Pick Your Own (PYO)
hours and guidelines
You may come to PYO any daylight hours, 7 days a week (not just Farm Shop Hours).
Check the PYO board in the Farm Shop for picking conditions, locations, and amounts available per share.
Try to avoid rainy days (as water helps spread plant yuk (technical term!!).
Boston Shareholders are welcome to come to the farm and PYO anytime (at no charge) - just follow the signs in the Farm Shop.
Dogs are allowed on leash on the edges of the PYO fields, but please do not bring them into the rows of crops.
Farm Animals: Our pigs and sometimes our calves and chickens are available for visiting. You are encouraged to throw your compost scraps to the pigs. Please visit all farm animals from the human side of the fence!!
Conditions and Notes
(updated Saturday July 20, 2019)
Culinary & Tea Herbs
Oregano, Thyme, Lemon Balm, and many more
take what you need
First Early Blooms are here
one bunch per share
Crop is peaking!
1 quart per share
First crop is ready and looking good!!
2 lb / share
Blueberries & Raspberries
For those of you who venture into the North Field to pick blueberries and raspberries this year, you are sure to see some big changes. We have been battling with these crops for the past few seasons and have been working towards getting these plantings in shape - and we are making progress - slowly.
For the blueberries, you will notice that we have mulched all of the plants with black "landscape fabric" which diminishes weeds from gaining a foothold during the season. We also removed lots of perennial weeds from the the plants while we pruned them this spring. The results have been great - but maybe a little TOO great. The fruit set is INCREDIBLE, causing the bushes to be so laden with fruit that they are leaning into the pathways. As our shareholder Michele said to me "this is a 'first-world' problem." And so it is. It will be difficult to get to the rows to pick this season, but that's because there are lots of berries. Please be patient. Also, we have tried our best at removing as much as possible, but there is still some poison ivy in the very back of the last row or two. Please don't pick barefoot and wash with tecnu if you feel you have been exposed.
As for the raspberries - we have reached the end of their life-cycle (15 seasons) and this crop is now going to be tilled in (no fruit this year). We will replant in a new location in the spring of 2020 and we hope for fruit in the summer of 2021. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
These are shareholders’ photos. If you’d like your snapshots included on this site, use the hashtag #brookfieldfarm or tag us (@brookfieldfarm) on Instagram, and we’ll pick some more to put up periodically! Thanks so much for sharing. We love seeing the farm from your eyes.