Where to get local strawberries

Posted
Wednesday June 20, 2012

Besides the farms below, while they last, local strawberries will be available at farmers' markets, specialty stores such as Berkshire Co-op Market, Guido's Fresh Marketplace, Wild Oats Market and local general stores.

Farmer Don

120 Housatonic St., Lenox

(413) 637-2817

Donald Rawson farmer/owner

Farmstand open daily 9 a.m. to dark.

Already picked strawberries from Farmer Don's farm in Stephentown, N.Y.

Ioka Valley Farm

3475 Main St./Route 43, Hancock

(413) 738-5915

www.iokavalleyfarm.com

The Leab family owners/farmers

Farmstand is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday also 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Already picked and pick-your-own; call for availability.

Jaeschke's Orchard

736 Crane Ave., Pittsfield

(413) 443-7180

Rhetta Jaeschke owner; Chuck Wandrei farmer

Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Already picked at store/nursery and at Lanesborough farmers' market Wednesday and Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lakeview Orchard

94 Old Cheshire Road, Lanesborough

(413) 448-6009

www.lakevieworchard.com

Judy and David Jurczak owners/farmers

Farm store and bakery open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Already picked strawberries starting today.

Mountain View Farm

90 Old Cheshire Road

Lanesborough

(413) 445-7642

Michael Weslowski farmer/owner

Farmstand open daily; Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday to 4 p.m.

Already picked and pick-your-own

Noble's Farm Stand & Flower Shop

356 East New Lenox Road, Pittsfield

(413) 443-2210

George and Kathy Noble, owners/farmers

Farmstand open daily 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.; call for availability.

Already picked weekdays only; pick your own daily.

The Berry Patch of Stone Wall Hill Farm

15370 New York Route 22

Stephentown, N. Y.

(518) 733-1234

www.theberrypatch.net

Dale Riggs and Don Miles owners/growers

Farm store open daily 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

No-spray already picked and pick-your-own strawberries through June 24; after that call for availability; also at Guido's Fresh Marketplace in Pittsfield and local restaurants in Great Barrington, Lenox and Pitts field buy them.

Thompson-Finch Farm

750 Wiltsie Bridge Road, Ancram, N.Y.

(518) 329-7578

www.thompsonfinch.com

Don and Marnie MacLean

Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; call for availability.

Pick-your-own organic strawberries available for another week.

When Pigs Fly Farm

222 Sandisfield Road, Sandisfield

(413) 258-3397

whenpigsflyfarm1@verizon.net

Andrew and Sandra Snyder

Self-serve farmstand open daily sunrise to sunset; call for availability.

Farmers' markets: Sheffield, Friday 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Otis, Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Strawberries grown using organic, sustainable practices.

-- Judith Lerner


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