U-PiCK-FARM STORE-Holiday Chocolate Shop
Organic / Holistic apples are in the farm store while supplies last.
Sweet Seasons U-Pick Organic (cng) Fruit Farm
Welcome to our Organic, Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) fruit farm! We want to offer you the
best tasting, most nutrient dense, clean and safe-to-eat fruit. Having an enjoyable experience on the
farm is our goal for you! We have two (2) blueberry orchards, the large one is 2.5 acres with 2,421 plants. The small one, 'Blueberry Nook' has 75 plants with chairs for those who want to 'Sit n' Pick'. We also have 500' of Raspberry a small Organic Apple orchard with 40 heirloom / heritage apple trees and a hedgerow of "Hazelberts" which are a cross between American Hazelnuts and European Filberts.
Farm Store / Holiday Chocolate Shop is OPEN through December 23, 2020 (Scroll down for more info. on the "Holiday Chocolate Shop") Store Hours: Tues. - Sat. 10 am - 6pm, Sunday Noon - 5:00pm. Closed Monday. (2020 Open the Monday before Christmas. (December 18 - 23 Extended Evening Hours through 9:00pm.)
This week's Organic / Holistic Apple Varieties come from Michael Philips of Lost Nation Orchard and are: Northern Red Spy, Honey Gold, Winter Blush and Nova Scotia Spy. All great fresh eating and cooking apples with excellent storage through winter.
U-Pick Organic (CNG) Apples --- Our small, intimate orchard is perfect for those who seek to pick and eat holistic, organically grown apples. This year's picking Sept. through Mid-October.
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U-Pick Organic (CNG) Raspberries 500' of hedgerow - this year's picking starts mid July through early August. (By Appointment, between 8am - 12:00 Noon call: 802-274-2365)
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U-Pick Organic (CNG) Blueberries 2,500 plants - this year's picking starts mid July through early September. *****************CLOSED FOR THE SEASON*****************
We accept Cash / Checks / VENMO
During the holiday season, (November 21 - December 23), Valentine's and Mother's Day Holiday Chocolate Shop events, Debit and Credit cards are also accepted.
Holiday Chocolate Shop
Every November, Sweet Season's Farm Store transforms into a beautiful and tasty wonderland of hand-made artisan confections using the Organic fruit & nuts grown on the farm as well as other farms in VT and U.S. We 'know our farmers' and can tell you which farms supply us with the fruit, nut and spices used in our confections. The rich flavor using no added sugar attests to the quality of the confections.
Genuinely made with exquisite European Couverture Chocolate. Sue, who received her training from Ecole Chocolat, is truly an organic (cng) farmer by day and artisan chocolatier by night!
Holiday Chocolate Shop Schedule for 2020
The "Holiday Chocolate Shop" runs 5 weeks this year from November 21 to December 23, 2020 /for Five (5) Days February 10-14, 2021 and 4 days May 6-9, 2021.
2020 Holiday Season Hours: Tues. - Sat. 10am - 6pm. Sun. 12 Noon - 6pm.
Closed Mondays with the exception of the Monday before Christmas.
December 18 - 23 we have extended evening hours through 9pm.
When we are OPEN for business you will see that the GATE into the Red colored Farm Store, which becomes the "Holiday Chocolate Shop" will be OPEN. We plow the parking area and shovel and sand the walk way as needed.
Please call this number when you arrive. 802-274-2365 and someone will meet you at your car to greet you with some CHOCOLATE SAMPLES. Tasting our chocolate helps make it easier for you to know what you want to purchase. We are prohibited from offering any food samples or allowing eating in the Holiday Chocolate Shop this year due to the pandemic. Furthermore, our popular "A Chocolate Thanksgiving" & "A Chocolate Christmas" tasting events are postponed until 2021.
The "Holiday Chocolate Shop" is located in the 'Red Barn' colored Farm Store nestled just inside the double gates of the large Blueberry Orchard. Evening shoppers will see Lights on the Farm Store.
Evening shoppers --- Additional lights will activate as you drive to the parking area near the gates.
The door will be shut to keep in the heat. If you wish to taste our chocolate, please call first so we can bring samples to your car. 802-274-2365. Otherwise, come on in or ring the doorbell at the farm store and someone will greet you. Directions to the farm are listed below.
We accept Cash / Checks / VENMO during the harvest.
During the holiday season, debit & credit cards are also accepted.
Drive Through Service is Here!
Throughout the winter / spring months we offer our "DRIVE THROUGH" Service. Place your order online and select FARM PICK UP at checkout. We will contact you to set up a convenient pick up date / time. On the day of pick up, travel up the driveway, turn around in the parking area to meet us at the farm store gate. Stay in your WARM CAR and we will bring your order to you! Drive Through Service is available beginning November 1, 2020 - Spring of 2021.
From I-93 N. take exit 1 St. Johnsbury. Turn Right off the exit then turn Left at first stop light onto Route 2. Travel approx. 1 mile then look for Dog Mountain/Dog Chapel landmark and Riley's Fish Shack on the right of Spaulding Road.
Turn Right on to Spaulding Road. Travel up road 2 minutes until you see Dog Mountain's sign on the left. Continue up the road a few more minutes until you see the large yellow farm house w/ red roof on your right. As you begin traveling down the hill, within 1/8 mile you will see the white Sweet Seasons Farm
sign on your left. Take that first left up the driveway. The apple orchard runs along the driveway and is fenced in. Continue up until you see the fenced in blueberry orchard and Red Farm Store on your right. Park in designated area.
From I-95 take exit 22 St. Johnsbury then travel East, going down the hill until you reach the intersection with stop light. Price Chopper is on your right and Kinney Drug/ Sunaco Gas is on your left. Go through the intersection up Hospital Drive. NVRH hospital is on your left. You will come to a T with a stop sign.
Turn left then travel down the winding road until you reach the first right hand turn you can make - Lackey Hill. Turn right onto Lackey Hill and travel approx. 1/2 mile until you reach the brown Petty Rock Farm barn dated 1977. At this junction, bare right onto Spaulding Road then travel approx. 1 mile up the road until you see the white Sweet Seasons Farm sign on your right. Travel up the driveway. The apple orchard runs along the driveway and is fenced in. Continue up until you see the fenced in blueberry orchard and Red Farm Store on your right. Park in designated area.
Other Things to know
Farm Store --- A fun place to visit and purchase other products including our exquisite Artisan Confections made with European Couverture Chocolate. Ask about our Blueberry Champion Picking contest and our Wooden Apple Hunt Contest!
Picnic Area --- Enjoy the beautiful surroundings on our Vermont farm while having a picnic lunch or dinner. Thank you for packing out all your trash to keep away the bears and raccoons!
Porta-Potty --- Our privately owned porta-potty is well maintained, but is closed Mid-November.
Water Bottle Refill Station --- Fill up your water bottles here with our refreshing artesian well water.
Pets --- While we have sweet farm dogs of our own, pets are not permitted on farm grounds.
If you are traveling and can commit to keeping our guests safe and your pets comfortable and quiet, they may remain in your vehicle while you pick fruit or shop. (Ask us for a shady place to park during the warmer months.)
Tobacco, Alcohol, Firearms --- For everyone's good health and the safety of our visitors and orchards, smoking, vaping, chewing tobacco, alcohol and firearms are not permitted anywhere on the property.
Organic (CNG) Growing Methods --- Ask us about our holistic, organic growing practices. We want you
to be well informed. You can also visit our certifying agency's website at: www.cngfarming.org
Nearby Attractions / Shopping/Food
3 minutes down the road from us is Dog Mountain, a great place to visit, walk or run your dog & shop for your canine loving friends.
Also, nearby is Maple Grove - the oldest maple candy factory & gift shop in the world!
We think the best lunch/dinner venues are: Khams Thai Cusine & Riley's Fish Shack both only 5 minutes from our farm.
Looking for more to do while you're in town? Visit Saint Johnsbury's Welcome Center to Discover Saint Johnsbury .