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Pick Your Own Summer Fruit: Tips and Hints

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Best Wardrobe for a Pick-Your-Own Summer Fruit Farm
Photo of Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm

Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm, in Sharon, Connecticut

Photo by Alison Stein Wellner
Since it's going to be hot out, you'll probably be wearing your light summer wardrobe - shorts, sundresses and so on. That's fine, but if you're picking berries you're going to be down on the ground a lot -- that means you'll be kneeling on hay, branches, brambles and the rest of mother nature's ground cover. So bring something you don't mind getting dirty to sit on -- a sweatshirt, for instance. And don't forget to wear sturdy shoes that can take a little dirt.

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