Pick Your Own Berries at Butler’s Orchard
When George and Shirley Butler opened their 37-acre farm with a strawberry patch in 1953, the concept of picking-your-own fruit was still relatively new. However, it didn’t take long for locals to catch onto the trend. After the strawberry patch came blackberries, blueberries, even apples. Eventually, the farm also added pick-your-own pumpkins in the fall. Today, there’s a crop that’s ready to harvest at any given point in the year.
Currently, you can come to Butler’s Orchard to pick blackberries, red raspberries, flowers (including sunflowers), and the last few blueberries of the season. They’re all grown using a combination of organic and traditional farming methods called Integrated Pest Management, which enlists contemporary techniques so that fewer chemical treatments are necessary. If you don’t feel like getting your hands dirty, head to the Farm Market to grab some pre-plucked produce, house-made baked goods, and other farm-fresh food.