Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Boston and surrounding counties in Massachusetts? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Boston and surrounding counties in Massachusetts,
sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name
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What's in season in March 2018, and other
Notes for March 2018: The northern half of the U.S.
(and most of Canada, of course) are under snow. So, the crops to pick are pretty
much limited to Florida, Texas, southern California and a few other areas of the
Deep South. Citus, for one, is a crop that is usually available now; and
in those areas, soon also strawberries and blueberries.Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
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Boston and surrounding counties in Massachusetts U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county
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- Barker's Farm Stand
1267 Osgood Street, North Andover, MA. Phone: (978) 683-0785. Directions:
Route 495 to exit 48, Route 125 Ward Hill, go south on 125, 2 miles on
left. Or Route 93N, take exit 41. Follow Route 125N for 10. 3 miles, stand
on right at top of hill. Open: daily from 10am to 5pm. Apples are usually
ready to pick starting in mid August. Offer a petting zoo all summer and
hayrides in the fall. (UPDATED: October 01, 2013, from visitor reports)
Comments from a visitor on September 11, 2011: "This is a very nice small farm if you
want to pick good apples and visit a farm stand without all the bells and
whistles and extra costs. I like it because they charge by the pound so we
only get the amount we really want. I stop by often with my boys during the
season so we always have fresh crisp apples. The trees are right behind the
stand so its an easy walk. It also has a nice farm stand with a good variety
of fresh fruit and vegetables. Super fresh corn is picked in the fields and
delivered directly to the stand as it runs low. They often have bakery items
also available. The people who own it also run the stand they are very nice
and friendly. "
- Boston Hill
Farm - U-pick Strawberries, Apples and Pumpkins, Hayrides
114, North Andover, MA 01845. Phone: 978-681-8556. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Year round from 9 am to 6 pm, Fall
Festival is every weekend following Labor Day through (and including) the
last weekend of October. Take a hayride to your destination whether it is to
scout out the perfect pumpkin or to wander the apple orchard to pick your
favorite apple. We have Macintosh, Cortland and Macoun apples to suit
everyone's taste and baking needs! We also have peaches. If you are looking
for a pumpkin, search our Pumpkin Patch for the very best shaped pumpkin to
carve your favorite spooky face or creative holiday designs. Whatever you
choose, we're sure you'll find the right one for you! We also have Sugar
pumpkins which can be purchased at the Farm Store. Hayrides and festivals in
the fall with fresh pies and cider donuts. Fresh vegetables and fruit all
season in the Farm Store.
Comments from a visitor on October 14, 2008: "We went to Boston Hill this
weekend (Oct 13th), and it was perfect for my 9-year-old "Little Sister"
from the Big Sister program. The apples were easy picking, since all the
trees are dwarf trees, they were absolutely delicious, and the pumpkins were
easy to pick out from the field. There was a hay ride for those who didn't
want to walk, a playground she absolutely loved, animals to pet and look at,
ice cream, and a bakery with home-made apple donuts. We had a good time!"
- Brooksby Farm
- apples, blueberries, cherries, flowers, nectarines, pears, peaches,
pumpkins, rhubarb, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, and prepicked
produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area,
farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call
for info), weddings, Honey from hives on the farm,
38 Felton St,
Peabody, MA 01960. Phone: 978-531-7456. Fax: 9785311631. Email:
[email protected]. Open: June to February daily from 9am to 5 pm;
Strawberry start in mid June; Apples start September 6; Peach mid Aug.
Directions: Rt128 to Rt114 Call for more directions. Payment: Cash, Check,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. We have seasonal Pick Your Own Fruits:
strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches and apples. Our garden
vegetables are ready in July and we harvest thru early fall. Then our winter
squash and apples carry us thr December. Visit our bakery for delicious
cider donuts, hot mulled cider, cold cider and coffee. Make time to browse
through our holiday filled farm store and take in the warm, inviting
atmosphere. We have many unique gift ideas, holiday decorations and
ornaments, baked goods, soy candles, fudge, candies, and gift baskets.
While here visit our barnyard animals, take in the beautiful views, take a
deep breath and relax. Weddings at the Felton-Smith Historic Site. The Smith
Barn is the perfect setting for your special day. Birthday Parties: Have
your birthday party or group activity at Brooksby Farm. Reservations only.
Field Trips: Our field trips are designed for Pre-k to 3rd grade, daycare
groups, home schools, and mothers groups. Picnic Tables - Bring a lunch and
enjoy your surroundings.
Comments from a visitor on August 18, 2011:
"We just visited Brooksby Farm to pick peaches this morning, August 18,
2011. There were a lot of peaches on the trees, but we had to look carefully
to find many that were ripe. A 1/2 peck is $8.00. We weighed ours at home
and it comes to about 6 1/4 lbs. Bags need to be purchased at the farm stand
before entering the you-pick area."
- Cider Hill Farm
- apples, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries.
45 Fern Avenue, Amesbury, MA. Phone: 978-388-5525. Open: We are
open for the season 7 days a week from early May until the day before
Thanksgiving. Our hours are 8am to 6pm every day until daylight savings
ends, and from 8am to 5pm thereafter. Directions: Interstate 95 to Exit 1 in
New Hampshire. Go West 2 miles Route 107 to Route 150. South 2 miles on
Route 150, turn left onto Fern Ave. to barn and farm store. Or, Route 495 to
exit 54. Turn right at bottom onto Rt.150. Go North through Amesbury. Turn
right onto Fern Ave.
Comments from a visitor on August 05, 2011: "I have
taken my family there for about 6 years for apple picking and each year I
look forward to going there. They care about the produce they grow first and
foremost. The quality of their apples is always excellent and their fields
are kept clean and orderly with markings so you can tell what varieties are
in which rows. They also have a corn maze, chickens and goats for the kids
to feed, and a tractor ride out to the fields.They have a little bakery in a
barn that makes and sells different baked goods but try their cinnimon-sugar
cider donuts. They are delicious! The only negative I could say is that if
you don't go early for the apples you have to hike up the hill and it is
Comments from a visitor on July 19, 2011: "My boyfriend and I
went to Cider Hill Farm this past weekend, and found it as charming and fun
and welcoming as our first time last year. The red and black raspberry
picking was fantastic, the shop had many tasty treats, and the staff was
wonderfully helpful. You pick on the honor system - no one is hovering to
make sure you're not sampling. We even enjoyed some refreshing beverages and
farm-made treats (cider donuts and strawberry-chocolate muffins -
YUUMMMM!!!) in their picnic area before leaving. We intend to return very
soon to get more blueberries! We love Cider Hill Farm so much, we decided to
come back to this website to give them a good review! ;-)"
Comments from a visitor on August 06, 2009: "They do both PYO and
harvest for others to sell in their barn/store. Peaches, berries, apples....
most of the rest is harvested and sold in the store. Excellent place. They
have a great old donut maker and make the BEST fresh donuts; their apple
cider is awesome; a bee hive that kids can look at (behind plexiglass with a
tube that funnels to the outside. Pretty cool. In the past few years they
have installed 3 windmills and solar panels. Re. organic... I know they
spray the berries pre-blossom but not after. Wish they offer more organic.
They have a big chicken yard (.50 will buy your child a little cup of
chicken feed) and a couple of goats. It's a beautiful place offering some
plants in the spring and a great barn seasonally full of all sorts of
Comments from a visitor on August 28, 2008: "I've been taking
my son here for about 10 years and every year is better. Apple picking at
the base of the hill for those who can't climb or don't want to take the
hayride up. They continually add more types of fresh produce they sell in
their store. There are animals and play area for the kids. We've moved about
45 minutes away and still drive to Cider Hill. No one will ever beat their
hot cider donuts!"
Connors Farm - apples, blueberries, peaches, pumpkins,
30 Valley Rd rte35, Danvers, MA 01923. Phone: 978-777-1245. Email:
[email protected]. Directions:
click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in
June, July, August, September, October. Open: see our website for current
hours. In June our annual Strawberry Festival Blueberry Picking as well as
strawberry picking; Connors Corn Maze is open Saturday Sept 13 to Friday
October 31 2008. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. vegetable seedlings,
perennials, annual flowers, hanging baskets, Vine-ripened tomatoes, lettuce,
squash, carrots, beets, herbs and other fresh fruits and vegetables fresh
eggs, fresh pasta, jams, jellies, breads, cookies, hot coffees, Homemade Ice
Cream, frozen chicken an beef patties, and fruit pies, Apple cider Doughnuts
Weekend BQ's Champions BQ team will be serving up the best BQ food Large
Groups please contact us ahead of time so that we can schedule a catered
lunch. Pony ride will begin every Sat & Sun starting Sept 13th. pick-your-own
Strawberries: mid-June to mid-July,
Peas: mid-June to mid-July
Peaches: mid-July to mid-September
Blueberries: mid-July to mid-August
Raspberries: early July to frost Cut Flowers: early
July to frost
Apples: Labor Day to Halloween;
Comments from a visitor on September 05, 2011: (negative)
"We wanted an end of summer farm day and, based on what is in season, looked
for a farm with pick your own raspberries AND peaches. Connors farm in
Danvers fit the bill so we headed there. We had to pre-pay for a peach peck
bag while the raspberries were to be weighed and paid for afterwrds. And I
had to sign a waiver saying I had been warned there were bees at the back of
the peach orchard. The girl that helped me told me both were out back behind
the pond nad there would be signs. Well, there were no signs at all and only
one other group picking peaches. Almost none of the peaches were ripe and if
we hadn't pre-paid for the bag, we probably would have left sooner. We
willed our bag with the ripest we could find/reach but there were not only
bees (they KEEP bees behind the field), but, more annoying, mosquitos
everywhere despite it being midday and sunny. Perhaps this is related to the
pond which appeared to be completely still. My 6 year old daughter got it
worst - she has more than a dozen bites"
Comments from a visitor on September
27, 2009: (negative) "On
9/26/09, my family & I decided to go apple picking. I wanted some place
different. I went on this website and chose Connor's farm in Danvers, MA. It
was a beautiful day and I expected it to be busy. If you were there for the
corn maize or the family toddler section then it would of been fine. We were
there to pick apples. We found the apple tree's by a small sign. There were
no markings to say which tree's for which apples. There was no one working
out in the fields so we could ask questions. I found the orchard was
neglected. Vines and weeds and such were growing over and around the very
small trees, sunlight couldn't even get into the apples to ripen. I wanted
to leave and get my money back for the pre-paid bag purchase. We were there
so, we filled the bag with what we could gather that were worthy apples. I
came home and made apple sauce with them. Not worth eating. Next time I will
stick to the farms without all the stuff, and good healthy apple tree's for
the picking. Brenda C."
Crescent Farm - corn (sweet), pumpkins, snacks and refreshment
stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
140 Willow Avenue, Haverhill, MA 01835. Phone: 978-374-4424. Fax:
[email protected]. Directions: And for a map to our farm,
click here. Crops are usually available in April, October. Open: 12:00
noon to 8:00 pm on Monday to Thursday and from 12:00 to 9:00 on Friday to
Sunday; haunted hayrides on October 17, 18, 24 and 25th. Payment: Cash,
Fay Farm - apples
120 Amesbury Line Road, Haverhill, MA. Phone: (978) 373-4874. Open:
September 15 - October 21, Saturday & Sun, 10-4pm. Directions: Route 495
to exit 52. Bear right at exit. Follow 2 miles and take right at Whittier
Tech H. S. sign. Barn on left.
Comments from a visitor on August 14, 2009:
"Just wanted to write a quick comment on Fay's Farm. My family and I have
gone a couple of times, and we love it! The family that runs it is so
welcoming! I strongly recommend this farm as a place to take the kids
because it's not too large and the trees are low enough for them to enjoy
picking. The kids are looking forward to September to go again!"
Green Meadows Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, beans, blueberries, flowers, herbs/spices, raspberries
(Autumn, red), strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs,
restrooms, picnic area
656 Asbury Street, South Hamilton, MA 01982.
Phone: 978-468-2277. Alternate Phone: 978-468-3720. Email:
[email protected]. Open: in season.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all
crops! Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page.
Comments from a visitor on July 27, 2008: "After having been a CSA member,
readers may want to know that this farm is Organic and usually has
pick-your-own of blueberries, cherry tomatoes, string beans, peas, various
herbs and sometimes raspberries. They also have excellent meats and eggs
from their own free-ranging chickens. They have excellent programs, events,
dinners and social activities which are great for adults and kids alike!
Awesome farm all around."
Ingaldsby Farm - apples, raspberries, strawberries, vegetables.
14 Washington Street, Boxford, MA. Phone: 978-352-2813. Email:
Directions: 1 mile off Route 133 in West Boxford. Open: Stand open 8am to
6:30 pm daily; In season, apple picking on weekends after Labor Day 10am to
Comments from a visitor on June 11,
"Hello. Just to let you know I called Ingalsby farm to get blueberry
picking info and was told there was no blueberry picking.
- Leonhard & Eldred Farm - Raspberries, strawberries.
1000 Dale Street, North Andover, MA. Phone: 978-683-1158. Directions: At
the end of Dale Street in North Andover, and at the end of Ipswich Road in
Boxford, look for U-Pick signs on road. Open: Monday through Friday from 8am
to 8pm; weekends 8am to 6pm.
- Long Hill
Orchards - apples, strawberries, vegetables
520 Main Street, Route 113, West Newbury, MA. Phone: 978-363-2170.
Directions: Exit 57 off Route 95. Left off exit, farm is 4 miles on right.
Open: seven days a week from 9-6pm, including holidays.
Maple Crest Farm - blueberries, strawberries, restrooms, picnic
area, picnic area (bring your own food), school tours
102 Moulton Street,
West Newbury, MA 01985. Phone: 508 641-5955. Email:
[email protected]. Open:
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From I95,
exit 56, head west on South Street and veer right on to Moulton Street. Farm
entrance is on the right, across from the turn to Brickett Street. If you
pass the reservoir on your right, you have gone too far! For a map to our
click here. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: July 17, 2016)
Marini Farm - strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh
eggs, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, snacks and
refreshment stand, restrooms, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, birthday parties
259 Linebrook Road, Ipswich, MA 01938. Phone: 978-356-0430. Alternate Phone:
978-356-3899. Fax: 978-356-3055. Email:
[email protected]. Open: May through November 7th 8am to 6pm 7 days a
week. Directions: South Merge onto I-95 N toward N.H. / MAINE Merge onto
US-1 N / Newburyport turnpike via Exit 50 toward Topsfield Turn Right onto
Linebrook road 259 LINEBROOK RD is on the left. South Merge onto I-95 S
toward Seabrook/Boston (Portions toll) (Crossing into MASSACHUSETTS) Merge
onto MA-133 E via EXIT 54 toward Rowley Turn right onto US-1/Newburyport
Turnpike. Turn Left onto Linebrook RD Marini Farm is on the left.
Click here for a map and directions. Corn maze is open September 11th
through November 7th Haunted campfire Stories October 16th Christmas on the
Hill opens November 20th. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Click here for our Facebook page.
June is Strawberry Month. Our 12 acres of berries begins to produce during
the first week of June and we open the fields for picking during the second
week of June. There is something so very sweet about Marini
strawberries...come see (and taste) for yourself.
Comments from a visitor on June 19, 2011: "We went to Marini Farm this morning
for strawberries and they were just wonderful! Very reasonably priced at
$2.39/lb and acres of berries lurking under the healthiest looking leaves
I've ever seen. Highly recommended."
Comments from a visitor on June 17,
2011: "June 17, 2011 We went for the pick your own strawberries today
and they were fantastic (acres worth of picking). The cashier was so
friendly and my 21 month old son and 4.5 year old daughter had a great time
picking. The farm stand was great with tasty looking produce. I would highly
recommend this farm."
Morehouse's Wheeler Brook Farm - Blueberries, strawberries,
57 Jewett Street, Georgetown, MA. Phone:
[email protected]. Directions: Route I-95 north to Route 133 to
Georgetown square, then right on North St.; 1.6 miles to right on Jewett, .6
miles to farm. 30 miles north of Boston. Open: 7:30-6:30pm daily in season.
Natural Way Farm
- Uses natural growing practices,
blueberries, farm fresh eggs, honey
79 Hill Street, Topsfield, MA.
Phone: (978) 887-8580. Email:
[email protected]. Open: call to see what is available for the
season. Directions: 2 miles from Topsfield. They are a a small organic (not
certified), sustainable farm that specializes in pastured, naturally tinted,
colored eggs, raw honey, PYO blueberries, specialty greens and herbs.
Rogers Spring Hill Farm - apples, pumpkins, strawberries, U-pick
and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area (bring your own food), farm
animals, birthday parties, school tours
133 Neck Road, Ward Hill,
Bradford, MA 01835. Phone: 978-372-4305. Alternate Phone: 978-372-4780. Fax:
[email protected]. Open: Strawberries, Monday to Sunday 8:00 am
to 5:00 pm Strawberries, Apples and Pumpkins Weekends only 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Directions: 495 to exit 48 (Route 125 connector) take a right at the first
light onto Shelly Road Take your next two lefts which will put you onto Neck
Road And for a map to our farm,
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We offer
school tours only for both pick your own apples and pumpkins from the middle
of September until the end of October. Starting in June, Strawberry U-Pick.
- apples, blueberries, blackberries, cherries, currants, strawberries and raspberries.
Road, Ipswich, MA. Phone: 978-356-5366. Open: 7 days, 9am to 5pm during
picking season; Call for picking dates. Directions: On the road to Cranes
Beach-Castle Hill, 3 miles South of Ipswich Center. Off Routes 1A or 133.
Comments from a visitor on July 22, 2011: "Picked here on July 20, 2011.
Place was nice. cost $3 a person to go into the fields, but it was refunded
when you returned with your fruit. But the price per pound for the
blueberries was $5.50 so for me that was $5 a pint. Too expensive to go back
Smolak Farms - apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries,
peaches, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red),
raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries, gift shop, concessions /
refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring
your own food), inflatables/bounce house, farm animals, birthday parties,
weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
Bradford St, North Andover, MA 01845. Phone: (978) 682-6332. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Fields are open from 9 am to 4 daily;
Check our facebook page for the latest crop of the day!. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards,
Click here for our Facebook page. Please visit our website for our
Strawberry Festival Information and more information about our farm. Fall
Festivals begin September 12 and 13 and run every weekend through October
31; Choose and Cut Christmas trees will be available the first weekend after
Thanksgiving. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (UPDATED:
August 22, 2017)
Turkey Hill Farm
- Blueberries, blackberries and raspberries.
380 Middle Road,
Haverhill, MA. Phone: 978-372-9474. Directions: From Route 495 take Exit 52,
go 1 mile East on Route 110 East to Middle Road which is on the right. Open:
8am until 6pm.
Comments from a visitor on July 18, 2011: (negative)
"I was so relieved to see the other comments on this farm! I thought my
husband and I were being profiled as bad berry pickers. We went last Sunday
and it was an absolutely horrible experience! We weren't given a moment's
peace while picking, one of the workers insisted on supervising every move
we made. We left with about 1/2 the blueberries we wanted and bought the
rest at the supermarket. Unless you enjoy being treated like a criminal,
this is most definitely NOT the place for a relaxing afternoon of berry
picking. I absolutely will not return. "
Comments from a visitor on July 27,
2010: (positive) "Visited
Turkey Hill on 7/27/10 and picked some wonderful blueberries. They had many,
many bushes with ripe berries. The field staff were friendly and responsive,
opening a section for us when they could see that the bushes we were working
on were well-picked. They even drove an older customer out to the area being
picked that day. Price was $2.90 per pound, they have containers to use."
Comments from a visitor on July 28, 2009: (positive)
"i was disappointed to see such a poor review about Turkey Hill Farm.
Although I've only gone there once to pick blueberries, I was impressed with
how clean it was. While we were picking (two adults, 3 kids), nobody ever
bothered us or stood over us, watching what we did. Once we got our bucket,
we were on our own. I was actually quite impressed with the farm...and no,
I'm not even related to them!"
Comments from a visitor on July 30, 2008:
visited this farm last weekend with a friend, hoping to catch up with her on
life and spend a pleasant afternoon blueberry picking as we did so. I
obviously chose the wrong place. I have picked at some of the other places
on this list and others that I found myself and they were great, and I've
never had such a strange experience. This place was like being on a school
field trip! Don't get me wrong, this was not because the place was full of
kids. I take no issue with that, and consider fruit picking good family fun.
No, it was because of the people that work there, their attitude, and their
school-marm scolding and corralling policies. Everyone was roped into one
small area, precluding us from have any private, (or adult) conversation,
practically on top of one another and loudly instructed to "pick every ripe
berry from a single bush" before moving. We were nearly assigned to this
bush by the worker that loudly instructed each newly arriving party while
making sure we didn't stray outside the area. Also, we were asked to refrain
from eating any berries before paying for them. I understand the farm's
interest in turning a buck and would gladly pay extra not to be robbed the
eat-as-you-go part of the pleasure! Too many signs with too many rules! I
would never go there again. and last but not least, Thanks for putting up
this great site!"
Comments from a visitor on August 23, 2008: (positive)
"Feel free to edit this if it is too flaming. I have been
going to Turkey Hill with my children for three years. I would like to
clarify the impression conveyed by the visitor comment from July 30 2008. We
have probably gone 20 times this summer alone. The staff is very friendly,
laid back, and helpful. For anyone needing assistance the staff will provide
a ride in a golf cart to and from the fields. The staff asks newcomers if
they have been to the farm before and if they have not, the staff member
typically escorts the new comer to the field and suggests a bush that has a
suitable number of berries. They have several varieties of blueberries and
if a picker is not experienced they will overlook a good bush. The rules are
very simple and similar to other pick-your-owns. At any one time, most of
the field is roped off to let the bushes fill out and ripen. Pickers are
asked not to cross over or under the ropes. The sign says that they expect
you to eat berries while picking but to save "serious eating" for when you
get home. Finally they ask, and this is always posed a polite request, that
you pick all the ripe berries from a bush before moving on to the next. The
reason of this reasonable request is that the tendency of many people is to
pick all the biggest ripest easiest to get berries from a bush and then move
onto another bush and so on. This leaves a depleted bush that new pickers
will pass over and the farm looses the berries left behind. I have never
seen this rule enforced except by concientious pickers The staff frequently
comes into the field and opens new sections as the bushes are depleted. They
announce in a raised voice so that everyone can hear that they are opening a
new section but to please finish picking all the ripe berries on your
current bush before moving on. Despite often seeing people abandon their
bush immediately I have never heard anyone scolded or spoken to in a
schoolmarm fashion. The one point I would agree with is that this is not the
place to go for private adult conversation. It is not that the pick your
farmers are trying to "make a buck", they are trying to make a living.
Comments from a visitor on June 06, 2009: (negative)
"I would like to comment on Turkey Hill farm in Haverhill. It is a
beautifully kept farm. But like the person who wrote on July 30 2008, it is
a miserable picking experience due to the owner's attitude. I have picked
here for many many years and put up with being corraled and watched and
reprimanded if I strayed an inch. Finally I told the owner that I would
never be back and have not in 5 years. I am a very consciencious and
experience picker (have been picking for 45 years) and am respectful of the
farmers and their produce. But it is not at all pleasant to be watched
suspiciously while you are picking no matter how tasty the berries are.
There are other much more pleasant places to go. Try Wheelerbrook farm in
Georgetown, it is night and day different. The person who wrote in on the
Turkey Hill site saying that the owners are "laid back" must be a relative.
It is completely and totally the opposite. Sorry but true."
- raspberries, vegetables
Route 117, Stow, MA. Phone: (978) 897-2699. Email:
[email protected]. Directions: 3 miles west of Stow
Center, farm is on Route 117. Open: Monday through Sunday, 10am to 6pm; Open
for PYO vegetables 9am to 5pm.
A visitor writes on July 24, 2013: "Just thought I'd mention, as
someone who seeks out organic farms (and there are so few!) that Applefield,
though not certified, follow organic practices, and maybe this could be
noted on the site. It's nice to know when a farm is raising fruits & veggies
naturally, without chemicals. Thanks! Debra"
Ashby Apples - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, apples, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple
cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, school tours
Erickson Road, Ashby, MA 01431. Phone: 978-386-7230. Alternate Phone:
[email protected]. Open: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 6 pm;
Weekdays by appointment; (Please call ahead;). Directions: Located off Route
119 (Main Street) Ashby, MA. From Gardner, follow Route 101 N to Route 119
E. From Fitchburg, follow Route 31 N to Route 119 W. From Peterbourough,
follow Route 202 S to Route 119 E. We minimize use of pesticides and other
chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. Featuring: Macintosh, Courtland, Macoun,
Golden Delicious, New England Reds (a type of delicious) and Lady. Also
sell; homemade jams, jellies, soap, maple syrup and assorted garden crops.
Autumn Hills Orchard - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, grapes, pears,
peaches, plums, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries
(Autumn, yellow), U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area,
birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
495 Chicopee Row,
Groton, MA 01450. Phone: 978-448-8388. Email:
[email protected]. Open: September through October; Weekends
and holidays from 10am to 5pm; Weekdays by appointment; Call or email ahead
for appointment. Directions: From Groton Center on Route 119. Heading north
take Hollis street (right turn out of Groton Center just after Town Hall)
about 3.5 miles. (Hollis changes name to Chicopee Row at the Cemetery, but
there's no street sign.) Our driveway is on the left after Wilson Way.
Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management
practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page.
Belkin Lookout Farm - Strawberries, Peaches, Nectarines, Plums,
Asian Pears, Apples, Pumpkins (Fall only) petting zoo, rides, hayride
Lookout Lane, Natick, MA 01760. Phone: 508-653-0653. Our fruit is based on
availability and costs $2.50 per lb (in 2008). Open: daily from 10am - 5pm.
You can pick your own fruit, enjoy our train rides, 2 petting zoos and
children's play area! Summer Admission: August 9th - August 31st: $8 Per
Person (all Ages) Daily. Fall Admission: September 1st - November 1st:
Weekday Rate (Monday thru Friday) - $8 per person (all ages). Weekends
(Saturday & Sunday & Columbus Day Holiday) - $14 per adult, $12 for Children
under 12 years old and Senior Citizens. Remember Children Under 2 years old
are ALWAYS FREE! Also has an organic food store with ice cream.
Comments from a visitor on September 05, 2012: "We normally go picking at Belkin Farms and they are WONDERFUL!!!! Very kid
friendly, very clean and safe and lots of great amenities. I would strongly
recommend them to anyone who is going picking with kids."
Comments from a visitor on September 04, 2008: "Loved it"
Blue Meadow Farm - blueberries,
118 Nobscot Road, Sudbury, MA
01776. Phone: 978-443-3880. Open: Wednesdays to Sundays from 8:00 am to 6:00
pm, closed Mondays and Tuesdays; Open
shortly after July 4th (season dependent - call for updated opening date) up
to Mid August (Closing date dependent on crop). Directions: Route 128 to
Route 20 west, over Sudbury River, take left after Friendly's (on left) onto Nobscot Road. Sign on left.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Call after 6pm
for next day picking conditions, no children under 6, no dogs, containers
Carver Hill Orchard - Apples, blueberries, cherries, corn
(sweet), flowers, pears, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, strawberries, tomatoes,
other vegetables, Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas
trees, Christmas wreaths and boughs, Christmas decorations, saws provided,
pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the
field, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand,
restrooms, picnic area, wagon rides
Brookside Avenue, Stow, MA 01775. Phone: 978-897-6117. Email us at:
[email protected]. Directions: Take Route 117 to Stow, MA. Take Route
62 South for .2 miles and Brookside Ave is on your left. Follow the road to
the end. And for a map to our farm,
Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in June,
July, August, September, October, November, December. Open: Mid June to
August Monday through Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM. September through December
open 10 AM to 5 PM 7 days a week. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Kitchen
available for hotdogs, chips snacks and Ice Cream! (UPDATED: June 21,
2013, by a visitor)
Comments from a visitor on September 26, 2009: (negative)
"I visited the Carver Hill Farm today and was sorely disappointed. It was
not the quiet, idyllic place that was referred to. It was a perfect apple
picking weekend to be sure so that explains some of it, but the place was
packed. They have added a overgrown wagon ride pulled by a tractor that goes
through the orchard. The apples were not that good, not too ripe, with lots
of brown spots. Based on my experience I would not recommend this place or
visit again. "
Comments from a visitor on September 02, 2009: (positive)
"We went apple and raspberry picking here today. It is a lovely quiet farm
with very very nice people. Only one other couple while we were there, as
opposed to the two dozen minivans at Honeypot Hill (we stopped there for
their donuts and mazes). Right now picking Mac's, with Cortlands to follow
in a few weeks. Prices decent - apples are $12 for a peck, $20 for a bushel,
and raspberries are $5 per quart."
Comments from a visitor on July 23, 2009:
(positive) "I visited this farm
on July 23rd, 2009. An incredibly friendly and welcoming farm. This is a
small quiet farm for those who are not looking for a circus act as part of
their farm visit. The setting is very peaceful and beautiful with a pretty
little pond and brook running through the property. I would highly recommend
it, though make sure to call ahead because as they are a smaller operation
they might be picked out on certain days."
Comments from a visitor,
October 28, 2007: (positive)
"Carver Hill is one of the nicest pick-your-own establishments in the area.
The staff is always friendly and willing to help. The best thing about
Carver Hill is that it is, to a certain extent, "off the beaten path," so
usually there won't be many other people. It's a more peaceful and less
crowded alternative to the nearby Honeypot Hill Orchards. They also have an
ice cream counter, and sometimes you can get nice, warm apple crisp."
D. J. Hussey Farm - Blueberries
20 Burgess Road, Townsend, MA. Phone: 978-597-6891. Directions: Route 119 to
Townsend center- north on Route 113 for one half mile then left on Dudley Rd
for 1. 5 miles and look for signs. Open: Call for hours and picking
conditions. UPDATE from a visitor on June 29, 2008: "No longer offering
Derby Orchard - apples
438 Great Road, Stow, MA.
Phone: (978) 897-7507. Directions: Route 117 to Pompositticut St. (near
Stow shopping center). Open: Weekends and Monday holidays: September & Oct.
, 10-4:30pm. Farmstand located on Route 117 (438 Great Rd).
Dowse Orchard - apples
98 North Main Street, Sherborn,
MA. Phone: (508) 653-2639. Directions: From North/West: Mass Pike to exit
13, take Route 30 East to Route 27 South, follow through Natick center 2. 5
miles into Sherborn on left. From East: Route 9 West into Natick and take
Route 27 South into Sherborn. Open: Call for hours and conditions. Apples
September and October. Weekends only. Claims to have "America's best
crunchin Apples since 1778. "
Comments from a visitor on June 17, 2010:
"We went to Dowse Orchards last fall (October 2009) and took our 2-year-old
and she really loved it. They had a TON of apples (many different varieties
and LOTS of trees. There isn't much besides the actual orchard, but they do
have a tractor (actually more like a loader) that can pull you around and my
daughter loved that. If you're looking simply for picking good apples, this
is a perfect place to go. And prices were reasonable too. They also have a
stand that sells lots of goodies but that is up the road and across Route 27
- Don't miss it! We got a great looking pumpkin from there and a couple of
fantastic pies. I definitely recommend Dowse Orchards!"
Elm Shade Enterprises - blueberries,
1300 Richardson Road,
Ashby, MA 01431. Phone: 978-502-8375. Email:
[email protected]. Open: See our Facebook page for date
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. U Pick
blueberries in a beautiful quiet country setting in Ashby. We offer 4
varieties and over 700 bushes to pick from. We do not use any pesticides on
Hanson's Farm - Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries,
20 Nixon Road, Framingham, MA. Phone: 508- 877-3058.
Open: Monday through Saturday, 9am to 6pm. Sundays, 9am to 5:30 pm;
Strawberries- June to July; Cut Flowers- Mid June to the first frost;
Pumpkins- September to November. Directions: From 495 take route 20 East to
Wayside Inn, at Wayside Inn Country Store turn right onto Hager Street, farm
2 miles on right. Or from Route 9 to Edgell Road, 1 mile to lights, left
onto Edmunds Road, 2 miles to Nixon Road. We provide containers or you can
use your own if you like. Since U Pick is seasonal always call for
conditions first. We do field trips and birthday parties. Call the Farmstand
to book and inquire about pricing.
Comments from a visitor on June 04, 2010: "Yesterday, June 3, 2010, my
boyfriend and I went to pick strawberries at the Hanson's Farm in
Framingham, MA. We called about a dozen local places and most were not
having pick-your-own strawberries until the weekend or the middle of the
month. Hanson's Farm is a very small operation and I would not suggest it
for big groups. The field was very small. I could not see more than 8 people
picking from that field to get a large amount of berries. The berries were
good. The cost was $2 per person, and $2.50 per pound. They also had a large
selection of flowers and herbs to buy. Pre-picked strawberry quarts were $6.
They also supplied containers. We had a decent experience but would probably
try someplace else next time."
Comments from a visitor on August 16, 2009:
"Hi, Thanks for putting together such an extensive and useful resource! We
called Hanson's farm this morning and were told by the young woman at the
farm stand that they were picking blueberries and raspberries. Well, when we
arrived shortly after that, she told us there were none to be had. We went
out to verify. It is a very small operation; I don't think a rush of pickers
was the problem, just a lack of information. I wouldn't recommend this farm
for their pick your own based on our experience. Maybe their farm stand is
good, but we didn't feel like spending any money there."
- Highland Farm - pick-your-own apples, hay rides, and Christmas
635 Highland Street, Holliston, MA. Phone: (508)
429-8370. Directions: From 495: take Upton - Hopkinton exit. Head east;
this is Main Street, which turns into Rte 135. Follow into Ashland and turn
right onto Chestnut St. Follow up hill to light and bear right; this turns
into Highland St. Continue on one half mile, farm is on right. Open: year
round, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday
and Sunday. We offer nursery stock -- trees and shrubs -- annuals,
perennials, firewood, vegetables in season. Note: They close at 5:00 pm for
the PYO and 6:00 pm for the farm stand.
Hill Orchard - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, concessions / refreshment
stand, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own food), birthday parties, group
4 Hunt Rd, Westford, MA 01886. Phone: (978) 692 9894. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Hayrides through the orchard
available on PYO weekends!. We use integrated pest management practices.
Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Please do not bring
your pets as we cannot allow them in the field and they will have to stay in
A visitor writes on October 12, 2013: "We visited this farm today and it
was great! We parked at the small farm house on Hunt Road and walked with
our wagon to the apple orchard. There were lots of varieties of apples to
choose from and the people there were friendly. My kids were offered a hay
ride even though we were the only ones around right then. We also picked out
some pumpkins after. Everything was reasonably priced and we will definitely
be coming back!"
Comments from a visitor on September 08, 2012: "We went here on a whim. We
usually drive 45 minutes to Russell Orchards, but we were low on time and
good weather and looking for a closer place that used IPM practices. This
will be a new favorite. Very small and friendly, easily accessible for a
toddler and kindergartener, and great apples. Thanks for listing them, we
live 20 minutes away and had never heard of them! "
Honeypot Hill Orchard - apples, blueberries, pumpkins, cider mill,
apple cider (pressed on site), hedge maze, hayrides
144 Sudbury Road,
Stow, MA. Phone: 978-562-5666. Email:
[email protected]. Directions: Route 2W to Route 62W into Stow and
watch for signs on Route 62; or from Route 20W to Route 27 north for 3. 5
miles straight through Sudbury center, one third mile beyond center bear
left onto Hudson Rd for 3. 5 miles into Stow, and take a right onto Sudbury
Road. Open: Picking daily 11am to 5pm; Honey Pot's Stand opens mid July to
Christmas from 9-6pm, daily. Payment: Cash, only. Visit our farm animals or
have a picnic. Hayrides & Hedge-maze weekends from 11- 5pm. Birthday parties
Comments from a visitor on September 19, 2011: "We went on 9/18/11 and
had a blast! I read the reviews about it being busy and it certainly was
once we got into the orchard it wasn't too bad. Lots of activities to do and
tons of apples to choose from."
Comments from a visitor on August 13, 2011: "I went to Honeypot Hill
Orchards in Stow on 8/6/11 for Blueberry picking. It was great picking. They
give you nice little covers to put on the boxes when you finish so you don't
loose those precious berries. I bought their own peaches..very good. Farm
animals are fun to watch..especially the 3 little pigs and the goats!".
Comments from a visitor on October 03, 2010: "Today (a Sunday!) there
were 5 busloads of people and all the parking lots were overflowing. It was
a frustrating, NOT relaxing experience! The trees were literally picked out
in the open sections and they refused to open new areas even though the
trees there were brimming with ripe apples. We left with half-empty $15 bags
of apples. The lines for cider and donuts were 1/2 hour long. The place was
bursting with people and no apples. "
A visitor to Honey Pot Orchard
writes on October 7, 2007: "Went on Sunday, October 7, 2007... The BEST
place to pick apples, they already have ladders, so you don't have to climb
the trees, they had SOOOOOOO many apples to choose from it wasn't funny...
You didn't have to go looking, they were all right there for you.... Would
HIGHLY recommend it, it is by far my best place to pick apples, and my NEW
PLACE, would not go anyplace else....."
Comments from a visitor on August 05, 2008: "Hi....Just took my 3 boys to
honey pot today to pick blueberries. It was wonderful. We picked to our
delight and then enjoyed AWESOME cider doughnuts from their store on the way
home. We've also been there for apple picking last fall and plan on going
again this year. However, I think an important note to add is to let people
know that they need to carry cash, as they don't accept any credit/debit
Honors Farm Stand -
Uses natural growing practices, beans, beets, broccoli, corn (sweet),
cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, herbs/spices, pears, pumpkins, summer squash,
tomatoes, other vegetables, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs
Gore Street, Waltham, MA 02453. Phone: (781) 894-2798. Fax: (781) 894-5745.
[email protected]. Open: Wednesday to Saturday from 7am to 7pm.
Directions: The Farm Stand is located next to the Farmer's Cottage at Gore
Place. Enter from Grove Street (Waltham Street in Watertown). To spot the
entrance, just look for the "OPEN" banner. Park on the grass to your left as
you enter. Please, don't block the Farmer's Cottage drive way. After
selecting and weighing your items, place the money in the "pay here" box.
There is no change available. For frozen items, ring bell for service.
Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are
not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard.
Click here for our Facebook page.
Kimball Fruit Farm - apples,
strawberries, raspberries, pumpkins
184 Hollis Street, Pepperell, MA. Phone: 978-433-9751. Directions: Exit 5
West off Route 3, North to Route 111 into Pepperell, take right at yellow
blinking light, farm is 3 miles on left. Open: Daily 9am to 6pm. Containers provided.
- Lawndale Farm - vegetables
91 Frost Road, Tyngsboro,
MA. Phone: (978) 649-7629. Directions: From center of Tyngsboro (at bridge),
take Route 3A north towards Hudson, N.H. We are 1 mile from bridge, 1st farm
on road. Open: Daily from 10am-7pm
Marino Lookout Farm - Is now the "Belkin Lookout farm",
- McLoon Farms - ORGANIC, Raspberries,
Corner of Route 113 & Thorndike, Dunstable,
MA. Phone: 978-649-3656. Fresh organic produce and crafts also. Breads and
Pies. Directions: From Route 3 take Exit 35. Route 113 West towards
Pepperell, one quarter mile on right, look for large old barn. Open:
weekdays from 10am until dusk.
Meadow Mist Farm - asparagus, beans, beets, blueberries, carrots,
eggplant, flowers, grapes, herbs/spices, peas, peppers, raspberries (Autumn,
red), raspberries (Autumn, black), summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes,
Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs
142 Marrett Rd, Lexington, MA 02421. Phone: 781-354-5037. Email:
[email protected]. Open:
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions: From 95/(128) : If you are
coming from route 95 (128), the exit for route 2A is one exit north of the
route 2 exit. Go east on route 2A (Marrett Road) until you reach a traffic
light at the Waltham Street intersection. There are two gas stations at this
intersection. Continue straight through this intersection and stay on 2A
east. Bacon Street is your second right after this intersection.
Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries June Blueberries July
Raspberries August-October Concord Grapes, Some Pumpkins, Corn Stocks
September- October. Payment: Cash, only.
Click here for our Facebook page.
Parlee Farms -
Uses integrated pest management practices,
apples, blueberries, cherries, flowers, nectarines, peaches, plums,
pumpkins, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, restrooms, picnic
area, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
95 Farwell Road, Tyngsboro,
MA 01879. Phone: 978-649-3854. Email:
[email protected]. Open: See our website for current hours.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management
practices. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.
Click here for our Facebook page. Mary's Country Kitchen & Bakery offers
fresh fruit desserts made with our own fruit. Customers can watch donuts
being made in the farmstand. Donut variety depends upon the season with
apple cider, strawberry or blueberry being made. Mary's Country Kitchen
offers fresh fruit desserts and ice cream. Parlee Farms is a 93-acre
pick-your-own farm with a 7500 sq. ft. post and beam farmstand. Annie's
Animal Barns house young farm animals for our customers to visit with and
135 Pine Hill Road, Chelmsford, MA. Phone:
(978)-256-2859. Directions: Route 128 to Route 3, exit 31W, follow Route 110
out of Chelmsford center toward Littleton for 2 miles to set of lights and
turn onto Hunt Road. From Route 495, exit 34W, right toward Chelmsford
center, follow Route 110 toward Littleton, look for arrows. Open: daily,
7-7pm. Containers available for purchase, or bring your own.
- Patt's Blueberries - Blueberries.
577 Gorwin Drive,
Holliston, MA. Phone: (508) 429-6795. Directions: Call for directions.
Open: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sun, from 8am to 7pm. Containers provided
for picking, please bring your own to take home.
- pyo apples, strawberries, pumpkins, weekend hayrides, hay mazes, pony
rides, farm animals
106 West Acton Road, Stow, MA. Phone: 978-897-9287.
Email us at:
[email protected]. Directions: Route 2 West to Route 111. Left
at second light. Next block, bear right onto Willow St. Farm is 2. 5 miles
on right. Open: Starts late August, Daily 9-6pm; Farm store open until
Christmas. We have more than 20 flavors of farm-fresh ice cream!
Comments from a visitor on September 19, 2011: "The cutest
farm ever! We picked apples at a different farm, but went to Shelburne for
apple cider and donuts. It wasn't crowded and they had a nice apple store.
The cider donuts are TO DIE FOR, make sure you buy several dozen :-)"
Comments from a visitor on June 12, 2011: "The farm seems to keep their
u-pick updated daily. First weekend in June '11 open for strawberry u-pick.
It is an enjoyable field to pick, not very manicured, and run like a farm
not an event maker. No one is monitoring the pickers at all. I picked last
year too, and enjoyed, although I was happy to have picked before the school
buses rolled up. Prices 6/11 are $4/lb plus a fee for the container, $1.50
for quart or $2 for box. CC accepted. Checkout rounded down my weight.
(THANK YOU) An easy-going place that didn't say word one to my kids sticking
their hands in to feed the goats, and kindly kept my wallet at the stand.
Thanks for the website, it is fabulous. "
A visitor writes:
"There is also a great
store and a little stand where you can buy all sorts of apple related
goodies! We live in the area and have tried all the farms locally, and they
make the best donuts by far. They also have cooked/frozen pies, cookies,
lunch things, hot dogs, fudge and a bunch more. There are restrooms and a
bunch of picnic tables spread out all over the farm. It's a beautiful place,
with lots of happy families and a wicked friendly staff. It seems like it's
mainly run by a younger staff, but the girl who is in charge is always there
and ready to answer all questions and help customers with anything. My son
touched a wheel of a tractor last year and got mud all over him. She took us
back into the kitchen, washed him off, and gave him a chocolate pop shaped
like an apple! She also told my wife that they practice IPM, which I guess
means they use good bugs to fight bag bugs. There are also hay rides, pony
rides, a moon bounce, a hay maze/mountain and an area for kids to ride
around on small tractors. They accept credit cards!"
Silferleaf Farm -
CERTIFIED ORGANIC, raspberries (Autumn, black),
460 Strawberry Hill Rd
RD, Concord, MA 01742. Phone: 978-369-3624. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Pick you own season is September 1 pm to
October 21 daily 10 am to 6; During our season, call first to make sure we
are open. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Organic Raspberries, September 1 pm
to October 21. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, only.
Comments from a visitor on August 27, 2010:
"Lot's of fun for both adults and kids - tons of raspberries. The people who
work there are very nice.
They also sell raspberry jam, syrup, etc., "
- pyo vegetables, herbs and flowers
184 Gleasondale Road
(Route 62), Stow, MA. Phone: (978) 897-5996. Email:
[email protected]. Directions: From Stow center, take Route 62
west/south towards Hudson. Farm is .9 miles from traffic light.
Click here for a map. Open: July through September, on Monday to
Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.
Sunshine Farm - Raspberries, strawberries.
Avenue, Sherborn, MA. Phone: 508- 655-5022. Directions: Off Speen Street,
Natick, 3 miles South. Exit 13 off Mass Pike, 2. 5 miles South of Route 9,
Natick. Take Speen Street to end, right onto Kendall Ave. Open: Raspberries
on weekends in September, 10am to 4pm; Call ahead for information in June
for strawberries. Call ahead for pumpkins. Containers provided, children
under 10 must be accompanied by adults. Shortcake and ice cream available at
our Dairy Bar. Fall raspberries only. Our season kicks off each year
in May with our greenhouse bedding plants and Mother's Day baskets.
Strawberries follow in June with "pick your own" for the family. Sweet corn,
tomatoes, peaches and all your salad greens come in July, followed by U-pick
raspberries in Aug-Sept. The fall is ripe with pumpkins, squash, mums and
Verrill Farm - Flowers, strawberries, strawberry festival
Wheeler Road, Concord, MA. Phone: 978-369-4494. Directions: Located between
Route 117 and Route 2 on Sudbury Road, or take Route 2W to intersection
after 126, left onto Sudbury Road. Open: Call for hours and conditions. Containers
available or bring your own. Mass. Specialty foods, bakery, and kitchen
which offers soups, entrees, pies. Restrooms, handicapped accessible, tented
area for picnics.
Comments from a visitor on July 23, 2009: "I went to Verrill Farm's
strawberry festival on June 19, 2009--great time and great berries. This
farm had a fire last September, 2008 and they are operating business as
usual with temporary quarters while the new building is under construction"
- Western Ave U Pick Blueberries -
No pesticides used, blueberries
Western Avenue, Sherborn, MA, Open: every day from early July until the
season is over (late August?).
A visitor writes on August 03, 2014:
"We went to this blueberry patch this afternoon- there aren't a whole lot of
ripe berries, but we still picked over 2lbs (at $4/lb). It was
self-serve/pay (cash or check) and well supplied with containers for picking
and bags for taking berries home. The rows were fairly overgrown and there
were signs up warning of poison ivy. There were low/wet sections, so wear
long pants and closed toed shoes. They do allow kids, but no pets."
A visitor writes on August 04, 2013:
"It is definitely open at present (every day), and blueberries are $3/lb. We
easily picked 6 pounds each in about an hour or so."
A visitor writes
on July 22, 2013: "Went today for the first time with my two children.
Owner was there, super friendly and helpful in pointing us in the right
direction. Field 1 appears mostly picked over, however Field 2 filled with
berries. They claim no spray used. Had plenty of containers to use and dump
into bags before you weigh, Price per pound is $3. You weigh your own and
pay on your honor. Ice cold water bottles to purchase for $.75 and local
honey sold for $10 for a large bottle. Very rustic with no frills, but I
will definitely return for the huge sweet berries and the friendly owner who
didn't blink an eye at 2 kids ages 4 and 5 picking in his fields like many
Comments from a visitor on October 03, 2010:
"This farm has changed owners. Prices in 2010 were $2.00/pint. It is
semi-honor system - the owner followed us around the fields and into the
weighing area. He also told us stories about people stealing from him, going
into closed areas, etc even though we didn't engage him in conversation.
There's still lots of berries whenever you go, but the feel (and prices)
Comments from a visitor on August 10, 2009:
"We went there last weekend (Aug 9). There are a lot of ripe berries. We
picked over 10 pounds with 2 people in about an hour. There are still a lot
of green berries as well, so I think it hasn't reached the peak yet. Price
Comments from a visitor on July 11, 2009:
"Went by this place today. They still go by the honor system, though price
per lb is now $1.50. They provide buckets which are marked and make it easy
to tell what you have. Its ok to taste the berries, they don't have an issue
with that (I do it to tell if I want to bother picking that bush or not) but
you may want to leave the heavy eating for when you're at home. The bushes
are quite heavy with unripe fruit right now, but given how lovely the Summer
has been in this area, totally understandable. The ripe berries are a bit
tart right now, so we're hoping by next week they'll be just right. Also,
they do ask that you please leave your pets in the car or better yet, leave
them at home. Totally understandable given the amount of natural wild life
around there. The turkey's from last year haven't made an appearance. They
may we hope!. Human families are welcome. I walked around quite abit, no
poison ivy that I could see but they do make an effort to get rid of it when
they can. I didn't see any wasps nests but I did see a lot of them flying
about. The ground is very wet so you may want to bring some waterproof
- Wright-Locke Farm -
Certified Organic, raspberries
78 Ridge Street, Winchester, MA 01890. Phone:
781-721-7128. Open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, from 9 am to noon; Friday,
Saturday, Sunday, from 1 pm to 4 pm; Monday, CLOSED. Directions: From
Winchester center, take High Street to Lockeland Road to the intersection
with Ridge Street. Near West Side fire station and Saint Eulalia's church.
Click here for a map and directions. Our Pick Your Own Raspberries
typically opens in late August, and continues through September and much of
October; daily from 9 am to noon. We are certified organic for all crops!
Payment: Cash, only.
The Big Apple - raspberries, blueberries, apples,
207 Arnold St, Wrentham, MA, Phone: 508-384-3055. Open:
See this page for hours.
See this page for a map and directions. Payment: Cash & Checks only.
Comments from a visitor on
September 11, 2011:"They have a very nice store with home made
jellies, fresh vegetables, cider donuts, fresh cider, fudge/candy and
homemade pies. They also have an ice cream shop, and a model train that runs
around the farm store above your head. In the fall, they operate hay rides.
They are open 7 days/week until 12/24.. "
Comments from a visitor on
September 16, 2010: "My family and I visited the Big Apple farm in
Wrentham MA this past weekend to pick apples. While there were a lot of
people there it did not seem crowded at all. The farm stand had plenty of
pre picked produce and baked goods. Also there were great deals on pre
picked bags of "2nds". Three varieties of apples were available for pick
your own in the orchard. The staff were very helpful and friendly. We will
definitely be going back next year."
- Bogastow Farm - Blueberries.
245 Ridge Street, Millis, MA. Phone: 508- 376-1014. Directions: Call for
hours and directions.
Fairmount Fruit Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, apples, strawberries, Honey from
hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, farm market,
concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area, farm animals,
887 Lincoln St, Franklin, MA 02038. Phone: 508-533-8737.
Alternate Phone: 508-533-6158. Fax: 508-533-8760. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Apples - Sept thru early October weekdays
1pm to 5pm; weekends 10am to 4pm; Strawberries - beginning in May 9am to 5pm
Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and
other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
- Gianetti's U-Pick Blueberries - blueberries
Union Street, Franklin, MA 02038. Phone: (508) 528-9430. Email:
[email protected]. Directions: B Exit 16 off of Route 495. Go East
on King Street. At 1st set of lights turn left onto Union Street. Farm is .1
mile on the left. Open: Fridays and Saturdays 8 am to 4 pm from mid July to
Comments from a visitor on May 27, 2009:
"Very family friendly, customer oriented, and well maintained. The berries
are HUGE and delicious! Franklin's best kept secret. Family owned 5 acre
blueberry farm located in rural neighborhood. Call for opening day. Look for
Blueberry sign out front in early July. Bringing own containers is
recommended, but they do have containers for use. "
Jane & Paul's Farm -Blueberries, strawberries.
Street, Norfolk, MA. Phone: 508- 528-0812. Directions: Route 115 to
Cleveland Street, turn left onto Fruit St. Open: June to Nov. , call ahead
for hours and availability.
Tangerini's Spring Street Farm, Inc. - Uses natural growing practices,
Apples, pumpkins, blueberries, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, corn, cherry
concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, farm animals, birthday parties,
139 Spring Street, Millis, MA 02054. Phone: 508-376-5024.
Alternate Phone: 508-667-7638. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Sunday - Saturday, from 9:00am to Dusk,
May 1 pm to October 30.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions: Located 25 miles southwest
of Boston just off Route 109, halfway between Route 128 and Route 495.
Click here for a map and directions. Blueberry Picking: Early July
Tomato Picking: Late August Apple Picking: Early September Pumpkin Picking-
Mid September. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic
certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.
Click here for our Facebook page. All our produce is raised organically
except apples and sweet corn.
A visitor writes on September 15, 2014: "We visited Tangerini's for
the first time yesterday and loved it. Pick your own apples and tomatoes in
abundance, as well as lovely staff, a great farmstand and delicious cafe/ice
cream stand. We had fresh salads, homemade hummus wraps, and ice cream,
followed by an afternoon of picking. Highly recommend. "
Comments from a visitor on October 08, 2008:
"vegetables, fruit, and flowers for picking and purchasing from April
through November. Holiday wreaths and garlands are available in December.
There is a small, child-size only hay maze in the barn. There's also an ice
cream stand, small store, and hay rides. Members of the CSA have reported
that everything is organic except the corn. "
Ward's Berry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use,
blueberries, pumpkins, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick
and already picked, farm market, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms,
picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
614 South Main
Street, Sharon, MA 02067. Phone: 781-784-3600. Fax: 781-784-1650. Email:
[email protected]. Open: See our website for current hours.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions: Ward's Berry Farm is located
at 614 South Main Street in Sharon Massachusetts, We are conveniently
located off of Route 95. Take Route 95 to exit 8 and head east toward
Sharon, the farm is located on the right hand side after about a 1/2 mile. If
your coming from Cobbs Corner, take Route 27 north to Sharon center, go
straight through the intersection on South Main Street. Continue for ~3
miles. Once you've past the farm fields, look for our yellow sign on the
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page. Pick your own Strawberries
approximately mid June to July 4 and Blueberries July 4 to the end of
August; Pick your own peaches starts mid-August; The hay pyramid is
available September 1; The Corn Maze opens around mid-September; Pick your
own pumpkin hayrides begin around mid-September and run on the weekends
through October 30. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals.
We are very excited to be offering Farmer's Choice Boxes, our own CSA, again
this season! Each week from mid-June through late-September farmer Jim Ward
will select a variety of local produce (which is picked fresh right here at
Ward's Berry Farm in Sharon, MA) to fill the boxes. The contents of the
boxes vary from week to week as the season progresses, so not only do you
get fresh produce, but you also gain a real feel for our local cycle of
crops! Please visit our CSA
page on our website for more information. During the winter months, we
have an organic box buying program. Each week we arrange set boxes of
organic fruits and vegetables for pre-ordering by club members. For
more information about our
Organic Buying Club, click here .
- I'm not aware of any PYO farms in Suffolk. If you know of any,
please tell me!
Community food festivals:
Smolak Farms - blueberries, raspberries (red),
strawberries, asparagus, asparagus, asparagus, produce for sale,
produce for sale, parking provide free, gift shop, snacks and
refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm
animals, Held indoors in bad weather, Tents or other provisions
are made for bad weather, There is an admission fee,
Bradford St, North Andover, MA 01845. Phone: (978) 682-6332.
[email protected]. Event date and time: Check our
facebook page for the latest events!. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit
cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: August 22, 2017)