PYO Strawberries!

PYO strawberries will be openb Saturday, July 18th from 7:30-1:30!         Fields are located at 985 Pleasant Street in New London, NH. Strawberries are easy to freeze…simply rinse them off, hull them, slice them in half and pack into a freezer bag. (then put the bag in the freezer!). Take them out anytime you want some great strawberry flavor, like in your margarita or strawberry banana shake or strawberry pie. Call 603-526-2080 for the latest on PYO strawberries, including directions to the fields.

To reach the Pleasant Lake Fields, go to the middle of New London and turn onto North Pleasant St. between Artisan’s and Lake Sunapee Bank. The fields are 1.8 miles down the hill on your right. You will see Pleasant Lake just before you get to the fields. For more information, call 526-2080. If you can’t make it to the fields today, we have pre-picked quarts available all day at the farmstand (37 Main St. in New London).

Call 526-2080 for the latest on the PYO strawberries. 


Useless Strawberry Trivia
by any other name, its still a strawberry

Dutch aardebei
French Fraise
German Erdbeere
Spanish Fresa
Danish jordbaer
Italian Fragola
Botanically, the latin name isFragaria x ananassa DuschesneStrawberries are in the Rosaceae family, the rose family, along with raspberries, roses, and thousands of other plants both familiar and foreign.
The Strawberry plant is a perennial plant, meaning it will survive the winters up here in NH and come back again in the spring.  Commercially, most strawberry plants survive and produce well for about 3 years. We planted 8,000 plants this spring which will produce for us starting next June.  Every year we plant another succession of plants so that we always have some plants that are at their peak of production while others wane and new ones start. Did you know… the tiny seeds on the strawberry (called achenes) are what makes the strawberry fruit grow.  Each seed, once it is pollinated, exudes hormones that grow the red fruit around each particular seed.  The more pollination you have, the better your strawberry because each seed will be viable.  If you took off some of the tiny seeds while the strawberry was still green, you would end up with a warped strawberry – growing red flesh only where there were seeds and not growing at all where you removed the seeds.

Strawberries are high in vitamin C. Here is their basic breakdown of nutrients: per 100g. edible portion

% water Kcal Energy Protein Fat Carbo Fiber Ca P Fe Na K
92 30 kcal 0.6g 0.4g 7g 0.5 14mg 19mg 0.4mg 1mg 166mg
Vit A Thiamin Riboflavin Niacin Vit. C Vit. B6
27 IU 0.02mg 0.07mg 0.23mg 56.7mg 0.06mg

IU = International Units

I’m not sure how many strawberries make up a 100g. edible portion, but I aim to find out…

says here that about 8 strawberries are equal to one orange in terms of vitamin C content.

PYO Flowers

photo by Crystal Mondor

When we are open, stop in during normal business hours (Mon-Sat 9-6 & Sundays 9-4) and choose from hundreds of varieties and thousands of blooms.  Beautiful setting, healthy plants and loads of color, texture and foliage.  Priced at $12. per pound – pay at the farmstand.

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