay, RI area (and one of my recipes and photos); unfortunately, the article is not online. Peckham's on Neck Rd inTiverton, Quonset View Farm in Portsmouth, and Four Town Farm in Seekonk are three pick-your-own locations.
          www.littlecomptonmornings.blogspot.com

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            janeoh RE: janeer Jun 25, 2007 09:16 AM

            Here's the article:
            http://www.eastbayri.com/story/323470...

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            JaneRI RE: sarahbeth Jun 26, 2007 12:22 PM

            Jaswell's Farm in Smithfield (RI)

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              jsd RE: JaneRI Aug 27, 2007 12:19 PM

              We like Jaswell's a lot - we were swimming in delicious pick-our-own blueberries from there early in August.

              http://www.jaswellsfarm.com/

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              thinks too much RE: sarahbeth Aug 27, 2007 11:11 AM

              Just picked some delightful rasberries at Farmer's Daughter, on Rte 138 east of Kingston. It looks like a shi-shi nursery, but they have 10-12 long rows of rasberries. Their blackberries were gearing up too. Though they weren't selling them yet, there was enough black on the vine to sample happily.

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                aunteejoy RE: sarahbeth Aug 28, 2007 10:07 AM

                What about 4 Towns Farm in Seekonk? We picked strawberries there earlier in the summer. Not sure what they're picking now...

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