Pick-Your-Own At Red Fire Farm

Have you ever wanted to get outside and pick your own produce with your very own hands?

At Red Fire Farm, we’re happy to offer a variety of delicious pick-your-own crops for both CSA members and the general public at our Granby farm located at 7 Carver Street.

Availability varies depending on the time of year, but below you can click through a rough timeline of our PYO growing timeline below to get an idea of what will be in-season. Please note that exact crop details will be updated in the “What’s Available Now” section below.

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What’s Available Now

Strawberries

  • General Public: $9 per quart / $70 per 8-quart flat
  • Western MA CSA Members (Regular Share): 2 quarts per week
  • Western MA CSA Members (Small Share):  1 quart per week
  • Boston Area & Worcester CSA Members (Regular Share): 6 quarts per season
  • Boston Area & Worcester CSA Members (Small Share): 3 quarts per season

Peas (Snap, Shell & Snow)

  • General Public: $5 per half-pint / $9 pint
  • Western MA CSA Members (Regular Share): 3 pints per week
  • Western MA CSA Members (Small Share): 1.5 pints per week
  • Boston Area & Worcester CSA Members (Regular Share): 6 pints per season
  • Boston Area & Worcester CSA Members (Small Share): 3 pints per season

Herbs (Oregano, Chives, Mint, Sage & Tarragon)

  • General Public: $2 per bunch
  • All Pickers: Pick as needed!

How Pick-Your-Own Works

We offer pick-your-own to both CSA members and the general public. CSA members with vegetable shares receive FREE weekly PYO benefits as part of their shares, while all others are welcome to pick at general public pricing.

IMPORTANT: Please note that the minimum harvest for all pickers (age 4 and up) is $8. Guests are still able to pick less, but in that case must still pay $8 at time of sign in.

Upon arriving at the farm in Granby (7 Carver Street), please proceed to the PYO whiteboard station at the stand where  a map, picking containers, and the most up-to-date information on availability, picking limits, and pricing will be posted. Payment is due BEFORE picking, so don’t forget to stop by the stand before heading out into the fields.

Daily picking hours are the same as store hours, so be sure to plan ahead and dress for the outdoors.

Seasonal Availability Timeline

June

The start of our pick-your-own season kicks off with a bang! You won’t find better strawberries than ours!

  • Strawberries
  • Peas (Snap, Shell & Snow)
  • Perennial Herbs (Oregano, Chives, Thyme, Peppermint, Spearmint, Tarragon, Sage, & more)

Early July

After strawberry season (sadly) comes to a close, pick-your-own rolls on into July with a selection of other delicious items. It’s a great time to pick some flower stems for your own handmade bouquet, too!

  • Blueberries
  • Green & Yellow Beans
  • Assorted Cut Flowers
  • Perennial Herbs (Oregano, Chives, Thyme, Peppermint, Spearmint, Tarragon, Sage, & more)

Late July & August

This is a great time to pay a visit to the farm for pick-your-own, as the late summer heat has our fields brimming with fresh, organic produce.

  • Blueberries
  • Cherry Tomatoes (15+ varieties!)
  • Paste Tomatoes
  • Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Basil & Parsley
  • Perennial Herbs (Oregano, Chives, Thyme, Peppermint, Spearmint, Tarragon, Sage, & more)
  • Assorted Cut Flowers (including sunflowers & dahlias)
  • Green & Yellow Beans
  • Shell Beans
  • Tomatillos
  • Peaches (check for availability)

September

When the beginning of autumn rolls in, the pick-your-own season keeps going strong. It’s the best time of year for weather in Western MA, and maybe  the best time of year for PYO, too!

  • Blueberries (check for availability)
  • Cherry Tomatoes (15+ varieties!)
  • Paste Tomatoes
  • Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Basil & Parsley
  • Perennial Herbs (Oregano, Chives, Thyme, Peppermint, Spearmint, Tarragon, Sage, & more)
  • Assorted Cut Flowers (including sunflowers & dahlias)
  • Green & Yellow Beans
  • Shell Beans
  • Tomatillos
  • Hot Peppers
  • Sweet Mini Peppers
  • Apples (check for availability)

October

Get ready for Halloween and the fall holiday season with a trip into our pumpkin patch. Great for jack-o-lanterns and festive decorations!

  • Pumpkins (Jack-O-Lantern, Pie & Exotic)
  • Apples (check for availability)
  • Peppers & Tomatoes (check for availability)

CSA Member Picking Limits

Free pick-your-own is one of the best perks of a CSA member. There’s nothing quite like stepping out into the great outdoors and harvesting your own fresh, organic produce to build a connection with the land and local food system.

For members, these benefits are limited on a per week basis (or season basis for Eastern MA members) in order to ensure there’s enough picking to go round. Local members will be able to pick smaller amounts each week, while members traveling in from out of town will have higher picking limits:

  • If you are traveling to the farm for over an hour to pick (Boston area and Worcester members), we expect that you’ll only coming out to see us few times during the season, so you can pick more at once (once fields have filled out and limits have gone up).
  • If you are a member from Franklin, Hampshire or Hampden County, we expect that you can more easily make it to the farm each week, so you will have lower picking limits.

Picking limits for members will be updated in the “What’s Available Now” section of this page throughout the season and on the PYO whiteboard posted at the farm. For questions about PYO, please email us at thefarmers@redfirefarm.com. Also on Facebook and Instagram for more PYO updates!