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Tomato U-Pick Orchards in Southeastern New Hampshire in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for tomatoes that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have tomatoes orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Rockingham County

  • J & F Farms - eggplant, pumpkins, strawberries, tomatoes, Other fruit or veg, Fresh eggs, porta-potties are available, picnic area, Jumping pillow, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties
    124 Chester Rd, Derry, NH 3038. Phone: 603 437-0535. Email: jandffarms@gmail.com. Open: Strawberries mid June - July 1st 8:30am to 6:30pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard.
    J & F Farms Facebook page. . Fax: 603 432-4921. . Christmas trees, wreaths, kissing balls & swags. We also have a free Petting Farm, Corn Maze, Ice cream stand & pick your own strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant & shell beans in season. Our farm stand is open May - Christmas. (UPDATED: April 25, 2018, JBS)

Strafford County

  • Butternut Farm LLC - apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, nectarines, plums, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    195 Meaderboro Road, Farmington, NH 3835. Phone: 603 335-4705. Email: giffandmae@butternutfarm.net. Open: See our website for current hours because they vary depending on season. Directions: Take exit 13 off the Spaulding turnpike. Head west on rte 202 for 1 mile. At the blinking light turn right onto Estes Road Go for 4 miles through Meaderboro corner and we will be on your right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Fax:. . Picking updates: click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October. . We are a family run and family orientated Pick Your Own Fruit Farm. We pride ourselves on offering a clean farm and the best quality produce available. Typical harvest dates are: Strawberries mid June to early July. Raspberries in July. Sweet Cherries in July. Blueberries from late July through August. Peaches from late July through September. Apples from late August through October. Pumpkins in September and October. (UPDATED: August 10, 2013, by a visitor) A visitor writes on August 10, 2013: "little hard to find as their sign is a mini sign - if you take ( STRAFFORD ROAD - AKA 202a ) down Meaderboro Rd you will pass a lot of farms - Valley farm ( Apples ) Scuton Dairy ( milk ) 4 rod road the house is a sunny Yellow in color on the right - or from Farmington it is on left "
    Comments from a visitor on June 30, 2011: "I just loved this farm. A great Family run farm. Prefect for families with small children. The strawberries we pick were the biggest sweetest I have ever picked. Look forward to apples and raspberries picking."
    Comments from a visitor on October 03, 2010: "Farm is beautiful! I've never seen such big, beautiful apples. Great place for the whole family and tons of fresh produce. Many varieties of apples to choose from. Will certainly return."
  • McKenzie's Farm - Pick-Your-Own strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, apples, and pumpkins.
    71 NE Pond Road, Milton, NH 3851. Phone: 603-652-9400. Email: mckenziesfarm@hotmail.com. Open: May to September 9-6 daily; October - mid November, all day-everyday . Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. . See this page for directions. . Credit cards are accepted. We have tractor rides in the fall. Additionally we have a farm stand with lots of produce and other goodies. Strawberries: Mid-June - Mid-July; Raspberries: Mid-July - Mid-August; Tomatoes: Late August -September and Apples & Pumpkins: "U-PICK" at currently includes Raspberries, Blackberries, Apples, Tomatoes, Pumpkins, flowers, and Blueberries.‚Äč
  • Nelson Farms - Vegetables, Tomatoes, salad mix, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, kale, chard, strawberries, peppers: sweet & hot, summer & winter squash, cucumbers, beets, garlic, onions, flowers & pumpkins .
    Range Road, Strafford, NH 3884. Phone: 603-664-5151. Open: 9 am to 5pm, Saturday & Sunday, June-October. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate Phone: 603-664-9884.
  • Rockfield - Heirloom tomatoes, greens, peppers, carrots, parsnips, corn, squash, radishes
    216 Pond Hill Rd, Barrington, NH 3825. Phone: 603-335-1032. Email: rckfld@aol.com. Open: See their website for hours and availability. Click here for a map and directions. . Small farm with some interesting varieties. Visitors can pick their own, pick with the farmer, or have the farmer pick for them.

 

Tomato Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Pick tomatoes that are firm and free of blemishes. Cracking is common in very hot weather, especially after a rain, and if you intend to use the tomatoes within 1 day, that will be ok. Varieties of tomatoes

During hot summer weather, pick the tomatoes when they have a healthy pink/red (or yellow or orange depending on the variety) color and let them finish the last day or two of ripening indoors. Tomatoes do not need to be in the sunlight in order to ripen. If you have green fruit on the plants in the fall when frost is approaching, pick the tomatoes and store them in a cool, dark place to ripen.

Tomato Varieties

In general paste or Roma-type tomatoes are the best to using for canning, as they have thicker, meatier walls and far less water. And cherry tomatoes are the worst to use, as they are mostly water.  But you can use any type you can get hold of.  You may just have to cook them down longer to boil off excess water.  See our Master list of tomato varieties

Growing tomatoes

Canning, Freezing, Drying, Preserving Tomatoes and more!

Below are links to pages with easy and reliable directions about how to can, preserve, freeze and make other goodies from tomatoes.  Some of these require a Pressure Canner to prevent potential spoilage and food poisoning, due to the low acid content of the food.  For others, you can use a water bath canner OR a Pressure Canner.  I've noted what's required for each, below, following each entry, with
W for water bath,
P for Pressure canner, and
W, P for either may be used!

And don't miss: Answers to common tomato canning problems and see this page about what to do with your unripe green tomatoes!

Prepping tomatoes

Canning tomatoes (in water bath canners )Home canned tomato soup

Canning Tomatoes in Pressure canners

Freezing Tomatoes

Drying tomatoes

Ripening green tomatoes in your garage or basement

If you want to bring your green tomatoes indoors before a freeze in the Fall, and ripen them, see:

And if you'd like to start you own tomatoes from seed (you can save a small fortune and grow the heirloom varieties you like) see this page for easy directions for growing your own tomato plants from seed.

Frequently Asked Questions About Canning, Freezing and Preserving Tomatoes

 

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
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