195 Meaderboro Rd
Farmington, NH 03835
Picking at Butternut Farm is very easy. We try hard to grow all of our crops so customers can pick standing on the ground. There is an occasional peach or apple that may be too high and we provide stepladders.
CONTAINERS- we provide all containers free of charge. You are welcome to bring your own, we just ask that you bring your container into the cashier before picking to weigh it, that way we will not charge you for the weight of your container.
SUMMER HEAT- please be prepared for the hot sun, especially during strawberries. We do have beverages for sale however, you are welcome to bring your own to keep hydrated. We open at 7am for strawberries and early morning is a great time to beat the heat (better for berry storage as well.)Don't forget sunscreen, hats, and glasses to make your experience more comfortable.
STRAWBERRIES- Come Early! Often our fields are picked out by noon. Your strawberries will last longer if picked in cool temps. or on cloudy days. If you have sore knees, bring a pad or other knee protection. Grab a Butternut Wisdom from the farmstand on your way out to the field. This will provide you with picking tips and other great information.
RASPBERRIES- please call before coming, as there are times in raspberry season when we are not open regular hours. If you are looking for larger quantities come early, it is often slim picking by the end of the day.
CHERRIES- Cherries are picked in the heat of July. They are fun to pick under the bird netting. Please be aware that the bird netting is an expensive and necessary tool to offer pick your own cherries,take care when you are picking.The beginning of Juy there may be days when Cherries are not available, please call first. Once we hit mid season there should be picking offered every day we are open.
BLUEBERRIES- Most days in season blueberries are easy to find. Picking is easy here, due to the well prunes bushes. If you are having trouble finding berries look inside the bush or underneath. Berries that are eye level are always the first to go. Please always call before coming to check picking conditions and hours. Check out our freezing and canning instructions to enjoy blueberries all year.
PEACHES- Call ahead. There are times (especially early season), when we are inbetween varieties. We will always offer the variety ready on both the phone message and the website. Be very gentle with your peaches, they bruise easily. Using the sides of your fingers, grasp the peach, twist and pull. If it does not come off easy it is not ripe.
APPLES- Apple season starts in shorts and T-shirt weather, and ends with coats, hats and gloves. Please check the weather before coming to dress appropriately. Apples are the easiest fruit to pick. Call ahead to get information on varieties available and head on over. Once here, there is always a person to direct you where to go, what apples are best, and any other picking information you may need.