5 New Hampshire farms where you can pick your own juicy strawberries

Strawberries. (Via Getty Images)

Strawberries. (Via Getty Images)

Strawberries. (Via Getty Images)

By Mrinali Dhembla

May 28, 2024

After being significantly impacted by the devastating cold last season, strawberries have made a comeback in New Hampshire!

Strawberry picking is a great way to engage in light exercising, while spending some time with loved ones (most places won’t let you bring your pets though)—all while engaging in healthy food choices. It’s also a great way to learn how food gets from the farm to your table.

If you’re looking for a fun weekend activity, or are a strawberry aficionado (is that a thing?), here’s where you could pick the summer fruit:

 

The 30-acre strawberry farm, located in Farmington is a family-owned business. While the farm kicks off its strawberry season in June, it grows different fruits such as raspberries, cherries, blueberries, apples, and peaches throughout the year.

Until strawberry picking officially begins, you can enjoy cider tasting at its tasting room. Try out the flight of all flavors for $11.25!

 

Like other farms in the state, strawberry season at Sunnycrest begins in June, when you’ll also be able to pick cherries. In addition to strawberries, this farm offers apple picking starting October.

Keeping in line with its summer offerings, the farm also has an ice cream shop, Colbie’s Cones, open from noon to 8 p.m. everyday throughout the season.

 

Started in the ’70s, aside from strawberry picking, Spring Ledge Farm specializes in cut flowers (view its plants and flowers catalog here). The farm offers flat rates for small-scale strawberry picking endeavors (1.5 to 2 pounds) to heftier lots ( up to 16 pounds).

And while you await the strawberry picking season to begin in June, you can pick your own flowers here!

 

Located in Goffstown, Devriendt will be open from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. every day once the strawberry season starts. To make things easier for inexperienced pickers, the farm has pre-picked berries at the pick-your-own field.

You can also indulge in ice cream sundaes at its Ice Cream Shoppe (the mullet sundae is a popular one!), open from noon to 8 p.m. every day.

Pro tip: Make sure to carry some cash during your visit here. The credit card machine can act a bit wonky!

Serving its address—6 Strawberry Road—right, Peachblow Farm is a family-owned business that has stayed in the Frizzell family for two generations. The farm does pick-you-own and also sells retail and wholesale.

While strawberries remain the main crop for the business, the farm also grows asparagus, pumpkins, squash, and blueberries.

Keep tabs on its Facebook for updates on all things strawberry.

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  • Mrinali Dhembla

    Based in Manchester, Mrinali Dhembla is Granite Post's multimedia reporter. She's previously worked as deputy editor at The Keene Sentinel, and has experience writing for many national and international publications. When not doing journalism, she likes to cook food (and eat it).

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