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#1 of 8 Old 05-18-2009, 03:31 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi all,

My son can only eat organic strawberries. The PYO season is almost upon us, and I am in search of an organic farm. We have plenty of farms who use IPM (integrated pest management) but my son needs organic.

Any help is appreciated!

Blueberries don't have to be organic, so I may just have to wait until the blueberries are out and go to town!
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I remember going to a place in Amherst a few years back with friends that did PYO organic... I remember there was a minimum of like 5-10 lbs. that you had to pick though. The website does not mention PYO, so you might want to call to see if they still do it:

http://www.deltaorganicfarm.com/organic-farm

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WHat about Indian Head Farms in Berlin, MA.

http://www.indianheadfarm.com/ipm.htm

oops, I guess that it would help to pay attenion to what I am reading.
The use IPM
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If you ever feel like going up to VT there is a beautiful organic farm that does pyo strawberries. Cedar Circle Farm in Thetford VT.
I know it's WAY out of range but in case you are ever in the area in June/ July!

I was looking for pyo organic strawberries around here (Providence RI area) and came up with nothing
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WHat about Indian Head Farms in Berlin, MA.

http://www.indianheadfarm.com/ipm.htm

oops, I guess that it would help to pay attenion to what I am reading.
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We live about 2 minutes from there, and that is where we usually go. But no dice, can't chance the pesticides. Thanks!
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What about farmers markets in the area that would carry organic strawberries from farms maybe further away?
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You might find something through NOFA's Organic Food Guide. I find the paper one easier to navigate, but here you go:

http://www.nofamass.org/programs/ofg/products.php

Best wishes, and thanks for supporting local organic farmers!
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lurking~ as I am new to the area. Only a few weeks until strawberry picking! : (I'm sooo excited) but I definitely want to pick organic

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