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Raspberry U-Pick Orchards in Southwestern New Hampshire in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for raspberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have raspberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Cheshire County

  • Alyson's Orchard - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blueberries, cherries, grapes, pears, peaches, plums, raspberries, prepicked produce, farm market, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    57 Alyson\'s Lane, Walpole, NH 3608. Phone: 603-756-9800. Email: info@alysonsorchard.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Close to picturesque Walpole and easily accessible from regional centers Boston, Manchester and Hartford, Alyson\'s also boasts a private landing strip available to guests by prior arrangement. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover.
    Alyson's Orchard Facebook page. . . Close to picturesque Walpole and easily accessible from regional centers Boston, Manchester and Hartford, Alyson's also boasts a private landing strip available to guests by prior arrangement. In the Fall, come pick your own fruit in the orchard or visit the farm stand to enjoy our seasonal offerings, including: fresh-baked apple pies, unpasteurized apple cider, a large selection of fruit wines made from Alyson's apples and peaches, unique gifts that capture the essence of New England and more. Alyson's offers hay rides on weekends and several festivals throughout the harvest season. We practice an IPM Protocol for pest management. Visitors are always welcome at Alyson's - For an extended visit to the area, stay at our beautiful Rochambeau Lodge or the East and West Wings of the Foster Farmhouse. Our comfortable lodging is available year around for one party groups such as family gatherings, weddings, ski groups and hunting parties., plus horseshoe pits and a bocce court, as well as boating, swimming and fishing (no license required) for our lodging guests. is a unique, 500 acre working orchard and year-round event and conference center in the heart of historic New England. Experience country elegance as you host your destination wedding, family reunion, corporate retreat or other special events in our stunning reception hall or amid Alyson's rolling lawns surrounded by breathtaking views of the Connecticut River Valley. is the ideal location for any type of get-a-way in any season. Explore Alyson's acres on snowshoes during the winter or hike during the spring. If you visit during warmer months, swim in one of Alyson's ponds or try your luck at fishing. In the Fall, come pick your own fruit in the orchard or visit the farm stand to enjoy our seasonal offerings, including: fresh-baked apple pies, unpasteurized apple cider, a large selection of fruit wines made from Alyson's apples and peaches, unique gifts that capture the essence of New England and more. Regardless of the season, unwind after your busy day in one of Alyson's lodging accommodations, including a restored 1860's farmhouse or a rustic lodge set amongst our apple trees. Close to picturesque Walpole and easily accessible from regional centers Boston, Manchester and Hartford, Alyson's also boasts a private landing strip available to guests by prior arrangement.
  • Blueberry Acres - - Blueberries, raspberries
    Derry Hill Road, Acworth, NH 3601. Phone: 603-835-2259. Email: blueberries@aol.com. Open: 8am-7pm, Tuesday-Sunday, end of July-second week of September. Click here for a map and directions. Fax: 835-6382 . (by appointment), call for picking conditions
  • High Hopes Orchard - - Raspberries, blueberries
    582 Glebe Road, Westmoreland, NH 3467. Phone: 603-399-4305. Email: info@highhopesorchard.com. Open: Tuesday through Sunday closed Mondays from 8 am to 5 pm, late June through late AUgust; 10am-5pm, November- December. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Fax: 399-4305 . Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays) from 8 am to 5 pm, late June through late AUgust; 10am-5pm, November- December. Click here for a map.
  • Monadnock berries - Uses integrated pest management practices, blackberries, blueberries, currants (red and black), gooseberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (black), concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, group reservations
    545 West Hill Rd, Troy, NH 3465. Phone: 603-242-6417. Email: Monadnockberries@gmail.com. Open: Seven days 8am to 6pm starting the second week of July and continuing through August, some years into September, seven days 9am to 5pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover.
    Monadnock berries Facebook page. . . We use integrated pest management practices. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • The 1780 Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, other berries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), strawberries, Turkeys, Fresh eggs, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    89 Winchester Road, Chesterfield, NH 3443. Phone: 818-929-2901. Email: carpentr2@hotmail.com. Open: Monday through Sunday 8 am through Dusk; Farm stand and Berry picking. Directions: heading West out of Keene, New Hampshire go South on State route 63 towards beautifulo downtown Chesterfield. Take your second leftand drive about a half mile. we\'re right there on the left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    The 1780 Farm Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: 603-363-4476. . heading West out of Keene, New Hampshire go South on State route 63 towards beautifulo downtown Chesterfield. Take your second leftand drive about a half mile. we're right there on the left. Blueberry Festival is August 12 Thursday, 2012 come one come all - pick and eat Blueberries 'til you are blue in the face. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Don't forget our Blueberry Festival coming up on August 12th and watch our web page for updates on other exciting happenings such as fillms on the farm ,nature walks, cross country skiing and visiting with the farm animals. don't forget to ask about our farm raised beef, pork, lamb, turkey and chicken. we can't wait to see ya!.

Sullivan County

  • Beaver Pond Farm - raspberries, blueberries, maple syrup, Christmas trees
    1047 John Stark Highway, Newport, NH 3773. Phone: (603) 543-1107. Email: beaverpondfarm1780@gmail.com. Open: The pick-your-own raspberries patch usually opens between July 1st and 10th, and the season runs through July and into early August from 8 AM to 6 PM daily, weather permitting - call for daily conditions; Pick your own blueberries open in late July. Click here for a map and directions.
    Beaver Pond Farm Facebook page. . We offer free picking containers (we charge by the pint, not the pound), water, and bathrooms. Christmas Trees and Balsam Wreaths: Our own and locally grown (NH & VT) balsam, Fraser fir, and Korean fir trees are available the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve. Your trees are always cut only a few days before you buy! We also make our own fresh-cut balsam wreaths in sizes from 10" diameter to 36". Order early for wreath pick-up before or at Thanksgiving. We make our own maple syrup with a wood-fired evaporator, tapping just over 4,000 taps in the late winter-early spring. We have syrup, maple candy, maple sugar and maple cream available for sale at our store year 'round. Contact us for more info about buying syrup wholesale for your own outlet or to get a quote for personalized maple syrup favors for a wedding or party! (UPDATED: July 11, 2020 JBS)
  • Edgewater Farm - raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries,
    247 Route 12a, Plainfield, NH 3781. Phone: 603-298-5764. Email: ps@edgewaterfarm.com. Open: Seven days a week in season from 7:00 am to 12 noon with evening hours starting at 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard. . Alternate Phone: 603-298-8391. .
    Comments from a visitor on May 16, 2011: "LOVE IT - their greenhouses are fabulous - veggies, flowers, and gardening supplies and people who really know their stuff - as well as friendly -- fun to shop there - Their farmstand is wonderful - lots of different fruits and vegetables - some of the best tomatoes I have ever had - "
  • King Blossom Farm - apples, blueberries, raspberries (red),
    834 Dunbar Hill Road, Grantham, NH 3753. Phone: 603-863-6125. Email: summerrambo@comcast.net. Open: ing September 7th; seven days a week from 8am to 6pm for the season; We will be picking into October. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    King Blossom Farm Facebook page. . Click here for our Facebook page. Apple varieties: Heirloom McIntosh, Heirloom Red Delicious, Jonathan, Cortland, Rambo (a very popular French dessert apple).
  • Riverview Farm - apples, fall raspberries (yellow & red), pumpkins & blueberries
    141 River Road, Plainfield, NH 3781. Phone: 603-298-8519. Email: Nancy.J.Franklin@valley.net. Open: 10am-5pm, daily, September 1-October 31. Click here for a map and directions. . 12 varieties of apples, fall raspberries (yellow & red), pumpkins & blueberries. Special Events: Horsedrawn hayrides through orchard on weekends, weather permitting .

 

Raspberry

Raspberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Raspberries can produce an early summer crop or  a late summer and Fall crop. RaspberriesIn the U.S. Spring / Summer raspberries (called florocanes) typically peak during June in the South, and in July in the North. The primocane varieties, which produce raspberries on shoots that come up each Spring are typically read from August until frost.

In addition to the variety a farm plants, the berries are ready at various times depending the local climate, such as which part of the state you are located. See this page for a list of raspberry festivals around the U.S.

And for those of you from the upper midwest through the west and up to Canada, if you are interested in Thimbleberries, see this page.

Before you leave to go to the farm:

  1. Always call before you go to the farm - And when they are in season, a large turnout can pick a field clean before noon, so CALL first!
  2. Leave early.  On weekends, then fields may be picked clean by NOON!  
  3. Most growers furnish picking containers designed for raspberries, but they may charge you for them; be sure to call before you go to see if you need to bring containers.
    If you use your own containers, remember that heaping raspberries more than 5 inches deep will bruise the lower berries. Plastic dishpans, metal oven pans with 3 inch tall sides and large pots make good containers. I like the Glad storage containers like the one at right.
  4. Bring something to drink and a few snacks; you'd be surprised how you can work up a thirst and appetite! And don't forget hats and sunscreen for the sun. Bugs usually aren't a problem, but some deet might be good to bring along if it has been rainy.

Tips on how to pick raspberries

  1. Raspberry bushes don't have thorns, but they are a pick prickly, so if you want to hold the stem while picking, a pair of lightweight gloves is helpful.
    Raspberries Nutritional Data
    (fresh)
    Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
    Energy 220 kJ (53 kcal)
    11.94 g
    Sugars 4.42 g
    Dietary fiber 6.5 g
    0.65 g
    1.2 g
    Vitamins
    Thiamine
    (3%)
    0.032 mg
    Riboflavin2
    (3%)
    0.038 mg
    Niacin3
    (4%)
    0.598 mg
    Pantothenic acid5
    (7%)
    0.329 mg
    Vitamin B6
    (4%)
    0.055 mg
    Folate9
    (5%)
    21 μg
    Choline
    (3%)
    12.3 mg
    Vitamin C
    (32%)
    26.2 mg
    Vitamin E
    (6%)
    0.87 mg
    Vitamin K
    (7%)
    7.8 μg
    Minerals
    Calcium
    (3%)
    25 mg
    Iron
    (5%)
    0.69 mg
    Magnesium
    (6%)
    22 mg
    Manganese
    (32%)
    0.67 mg
    Phosphorus
    (4%)
    29 mg
    Potassium
    (3%)
    151 mg
    Zinc
    (4%)
    0.42 mg
    Other constituents
    Water 85.8 g

    Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.
    Source:

  2. A ripe raspberry is deep color with a plump, soft but firm feel. It will pull free from the plant with only a slight tug. The center will remain on the plant. Keep in mind, raspberries come in many colors: red, yellow, black, purple, so you want to pick the darker shade of whichever it is.
  3. Pick only the berries that are fully ripe. Reach in between the stems to grab for hidden berries ready for harvest. Bend down and look up into the plant and you will find loads of berries that other people missed!
  4. I find it helps to hold the stem with one hand, while picking with the other.
  5. Repeat these operations using both hands until each holds 3 or 4 berries. Repeat the picking process with both hands.
  6. Don't overfill your containers or try to pack the berries down. Ideally, the collection containers should be wide so the pberries aren't more than a few deep.
  7. Pick berries into a shallow container. If they get piled too deep they will crush each other.
  8. Avoid placing the picked berries in the sunlight any longer than necessary. It is better to put them in the shade of a tree or shed than in the car trunk or on the car seat. Cool them as soon as possible after picking.

When you get home

  1. raspberries, just pick from a pick your own farmDON'T wash the berries until you are ready to use them or freeze them.  Washing makes them more prone to spoiling.
  2. DO refrigerate! Right after picking, place raspberries in the fridge. If your fridge tends to dry out produce, lightly cover the container.
  3. Raspberries don't store for very long, usually just a few days. The reason the ones from the grocery store last longer is they are covered with fungicides!
  4. Pour them out into shallow pans and remove any mushed, soft or rotting berries
  5. Put a couple of days supply into the fridge, wash  off the others, drain them and freeze them up! (Unless you're going to make jam right away) raspberries are less perishable than blueberries or strawberries, but refrigerate them as soon as possible after picking. Temperatures between 34 F and 38 F are best, but, be careful not to freeze the raspberries (while they are in the fridge)!
  6. Even under ideal conditions raspberries will only keep for a week in a refrigerator, so for best flavor and texture, use them as soon as possible after purchase
  7. See this page for illustrated freezing instructions.

Raspberry Recipes

  1. Now, get ready to make raspberry jam - It is VERY easy - especially with our free
    raspberry jam directions - very easy! or for a jam with a little kick, try raspberry chipotle jam
  2. And if you want to freeze them to use later, see my How to freeze berries page.
  3. You can also make your own raspberry vinaigrette,
  4. See this page for an easy recipe to make raspberry chipotle sauce

 

Raspberry Facts

  • rasoberriesRaspberries are a very healthy food; packed with anthocyanins!
  • Raspberries contain more vitamin C than oranges, are super high in fibre, lhave a good amount of folic acid, are high in potassium, vitamin A and calcium.
  • The USDA says 1 cup of raspberries has about 62 calories.
  • 11 cup of raspberries, not packed down weighs about 140 grams.
  • An average raspberry has 100 to 120 seeds.
  • Select plump, firm, fully raspberries. Unripe berries will not ripen once picked.
  • Raspberries belong to a large group of fruits known as brambles, such as blackberries, in the plant genus Rubus.
  • Raspberries come in red, yellow, orange, purple and black colors.
  • Yellow raspberries are red raspberries that don't make red pigment.)
  • In most areas, raspberries begin to bloom in late May or early June.
  • Bumblebees, honeybees, and other wild bees love to visit brambles.
  • 60-70 pints of fruits can be harvested from 100 feet row.
    Raspberries can be harvested from early summer through fall, usually right up until a freeze
  • The United States is the world's third-largest producer of raspberries (FAOSTAT, 2013).
  • Production occurs across much of the country, although most of it is concentrated in California, Oregon and Washington. California leads the nation in both black and red raspberry production (NASS, 2015).
  • According to the most recent Census of Agriculture, the United States has 8,052 raspberry farms totaling 23,104 acres (Census of Ag, USDA, 2012).
  • U-pick raspberry farms typically sell berries by the pound. A quart equals 1 and 1/4 pounds of fresh berries.
  • Do the math and be careful not to over-purchase as raspberries quickly mold when left at room temperature, and only last a couple of days in the refrigerator.
  • You can easily freeze berries that you cannot use right away - just wash, cut the hulls off and pop them into a ziplock bag, removing as much air as possible.  Those vacuum food sealers REALLY do a good job of this! The berries will keep for many months frozen without air.
  • Want to go to a raspberry festival? See this page for a list!

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