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Pick-Your-Own Connecticut Grown Strawberries

Fields are Ripe for the Picking

(HARTFORD, CT) –Connecticut’s pick-your-own farms are bursting with ripe, juicy strawberries ready to be eaten. Now is the time to visit a Connecticut berry patch for a fun experience with family and friends!

“Weather conditions have been favorable to provide our first pick-your-own fruit of the season a strong start with abundant flavor,” said Agriculture Commissioner Bryan P. Hurlburt. “Find a strawberry patch near you at for an afternoon outdoors and then enjoy them as a snack, on a salad or in your smoothie. Stock up and freeze them or whip up a delicious dessert of strawberry shortcake for dad next weekend as you celebrate Father’s Day!”

When you head out to the strawberry patch look for plump, firm berries with a bright red color and natural shine. Once home, wash the berries, cut the stem away and store in a cool place. If storing in a refrigerator, wait to clean them until you eat them as rinsing speeds up spoiling.

Find a Connecticut strawberry patch for fresh flavor and explore a way of life at

The Connecticut Department of Agriculture mission is to foster a healthy economic, environmental, and social climate for agriculture by developing, promoting, and regulating agricultural businesses; protecting agricultural and aquacultural resources; enforcing laws pertaining to domestic animals; and promoting an understanding among the state's citizens of the diversity of Connecticut agriculture, its cultural heritage, and its contribution to the state's economy. For more information, visit


For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 9, 2022 Contact: Rebecca Eddy,