Where in Western counties in Massachusetts to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!

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Pick-Your-Own Vegetable / U-pick Flower Farms

 


Western counties in Massachusetts U-Pick Farms and Orchards, sorted by county

Remember: ALWAYS call (or follow the link to the farm's own website, if the name is a blue link) to confirm the information before you go! They may close, run out or change events, times, etc. without notifying me!

Berkshire County

  • Bartlett's Orchard - apples
    575 Swamp Road, Richmond, MA.  Phone: (413) 698-2559.  Open: PYO, call for hours; Stand open 8-5pm, 7 days a week.  Directions: Mass Pike to exit 2 to Route  20 toward Pittsfield.  Follow Blue tourist signs.  Left onto Dan Fox Drive.  Left on Baker Road  1. 5 miles down on the left. 
  • Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    East Mountain Road, Mount Washington, MA. Phone: 413-528-1479.  Open: Call blueberry hotline for picking conditions, daily from 9am to 5pm, end of July through mid-September. Directions: On the Road to Mount Everett, one quarter mile before entrance to reservation.
  • Green River Farms - apples, blueberries, pumpkins, strawberries, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), prepicked produce, farm market, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    2480 Green River Road, Williamstown, MA 01267. Phone: 413-458-2470. Email: info@greenriverfarms.com. Directions: From Route 43 South: Take Route 43N – Come to the intersection of Route 7 & 43. Go straight through intersection – Farm on right. From Route 7 South: Take Route 7N – Come to the intersection of Route 7 & 43. Take right at intersection – Farm on right. From Route 7 North: Take Route 7S – Come to the intersection of Route 7 & 43. Take left at intersection – Farm on right. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. Open: See our website for current hours. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (ADDED: October 30, 2008)
  • Hilltop Orchard / Furnace Brook Winery - apples
    Route 295 - Canaan Road, Richmond, MA.  Phone: 800-833-6274. Open: Wed to Sunday, 9am to 5pm Labor Day until Columbus Day for PYO; Stand open 9 am to 5 pm.  Directions: Mass Pike to Exit 1, to Route 41 North to Route 295 West, farm three quarters of a mile on the right.  Containers provided, children welcome, picnicking and free hayrides on weekends.  View cider mill and offer hard cider.  Year round stand and bakery.  New: Furnace Brook winery tours & tastings. 
  • Howden Farm - Blueberries and raspberries.
    303 Rannopo Road, Sheffield, MA. Phone: 413-229-8481. Directions: 3 miles south of center of Sheffield. At fork of Route 7 & 7A(1.7 miles) take 7A, then first right onto Rannapo Road. We are first place on the left. Open: Pumpkins last weekend and holidays in September thru all of October 10-5pm. 
  • Ioka Valley Farm - strawberries
    3475 Route 43, Hancock, MA. Phone: (413) 738-5915
    8 miles west from the intersections of Route 7 & 43. Directions: 4 miles east from the intersection of NY Route 22 & 43. Open: weekends only; Mid September thru October for Pumpkins; 10am-5:30pm; Everyday during Strawberry season from 8 am to noon, and 4:30 to 7:30pm weekdays, weekends, 8-4:30pm.
  • Kirchner's Farm - Blueberries and raspberries.
    131 Churchill Street, Pittsfield, MA. Phone: 413-443-7645. Open: Mid July thru early September Call for appointment. Directions: From center of Pittsfield, follow West Street approximately 3 miles, take right onto Churchill. Watch for signs on left. Call for appointment. 
  • Lakeview Orchard - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, apples, cherries, plums, raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises)
    94 Old Cheshire Road, Lanesboro, MA 01237. Phone: 413-448-6009. Open: Early July to October 31; Tuesday through Sunday 9 am to 5:30 pm; Columbus Day Monday. Directions: Route 7 to Summer Street then left on to Old Cheshire Road. 1 mile ahead on the right. From Route 8: Old State Road to Summer Street then right onto Old Cheshire Road. 1 mile ahead on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Sweet and Tart Cherries : July; Raspberries : July to a killing frost, Apples : mid August through October. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: August 20, 2009)
  • The Maple Connection/the Harvest Pride - apples, maple syrup
    Route 143, PO 565, Hinsdale, MA 01235. Phone: 413-842-7592. Email: carmel_dan@yahoo.com. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in February, March, April, September, October, November. Open: year round please call ahead for times and crop we are picking and or boiling maple syrup; Please call ahead for pyo crops. Payment: Cash, Check. We are more of a maple syrup set, meaning we focus on that crop the most. We also have a fine line of jams and jellies that are made as the crops come in from harvest. We sell to retail stores and other outlets. (ADDED: April 17, 2008)
  • Mountain Pasture Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, raspberries (Autumn, red), porta-potties, picnic area
    818 Surriner Road, Becket, MA 01223. Phone: (413) 658-8431. Alternate Phone: (413) 623-6455. Email: ellsworthrs@verizon.net. Open: 10 am to 5 pm Saturday through Thursday, closed on Friday , typically mid July through mid October. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: May 25, 2011) (UPDATED: June 07, 2011)
  • Mountain View Farm - blueberries, strawberries,
    90 Old Cheshire Road, Lanesboro, MA 01225. Phone: 413-445-7642. Email: mtview1@msn.com. Open: Monday to Friday, from 8am to 6pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 8am to 4pm. Directions: From Allendale shopping center to Crane Avenue, pass Jody Seasonal, right onto Oak Hill, which becomes Partridge Road; turn left at end of Partridge Rd and then turn right on Old Cheshire Road. Farm is next right.Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 27, 2012)
  • Riiska Brook Orchard - apples, blackberries, blueberries, pears, raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises)
    101 New Hartford Road, Sandisfield, MA 01255. Phone: 413-258-4761. Alternate Phone: 413-822-7811. Email: info@riiskabrookorchard.com. Open: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 101 New Hartford Road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: September 21, 2011)
  • Roy & Marilyn Wiley - blueberries, vegetables
    47 Washington Mountain Road, Washington, MA 01223. Phone: 413-623-5859. Open: Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 4pm. Other days by appt. Directions: 5 miles from Williams Street, Pittsfield.
  • Royal Meadow Farm - blueberries,
    Near State Forrest, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Phone: 413-443-7645. Open: please call daily for hours. Directions: Please call, on phone message daily hours are very flexable, some evenings too. Click here for a map and directions. Welcome! High Bush, aprox; 250 bushes Middle July up to six weeks Family friendly Purple Lilac breed rabbit comes for fun. Payment: Cash, Check. Come pick, any row, eat as many as you want learn to 'echo', sometimes see meteorite, antlers, fun for all. (UPDATED: July 16, 2013)
  • Strawberry Acres Farm - blueberries,
    370 Pittsfield Road, Hinsdale, MA 01235. Phone: 413 655 2672. Email: strawberryacresfarm@gmail.com. Open: 9am to 5pm daily. Directions: 4 miles from Pittsfield via Williams Street. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: November 12, 2011)
  • Taft Farms - Raspberries, Strawberries
    Route 183 & Division Street, Great Barrington, MA. Phone: 413-528-1515. Open: Call ahead for conditions and hours. Directions: Take Route 7 South from Stockbridge and follow signs to Route 183. 3/4 mile from Route 7 on Route 183. Strawberries grown without pesticides.
  • Windy Hill Farm - apples
    Route 7, 686 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, MA. Phone: (413) 298-3217. Open: Labor Day to Columbus Day, 24 varieties through the season; 9-4pm daily.  Beautiful views of Monument Mtn.  and Belchertown State Forest.  Directions: On Route 7 at the Stockbridge/Gt.  Barrington townline.  2 miles from the center of Stockbridge. 

Franklin County

  • Bear Swamp Orchard - Certified Organic, apples, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), farm animals
    1209 B Hawley Rd, Ashfield, MA 01330. Phone: 413-625-2849. Alternate Phone: (413) 768-7989. Fax: (413) 768-7989. Email: apples@bearswamporchard.com. Open: Starting mid September - Saturday and Sundays 11 am to 5, or call ahead during the week, we are often around. Directions: From Route 112 in Ashfield Ma, head west on Hawley Rd, go 1 mile and bear right staying on Hawley Rd, go another 1.5 miles on Hawley Road and follow signs. Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: August 31, 2011) (ADDED: October 05, 2008)
  • Benson Place - blueberries
    182 Flagg Hill Road, Heath, MA 01346. Phone: 413-337-5340. Email us at: benplace@gis.net. Open: July, August, 7 days a week, 9 am to 3 pm, as long as supply lasts (probably 2-4 weeks) Calling ahead just to let us know you're coming is helpful but not necessary. For more info visit our website.
  • Burnt HillFarm - Blueberries.
    Flagg Hill Road, Heath, MA. Phone: 413-337-4454.  Bring your own containers or $1. 00 per box. Directions: 2 miles from Heath Center on Flagg Hill Road. Open: Fridays, 3pm to 8pm, Saturday, and Sunday from 8am to 8pm.
  • Clarkdale Fruit Farms - apples
    303 Upper Road, Deerfield, MA.  Phone: (413) 772-6797.  Open: daily 10am to 5pm, starts early September.  Directions: From Route 91/2 rotary in Greenfield, 2 miles South via Newton, Fairview and Munson Streets.  Signs at intersections.  Containers supplied, children welcome with parents. . (UPDATED: September 11, 2008)
  • Deerfield Farm - strawberries
    Routes 5 & 10, South Deerfield, MA. Phone: 413-665-0277. Directions: 1.5 miles North of Yankee Candle Co. Open: pick your own berries 7 days a week from 8am till 6pm closing..( you have us open till 8pm!) Pickers can call ahead @ 413-665-0277 to make sure the pick your own is still available.. Formerly Ripka's Farm. .  (UPDATED: June 21, 2011)
  • Dole Farm - apples
    Peckville Road, Shelburne, MA.  Phone: (413) 625-2317. Directions: Route  2 west from Greenfield 3 miles right onto Peckville Road, 1 mile on right.  September  15th - Oct.  Friday pm, Saturday & Sunday 9-6pm. Family owned, minimal spray. 
  • Hamilton Orchards -  apples, blueberries and raspberries.
    22 West Street, New Salem, MA. Phone: 978-544-6867. Directions: located in central Massachusetts, just off Route 202 near the northern end of Quabbin Reservoir. Exit 16 off Route 2. Look for signs. Open: weekends from 9am to 5pm. Call for weekday hours according to picking conditions. Fall raspberries start early September to mid-Oct. Containers furnished, supervised children welcome.
  • Kenburn Orchards - Uses integrated pest management practices, blueberries, raspberries (Autumn, red),
    1394 Mohawk Trail Route 2, Shelburne, MA 01370. Phone: 413-625-6116. Email: info@kenburnorchards.com. Open: Blueberries available early July, Wednesday to Sunday from 8am - 6pm, Call for availability. Directions: Exit 26 off I-91, go around the rotary to Route 2 west. Go approximately 2.6 miles up the Mohawk Trail (Route 2) on the right. Turn right and proceed past the green building to the barn for picking information. Coming from the west, we are about seven miles east of Shelburne Falls village, a mile beyond the Colrain Road on the left. Note: many GPS systems map us incorrectly – please enter these coordinates in your GPS: N 42˚ 36.668’ W 72˚ 39.314’. Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: July 11, 2011) (UPDATED: July 3, 2013, from their facebook page) (UPDATED: July 22, 2013) (UPDATED: July 23, 2013)
  • Mohawk Orchards - apples
    Colrain-Shelburne Road, Shelburne, MA. Phone: (413) 625-2874.    Directions: Route 91 to Route 2 West, farm is 3 miles out of Greenfield (on Route 2).  Labor Day through Columbus Day, 9-5pm.  Containers provided. 
  • Nourse Farms, Inc. - Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, vegetables. 
    41 River Road, Whately, MA. Phone: 413-665-2658. Containers provided. Rhubarb and peas available during strawberry season. 24 Hour Berry Line - Phone: 413-665-2650 for latest conditions. Directions: From Greenfield, Route 91S to exit 24, at end of ramp turn left on to Routes 5 and 10 for one quarter mile. Turn right on to Route 116 for 1 mile. Northampton/Springfield, Route 91N to exit 22. Take 3rd right onto Depot Road to River Road. Look for blue signs. Hours are generally 8am-4pm daily. Call to confirm at our 24 Hour Berry Line - Phone: 413-665-2650 for latest conditions, hours, and crops being picked. 
  • Pine Hill Orchards - apples, blueberries. 
    248 Greenfield Road, Colrain, MA. Phone: 413-624-3325. Blueberries PYO daily during store hours.  Directions: 3 miles North of Route 2 West, North to Route 91, West to Route 2, turn at Colrain-Shelburne Road, orchard 3 miles away.  September 2 - October 15, depending on apple crop. Saturday & Sun, 10-4pm. 
  • Quonquont Farm - blueberries, peaches, raspberries and apples
    9 North Street, Whately, MA. Phone: 413-575-4680. Wonderful fresh fruit in a beautiful setting. Visit our seasonal farmstand or pick your own blueberries, peaches, raspberries and apples. Cider & pumpkins in the fall. Fun all season in the Blue Meadow Maze. Open: mid-July to early November 10 am to 6 pm. Directions: From Greenfield and the North: south on I 91 to exit 24 (Deerfield), south on routes 5&10 to Swamp Road to intersection, left at Quonquont Farm. From Northampton and the South: north on I 91 to exit 21 (Hatfield), north on Routes 5&10 into Whately, left onto Christian Lane to intersection, right onto North Street, left at Quonquont Farm.
  • River Valley Farm - blueberries, raspberries
    239 River Road, Whately, MA. Phone: (413) 665-2752. Open: Blueberry-picking starts in mid-July. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: September 18, 2009)
    Comments from a visitor on September 18, 2009: "Love this place, have picked berries for many years. Market also has veggies in season."
  • Sobeisky's River Valley Farm - blueberries,
    239 River Road, Whately, MA 01093. Phone: 413-665-2752. Open: Call for for hours and availability. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard . Blueberries to pick yourself or purchase. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: September 01, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on July 09, 2012: "We went to Sobeiski's last year because of seeing it listed as organic on this site. It is not actually organic though. I think it is IPM. They said there was an error at some point on a web site, and now it has propogated. So you should take down the organic listing for them, or you could call them directly to confirm. Thanks. Thanks for your wonderful site!"
    Comments from a visitor on September 01, 2010: "I have gone there for a few summers to pick. Unbelievably sweet berries, really friendly staff, great prices. They ward off birds with recorded bird distress calls."
  • Warner Farm - strawberries, vegetables
    159 Old Amherst Road, Sunderland, MA.  Phone: (413) 665-335. Directions: From Sunderland Center, 1 mile East on Route 116 onto Old Amherst Road. 2nd house on left, #159. Open: Mon through Friday, 8am to 1pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am to 5pm.

Hampden County

  • Art's Berry Farm (formerly Val's Berry Farm) - blueberries, strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    81 Parker Street, East Longmeadow, MA 01028. Phone: 413-783-1909 . Open: Daily after June 10, 8 am to noon Daily after July 4, 8 am to noon and 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Directions: South on Route 83 from center of East Longmeadow, approximately 1 mile, left on Hampden Road to blinking light, right to 81 Parker Street. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries after June 10, Blueberries after July 4. Payment: Cash, only. All responsible pickers welcome. (UPDATED: July 03, 2013)
  • The Berry Patch - Blueberries. 
    1672 Main Road - Route 57, West Granville, MA. Phone: 413-357-6679. Best picking August and early September. Directions: one half mile West of West Granville Church and Store. one half mile East of Granville State Forest on Route 57. Open: 7 days a week, 8am to dusk. 
  • Cook's Farm Orchards - apples, blueberries. 
    106 Haynes Hill Road, Brimfield, MA. Phone: 413-245-3241. No minimum, free weekend trailer ride. Directions: Route 20 West to Brimfield Center stop light. one half mile south on Route 19, follow signs. Open: daily from 10am to 6pm during the season. 
  • Echo Hill Orchards and Winery - pyo apples, pears, pumpkins, already-picked apples, pears and pumpkins, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, school tours
    101 Wilbraham Road, Monson, MA 01057. Phone: 413-267-3303. Email: echohillorchards101@hotmail.com. Open: PYO apples begin Labor Day weekend, tractor rides on weekends; Call ahead for crop availability for PYO on weekdays. Directions: Center of Monson (Rte.32) West on High Street to Wilbraham Road approximately 2 miles. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Family friendly haunted hayrides Friday and Saturday nights in October. Please call ahead for dates and times. Cider donuts in the Fall. Country gift shop and our own line of wines. (UPDATED: April 02, 2010)
  • Jameson's High Meadow Farm - apples, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, farm animals
    410 Skyline Trail, Chester, MA 01011. Phone: 413-667-3640. Email: bjameson5@gmail.com. Open: Pick your own blueberries opens middle July; Pick your own apples opens late August from 9 am to 5 pm, daily. Picking updates: call or email.  Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Call for exact opening dates: Blueberries - middle July Apples - late August. Payment: Cash, Check. Hay and maple syrup for sale. Call 413-354-9609 for price and availability. (UPDATED: June 16, 2009)
  • Kelso Homestead - Blueberries. 
    207 Bromley Road, Chester, MA. Phone: 413-667-3251. 10% discount for 20 lbs. or more. Directions: From "Country Store" Route 112, Huntington, follow signs. From Route 20, Huntington, cross bridge. Sharp left at end of bridge. About 4 miles. Open: daily from 8am to 5pm, Sundays noon to 5pm. 
  • Koran's Farm - strawberries
    160 East Hill Road, Monson, MA. Phone: (413) 267-3396. Directions: From Mass. Pike, take exit 8 to Route 20 east to Monson Rd on Right. Follow signs up Monson Road to East Hill Road on left. From Ctr. of Monson, go south on Route 32, turn left onto Wales Road. Follow signs to farm. Open: Daily 8am-6pm, call ahead for picking conditions.
  • Kosinski Farm - apples, blueberries, vegetables. 
    227 North West Street, Feeding Hills, MA. Phone: 413-572-4344. Directions: Route 57 West 1 mile past Feeding Hill Ctr. Turn right onto North West Street, one half mile on left. Open: July & August, 7 days a week from 7am to noon, except closed on Friday. 
  • Provin MtFarm - apples, blueberries, strawberries raspberries, vegetables. 
    443 North West Street, Feeding Hills, MA. Phone: 413-786-0495. Directions: Exit 3 off I-91 in Springfield, take Route 57 west. 1 mile beyond Feeding Hills Center, turn right at light onto N. West St. Call for hours. 
  • Roberts' Hillside Orchards - apples, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (Autumn, black), U-pick and already picked
    275 South Lane Road, Granville, MA 01034. Phone: 413-357-6690. Open: Farm stand open week ends, honor system during the week. Directions: Granville Center to Route 57 West, go past town hall, turn left onto South Lane Road, go 2 miles to farm stand on left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. apple varieties: Mackintosh, Macoun, Spencers, Sun Crisps, Honey Crisps, Mustu, Delicious, Cortland. (ADDED: August 27, 2012) 
  • Small Ones Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, and prepicked produce
    416 Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002. Phone: (413) 253-6788. Directions: On Bay Road, 1 mile east of 116 in Amherst, MA And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in September. Open: Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30. From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Pick-your-own apples weekend: September 29 and 30, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only.
  • West Granville Blueberries - Blueberries. 
    448 North Lane, Granville, MA. Phone: 413-357-8829. Large juicy blueberries. Directions: Route 57W, past Granville Ctr. 4. 1 miles to North Lane on right. Farm is 2. 2 miles down on North Lane on right. Mid July to Mid September 10-5pm. 

Hampshire County

  • Atkins Farm - apples
    Junction Route 116 & Bay Road, Amherst, MA.  Phone: (413) 253-9528.  Directions: Junction of Bay Rd & Route   116, Amherst.  Weekends 10am to 5pm.   Call ahead to confirm.  Bakery, Meat Dept.  , Floral, Gifts, Produce and Deli.  
  • Bashista Orchards - Uses integrated pest management practices, cherries, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, restrooms, picnic area
    160 East Street, Southampton, MA 01073. Phone: 413-5279091. Open: Mid June is pick your own cherry time; Starting time varies. Directions: 2.2 miles from route 10 on East Street. 3.5 miles from route 141 Southampton road. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Our family farm has been growing fruit since 1926. Some of the trees from Jacob Bashista's original orchard are still producing fine fruit for your enjoyment. Our blend of ripe apples are slow pressed in our own cider mill to create a fine apple cider that can be enjoyed either hot or cold. Don't forget those awesome cider donuts!. (ADDED: June 28, 2011)
  • Bird Haven Blueberry Farm - blueberries, currants (red and black), rhubarb, flowers, gooseberries, and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    55 Gunn Road, Southampton, MA 01073. Phone: 413-527-4671. Email: jpipiras@charter.net. Directions: Route 10 south from Easthampton, take left on Coleman Road At Stop Sign take a right on Gunn Road, Farm 1/4 mile on right. Click here for picking updates. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in July, August. Open: Tuesday through Saturday 9AM to 6PM;Sunday 9AM to 3PM; Closed Monday. After Blueberry season by chance or appointment. Blueberries: July to end of August; Call for picking conditions. Payment: Cash, Check. We sell blueberries year round. After the fresh picking season we sell frozen berries. Same anti oxidants. (UPDATED: June 10, 2011)
  • Blue Heaven Blueberry/Raspberry Farm - blueberries, raspberries
    246 Skyline Trail, Middlefield, MA. Phone: 413-623-5519. Blueberries and raspberries. 
    We provide all containers and bags. Directions: Take Route 20 towards Chester to Middlefield Street, approximately 5 miles, follow signs. Open: 9am to 4pm every sunny day from early August to the end of the picking in September. 
  • Blue Maple Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
    50 Eskett Road, Belchertown, MA 01007. Phone: 413-323-7392. Open: 7 days a week 8am to 8pm, while in season and weather permitting. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Current information on our Facebook page. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: July 12, 2012) (ADDED: July 10, 2012)
  • Cumworth Farm - Blueberries and raspberries.
    472 West Cummington Road, Cummington, MA. Phone: 413-634-5529. Also have a Bed & Breakfast. Directions: Call for directions. Call ahead for hours. 
  • Delta Organic Farm - ORGANIC,  strawberries
    East Hadley Road, Amherst, MA. Phone: 413-253-1893. Email: www.DeltaOrganicFarm@yahoo.com. Directions: Route 116 South from downtown Amherst 1 mile to a right onto East Hadley Road. Farm is 1 mile on left. Open: PYO by appointment only. We offer organic strawberries to adults looking to pick in large quantities (10 lbs. min per person). (UPDATED: June 16, 2008)
  • Dickinson Farms - apples, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. 
    134 South Street, Granby, MA. Phone: 413-467-3715. Containers provided, children welcome with supervision. 
    Directions: 2 miles East of Jct. Route 33 and New Ludlow Road, and/or going south on Route 202 in Granby, take a left on Ferry Hill Road, and follow signs. Open: for Raspberries, Strawberries, daily from 7am-7pm; Call for Blueberries/Apple schedule. 
  • Lakeside Strawberries - strawberries
    Route 47, Hadley, MA. Phone: (413) 549-0805. Directions: From Route 9 take Route 47 North 2.5 miles. Farm is next to Lake Warner. Open: 7:30am to 7pm daily during picking season starting around June 5th.
  • Mountian View Farms - CSA - flowers, strawberries, peas, and herbs, picnic area
    393 East Street , Easthampton, MA 01027. Phone: 413-329-0211. Email: www.mountainviewfarmer@hotmail.com. Open: June thru October; usually open 1 pm to 4 pm on weekdays. You must belong to the CSA to harvest items.. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Check . All the produce is organic. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: July 02, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on July 02, 2010: "I love the farm, this is the first year I belonged to the CSA, but it's awesome!"
  • Olesiuk's Farm - U-pick blueberries, pears, strawberries and apples.
    10 Pearl Lane, South Hadley, MA 01075. Phone: 413-533-4197. Open: Call for hours and availability. A visitor provided this information; anyone know more? Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only.. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: August 18, 2013)
  • Outlook Farm - apples,
    136 Main Rd Route 66, Westhampton, MA 01027. Phone: 413-529-9388. Fax: 413-529-0421. Email: Outlookfarm@yahoo.com. Open: At Outlook Farm we invite you to pick your own apples everyday from 10am to 4pm, starting September 8, 2012, through October 21, 2012; We do not pick on rainy days; We supply you with a half bushel size apple bag for picking at the cost of $25 per bag; We only offer one size bag for pick your own. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Northampton, Ma Rte. 9 West, Bare left onto Rte. 66 west, Follow Rte. 66 for 7 1/2 miles, Outlook Farm is on the left, From Springfield, MA Rte. 91 North, Exit 17B, Rte. 141 West, Follow Rte. 141 west until it ends at Rte. 10, Left onto Rte. 10 for a half mile, Take your first right on Glendale Road, Follow until stop sign, Left onto Rte. 66, Follow 1 mile up Rte. 66, Outlook Farm is on the left. Click here for a map and directions. On Sunday afternoons September 9th through October 21st you can take a horse drawn hayride 1:00pm to 4:00pm for a charge of $3;00 per person; On these Sunday's we also BBQ from 1:00pm to 3:00pm; We offer a mixed grill BBQ of Outlook Farm meats and assorted side dishes; Enjoy the fresh air and music by Bruce Korona and friends! Apples are harvested in order of ripeness; Please call for info on what varieties are ready. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Sunday September 16th is our Apple Festival! Sunday October 14th is our Pumpkin Festival!. (UPDATED: September 24, 2012) (UPDATED: May 17, 2012) (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: July 12, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on July 12, 2010: "Excellent. They had PYO cherries yesterday and host a variety of PYO events throughout the year.Outlook Farm serves wonderful breakfasts. In addition, this is the 2nd year in a row that they offer monthly harvest festivals in the summer months. On July, 11 the hosted a PYO Cherry Festival. This was the 1st time i had experienced cherry harvesting in Western, MA and all three varieties (including yellow) were delicious! Western MA does not market their cherry crop nearly enough...I hope I can help spread the word."
  • Red Fire Farm - ORGANIC, melons, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, and prepicked produce, picnic area
    7 Carver Street, Granby, MA 01033. Phone: 413-467-7645. Email us at: redfirefarm@gmail.com. Directions: See our website And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October. Open: Farm Stand open daily May 1 - October 31 We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check.
    Comments from a visitor on August 02, 2009: "Any pick-your-own opportunities that this farm has are NOT open to the general public - only to CSA members. This fact is not very clear - I checked their website and listened to phone message before driving the distance, both said pick-your-own is currently available - only to find that it isn't available to the public. Needless to say, I had 2 very sad 3 year-olds."
  • Roberts Family Farm - blueberries, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area
    222 South Street, Chesterfield, MA 01012. Phone: 413-296-0010. Email: blues2@crocker.com. Directions:/map on website. Crops are usually available in July, August, September. Open: daily 9-5 Payment: Cash, Check. We have mini golf as well.  (UPDATED: August 12, 2009)
  • Round Hill Orchard - apples, blueberries and raspberries. 
    1 Douglas Rd, Southampton, MA 01073. Phone: 413-562-4985. Horse and sheep to feed. Offer fresh farm honey. Children welcome w/adult. School & group tours by appt.  Directions: Exit 3 off Mass Pike, take Route 10N about 3 miles. First left after the Southampton sign. Or South on Route 10 from Northampton, last right before Westfield.  Open: 8am-Dusk 7 days a week: mid-July to mid-Oct. 
  • Running Fox Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries 
    74 Thrasher Hill Road, Worthington, MA. Phone: 413-238-0219. Open: Mid-July thru Labor Day - 7am-7pm, 7 days a week. Directions: From Northampton, take Route 66 west to Route 112N. Go about 5 miles, Take first left after "Entering Worthington" sign. Go to top of hill and park on the right as directed by sign. Natural - many varieties - children welcome.   (UPDATED: September 03, 2011)
  • Sapowsky Farms - vegetables, strawberries
    436 E. State Road, Route 202, Granby, MA. Phone: (413) 467-7952. Directions: Route 202, one quarter mile east of Granby High School. Call for daily updates and picking conditions.
  • Small Ones Farm - Registered naturally grown, apples, U-pick and already picked, school tours
    416 Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002. Phone: (413) 253-6788. Email: smallonesfarm@att.net. Open: Some weekends in September; Depends on harvest year; Call ahead or check our website before coming to the farm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We are registered naturally grown for all crops. Payment: Cash, only. Our apple pies, cider, and apple cider vinegar are available through our farm stand, open daily from late August through Thanksgiving. (UPDATED: August 18, 2011) (ADDED: September 24, 2009)
  • South Hadley Farm - apples, cucumbers, onions, pears, plums, Honey from hives on the farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm
    10 Pearle Lane, South Hadley, MA 01075. Phone: 413-313-2586. Alternate Phone: 413-533-4197. Email: d_olesiuk@earthlink.net. Open: Sunday to Monday, from 8 am to dusk. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: September 15, 2013) (ADDED: July 09, 2013)
  • Sunset Farm -Raspberries, vegetables. 
    Brigham Lane, Amherst, MA. Phone: 413-253-2528. No pesticides or chemical weed control.  Directions: Farm is on Brigham Lane off Sunset Avenue, downtown Amherst. (10 Acre Farm) Call ahead for picking conditions.
  • Teddy Smiarowski Farm - strawberries
    Route 5 & 10, Hatfield/Whately, MA. Phone: (413) 247-5181. Directions: Exit 24 off Route 91. 1.5 miles South on Route 5 & 10. Open: weekdays, 8am to 8pm, weekends 8am to 6pm.
  • Tee-Zee Farm - vegetables, strawberries
    Main Street #501, Hatfield, MA. Phone: (413) 247-5244. Directions: 1.5 miles North of Hatfield Center on Main Street, or 4.5 miles from I-91, Exit 21 or Routes 5 & 10. 15 minutes from Northampton, or 20 minutes from Greenfield. Watch for yellow signs. Open: daily from 8am to 6pm.

What's in Season in Massachusetts?

Apples : Apples through October
Beans: July through October
Beets: June through October
Blueberries: July through September
Broccoli June through October
Carrots: July through October
Corn: July through October
Eggplant: July through September
Garlic: July through October
Herbs: May through October
Leeks: August through October
Lettuce: May through October
Melons: August and September
Onions: July through October
Parsnips: September and October
Peas: June through September
Peppers: July through October
Potatoes: July through October
Pumpkins: September and October
Raspberries: July through October
Spinach and Greens: May through October
Tomatoes: July through October
Winter Squash: September through October


Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands and Roadside Stands, Etc.
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Berkshire County

  • Lakeview Orchard - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, Indoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cucumbers, nectarines, onions, pears, peaches, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), winter squash, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises)
    94 Old Cheshire Road, Lanesboro, MA 01237. Phone: 413-448-6009. Open: Early July to October 31; Tuesday through Sunday 9 am to 5:30 pm; Columbus Day Monday. Directions: Route 7 to Summer Street then left on to Old Cheshire Road. 1 mile ahead on the right. From Route 8: Old State Road to Summer Street then right onto Old Cheshire Road. 1 mile ahead on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Sweet and Tart Cherries : July; Raspberries : July to a killing frost, Apples : mid August through October. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. red currants, garlic, maple syrup. Cider donuts, pies and pastries are made by us on site!. (UPDATED: August 20, 2009)
  • Mountain View Farm - Roadside stand, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, pumpkins,
    90 Old Cheshire Road, Lanesboro, MA 01225. Phone: 413-445-7642. Email: mtview1@msn.com. Open: Monday to Friday, from 8am to 6pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 8am to 4pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Broccoli Cabbage Butternut squash. (ADDED: May 27, 2012)
  • Riiska Brook Orchard - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises)
    101 New Hartford Road, Sandisfield, MA 01255. Phone: 413-258-4761. Alternate Phone: 413-822-7811. Email: info@riiskabrookorchard.com. Open: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 101 New Hartford Road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: September 21, 2011)

Franklin County

  • Bear Swamp Orchard - Certified Organic, Garden stand on a residence (which is NOT on a farm), Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), all produce is certified organically grown, apples, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), farm animals
    1209 B Hawley Rd, Ashfield, MA 01330. Phone: 413-625-2849. Alternate Phone: (413) 768-7989. Fax: (413) 768-7989. Email: apples@bearswamporchard.com. Open: Starting mid September - Saturday and Sundays 11 am to 5, or call ahead during the week, we are often around. Directions: From Route 112 in Ashfield Ma, head west on Hawley Rd, go 1 mile and bear right staying on Hawley Rd, go another 1.5 miles on Hawley Road and follow signs. Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Ashfield, Conway, and Shelburne Falls Mass. Markets. (UPDATED: August 31, 2011)
  • Kenburn Orchards - Uses integrated pest management practices, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, blueberries,
    1394 Mohawk Trail Route 2, Shelburne, MA 01370. Phone: 413-625-6116. Email: info@kenburnorchards.com. Open: Wednesday to Sunday from 8am - 6pm, B&B open year - round - call for availability of blueberries and Christmas Trees. Directions: Exit 26 off I-91, go around the rotary to Route 2 west. Go approximately 2.6 miles up the Mohawk Trail (Route 2) on the right. Turn right and proceed past the green building to the barn for picking information. Coming from the west, we are about seven miles east of Shelburne Falls village, a mile beyond the Colrain Road on the left. Note: many GPS systems map us incorrectly – please enter these coordinates in your GPS: N 42˚ 36.668’ W 72˚ 39.314’. Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Pick -Your-Own blueberries or choose and cut Christmas Trees and stay at our Bed & Breakfast. Restored 1877 home 3 minutes west of I-91. 3 antique-filled guest rooms, queen/king beds, a/c, private baths. Relaxing guest parlor with fireplace. Full candlelight & crystal breakfast. Comfortable sitting porch. 150 pvt acres, abundant birds and wildlife. (ADDED: July 11, 2011) (UPDATED: July 22, 2013)  (UPDATED: July 23, 2013)

Hampden County

  • Calabrese Farms -
    257 Feeding Hills Road, Southwick, MA 01077. Phone: 413-569-6417. Open: Easter to Columbus Day, 8am to 6pm or 7pm (depending on season), 7 days a week. Take credit cards.
    Comments from a visitor on September 22, 2009:
    "Love it, my favorite farm in the area. In the spring they have a full range of perennials and annuals and water plants and vegetable plants, into the summer they get more produce, now in the fall they still have produce as well as mums grown on site and autumn decorations for sale, very friendly staff, family owned and operated for many years, they also sell products from other regional farms so its a one stop shop - like eggs and chicken pot pies from Otis Poultry Farm " (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: September 22, 2009)
  • Moss Hill Tree Farm - Uses natural growing practices, beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, herbs/spices, peppers, rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    222 Upper Moss Hill Road, Russell, MA 01071. Phone: 413-862-3815. Email: mosshillfarms@blogspot.com. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Follow the signs from the Route 20 State Police barracks. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. chili peppers. (ADDED: December 06, 2009)

Hampshire County

  • Bashista Orchards - Uses integrated pest management practices, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Indoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, apples, asparagus, apricots, beets, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, corn (sweet), eggplant, nectarines, other berries, pears, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), raspberries (Autumn, black), rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, restrooms, picnic area
    160 East Street, Southampton, MA 01073. Phone: 413-5279091. Open: Hours are 8 am to 6 pm seven days a week; Open year round. Directions: 2.2 miles from route 10 on East Street. 3.5 miles from route 141 Southampton road. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Our family farm has been growing fruit since 1926. Some of the trees from Jacob Bashista's original orchard are still producing fine fruit for your enjoyment. Our blend of ripe apples are slow pressed in our own cider mill to create a fine apple cider that can be enjoyed either hot or cold. Don't forget those awesome cider donuts!. (ADDED: June 28, 2011)
  • South Hadley Farm - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is certified organically grown, Crafts, artistic products, etc, Honey from hives on the farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm
    10 Pearle Lane, South Hadley, MA 01075. Phone: 413-313-2586. Alternate Phone: 413-533-4197. Email: d_olesiuk@earthlink.net. Open: Sunday to Monday, from 8 am to dusk. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Goat's milk soap, handcrafted quilted items. . (UPDATED: September 15, 2013)(ADDED: July 09, 2013)

Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Hampden County

  • Mikey's Corn Maze - Birthday parties, Business outings, Corporate events, PR or Marketing events, Filming or photo shoots, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, You may bring your own food, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Bring Your Own Tables and chairs, Corn maze, Pumpkin patch, horses, pigs, Beautiful rural setting, Hiking trails, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, Pets welcome, U-pick and already picked, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    Feeding Hills Road, Southwick, MA 01077. Phone: 413-427-0475. Alternate Phone: 413-569-6417. Email: mikecalabrese45@yahoo.com. Open: Friday to Sunday, from 12 pm to 6 pm, September 1 to October 31. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Mass Pike take exit 3 "Westfield" from there take 202 to Southwick, take left on route 57 go 1/2 mile on left. From Interstate 91 take take exit 3, follow Route 57 to Southwick go 5 miles on right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We also have fresh ice cold apple cider available for sale. Don't forget to visit and feed our mini horse "Peanut". Candy apples and snacks available for purchase. New this year games and quizzes for the children. (UPDATED: October 04, 2013)

Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks:

Berkshire County

Hampshire County


Local Honey Sources:

Hampshire County


Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Hampshire County


Wholesale Foods

Franklin County

  • Fairview Farms - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, Regional delivery (see below for details), flowers, winter squash, tomatoes, Other fruit or veg,
    345 Long Plain Road, Whately, MA 01093. Phone: 413-665-4361. Open: Please call any time; If we are not available we will get back to your message as soon as possible. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Greenhouse Tomatoes. (ADDED: November 25, 2011)

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