We Harvest From Our Fields to Your Table. Southeastern CT’s choice for Pick Your Own. Your Source for Seasonal Fruits & Vegetables About Us BioOwners: Chris & Michelle GrantChristopher is a 3rd generation farmer. As a teen he went to work on another local dairy farm. That experience and his fondness for picking strawberries led him to decide, rather than raise cows, he wanted his own farm where he would grow vegetables and fruit and offer Pick Your Own options. Signature Crops Chris started Grant’s Berry Patch in 1997 with just 1 acre of Strawberries, then over the years added Blueberries, raspberries, and pumpkins for PYO. There is also a large variety of Summer and Fall vegetables including but not limited to, two of his most sought after crops, Sweet Corn and tomatoes. Over 12 Acres of Produce The farm now boasts three greenhouses which allow for crops to be available in early June, and over 12 acres of produce that are sold at the Farm’s Stand, local Farmer’s Markets, as part of an onsite Farm Share Program (CSA), and some excess that makes it possible to donate each season to a local Food Bank. Farm Rules It is our desire that everyone who visits the farm has the best possible experience. Therefore we have painstakingly established a set of rules, that in our opinion, benefit the most and inconvenience the least amount of customers. Treat the property with respect. While parts of our farm are open to the public this is also our home and therefore PRIVATE PROPERTY which means portions of the property including the gardens, greenhouses, yard and home itself, are not open to the public. Drive slowly! Again as this is our home we have to let our dog, a precocious Pug named Bert, out of the house during the day. Unfortunately Bert’s love for people renders him oblivious to the dangers of cars and he WILL run right up to, in front of, and under cars . So PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY AND WATCH OUT FOR BERT! NO Sampling. We appreciate that in the past, sampling has been a part of the overall PYO experience, however, it has never been a particularly hygienic practice. In order to provide our customers with the best possible experience and safest environment we ask that you not sample while picking. Moreover, we encourage the cleaning of all Produce, prior to eating. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The welfare of your child is your responsibility while on the farm. We recommend a, one Adult per child ratio, if at all possible and the child MUST be by the adults side at ALL times. Children can get excited and run up and down the rows of the fields. This is not only potentially dangerous, as the child could trip and fall, but they often trample the fruit and plants, run into areas designated to other customers and can interfere with an another customer’s experience. Cash or Check only. While we appreciate the convenience of Credit/Debit cards, there are many expenses that are associated with them. In order for us to keep costs as low as possible and continue to deliver our produce at the most competitive price while maintaining high quality, we have opted to operate on a cash/check basis only. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. NO Smoking! We are a smoke free facility. NO Pets! Certified Service Animals only. No personal containers. The Department of Agriculture does not allow us to permit personal containers for picking fruit, at our farm. Your may, and are, encouraged to bring your own bags, however we ask that the are new or freshly laundered prior to being use at the farm. FAQs What fruit and vegetables are available for picking? When in season: Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, and Pumpkins are offered as Pick Your Own (PYO or U-Pick). NO vegetables are offered for PYO. What is the cost? Pricing for fruit and some vegetables, is available on our Pricing page. Are children allowed? Yes, however then must be closely supervised. Please refer to Farm Rules. Are pets allowed? No. please see Pet Policy or Farm Rules Can I sample the fruit while picking? No. Please refer to Farm Rules. Do you accept Credit or Debit? No we do not. Cash or Checks only. Is there a fee for picking? No. You only pay for the produce. We believe the experience of Picking Your Own, should be free to all. Is a reservation needed? No. we do not accept reservations. What are your hours? Our hours fluctuate with the season, the weather and the produce availability. Please see the Hours of Operation, under the INFORMATION & EVENTS tab for the most up to date information or call our InfoHotline: 860-376-5625 How soon before you close am I allow to come? Depending on how much fruit you intend to pick, we recommend that you come no later that 20 to 30 minutes prior to closing. We list our Hours of Operation on this site as well as have them available on our Info Hotline: 860-376-5625 Are you open in the rain? We are open on rainy days providing the rain in light and there is no threat of an electrical storm. Safety is our number one concern and therefore we also reserve the right to close if there is a pending storm. Can I bring my own containers for picking? No personal containers. Please refer to Farm Rules. Are you Organic? No. HOWEVER, we use techniques and growing practices that minimize the use of pesticides as much as possible. There are, nonetheless, circumstance such as: weather conditions, pests, fungi, and disease that may cause us to lose crops, these necessitate the use of pesticides. When this happens, rest assure that we follow all government guidelines and regulations. The produce we grow is NON-GMO. Do you allow parties or events? While we believe our property to be picturesque we are not a licensed venue and therefore, cannot host parties or events. We do however encourage picture taking in our publicly available areas and ask that if you have a desire to have professional pictures taken, you contact us through our Contact page for consideration.