Day Tripper Dispatches

Ripe for the Picking!
June 14, 2007, 4:39 pm
Filed under: all ages, animals, farms, outdoor activities, sustainability, you-pick

The Divas recommend Tougas Family Farm in Northboro for your share of the delectable strawberries that should be coming on strong now. On June 11, Phyllis Tougas reported “plenty of strawberries in the field.” Hours hours are 8 AM to 6 PM Monday through Saturday and 8 AM to 4 PM on Sundays. Tougas said they expect to pick through early/mid-July. Tougas and many other area farms, while not certified organic, use IPM methods to reduce the use of pesticides. And it really is a family farm, with apple orchards, and store, and field picking for pumpkins in the fall. Take exit Exit 24 off I-290 on the Boylston-Northboro line. For the Dept. of Agriculture’s list of other you-pick farms with strawberries on now, click here or refer to your Compleat Day Tripper for more recommendations.

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