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Family Matters: Pick your own Strawberries

Now’s the time to pick your own strawberries and celebrate the delicious fruit. Perfect to eat as is, blended into smoothies, baked into pies, made into jam or as the perfect ice cream topping.

The strawberry season starts mid-June in Rhode Island but depends of on the weather and the individual farm. Call ahead before heading out to pick to avoid disappointment. Bring your own containers if possible. Some places will have them for purchase.

Now’s the time to pick your own strawberries and celebrate the delicious fruit. Perfect to eat as is, blended into smoothies, baked into pies, made into jam or as the perfect ice cream topping.

The strawberry season starts mid-June in Rhode Island but depends of on the weather and the individual farm. Call ahead before heading out to pick to avoid disappointment. Bring your own containers if possible. Some places will have them for purchase.

Here’s our recipe on how-to make your own strawberry jam. Share your favorites with us!

List of places to pick strawberries in Rhode Island:

Earth Care Farm – 89A Country Drive, Charlestown
phone: (401) 364-9930

Four Town Farm – 90 George St., Seekonk
phone: (508) 336-5587

Goodwin Brothers – Providence Pike And Greenville Road, North Smithfield
phone: (401) 765-0368

Jaswell’s Farm – 50 Swan Rd., Smithfield
phone:  (401) 231-9043

Leyden Farm – 160 Plain Meeting House Road, West Greenwich
phone: (401) 392-1133

Quonset View Farm – 895 Middle Rd., Portsmouth
phone: (401) 683-1254

Salisbury Farm – 11 Peck Hill Road, Johnston
phone: (401) 942-9741

Schartner Farms – Route 2 & 1 Arnold Place, Exeter
phone: (401) 294-2049

Sweet Berry Farm -19 Third Beach Road, Middletown
phone: (401) 847-3912.

More farms listed in RI and nearby MA and CT on the Farm Fresh website.

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Written by Anisa Raoof