Pick-your-own vegetables?

Thumbnail image for tomatoes on vineBrian emails:

Any suggestions on pick your own veggies? My garden sort of pooped out this year and I want tomatoes, cukes, zukes, beans...

Hmm... there are a bunch a pick-your-own fruit places, but we're not sure about PYO vegetables.

Your best bet is probably to just hit up a farmers' market or a farm stand. Of course, that doesn't give you twisting-off-the-vine experience.

So, anyone have suggestions for Brian? We'll expand this a bit to include good farm stands (quality, selection). Please share!

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Indian Ladder actually did pick you own tomatoes last year, though I see not mention of it on their site.

Samascott orchards has pick your own vegetables. At least they did a couple of years ago.

I believe Hand Melon Farms in Greenwich has some pick your own vegetables. We've only done strawberries and blueberries there (fun for young kids), but I have seen notices for squash and the like.

As for farm stands- we've been going almost daily to Oreshan's on Route 9 just south of Eddie's Aquarium & Troy Landscaping. Today there were beets, zucchini, some smaller squashes that looked like patty pan but orange, hot peppers, green beans, herbs including different types of basil and parsley, tomatoes, corn, and sunflowers & gladiola. Possibly cabbages but I'm just going from memory here...We did not go until about 12:30 and they put things out at 9AM during the week, so I know we missed the $5 bouquets and who knows what else. Their corn is unbelieveable. They seem like great people and the dogs make me smile too.

This reminds me of a question,

Did the "this weekend.." Farmers market updates stop?

If so, please bring them back.

@MattW: We haven't run the "what's in the farmers markets" feature this summer. We've heard from a few people who have missed it -- maybe we'll bring it back next year.

If you want to pick your own vegetables, why not sign up to volunteer with a CSA? You can work on the farm a bit, help harvest, and get a CSA share in return. There are many of them in the area.

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