Tougas Family Farm

Fruit Seasons

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All dates are approximate, please check the picking conditions page for up to date picking information

strawberry pickcondStrawberries ~ Early June to mid-July

We chose our strawberries based on flavor rather then appearance, making them far better then anything you can get in the supermarket. Enjoy our real strawberry slushies at the kitchen, along with strawberry shortcake and strawberry crisp. The season is only a few short weeks, so check our picking info line, (508) 393-6406, early in June so you don’t miss it!

cherries pickcondCherries ~ Late June to Mid July

Due to a hard freeze April 4th and 5th 2016 we have fewer sweet cherries to pick in 2016, but we do have a big crop of tart cherries! Cherries are the most challenging crop we grow – birds love them and rain easily cracks and ruins them, but picking fresh sweet and tart cherries is exciting! We have installed high tunnel green houses and custom rain covers to protect our crop from the elements. The season is very short and variable, sign up for email updates and our Facebook page for picking alerts!

blueberry thumbnailBlueberries ~ Early July to late August – finished for 2016

Blueberries are one of the only native American fruits to be commercially grown, besides cranberries. This all-American favorite has been credited as an extremely healthy fruit, containing higher amounts of essential vitamins then any other fruit. Call our picking info line for summer hours: (508) 393-6406

peach thumbnailPeaches and Nectarines ~ NOT AVAILABLE 2016 Due to record cold temperatures February 14 & 15 that killed the fruit buds for the 2016 season we will not have peach and nectarine picking available in 2016

Yes, our peaches are better than Southern peaches- Southerners have told me! We grow white and yellow fleshed peaches that get as large as softballs. With over ten varieties available, our season starts with blueberry season and ends in apple season. Come enjoy the juiciest peaches you’ll ever find. Call our picking info line for summer hours: (508) 393-6406

Rasp & BlackBlackberries ~ Early August to early September

A delicate berry, one of my favorites. Great for using in baked goods, jams and jellies, or just for eating fresh. Call the picking info line or check the picking conditions page for availability: (508) 393-6406

 

apple thumbnailApples ~ Pick Your Own is Finished for 2016 Late August through late October Apple Variety Ripening Schedule

We are proud of our apples, the best quality apples in the world! Over thirty varieties available including: McIntosh, Cortland, Gala, Honeycrisp, Empire, Fuji, Macoon, Idared, Red and Yellow Delicious, Spencer, Mutsu, Jonagold, and more! See the full apple ripening schedule here. Enjoy a hayride out to the orchard and fresh apple pies and crisps at the Tougas Family Farm Kitchen! Come for a drive during the crisp days of autumn and enjoy the beautiful fall foliage on the hill.

*For school groups we offer apples and pumpkins for each child and a ride around the farm on the hayride.

*Call our picking info line for hours and to see what varieties we are picking: (508) 393-6406.

Pumpkin PickingPumpkins ~ Mid September through late October

Come on out to Farmer Mo’s Patch and find your Great Pumpkin! Pick out the perfect pumpkins to carve this Halloween. We have all different sizes and shapes, and some real interesting ones if you look hard enough!