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Strawberry Season! 

click to enlarge Picking berries at Last Resort Farm
  • Picking berries at Last Resort Farm
Blink and you'll miss Vermont’s short-but-sweet strawberry season. To get you and the little ones into the fields, we’ve complied a list of pick-your-own farms particularly suited for families. When heading out for your berry expedition, here are a few pointers to bear in mind:

  • Always call or visit the farm's website ahead of time to check time. Often, farms close for a few days if ripe berries are picked out, or for weather reasons. Most list relevant info on their answering machines or online.
  • Go early to beat the heat.
  • Bring cash or check. Not all farms accept plastic.
  • While many places offer boxes for collecting berries, bringing your own baskets or buckets is a smart idea. 
  • Bring a hat, apply sunscreen generously and don’t forget your water bottle!
  • Most importantly, enjoy the unique beauty of each farm and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Farmers love what they do and usually relish an opportunity to share their knowledge.

This article was originally published in Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT.

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