While the Press is on vacation, our local farms will be going strong. Most of the orchards and farms keep their websites and Facebook pages up to date with what’s available for pick-your-own or at the stand. Or better yet, stop by and see what’s just been picked. This column will be back in August with updates on produce, including corn, peaches, and early apples.
Cherries (both pick-your-own and in the store). Pick-your-own blueberries will likely start July 7, and peaches should be ready by July 21 for picking or buying in the store. Check Carlson’s Facebook page for updates. Brookdale Fruit Farm strawberries, zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, and white and red onions are available in the store this week; more produce will be coming during July.
Pick-your-own blueberries and raspberries. Owner Pam Lawson says “a beautiful crop” of peaches should be on the stand in mid-July. Doe’s own honey will be ready in the next few weeks, and blueberry, raspberry, and peach jams will be coming soon. Check the website for updates.
Strawberries are over; farm stand is closed for now; check the website for updates.
Blueberries (both pick-your-own and in the store), cherries (both sweet and sour), strawberries, lettuce, cucumbers, kale, bok choy, Swiss chard, summer squash, zucchini, broccoli, and a variety of herbs. Lots more produce will be coming during July and August; check Westward’s website and Facebook page for updates.
Plants that really need a home, including sweet pepper, tomato, and parsley. Produce should be in the bins soon; check the sign in front of the stand on Still River Road to see what’s available.
All produce listed is Harvard-grown unless otherwise noted.
Brookdale Fruit Farm is in Hollis, New Hampshire.
—Compiled by Joan Eliyesil