Where to get local strawberries

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


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


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


(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


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


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


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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