4 Sweet Spots for Berry Picking in Central Vermont
06/26/2017 05:59PM ● Published by Melanie Heisinger
FruitlandsMore than 1,200 feet of neatly trellised raspberry rows, along with 100-plus blueberry bushes, make Fruitlands in Marshfield one of the best places for plucking. The owners also operate a bed & breakfast, and offer kayak rentals, turning Fruitlands into an all-around destination for summer fun.
500 Thistle Hill Road, Marshfield, (802) 426-3889 www.fruitlands.net
June’s Strawberry Festival gives way to an equally buoyant
bash at the annual Blueberry Festival held each August at this Waitsfield
educational organic farm, which also holds wellness retreats, camps, and more.
Pick your own produce while learning about Vermont’s land, legacy, and animals.
54 Quarry Road, Waitsfield, www.hartshornfarm.com
This historic property in Fayston grows eight varieties of
organic blueberries every July and August — two months that are also happily
busy with farm dinners, retreats benefit concerts and workshops.
Don’t miss Blueberry Sundays, when warm cinnamon buns are served free to pickers.
700 Bragg Farm Road, Fayston, (802) 496-5685, www.knollfarm.org
From early July through early August, Steve and Sarah
Gallagher open the door to their Random Gardens raspberry bounty; visitors will
also find garlic, mushrooms, and mushroom logs to round out a delicious
home-cooked, warm-weather meal.
1213 West County Road, Calais (802) 371-9808, randomgardens.com