Picking Organic Berries Within City Limits in Burlington, Vermont
Northland, Nelson, Patriot. Blue Crop, Blue Ray, Hardy Blue. So many blueberries–so little time. Though the season is short, it’s prodigiously prolific for this plump, luscious superfood at Adam’s Organic Berry Farm. If you miss the mid-July to late-August window, you can pick your own strawberries in early summer; raspberries abound from July until frost. Access is easy on a dirt road reminiscent of rural Vermont (seasonal dust and mud included). Or, follow a city bike path along the meandering Winooski River past acres of undeveloped, fertile land. Supporting the several small farms on this 350-acre tract known as the Intervale helps strengthen community food systems, so it’s not only fun and healthy, but also has a positive environmental impact. Pack a picnic to make an afternoon of it—if the kids grow bored with berries, they’ll pass time easily in the hammock, sandbox, or swing in the shade.