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Did you know CSA shares come with free Pick Your Own in our fields? Picking includes peas, strawberries, beans, herbs, flowers, cherry tomatoes and more. When you get a CSA farm share, you get the full value of the share at the pickups of pre-harvested produce. Anything you gather in the PYO fields is a bonus. We’d love to see you on the farm this summer!

PUMPKIN PICKING OPEN NOW FOR THE PUBLIC and MEMBERS at by the pound pricing! 

Go to the field and select your pumpkins – a wide variety from large jackolanterns to small sugar pie pumpkins, to Sunlight yellow pumpkins and mini white Casperita pumpkins!

GRANBY PYO

Picking is open daily for pumpkins during the open hours of the farm store. Please check in at the store for picking details and come back to check out before closing time.

At the Red Fire Farm Store, 7 Carver Street, Granby MA

Before frost comes in the fall, we also have Cherry Tomatoes, Herbs, Flowers, Husk Cherries, Hot Peppers, and more.

 

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Our main Pick Your Own fields are open only to CSA Members and Stand & Market Members after June Strawberries, unless there is a bounty of items. Picking is free for CSA members and pay-per-item for Stand & Market Members.

Coming in June

Strawberries – Open to the public

Peas – Members only

Herbs – Open to the public

Cut Flowers – Members only

Crops We Grow for Pick Your Own:

Strawberries
Snap, Snow and Shell Peas

Herbs: Basil, Thyme, Sage, Oregano, Parsley, Mint, Savory, Marjoram, Lemon Balm, Lemon Verbena, Chives, Garlic Chives, and more
Beans – Green, Purple, and Yellow
Shell Beans
Cherry Tomatoes
Husk Cherries

Flowers for Cutting – Sunflowers, Zinnias, Gomphrena, Strawflowers, Celosia, and many more
Hot Peppers
Edible Flowers

Raspberries – limited amounts
Tomatillos
Sweet Mini Peppers

Examples of What You Can Pick When:

An example of what members can pick in June:

Strawberries
– Regular size CSA shares*: Weekly picking CSA members with can pick 2 quarts per week. Boston and other more distant CSA members can pick 8 quarts for the season.
– Stand & Market members pay $4.50 quart or $3 pint for strawberries. (this is also price for CSA members who want to pick extra)

Peas
(Snap, shell & snow peas mix and match)
– Regular size CSA shares*: Weekly CSA members can pick 2 pints per week. Boston area & other more distant CSA members can pick 6 pints for the season.
– Stand & Market members pay $2.50 per half pint or $4 pint for PYO peas. (this is also price for CSA members who want to pick extra)

Herbs
(thyme, oregano, chive, garlic chive, sage, & parsley are available)
– All CSA and Stand & Market members can pick as needed (no limits). No charge for Stand & Market members for herb picking.

*Small size Vegetable CSA Shares get half of the Regular Share PYO limits, and half of unlimited is still unlimited 🙂

An example of the picking list in early September:

Green & Yellow Beans & Shell Beans.
– Regular size CSA shares*: CSA members can pick 2 quarts per week, or 4 quarts for the season.
– Stand & Market members pay $3 quart for PYO beans.

Basil
– CSA and Stand & Market members can pick as needed, no charge.

Herbs (thyme, oregano, chive, garlic chive, sage, parsley & more are available)
– All CSA and Stand & Market members can pick as needed (no limits). No charge for Stand & Market members for herb picking.

Cut Flowers
– 25 stems or more per week per member, no charge for Stand & Market members

Cherry Tomatoes
– no limit, all CSA members can pick as much as they can use!
– Stand & Market members pay $2.50 half pint or $4 pint

Husk Cherries
– 1 pint per week per Regular Vegetable CSA share*, except Boston area members can pick 4 pints for the summer all at once.
– Stand & Market members pay $3 half pint or $5 pint.

Edible Flowers, Granby only.
Gem marigolds, nasturtium, viola, borage. Pick as needed, no charge for Stand & Market members.

Tomatillos
– Up to 1 pint per Regular Vegetable CSA share* per week.
– $2 pint for Stand & Market members.

Hot Peppers
– CSA members pick as needed.
– $3 pint for Stand & Market members.

Sweet Mini Peppers
– 1 pint per week for Regular Vegetable CSA members*, or infrequent pickers can pick 2 pints for the summer.
– Stand & Market Member price is $3 per pint

Raspberries, limited, starting to ripen on fall plants
– Regular Vegetable CSA* weekly pickers can pick 1/2 pint per week, or 4 half pints for the season for those picking less often.
– Stand & Market members pay $3.50 per half pint.

*Small size Vegetable CSA Shares get half of the Regular Share PYO limits, and half of unlimited is still unlimited 🙂

Coming to pick gives you and family and friends a beautiful chance to be outside and enjoy the farm. Kids love it and learn so much by picking and eating things right there. Come out to the farm this summer!

HOW TO PICK YOUR OWN, FOR MEMBERS:

Beginning in the summer through the first frost, we have a wide variety of crops available to pick yourself, from cut flowers and herbs to sugar snap peas and cherry tomatoes.

Our Granby farm stand is the main PYO location for Red Fire Farm. Our Montague PYO patches are smaller and are intended for Montague-area CSA members. Come on down to the farm to experience the fields and get your produce as fresh as possible!

Come to the farm and pick any time the farm store is open, any day of the week.

Payment

  • For CSA members, picking in the fields is always free! This is an added benefit to your membership. We do ask that members pick according to the limits for each crop: if you would like to pick more than the assigned limit, please pay per unit (pint or quart) according to Stand & Market Member prices listed on the whiteboard.
  • Stand & Market Members ($300 level) can pick and  pay as you go by using credit from your card. Prices are posted for each PYO crop on the board. There are sometimes limits on crops for Stand & Market Members.

Guidelines

  • If you’re coming from the Boston area and will only be picking at the farm once during the season, we recommend that you pick your full PYO allowance. Please refer to the whiteboard at the PYO station for your season’s limit. 
  • If you live nearby and are coming to our fields often for PYO, please pick according to the weekly limits posted on the whiteboard at your PYO station.
  • Children are always welcome! Experiencing the fields, getting your hands dirty, and learning how your food grows are some of the most exciting opportunities that come from joining a CSA share.
  • Please bring your own containers for picking, as well as plenty of drinking water.
  • When you arrive at the farm,
    • sign in at the sign in sheet at the PYO center
    • check the whiteboards that have the most updated PYO amounts information and crop locations.
  • PYO is all self-serve.
  • Please respect which crops are available to PYO and which are not. Exploring the farm is encouraged, but we ask that you stay on the pathways.

Notes on Parking

If you are visiting the Granby farm,  there’s extra parking in the Brown-Ellison Park next door if needed. Please check the whiteboard inside the large barn.

MONTAGUE

If you are visiting the Montague farm, please park on the grass along Meadow Road. Do not block any thruways or driveways. Please check the PYO information at the large old tobacco barn on Meadow Road near the red hand-painted Red Fire Farm hanging sign.

PYO pick your own flowers