Vermont PYO Strawberry Farms
VT Fruit & Produce, Strawberry Growers, Berry Picking
Picking Strawberries! What a fun, Vermont thing to do. Timing of course is everything. Vermont Living presents the Vermont Strawberry Field and PYO Strawberry Guide. Below is a listing of Vermont strawberry farms and fields where you can pick your own berries and some Vermont farmstands that sell strawberries. This information is subject to changes and peak harvesting time will vary with the New England weather. Please call in advance for directions and to confirm fruit availability. VTLiving thanks you for supporting Vermont Farmers. Ask us about Made in Vermont Product or share comments. To feature your Made in Vermont products, contact us.
Vermont Products: Strawberry Farms
The Dutton Berry Farmstands and Greenhouse, Route 30, Newfane, VT, Routes 11 & 30 in Manchester, VT, and Route 9 in West Brattleboro, VT | 802-365-4168
Dutton Berry Farmstands are well known for their Vermont grown produce and other unique local products. Fresh picked apples straight from our orchard are available throughout apple season. Stop in and pick up a jug of Dutton Berry Farm's fresh made apple cider, made from our home grown apples. Whether it is fresh farmer-grown fruits and vegetables, cider, Vermont maple syrup or plants, you'll enjoy visiting a true Vermont farm experience.
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The true origin of how the strawberry got its name is unknown. Some theories however, do exist and there are two which are the most prevalent. The first is that in the 19th century when English children would pick the fruit they would string them on grass straws and then sell them as “straws of berries.” Another theory is that the name comes from the practice of putting straw down around the plant to protect it.
Strawberries are the only fruit to have their seeds on the outside. This helped the seeds to travel and is why they are native to various places all around the world. This includes countries in Europe, North America, and Asia.
With only 55 calories per cup of strawberries this little fruit is very nutritious. A kid needs to eat only eight strawberries to receive 140% of the recommended amount of vitamin C in a day. Strawberries are also a good source of folic acid, potassium and fiber.
It has also been believed throughout history that the strawberry contains medicinal properties. It is said that the pulp has a cooling effect on people with a fever. The American Cancer Institute has listed the strawberry as one of the foods that can help reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease.
Many farmers that grow other fruits and vegetables have diversified. This is, in part, because strawberries fruit much earlier than most other fruits providing a product much earlier in the season. Usually planted in the matted row system, this little plant produces runners but not fruit in the first year. In order to protect the strawberry plant from the frost, they are mulched in mid-November and then it is removed early in April. They then flower and fruit.
Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen in the spring with its season beginning in mid-June and running through to mid-July. This, of course, varies depending on the weather, especially when it comes to rain fall. So, it would be a good idea to call ahead and make sure that the strawberries are ripe before heading out.
~ Megin K. for vtliving.com
Try Some Great Strawberry Recipes:
- Strawberry Jam
- Strawberry Cream Pie
- Strawberry Smoothie
- Strawberry Sauce
- Strawberry Mousse
- Spinach and Strawberry Salad
- Italian Strawberries