Spring Rain Farm
692 Caswell Street
East Taunton, MA 02718
- Pick Your Own Strawberries available everyday from Memorial day until strawberries are gone, usually by the third weekend in June or according to “Mother Nature”.
- Cranberry bog tours are available by appointment only. Please call ahead for availability and pricing.
- School tours.
- Bus parking.
- Large and small groups welcome.
- We also sell hay and firewood, raised and cut from our fields and woods.
About the Farm
Would you like to visit a 112 acre family farm in Southeastern Massachusetts? We welcome you to Spring Rain Farm! In the fall you can watch cranberry harvest, then go home and make your own cranberry sauce. In the spring come pick your own strawberries from Memorial Day until late June. They are ready early because they are planted on raised beds that are covered with black plastic. For the winter they are protected by a 'row cover' that works like a mini-greenhouse and extends the growing season. We select our strawberry varieties to be the sweetest tasting possible - not to be shipped across thousands of miles. Bring your entire family to Spring Rain Farm, listen to the birds, pick delicious strawberries and eat strawberry shortcake when you get home!
We enjoy opening our farm to students of all ages; agriculture is an integral part of our past history and present day living. There is so much to explore, whether it be the Pilgrims' learning to raise food from the Native Americans or the health benefits of cranberry juice. Cranberry bogs are beautiful places that teach lessons about raising healthy food, weather, insects, soils, plants, animals, and water. All forms of wildlife thrive here in the fields, woods and wetlands. Families, school classes, art associations, Boy Scouts, Audubon campers and many more are all pleasantly welcomed.
Bill and Mary McCaffrey purchased the farm in 1980, began work to construct their cranberry bog to include 11 ½ acres. Mary was a substitute teacher for K-4th grade in the Taunton Public Schools. Bill is a builder/cabinetmaker always looking to use the latest in energy conserving materials. He graduated from Fitchburg State College and used to teach building construction at Wentworth Institute of Technology. The McCaffreys are proud to say that most of the farm electricity comes from solar panels on the barn.
Hours of Operation
Our hours for strawberry picking are 7 days a week, 10AM - 6PM. We close when there is lightning and thunder or if ripe fruit is all picked out.
Our tours are all by appointment. A nominal fee may be applied. Please call ahead.