Pick Your Own Strawberries
Strawberry Picking Season Opens in Mid June
Strawberry Picking Update
Thank you everyone for a fantastic 2020 pick your own strawberry season! Today was the final day of pick your own – we will continue to have fresh picked local berries for sale in the farm stand. 2020 was one of the warmest pick your own seasons that we’ve had in a long time, and so many people still turned out to pick, masks and all! We are so grateful for the loyal support from our wonderful customers.
2020 Pick Your Own Strawberry Information
The safety of our guests and staff members remains the top priority at Verrill Farm. In light of this, we are making some Covid-19 changes to the pick your own process this year. It is our full expectation that with these changes that we can provide a safe and enjoyable picking environment for everyone.
Pick your own strawberries will be open daily at 8AM while in season. Picking conditions can change based on the weather and picking activity. Please check our website or call for picking conditions before visiting.
Strawberry Picking Pricing:
New this year: All strawberry pickers over the age of 5 will be required to purchase a $7 field pass to enter the strawberry field.
- Each field pass entitles the holder a single quart container (about 1.75 lbs) of pick your own strawberries as well as entrance to the field. After purchasing your field pass, additional individual pick your own quarts will be priced at $5 per quart.
- To guarantee admission into the fields on a given day, you must purchase passes online! Walk in sales will be permitted only if the field capacity and crop conditions allow.
Online passes for the following day will be released each afternoon around 5PM once we have a chance to check the field conditions for the next day.
This will help us to better manage the number of people in the field on any given day.
Verrill Farm pre-picked berries will be sold at the farm stand for $7.99 per quart when available.
The pick your own strawberry fields are open daily beginning at 8AM. We will post the hours for the next day each day at 5PM. Picking conditions can change based on the weather and picking activity. Please check our website or call for picking conditions before visiting.
Because we are limiting the number of available field passes each day, all sales are non refundable unless Verrill Farm makes the decision to close the strawberry fields early. In that case, unredeemed passes for that day will be refunded.
Things to know before Arriving:
- Masks are required to be worn by all staff and guests (ages 5+). Please bring your own mask to wear while visiting the farm.
- Handwashing stations will be available to all pickers prior to entering the strawberry field.
- Please, no eating while in the strawberry field.
- Containers will be provided to you at check in. Per state guidelines, outside containers will not be permitted.
- Please adhere to ground markers to maintain 6 ft of distancing between the next customer group while waiting in line.
- When picking, please always maintain a minimum of 6ft between your group and the next closest customer group (distancing does not apply between members within your customer group).
- Check in/Check out will take place outdoors at our open-air strawberry wagon. This will help to prevent crowds from congregating inside the farm stand.
- Per the Concord Board of Health, public restroom access will be closed for the time being. Please plan accordingly.
Due to food safety regulations, we kindly ask that all pets are left at home.
Strawberry Picking Frequently Asked Questions:
With capacity restrictions due to Covid-19, we feel that this system will allow us to best control how many guests are visiting the farm each day, resulting in a safer and more enjoyable pick your own experience for all. Online passes are available here.
In short, yes. We will only sell field passes in person if they have not sold out online for that day. This allows us to cap the number of pickers for the day to a safe number.
Yes, we have limits on how many people we can safely allow in the strawberry fields at one time. Unfortunately, your field pass cannot be redeemed on any day other than the date that is was purchased for. Depending on the demand, we may choose to make field passes time specific as well. If your field pass is time specific, please arrive to the farm during that time window.
Due to limited capacity restrictions as a result of COVID-19, anyone over the age of 5 years old must purchase a field pass to enter the strawberry fields.
Yes, supervised children that are under 5 are welcome to join an adult in the pick your own fields at no charge.
Yes! You are welcome to purchase additional containers when you arrive at the farm. Additional quarts are priced at $5 each. Field passes are used to to limit the total number of berry pickers, not the amount that you can pick.
Unfortunately, due to safety concerns we will not be allowing any outside containers this year.
We love pets! However due to food safety regulations, we cannot allow pets anywhere on the farm (exceptions for certified service animals).
We offer our own pre-picked strawberries inside the farmstand as the supply allows! Pre-picked quarts are $7.99.
While we do use many organic methods when growing all of our crops, none of them are certified organic. The farm is certified under MA’s Commonwealth Quality Program and follow the guidelines for soil protection, compost and manure applications, irrigation water quality, and sanitation standards. Safety is always the top priority on the farm and we take pride in using proven farming methods to grow some of the best tasting and safest fruit and produce around!
Yes, as an essential business the farm stand is open for standard customer traffic. We have implemented numerous social distancing measures within the store to make for a safer shopping environment. You can see a detailed list of what we are doing HERE.
Unfortunately, our annual strawberry festival will not take place this year due to Covid-19 concerns. We hope the festival can return in 2021.vWe are working on plans to offer our strawberry shortcake in a contact free way… stay tuned for updates!
Strawberry picking season in New England is often one of the most popular times to visit the farm. Each spring, thousands of visitors from the Greater Boston area come to our Concord fields to enjoy pick your own strawberries. Grown on over five acres of beds, Verrill Farm offers a fantastic pick your own strawberry experience to our visitors. Strawberry picking season at the farm usually kicks off during our annual Strawberry Festival which celebrates the beginning of summer and the harvest of one of our favorite fruits! If you are short on time, Verrill Farm strawberries are also sold in the farm stand while in season.
After your finish picking your fresh strawberries, be sure to stop by the farm bakery and try one of our famous homemade strawberry rhubarb pies and some homemade biscuits for your strawberry shortcake!