Berry Good Farm is now CLOSED for the 2012 Season.
Thanks to all and see you next year.
Cut-Your Own Christmas Trees in December
Donna has owned Berry Good Farm, located at 234 Parker Road, for 16 years, and cares for the 5,000 bushes herself. “It’s backbreaking work,” she says, and goes on to explain how each bush is pruned individually. “There’s a short window between January and the end of April. The leaves are analyzed by UNH every year, and I learn what nutrients I need to make sure we have the best tasting berries.” The 65 acres require a lot of careful tending, and there is mowing, fertilizing, and then the fall clean up. “So much of my livelihood depends on Mother Nature. If Mother Nature decides to be cruel, there’s nothing you can do. Last June rained every day. It throws everything off. You take it day by day and do the best you can.”
Growing the best berries is exactly what Berry Good Farm does, and they do it with style. The FOD is only awarded to those farms that are both commercial and still attractive and inviting to the public. Easily accessible off Rt. 114, Berry Good Farm is a great place to bring your kids and pick your own, although the farm also offers pre-picked bags. “You can’t get any fresher than picking your own!”
There are hundreds of farms in New Hampshire, and only nine were selected this year for the NH Farm of Distinction. Arnold was quick to point out that she was especially delighted with the award, “Considering there are a lot of other beautiful farms around the state.”
Berry Good Farm will open for the 2010 season in mid-July. You can phone 497-8138 for details about picking times. The berries this year promise to be especially tasty, and with 5,000 bushes, there should be enough for everyone.
We are located just 1.5 miles North of Goffstown Village on Route 114... 234 Parker Road, Goffstown NH
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