The annual pick-your-own strawberry season at Tony Andrews Farm starts Saturday, June 15. Eighteen days of overcast, rainy weather delayed the start of the season but allowed the berries to develop slowly, Geoffrey P. Andrews said. This year they are sweet, firm, and well-sized, he added, calling the crop “excellent.”
Strawberries have a legacy in Falmouth. In 1927, when Tony Andrews and his uncle, Peter Andrews, bought the acreage for what would become Tony Andrews Farm, East Falmouth was ascending to the height of strawberry production. Local farms produced close to half the strawberry crop for the state of Massachusetts.
Today, Tony Andrews Farm is the last large strawberry grower in the area. During the season, he sells close to 400 quarts daily in addition to offering “pick-your-own.”
The stand is open 10 AM to 4 PM daily during the season. Mr. Andrews said he may have berries as late as July 14 this year.