Pick Your Own
Crop Report – Week beginning August 3, 2022
Wednesday – Sunday | 8-12
Monday and Tuesday | CLOSED
Tractor Rides – Saturday Only
Everyone must purchase a container before entering any of our picking areas.
Hours are subject to crop and weather conditions.
We should have a steady supply of peaches this weekend. Yellow Peaches and White peaches this week – good supply on both.
$13 Small bag
$35 Large bag
$50 Bucket Refill
Nectarines arrive at the market for the weekend (hopefully!). Stay tuned on our social media and text updates for PYO – coming soon!
The season’s end is approaching! We have about one or two final picking days on Wednesday or Thursday. Possibly a few on saturday. Weather depending. Don’t miss out on 2022’s blueberry season!
Prices: Gallon Busket $22
2 Quart Basket $14
New this year: We will apply a 50 cent credit to blueberry customers returning with one of our Gallon “buskets” from their last picking.
About 10 days away, we continue to monitor our beloved apple crop for the much anticipated season. Follow our social media or Be Berry Connected for timely PYO updates.
This year’s native summer variety of strawberries are in limited supply and are now at the Farm Market.
Picked out. Come back next year for PYO Raspberries!
Picked out. Come back next year for PYO Goldens!
Are beautiful and ready to be cut! Cut-Your-Own during PYO this week.
$10 a handleful
The cider and wine barn is opening for the 2022 season this weekend. We will be open from 12-5 on Saturday and Sunday through the fall. Wine Slushies start Saturday!
Picking hours may vary due to weather and crop conditions
Updates available by TEXT!
Please text JOIN to 877-237-597
Blackberries: $5.00 per pint
Volume Discount: $4.00 per pint if purchasing 8 or more pints
Blueberries: $22.00/gallon, $14/two quart basket
Peaches: $13.00/small bag $35/large bag $50/bucket. Minimum purchase of one small bag per person or one large bag (or bucket!) per family is required to enter the peach orchard.
Flowers: $10.00 per handful
Bucket Program 2022:
Due to the anticipated size of the crop in 2022, we are not offering new bucket sales this year.
But….returning buckets can be filled with no renewal this year!
So dust off that bucket and fill it up. Every fill up is about 15% less expensive than a bag and 30% less than at our farm market.
Everyone must purchase a container before entering the field.
IS THERE BIRTHDAY PARTY OR EVENT SPACE AVAILABLE?
We do not currently allow private parties at the farm.
WHEN IS THE ORCHARD OPEN FOR PICKING?
Summer (June-Aug): Tues thru Sun 8-12.
Fall (Sept-Oct 25): everyday 9-6
ARE YOU OPEN IN THE RAIN?
It depends on the severity of the weather. Call the farmstand or check our announcements on the homepage for up-to-the-minute information.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO KEEP UP WITH CHANGES AT PICK-YOUR-OWN?
Sign up for our email newsletter to find out what’s being picked each week. Daily changes and announcements are posted on our website and Facebook, or you can call the store staff at (860) 464-7305.
HOW DOES IT WORK? WHERE DO I START?
Upon arriving on our farm, you will be greeted by our staff who can tell you what crops we are picking, how to identify ripe fruit, and where to go in the orchard. You will purchase picking containers before entering the field. Then simply fill you container and bring home to enjoy!
DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN CONTAINERS?
We will supply all picking containers. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, NO outside containers will be permitted.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Our pricing is volume based, but container sizes and prices vary by crop. We offer individual picking containers as well as family pricing in most instances. Maximum group size per picking container may apply.
CAN I BRING MY DOG?
We are animal lovers too, but no pets are allowed in the orchard. We provide a food-safe environment and cannot risk contamination. So unfortunately, dogs are not permitted outside your vehicle. This would violate our GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) certification for health and sanitation on the farm.
DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?
Absolutely. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express.
CAN I EAT FRUIT WHILE IN THE ORCHARD?
Absolutely no sampling or eating in the field per the CT Department of Agriculture.
HOW SOON BEFORE CLOSING TIME DO I NEED TO ARRIVE?
Please plan on arriving at least 25 minutes before closing time. Allow more time if you are looking to gather a large amount of fruit or a leisurely stay with friends and family.
DO YOU HAVE HAYRIDES?
Yes. We run wagon rides, at no cost, through the orchard on Saturdays and Sundays in September and October.
CAN I SMOKE IN THE ORCHARD?
Holmberg Orchards is a 100% smoke-free environment.
CAN I HAVE MY FAMILY PHOTOS TAKEN IN THE ORCHARD?
We do not allow any professional portrait photography sessions.