INFO ABOUT 2017 STRAWBERRY SEASON AT MARTINS FARMSTAND

PLANTING STRAWBERRIES  June 15, 2017   We planted 5700 strawberry plants this afternoon.  We can plant at the rate of about 1,000 plants per hour with two people planting and one person driving the tractor. These should bear in 2018-2020 time frame. I usually plant a new field every year in May but it was delayed this year because of the wet weather. 


The strawberries are getting ripe! We are planning to open the farm for U-pick for the first time this year on Monday June 19 at 7 AM. The picking times are Mondays Starting at 7 AM; Wednesdays starting at 2 PM ( no morning picking on Wednesdays) and Saturdays Starting at 7 am. This repeats every week through the season. We close the fields at 6 pm or when all the ripe berries are picked for that day.  We are open rain or shine.

Pricing is the same as last year with U-pick at $1.50 lb. Bring your own containers. Children are welcome.  We also are continuing to have share picking as we have in the past and of course there will be picked berries available at the stand as much of the time as possible. Picked berries are $4.25 per quart. Bulk price (min 8 Quarts) is $3.25 per quart in the peak season when they are plenty enough.

The berry crop looks good this year. On the first picking you will have slower picking with many berries that still have green tips to move past. I expect peak season this year to be between June 24 and July 1st. And as always, enjoy the finest, our berries are grown without any chemicals. Daniel

Produce Available Now

 

  • Tomatoes Slicer $3.5 / LB
  • Eggs Large $2.5 / Dozen
  • Asparagus $3.25 / LB
  • Scallions $1.25 / Bunch
  • Cucumbers Slicer $1.25 / Each
  • Maple Syrup $45 / Gallon
  • Vinegar Raw $14 / Gallon
  • Arugula $6 / LB
  • Kale Lacinato $4.5 / LB
  • Dillweed $1.25 / Bunch
  • Radishes $1.25 / Bunch
  • Spinach $6 / LB
  • KaleCurly $6 / LB
  • Rhubarb $1.75 / LB
  • Green Garlic $1.75 / Bunch
  • Mixed Greens $6 / LB
  • Lettuce Red & Green $1.25 / Each
  • Oregano $1.25 / Bunch
  • HerbsMix or Match $1.25 / Each
  • Sage $1.25 / Bunch
  • Thyme $1.25 / Bunch
  • Salad Mix $6 / LB
  • Lemon Balm $1.25 / Bunch
  • Lettuce Many Kinds $1.25 / Each
  • Pork (all cuts) $3.5 / LB
  • Mint $1.25 / Bunch