On a farm, weather and crop readiness play a big part in the ability to be open to the public for harvesting. Following are general listings of our seasons. For daily specific updates on days and hours of operation, call the Farmer Jones Crop Line at 203-929-8425.
Seasonal Hours of Operation
Strawberries are ripe for harvest sometime in early June and usually last into the last week of June, sometimes the first week of July. Normal picking hours for strawberry season are 8am until 5:30pm Monday through Saturday and 8am until 12pm on Sundays, but be sure to call before you come because hours can change due to weather and picking conditions. During the season, we list the hours on the homepage, but please always call the Crop Report at 203-929-8425 before you come to verify the hours, picking conditions and picking location (we grow strawberries at both our Valley Farm and Pumpkinseed Hill Farm).
Blueberries are ready for harvest in early to mid-July and usually last until mid-August. However, we adapt to what Mother Nature gives us each year! Be sure to call the Crop Line for picking conditions. Typically the pick-your-own operation is open Tuesday through Saturday, and closed Sundays and Mondays during this season. During the season, we list the hours on the homepage, but please always call the Crop Report at 203-929-8425 before you come to verify the hours, picking conditions and picking location (we grow blueberries at both our Valley Farm and Pumpkinseed Hill Farm).
Pumpkin season is located at Pumpkinseed Hill at 120 Beardsley Road in Shelton. The farm’s preview weekend is the last weekend in September and the season runs daily through Halloween. Guests can visit the farm from 10am to 5:30pm. (Call Crop Line for updates on hours depending on weather.)
Starting the weekend before Thanksgiving, the farm is open from 9am-5:30pm daily for Christmas tree season. (Closed Thanksgiving Day and at 4 pm on Christmas Eve.) If guests plan to harvest their own tree, they must arrive by 4pm so they can harvest their tree before it gets dark. Call Crop Line for updates on hours depending on weather.