Grocery News: Berry Picking

[ 2 ] June 22, 2007 |

Strawberryby Katy Killilea

Need an excuse to eat biscuits and whipped cream? Fresh strawberries are plentiful and the U-pick-it season has begun. We left Four Town Farm on George Street in Seekonk (a hop, skip and jump from Target) with eight pounds of beautiful berries after just twenty minutes of picking in the sun. Kids are great berry pickers—they are so low to the ground. A canopied tractor ride takes you from the cashier/basket/welcome tent to a field full of ripe berries. And when you get your fill of sweet berries, English peas—the kind you shell—are also ready to pick.

Find a U-pick farm near you by visiting Farm Fresh Rhode Island or Pick your Own. Strawberry season won’t last long, and if you miss it, raspberry season’s around the corner in July.

Four Town Farm has been around for about 70 years. It also has a farm stand full of fresh fruits and vegetables and delicious baked goods. Ask the cashier for a bucket and scissors, and you can cut your own flowers for a modest fee. Four Town Farm, 90 George St., Seekonk, MA. 508-336-5587.

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Katy Killilea

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Katy Killilea lives in Barrington with her husband, their sons (2001 + 2003), and a dog named Grover. Katy loves reading, cooking, loud pants, the Beehive in Bristol, and learning everything she can about Type 1 diabetes and celiac disease. She says more about that at Bigfoot Child Have Diabetes.

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  1. Michelle says:

    We had an excellent time picking strawberries at Sweet Berry Farm in Middletown. They also had a sweet little gift shop with lots of local crafts and a laid-back cafe with delicious soups, wraps and sandwiches. Perfect after a hard day (well, hour, and it was easy) of picking!

  2. Anisa Raoof Anisa says:

    Check out Four Town Farm and what to do once you pick your berries.
    Grocery News: Four Town Farm, Close-By Produce Paradise,

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