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chevrelove Jul 31, 2012 06:37 AM

Anywhere roughly inside 495 (or even just outside, for example Harvard or Groton) offering PYO blueberries or bulk orders of blueberries? Need a few quarts and hoping to avoid spending $4 a half-pint at the farmers markets.

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  1. viperlush Jul 31, 2012 06:49 AM

    Red Fire Farm sells bulk:
    From their website: flat of 12 pints. from low-spray local farms in Hadley, Whately, and Westfield. (very limited availability). $40 per flat. You can order bulk veggies and pick them up at any of our (CSA) distribution locations during the distribution hours, just let us know which one, and make sure to be there.

    http://www.redfirefarm.com/farmers_ma...

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      chevrelove Jul 31, 2012 12:22 PM

      Thanks for the input, all. I guess I should have been more specific in that my goal is to find the best balance of cheap PYO prices and proximity to the 128 belt. And I'm kicking myself for forgetting about Red Fire Farm. Their last email mentioned bulk strawberries, so I don't know why it wouldn't occur to me that they offer bulk blueberries also. (FYI to others- RFF is at the tail end of their blueberry supply. Get 'em soon!)

    2. Luther Jul 31, 2012 06:49 AM

      Tons of PYO places, but I like Tree-Berry Farm in Scituate.

      Check their schedule first at http://www.treeberryfarm.com/ [warning: Java]

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        gracenote Jul 31, 2012 09:41 AM

        this is a great website for PYO
        http://www.pickyourown.org/massbluera...

        It's not in your preferred area, but I really like Durocher Farm in Litchfield NH- not too far from Nashua.

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          Blumie Jul 31, 2012 09:51 AM

          I was at Honey Pot Hill Orchards, in Stowe, last week, and they had PYO blueberries. (I picked up a box of their peaches from the farm stand, which were delicious!)

          1. hungrybruno Jul 31, 2012 10:21 AM

            Probably a bit far north for you, but Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury had unbelievably plentiful PYO blueberries last weekend - they were charging $3.10/lb. I picked 8 lbs in less than an hour. There were loads of unripe berries, too.

            1. BostonZest Jul 31, 2012 10:54 AM

              They were $4.50 a pint today at Copley. Hamilton Orchards. You could ask one of the farmers if they are offering a bulk rate for a flat of berries. I know that we can buy cases of tomatoes in season from Atlas Farms at a good price.

              Penny
              http://www.bostonzest.com/

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                conchens Aug 2, 2012 09:50 AM

                Carlson Orchards in Harvard= $2.99/lb PYO. You can get them in pounds instead of pints there. It's also time to pick peaches there now, I think...

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