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It’s PYO Blueberry Season

Rural Intelligence FoodWe went blueberry picking the other day at Windy Hill Farm in Great Barrington. Picking them requires patience and perseverence, but doesn’t everything worthwhile in life? In the back of our minds, we were thinking of the first stanza of Blueberries by the great New England poet Robert Frost:

You ought to have seen what I saw on my way
To the village, through Mortenson’s pasture to-day:
Blueberries as big as the end of your thumb,
Real sky-blue, and heavy, and ready to drum
In the cavernous pail of the first one to come!    
And all ripe together, not some of them green
And some of them ripe! You ought to have seen!


Where to Pick

Barton Orchards
Cty. Rt. 7, Beekman/Poughquag Rd, Poughquag, NY; 845.227.2306
Daily: 9 AM - 5 PM

Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm
461 Cornwall Bridge Road/Route 4, Sharon, CT; 860.364.0025
Daily: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Greig Farm
223 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook, NY; 845.758.1234
Daily 8 AM - 8 PM

Mead Orchards
15 Scism Rd., Off Rt. 9, Tivoli, NY; 845.756.5641
Weekends only: 10 AM - 5:30 PM

Samascott Orchards
5 Sunset Avenue, Kinderhook, NY; 518.758.7224
Daily: 8 AM - 6 PM

Windy Hill Farm
686 Stockbridge Road; Great Barrington, MA; 413.298.3217
Daily: 9 AM - 4 PM

If you know of a berry patch we overlooked, please leave a comment below. And call ahead to make sure that there are still berries on the bushes.



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