It’s PEAK STRAWBERRY PICKING SEASON! Cherry Picking will begin in late late June/early July, and Blueberry Picking will begin in early July! Please check our Picking Conditions page for daily picking information before visiting. Information on how to handle your strawberries and lots of great fruit and recipes.
Our barnyard, playground, and farm kitchen are family friendly activities all will enjoy. After apple picking, come visit the barnyard to see the goats climb their mountain of stone and then enjoy farm fresh homemade baked goods, ice cream, and apple cider donuts at the Tougas Farm Kitchen. Fun for the whole day, a perfect Massachusetts vacation & New England experience.
Strawberries are ready in June, but do you know when our Honeycrisp™ apples are ripe for picking? Check out our fruit seasons page and join our mailing list to see when our fruit crops are ready for you to come out to the farm to pick
STRAWBERRY PICK YOUR OWN GUIDELINES
Always check the Facebook feed or call the picking information line (508) 393-6406 for up to date picking information before coming out to the farm
Please observe all rules for the benefit of all of our customers and our farm
Always check in at the PYO shed first to get picking locations and information. Please pick only in designated areas, which are carefully selected based on the ripening schedule of our fruit.
Children must be accompanied by an adult, and must stay within arms reach at all times.
Pets are not allowed on the farm due to health regulations
We provide picking containers for a small fee or you may bring your own, just have it weighed at our check-in before entering the field.
Pick ALL RED RIPE BERRIES, not just the big ones. Ripe berries left behind will spoil and attack disease and insects into the field. If you are assigned a row to pick in please pick all the ripe fruit in the row, if you need an additional row we will be happy to find you one. Please do not pick out of someone else’s assigned row.
Wear appropriate clothing for the weather, don’t forget hats, sunscreen, and a bottle of water!
We recommend wearing close-toed shoes good for walking on uneven ground, as bees, hornets and yellow jackets may be present on fallen fruit.
Do not hop over the rows or step on the strawberries. Your feet will damage fruit and plants if you are not careful
If you drop any fruit on the ground, we ask that you please make every effort to pick it up and purchase it so that no fruit is wasted. Many labor-intensive hours go into the care of our crops.
Please dispose of trash in proper receptacles
Please be considerate of all of our customers and observe our non-smoking policy.
Strawberries need to be refrigerated for storage. Our berries are ripe and sweet and should be used within a couple days of picking. Se our Recipe Book for more handling, processing, and strawberry recipes!