One by one, local farms and farm stands are also beginning to open for the season. Riverside Farm in North Berwick sends word that they are now open for business, and Blueberry Farm in Stratham will be open spring weekends beginning Saturday, May 7th.
From Riverside Farm:
We are currently opened daily from 9–12 and 1–4, weekdays only, to celebrate Spring’s arrival! Shelf goods and greenhouse produce, including:
Riverside Salad Mix
Plenty of fall dug potatoes and Gregg’s Great Eggs, plus a great selection of hanging baskets and cold tolerant bedding plants are also available at the Farm Stand. April 21st is our official opening when everything will be available. We still have a few CSA shares available. Check out our website for details: www.riversidefarmstand.com for details.
From Blueberry Bay:
We hope you had a great winter season, and didn’t let the snow dampen your enthusiasm!
We are again expecting a productive season in 2011, and are happy to announce that we will be opening on Saturday May 7 for pick-your-own lettuce, spinach, rhubarb, asparagus and chives (we’ll also be selling strawberry plants and pansies). We will be open again the next day, Sunday May 8, and all weekends (Saturdays & Sundays only) therafter until Saturday July 2 when we will start blueberry picking, and, of course, many other berriews, vegetables, cut flowers and herbs, on a 7-day per week schedule. Our weekend hours in May & June will be 9:00AM to 4:00PM. And as always, all of our crops are grown naturally; that is, no synthetic chemicals are ever used, and we never spray a crop once the edible portion is formed. Remember also, that by picking from a living plant, you get the freshest possible produce, for maximum nutrition and taste.
We look forward to seeing you at the farm this spring!
For more information: www.blueberrybayfarm.com.
Check the Seacoast Eat Local calendar for full listings of events and local farmers’ markets!