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2020 CSA Pick-Your-Own (Updated 9/17)

Posted by: on Jun 9, 2020


 As part of your Vegetable CSA membership, you have access to our Pick Your Own patches. The farm is family-friendly, so bring your little ones and check out our land. PYO includes herbs, flowers, berries, peas, tomatoes, tomatillos, hot peppers, and more (changes with the season).

June picking includes delicious strawberries, peas and herbs.

Late July, August, and September are great months to come for pick your own, as by then we’re brimming with crops like cherry tomatoes, basil, tomatillos, hot peppers, green beans, herbs, flowers, and husk cherries.

Pick Your Own is a perk for members that can make it out – we still aim to give all members the value of their share in harvested and delivered vegetables :). But of course, we want you to come out to visit. The whiteboards located in the barn have the most updated PYO limits and info, so please follow those if they differ from what is written online.

  • If you are traveling to the farm for over 1 hour to do the picking (Boston area and Worcester members), then you probably will come for picking only a few times during the season. This means that when you are here you can pick a lot at once, once the limits have gone up.
  • If you are a member from Franklin, Hampshire or Hampden County and you can easily make it to the farm each week, then we ask that you pick weekly but not as much each time. This is why there are different limits posted for each crop depending on where you are coming from.
  • Stand & Market Members ($300 level) can pick a lot at once if desired, but you must 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 Members.

What to Bring and Where to Go
Come ready for outdoor weather. Also please bring containers to take your pickings home in, and leave the quart and pint containers for reuse if possible. If you have a car, share a ride! Meet some other local food loving people. You can post on our facebook seeking rides. Read below to find out which farm location you should visit based on your CSA pickup location.

GRANBY Pick-Your-Own (Public & CSA 9am-7pm)

Open to CSA and Farmstand & Market Members from Granby, Springfield, Montague, Northampton, Worcester and the Boston area. 

Pick Your Own details are inside the farm store in the center of the barn at 7 Carver St., including a map of field areas and a list of picking limits, and often containers for harvesting. Any time the farm store is open you can come pick! To find farm store hours you can check our farm store page. The PYO is all self-serve, but please be sure to sign in at the PYO station, wash your hands, and check in with staff. There’s extra parking in the Brown-Ellison Park next door if needed.

Social Distancing Guidelines for 2020:

  • Wash/sanitize your hands before entering the fields
  • Please wear a mask or facecloth covering your mouth and nose while in the fields
  • Maintain at least six feet of distance between yourself and others
  • Outside containers are NOT allowed
  • Please do not touch/feel crops you are not going to pick
  • Please maintain watch over young children and keep them close by while picking
  • No eating in the fields

PICK-YOUR-OWN CROPS NOW RIPE:

Herbs (Chives, Oregano, Mint, Thyme, Savory, Basil)

  • All CSA Members: Pick as needed
  • General Public: $2 bunch

Cherry Tomatoes

  • Western MA Regular Share: Pick as needed
  • Western MA Small Share: Pick as needed
  • Boston Area Regular Share: Pick as needed
  • Boston Area Small Share: Pick as needed
  • General Public: $3.50 per half pint / $6 per pint

Tomatillos

  • Western MA Regular Share: 4 fruits
  • Western MA Small Share: 2 fruits
  • Boston Area Regular Share: 8 fruits (if making single seasonal visit to farm for the season)
  • Boston Area Small Share: 4 fruits (if making single seasonal visit to farm for the season)
  • General Public: 3 for $1

Shell, Green & Yellow Beans

  • Western MA Regular Share: 2 quarts
  • Western MA Small Share: 1 quart
  • Boston Area Regular Share: 4 quarts (if making single seasonal visit to farm for the season)
  • Boston Area Small Share: 2 quarts (if making single seasonal visit to farm for the season)
  • General Public: $5 per quart

Husk Cherries

  • Western MA Regular Share: 2 pints
  • Western MA Small Share: 1 pint
  • Boston Area Regular Share: 4 pints (if making single seasonal visit to farm for the season)
  • Boston Area Small Share: 2 pints (if making single seasonal visit to farm for the season)
  • General Public: $4 per half pint

Hot Peppers (Jalapeno, Anaheim, Cayenne, Serrano)

  • Western MA Regular Share: 12 peppers
  • Western MA Small Share: 6 peppers
  • Boston Area Regular Share: 24 peppers (if making single seasonal visit to farm for the season)
  • Boston Area Small Share: 12 peppers (if making single seasonal visit to farm for the season)
  • General Public: 3 peppers for $1

Sweet Mini Peppers (Red, Yellow, Orange)

  • Western MA Regular Share: 4 peppers
  • Western MA Small Share: 2 peppers
  • Boston Area Regular Share: 8 peppers (if making single seasonal visit to farm for the season)
  • Boston Area Small Share: 4 peppers (if making single seasonal visit to farm for the season)
  • General Public: 3 peppers for $1

Sunflowers

  • Western MA Regular Share: 4 stems
  • Western MA Small Share: 2 stems
  • Boston Area Regular Share: 6 stems (if making single seasonal visit to farm for the season)
  • Boston Area Small Share: 3 stems (if making single seasonal visit to farm for the season)
  • General Public: $1 per stem

Cut Flowers

  • Western MA Regular Share: 16 stems
  • Western MA Small Share: 8 stems
  • Boston Area Regular Share: 24 stems (if making single seasonal visit to farm for the season)
  • Boston Area Small Share: 12 stems (if making single seasonal visit to farm for the season)
  • General Public: $5 for 12 stems

Pumpkins

  • General Public & CSA members: 50 cents per pound

Enjoy the season and the fields!