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Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Worcester County, Massachusetts? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Worcester County, 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  (see "What does Organic mean?"). The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this page" function) If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website. If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

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What's in season in June 2023, and other timely information:

Notes for June 2023: Summer is here and that means Strawberry season is going strong in the north (but is finishing up in the South). Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, figs and peaches are here (in mid-May to mid July in the South, and late June, July and August in the North). Tomatoes, corn and other vegetables will follow, too. Check your area's specific crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, Peach festival or a Blueberry festival. We have a guide to peach varieties here. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for strawberries, blueberries, peaches, tomatoes, corn etc.

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Worcester County, Massachusetts U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2023, by county

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Worcester County

  • Apple Lane Orchard - apples
    2393 Main Street - Route 117, Lancaster, MA. Phone: (978) 840-6963. Directions: Route 190 to exit 7 (Route 117) east toward Lancaster, . 6 miles on left, or I495 exit 27 (Route 117) west toward Bolton 7. 6 miles on right. September /Oct. , weekends, 10-4pm, other hours by appt. Old fashioned country-style orchard with access to Nashua River and views of Mt. Wachusett. Picnic tables and containers provided.
  • Berlin Orchards - apples, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    Route 62 & Lower Sawyer Hill Road, Berlin, MA 01503. Phone: 978-838-2400. Fax: (978) 897-1871. Email: Open: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 5:30 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in August, September, October, November. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Berlin Orchards Facebook page.
    Comments from a visitor on August 23, 2010: (positive)"Berlin Orchard in Berlin-Our favorite place to pick apples! They have a good selection of varieties and we enjoy the hayride and wandering the relatively quiet orchard.
  • Bolton Spring Farm - pick-your-own apples, pumpkins, hayrides
    149 Main Street - Route 117, Bolton, MA. Phone: (978) 779-2898. Email: Open daily from 9 am to 4:30 pm, starts Labor Day for apples, 3 weeks later for pumpkins. Directions: 2 miles East of Exit 27 off Route 495 on Route 117 near the Stow/Bolton line. Containers provided, children welcome, groups by appointment on weekdays. Picnic tables provided, country farm stand with homemade hot dumplings, pies, and donuts. Pick Your Own Apples, McIntosh, Cortland, Red Delicious, Macoun. Pick-Your-Own Apples McIntosh, Cortland, Crispin, Red Delicious, Empire, Spartan, Macoun - Baldwin, Rome, Spencer, Blushing Gold - Ida Red, Fuji Hayride to the Pumpkin Patch on Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm. Farm Stand Hours: 9 am to 6 pm Daily. Picnic tables provided, country farmstand with homemade hot dumplings, pies, and donuts. They also have peaches, pears, and plums in their farmstand. Take a hayride through the orchard to our expansive gardens where you can Pick-Your-Own pumpkin. With more than five acres of pumpkins boasting 20 different varieties, you are certain to find your perfect pumpkin to carve! Hayrides start the third weekend in September and run from 12 pm - 5 pm Saturday, Sunday and on Columbus Day. Bolton Spring Farm Facebook page.
    Comments from a visitor on February 12, 2010: (positive) "Bolton Spring Farm is my favorite Massachusetts orchard. They have hard-to-find old-fashioned apples like Baldwin and Northern Spy (both varieties are superb for pies), as well as a number of other varieties Their Macouns are outstanding: I shared some with friends, who said they'd never had Macouns anywhere near as good. Their peaches are fantastic! They also grow excellent plums, pears, and vegetables. The apple dumplings are scrumptious. Bolton Spring Farm's prices are very reasonable. "
  • Breezeland Orchards - apples, pumpkins
    Southbridge Road, Warren, MA. Phone: (413) 436-7100. Email: Open: Starts early September to mid-October, daily 10am to 6pm. Containers provided, cider, donuts and pumpkins also available. Bring the whole family. Breezeland Orchards Facebook page. Directions: Just off Route 148 - Between Routes 9 & 20. 7 minutes from Sturbridge: Go north on 148 3 miles, then left after High School.
    Comments from a visitor on September 05, 2010: (positive) "My family went to Breezeland Orchards today which is located in Warren, Ma. Very friendly staff and a great family trip. Currently they are picking Macintosh apples, but after talking to a member of the Tuttle family they tell me that Cortland should be next (pies) as well as the Honey Crisp's which is my favorite eating apple. They have a blow up apple for the kids to play in and also offer wagon rides out to the apples when they are ripe to be picked. To pick a half bushel you pay $15 but this includes the wagon ride as well as everything you can eat while your picking. :-) I have always felt welcomed at thier farm. If you go during the week you can also get a coupon for free cider donuts by looking at thier website."
  • Brookfield Orchards - apples
    12 Lincoln Road, North Brookfield, MA 01535. Phone: (508) 867-6858. Email: Open: Every day in season, usually Labor Day to October 10th. Directions: Mass Pike to Sturbridge exit 9. Take Route 20 East toward Charlton, take Route 49 to the end, turn left onto Route 9, right at the blinking yellow light, (Harrington St. ) follow signs. Containers provided, 1/2 bushel minimum. Country store, snack bar, picnic tables and playground. Antiques. Crafts. Hot apple dumplings cider ice cream. Apple varieties include Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Empires, Northern Spy, Macintosh, Mutsu, Cortland and Macouns. Brookfield Orchards has so much to offer from our apples to shopping through our antiques, collectibles and consignment items old and new. We have a fun, large playground for all the youngsters to enjoy. And, let's not forget our delicious snack bar that is always serving hot apple dumplings with ice cream. If, above anything else, enjoy our beautiful picturesque scenery and relax. Brookfield Orchards Facebook page.
    Comments from a visitor on June 20, 2011: (positive)"Delicious warm dumplings and ice cream and very friendly staff. We enjoy going off season because it is not busy then and the store is neat."
  • Captain Pollard's Flintlock Farm - Uses natural growing practices, flowers, herbs or spices, lavender, Other fruit or veg,
    327 Still River Road, Still River, MA 01467. Phone: 978-456-8253. Alternate Phone: 978-456-8253. Email: Open: Tuesday - Sunday 10am to 4:30pm May - October. Directions: Still River is a hamlet within the Town of Harvard with a zip code, of 01467. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. Our Mission. The Lost Arts Collaborative of North America, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization with a focus on farm, ranch, and lost arts-related education. Our mission centers on the protection and preservation of "the lost arts"; those traditional farming, artisanal, and craft-driven practices that produce sustainable ecosystems of soils, plants, animals, and people.
  • Carlson Orchards,Inc. - apples, blueberries, peaches, raspberries, Cider mill
    115 Oak Hill Road, Box 359, Harvard, MA. Phone: 978-456-3916. Alternate phone: 800-286-3916. Directions: Route 2 West to the Ayer/Groton Exit 38B onto Route 110N, one quarter mile take ist right-Poor Farm Road, follow signs, 2. 5 miles. From Route 495 take exit 28 to Route 111 towards Harvard. one quarter mile, follow signs. Apple PYO hours are 10 am to 5 pm, 7 days a week. Peach and Nectarines: Call, Mid-July on, 10-5pm. We supply containers. Carlson Orchards Facebook page.
    A visitor writes on September 24, 2014: (positive) "Today I went to Carlson Orchards to pick fall raspberries. I had a great time. The picking was plentiful and the staff was friendly and convivial. Would recommend this orchard to anyone looking for a fine time."
    Comments from a visitor on July 28, 2012: (positive) "We have found a new favorite farm! They had wonderful blueberries and nectarines and we also picked up cider and peaches (already picked). The kids had fun and they were friendly and helpful. But do watch out for the poison ivy!"
  • Charlton Orchards - Blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, apples, pears and raspberries.
    44 Old Worcester Road, Box 339, Charlton, MA. Phone: 508- 248-7820. Email Directions: Route 20 West 6 miles from Route 395 and Route 290, look for signs. Route 20 East, 4 miles from Mass. Pike, Sturbridge exit and Route 84. Follow signs map and more directions. Pick your own fruit is available beginning with Strawberries in June, Blueberries and Raspberries in July and August, Peaches in August and continue with Apples and Pears in September and October. Our winery, producing the best in handcrafted fruit and grape wines, is open year round and sponsors tasting events throughout the year. Offer picnic tables, wagon rides during apple season. Peach Festival in August. Harvest Festival in October and Christmas at Charlton Orchards first week in December. Strawberry Festival in June, Blueberry Festival in July.
    Be sure to See comments about this farm here! Few farms in the U.S. have so many comments about them as this one.

  • Clearview Farm - apples, peaches, blueberries, raspberries, pumpkins, hayrides
    4 Kendall Hill Road, Sterling, MA. Phone: 978-422-6442. Directions: Take Route 12, Route 62, or Route 190 to Sterling Center, go one half mile up Maple Street, take right onto Kendall Hill Road, farm 1st on left; map and more directions. Open: 10am to 6pm weekends w/hayrides. 11-5pm weekdays, Groups by appointment. We offer five products you can pick: apples, peaches, blueberries, pumpkins, and raspberries. We open in mid-August through September with five varieties of freestone peaches and nectarines. The hayride starts to roll mid-September through Columbus Day to take you to the apple orchard to fill our half-bushel bags. We sell more than twenty varieties of apples - new and old. Our dwarf orchard is within walking distance. Fall bearing raspberries and blueberries yield until mid October. We provide pickers and pint or quart containers. October turns orange with the foliage and the pumpkin patch giving birth to all sizes and types of pumpkins: Cinderella, heirloom, Baby Pam Sugar, Ghost, Big Mac, Tom Fox and Howdens. We also sell gourds and many varieties of winter squash, We provide wagons for retrieving that perfect pumpkin. Clearview Farm Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 1, 2015, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on October 13, 2012: "I have gone to this orchard every year for six years to pick apples, but after my visit today I will not be back. The woman who was working the register (whom I am assuming is one of the owners) was completely unprofessional. We arrived and paid for our bags and were directed to the hayride. Having come here for several year we knew that empire apples, my Mom's favorite were in the side orchard not the back. So we asked if we could take the hayride to the back orchard (my children look forward to the "tractor ride")and pick some apples there and then go to the side orchard and pick some there because each spot offers different apples. The woman smirked and told us we would have to pick one, not both. I then said that we would split up and my Mom could go to the side orchard and my husband and I would go to the hayride back orchard to which she told me that we had not bought a big enough bag to get all five of us onto the hayride and if we wanted to split up I would have to purchase a bigger bag...what!?!? Finally, I took my kids on the hayride to the back orchard and my husband and Mother went to the side orchard to get empires. And when we stepped away from the counter, she laughed and said "finally I can help you" to the customers in line behind us. What should have been a great family day at the orchard turned into a disappointing day separated from one another."
    Comments from a visitor on September 24, 2009: "Just wanted to say how disappointed we were with our experience here. As we were going to be in the area last Sunday, I researched on your site to find a farm close by & was so glad to find this one with hayrides. When we went to purchase a bag to pick apples they asked how many we were to write the number on the bag. We are a family of five, & were told that we couldn't pick a peck with 5 people, but would have to purchase the more expensive 1/2 bushel bag. I did not see requirement posted anywhere & as we had already purchased cider, etc from them, did not have enough left to purchase the larger bag. I did mention that this was not right & the adults only wanted to watch the kids anyway & was told by what appeared to be the man in charge that these were the rules for everyone, they had to make a living & this was how all the farms operated. We are from NH & apple pick every year here, & have never heard of this at any of the places we frequent. We should have walked away, but had children who had been looking forward to this, so 2 of us had to stay behind. They had to take a hay ride to the orchard, but there was no signs or directions on what kinds of apples were available to pick. Just the driver who said 'pick here, not there.' I hope you will post this to the site, & let others know what to expect. Thank you for the great job on the site, we have used it several times, usually with success. "
  • Davis Farmland and Mega Maze - PYO apples, pumpkins, corn maze, Zombie laser tag, children's playground and sprayground, more
    145 Redstone Hill, Sterling, MA 01564. Phone: 978-422-6666. Alternate Phone: 978-422 8888. Email: info@davisfarmland.. Open: 1st August - 31st October . Huge corn maze with bridges, very child-friendly with lots of activities. Davis Mega Maze Zombies OPENS in August! Davis Mega Maze is the #1 Corn Field Maze in the World (CNN) Extreme Mazing Zombified! All New Davis X-treme Outdoor Laser Tag Opening in August! Davis X-treme Outdoor Laser Tag hour and admission are separate from Davis Mega Maze. U-Pick Apples & Pumpkins (Opens Saturday, in mid-September) . Childrenís Imagination Center, Hayrides, Pony Rides, an 80 foot Cow-A-Bunga Super Slide, Dig for Dino bones, sand and water play, Jumbo Jump Pad, state-of-the-art play structures, and Toddler Play, you canít still canít do everything in 7 hours!And donít forget to enjoy lunch or dinner at the Davis BBQ Restaurant, located next door.
    A visitor writes on October 05, 2009:
    "I had an awesome time! The apples I picked were cortland (I love them!!) but they also had 2 other types. They are open Thu-Sunday until Oct 18th then just weekends until Nov 1st.. Farmland is a petting zoo also, but you must have a child 12 or younger. The corn maze is across the street and all ages are allowed. "
  • Derrick Farms - Blueberries
    301 Sanders Road, Oakham, MA. Phone: (508) 882-5591. Directions: Route 122 to Route 148, South 3 one half miles, from Spencer take Route 31 North 2 miles past St. Joseph's Monastery and follow signs to farm in Oakham. Open: Call to confirm. In 2007: Tuesday to Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm, Sundays from 8 am to noon, Closed Mondays. We provide containers, children are welcome with adult supervision. Senior citizens and handicap accessible areas also available with chairs for everyone to sit and pick in.
    A visitor writes on July 21, 2013: (positive) "We visited this farm 07/20/2014 and will definitely go again! The staff is fantastic - very friendly and helpful. The grounds were so pretty with a small pond with a family of geese and rows upon rows of blueberry bushes that were just loaded down with berries. They provide you with a bucket (holds about 11 pounds of berries when filled to the top) and a chair to sit it while you pick the berries. The cost was $2.50 per pound. They have bathroom facilities on site and also provide cold water."
    Comments from a visitor on August 16, 2011: (positive) "I went blueberry picking for the first time at Derrick Farms. I was totally satisfied with the whole place. I especially liked the fact that I could sit to pick and it is great that they have port-a-potties. The price was reasonable also. I ended up filling up the bucket which amounted to a little over 11 pounds. I will definitely go back. The staff are also very attentive to your needs."
    Comments from a visitor on July 15, 2011: (positive) "Greatly exceeded my expectations. I'd read other good reviews of Derrick Farms but in past experiences at OTHER fruit orchards, I have left feeling scammed by exorbitant admission fees, overpriced fruit on scant trees with too many people around to enjoy myself so I was skeptical at first. Biking up the unpaved country road to this orchard, I knew I'd found a gem. It's just 3 miles away from my house, but I never knew about it until they posted the seasonal signs. I had given wild blueberry picking a shot this year but it took me an hour to get just a small handful of tiny, overly tart berries so I decided to risk paying at a pick-your-own one more time, expecting disappointment. No disappointment here. This place is awesome and SOOO worth it. The healthy rows of berry bushes are teeming with seemingly endless bunches of the largest, sweetest blueberries I've ever had-- and at $2.50ish a pound for this lightweight fruit, it's both easy and cheap to fill a bucket. I was hesitant to post at first because I plan to go back here many times and don't want too much competition :) but the owner's of this farm are doing a terrific job and deserve the business. "
    Comments from a visitor on August 12, 2009: (positive) "Just came back from blueberry picking at Derrick Farms. A great experience! Great blueberries and lots of them!"
    Comments from a visitor on July 31, 2009: (positive) "I went picking last week and again yesterday and conditions are AMAZING! Pretty much sit at a bush and pick until you cannot pick any longer. They will move you to another bush if needed, but the but the bushes are FULL of large, sweet, delicious berries. I highly recommend for yummy and efficient picking! And they are only picking the first of 6 acres and expect good picking possibly through the end of August. Also nice that there are picnic tables in the shade. "
  • Doe Orchards - blueberries, apples and Christmas trees
    327 Ayer Road, Route 110/111, Harvard, MA 01451. Phone: 978-772-4139. Open: Berry picking begins the weekend after the 4th of July and runs at least through mid-August; Call for specific days/hours. Directions: located off of Route 2 in the Nashoba Valley of central Massachusetts. We are 30 miles west of downtown Boston and just 1 mile from the Nashua River Rail Trail and the Fitchburg/South Acton line on the Commuter Rail. Please see our map page for more detailed directions. Committed to "PICK YOUR OWN", we grow 25 acres of a wide variety of apples, 10 acres of Christmas trees and two acres of blueberries and raspberries. Apple picking begins Labor Day Weekend and runs 10 AM to 5 PM daily through late October. Children welcome, groups should call for an appointment, containers provided. Macs, Cortlands, Delicious, Empires, and Macouns as they ripen. Cider and honey. 60 acres to relax, wander and enjoy. Our own peaches are available at the stand from the middle of July until mid-September. Christmas tree cutting begins Friday after Thanksgiving and continues on weekends from 10 AM to 4 PM, until sold out. Doe Orchards Facebook page.
    Comments from a visitor on August 13, 2011: (positive) "The people at Doe Orchards are always friendly and professional. We have a large, and sometimes unruly family, and when we go apple picking it's the family and the dog out for a good time. We've always had a great time at Doe Orchards, and the quality, and variety, of the fruit is wonderful."
    Comments from a visitor on July 10, 2011: (positive) "My kids and I have picked blueberries, raspberries, and apples for the past 5 years at Doe orchard. The staff is friendly and always helpful. I do wish the sales folks knew more about the various types of apples though - I've only run in to one lady who could give me hints on which are best for sauce vs pie vs canning, etc. Visitors are generally nice, watch their kids, and use the picking as time with the family as well as general lessons in manners and courtesy. (you hear parents telling their kids which apples are ripe and why you don't just shake the blueberry bushes. Good prices, nice staff, friendly "not Children First" atmosphere - two thumbs up."
  • Douglas Orchard -apples, blueberries and raspberries.
    36 Locust Street, E. Douglas, MA. Phone: 508- 476-2198. Directions: Follow signs from the corner of Main Street and Depot Street, 3 miles to farm. Open: daily 10am to 5pm. Children are welcome with adult supervision, containers provided.
    Comments from a visitor on August 17, 2009: (positive) "Went blueberry picking with my 2 yr old son & had a blast. Older gentleman who was there was very nice and helpful. Kid friendly but a quiet place. We will be going back for sure. If you go, mapquest the address- seems they are having trouble keeping the signs in place, they keep getting taken down so we made a few extra turns to find the farm :) I highly recommend Douglas Orchard if you have little ones (well-behaved or course!)"
  • Fay Mountain Farm - strawberries, raspberries, apples, pears, blueberries, restrooms, gift shop, pumpkin patch in the field, pumpkins brought in from the field, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, tours of the operation, group tours
    12 Cemetary Road, Charlton, MA 01507. Phone: 508-248-7237. Email: Open: Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Pumpkins from September 10- October 31; Raspberries June 26-September 30, Strawberries June 5- July 4 and August 1-September, Pears September 1- October 10, Apples September 1- October 31; Blueberries June 26- August 10. (UPDATED: October 12, 2016) (UPDATED: July 14, 2016, JBS)
    A visitor writes on June 08, 2014: "Fay Mountain farm in Charlton said they weren't doing U-pick strawberries this year. "
  • Flat Rock Disc Golf Club - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    2260 Flat Rock Road, Athol, MA 01331. Phone: 978-249-8429. Email: Open: 7 Days a week from dawn to dusk; July 5th through September or until the berries are gone. Directions: Rte. 2 to exit 17. Right at end of exit, 0.5 mile to right on Woodlawn Road Left at end on New Sherborn Road Take 3rd right on Monson Turnpike, then next right on to Flat Rock Road. Parking will be 0.25 mile on left at 2260 Flat Rock Road. Click here for a map and directions. Picking buckets available. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. Our small blueberry farm has 130 high berry bushes. It is located in the scenic North Quabbin area of central MA and is also home to an 18 hole disc golf course.
  • Foppemas Farm - apples
    10 McClellan Road, Sutton, MA. Phone: (508) 234-6711. Open: September and October, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm for apple picking; Wagon rides for apple picking on Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm; Call for picking conditions. Directions: rom Providence: Route 146 N to Central Turnpike exit. Follow signs towards Northbridge, take 2nd left at Dodge Hill Rd to 1st right onto McClellan Road. Or: Mass Pike to exit 10A (Route 146) South to Central Turnpike exit, follow signs. Also visit our farmstand open daily. Now owned by Foppema's. Foppema's Farm bought Keown Orchards and their apple trees . PYO Apples at Foppema's Hilltop Orchard. Early September is the beginning of our PYO season. We will be open both Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm and this will go up until Columbus Day weekend. The varieties we will have to pick are Ginger Gold, McIntosh, Gala, Cortland, Spartan and Milton. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (UPDATED: September 19, 2018, JBS)
  • George Hill Orchards, Inc - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, apples, blackberries, blueberries, grapes, nectarines, peaches, plums, pumpkins, rhubarb, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    582 George Hill Road, South Lancaster, MA 01561. Phone: 978-365-4331. Alternate Phone: 800-699-4331. Open: Check our website for PYO harvest conditions and hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Route 495, take exit 27 (Bolton/ Stowe). Take Route 117 (west) and drive 5.5 miles. Turn left onto Langen Road and drive 1.7 miles. Turn right onto George Hill Road. George Hill Orchards is up the hill on the left side. Click here for a map and directions. Check out our website for upcoming festivals, activities and harvest dates. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. (UPDATED: April 26, 2022, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on September 02, 2011: (positive) "This is the most amazing fall family experience! They have awesome parking (not far away from everything like some orchards). You take a hayride (free) out to the orchards, and it's a really pretty ride. You get off at whatever spot you want and then just wait when you're done for a wagon to come by. We went all the way to the Fram House Grille, where there was a band playing outside and people were sitting at picnic tables. Inside, the Grille is decorated like an outdoor farm (very kid friendly). My only complaint is that it was kind of dark inside. There are nice clean indoor bathrooms there! The food is really good and cheap too! We actually were able to eat a whole meal, and my son colored at the kids table with provided pages and crayons while we chatted. The macintosh apples were right there next to the Grille, so we picked our apples and headed back on the wagon. We of course stopped at their gift shop and discovered homemade cider and hot apple cider donuts (again, really resonably priced). Every staff person was friendly and seemed happy to be there. This was our first trip to this orchard but we will be back every year now!!"
  • Great Oak Farm - Blueberries and raspberries.
    227 Highland St, Berlin, MA. Phone: 978-838-2097. Open Tuesday-Saturday: 8am-noon andfrom 3 pm to 7 pm. Sundays, 10 am to 6 pm. Directions: Exit 26 off Route 495, head west on Route 62 for 1. 5 miles to center. Take right onto Carter St. to Highland St. Farm is 1. 7 miles from Route 62. Mid June to Oct.
  • Hammerhead Farm - apples, blueberries
    56 Westcott Road, Harvard, MA. Phone: 978-456-6858. Directions: Route 495 to Route 111 West, 1st left onto Codman Road, to right onto Stow Rd & then left at fork onto Westcott Road. Open: Call for times and conditions.
  • Harvey's Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, raspberries, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    120 South Street (route 135), Westborough, MA 01581. Phone: 508-366-1545. Fax: 508-366-1477. Email: Directions: -Route 90 East (From Points West) or West (From Points East) to Route 495 North. Route 9 West towards Worcester. Route 135 towards WESTBORO.Two Miles on Route 135 takes you to the rotary. As you approach the rotary, a Getty Gas Station and Dairy Queen will be located on your right. Once you're in the rotary (at the intersection of Routes 135 and 30), continue on Route 135 East towards Hopkinton. Route 135 East for a half mile. Left onto Maple Avenue Right into driveway. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in July, August, September, October, November, December. Open: 7 Days a week, April 1st through October 31st, 10am to 6pm; Open 7 Days a week, November 1st through December 3o Thursday, 10am to 5pm; Closed December 31st through March 31st. Blueberries: July 1 through August, Raspberries: Late August through September; Christmas Trees: After Thanksgiving through Christmas. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Comments from a visitor on August 23, 2010: (negative) "We had a HORRIBLE experience here a couple years ago. I was walking with my toddler to see the farm animals, holding his hand as we walked down the path. He reached out and gently touched a plant with one finger. The owner ran out of the store screaming at me and told me not to let my kid touch his $19 planter. A little while later, my son touched (again with one finger)an old tractor that looked like it was meant for kids to verify out. He came out screaming again and this time told me that he "cared more about my kid than I did." I was completely taken aback. Before leaving, I went into the store and asked if they had a public restroom. The woman's response was that they didn't want my stinky diapers and I should go find a McDonalds. We certainly have never been back!"
  • Hawk Hill Orchards - apples
    83 Carleton Road, Millbury, MA. Phone: (508) 865-4037. Directions: Route 20 West into Auburn to Elm Street. Follow big red apple signs to orchard. Open: August through Christmas, Wednesday through Friday, noon to 5pm. Weekends and Holidays 10am to 5pm. Also have pick-your-own peaches, plums, country store, jams, jellies, cider, etc. Picnic area also available. Pies, Dumplings, bread. Hiking trails. Country Store.
  • Hazel U-Pick - apples
    13 Westcott Road, Harvard, MA. Phone: Phone: 978-456-9092. Directions: West off Route 495 and follow the Hazel U-Pick signs 2 miles to the orchard and our off road parking. Open: Starts September 8, open weekends from 10am to 4:30pm. No limits, come have fun. Schools welcome during week by appt.
  • Hollis Hills Farm - apples, blackberries, blueberries, other berries, peaches, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, porta-potties, picnic area, farm animals
    340 Marshall Rd, Fitchburg, MA 01420. Phone: +1 9786963130. Email: Open: Seasonally, Call for Hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, ATM onsite. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 10, 2021)
  • Honey Pot Hill Orchards - apples, blueberries, pears, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    138 Sudbury Road, Stow, MA 01775. Phone: 978-562-5666. Fax: 978-562-4466. Email: Open: Seven days a week, 10 am to 5 pm, August 30th to November 15th. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Howe's Farm and Garden - Blueberries.
    59 Wine Road, New Braintree, MA. Phone: 508- 752-8419. Directions: Please call for picking conditions and directions. Open: typically, 8 am to 7 pm.
  • Hyland Orchard & Brewery - apples and wedding venue
    199 Arnold Road, Sturbridge, MA. Phone: (508) 347-7500. Directions: Off Route 20, just west of Old Sturbridge Village, take Arnold Road and follow 2 miles. Open: September 2 - October 29, Saturday & Sun, 9 am to Dusk. Offer tours of micro-brewery, farm bakery and ice cream. Animal attraction. Free admission.
  • Indian Head Farm - Blueberries, strawberries, flowers and raspberries.
    232 Pleasant Street, Berlin, MA. Phone: 978-838-2942. Email: click here for their contact form. Directions: From Berlin Center, 1. 5 miles South on Pleasant Street, next to cemetery. Or Exit 25 from Route 290, 1 mile toward Berlin Center. Open: daily from 8am until picked out during each season; Please call ahead for conditions. Bring your own containers or purchase at farm. Fall raspberries only. Children welcome with adults.
    Comments from a visitor on June 17, 2011: (positive) "I just wanted to let everyone know that this was an exceptional visit today to this farm, the staff was very friendly and helpful, the strawberries are very sweet and big if you go up by the cemetery. The only issue was that the Credit Card machine was down but they were having trouble with there modem, which they were working on trying to get it fixed. "
    Comments from a visitor on August 23, 2010: (positive) "We love to pick blueberries here! They are friendly and not too crowded. They also have a nice farm stand and pick your own flowers.
    Comments from a visitor on June 17, 2010: (positive) "I have grown up picking strawberries at Indian Head Farm every June. This is the best pick-your-own strawberry farm, and I've loved every visit I've made over the past ten years. The strawberries are always delicious, the prices are the most reasonable around, and the people are always friendly. We usually bring our own basket, have them weigh it before we pick, and then pay for our pounds of strawberries after. I think our record is close to ten pounds of strawberries! My family no longer lives in the area, but I'm making the trek out there tomorrow in honor of strawberry season. I can't wait! P.S. While out there, make sure to stop by Balance Rock Farm nearby for ice cream and whipping cream. It's not their own dairy anymore, but it's local and delicious and a really cute place. P.P.S. I LOVE THIS WEBSITE! Thank you so much for keeping it up and organized - it's such a gem.
  • Lanni Orchards Inc - apples, blackberries, blueberries, flowers, Seedless table grapes, wine grapes, nectarines, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), raspberries (Autumn, black), strawberries, tomatoes, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, picnic area you may bring your own food, inflatables or bounce houses, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    294 Chase Rd, Lunenburg, MA 01462. Phone: (978) 582-6246. Fax: 978-582-6099. Email: Open: Sunday to Saturday 8 am to 6 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices (IPM). Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. Check out our website for current and upcoming events. July raspberries blueberries August raspberries blueberries grapes September grapes, corn maze, apples October apples, corn maze, pumpkins November doggie maze, holiday open house. (UPDATED: August 29, 2018)
  • Little Rascals Orchard - apples, pumpkins, raspberries (red), Cider mill fresh apple cider made on the premises, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals
    116 Ayer Road, Harvard, MA 01451. Phone: 978-456-7847. Alternate Phone: 646-812-0110. Fax: 646-225-7244. Email: Open: for pick-your-own apples Saturdays 10am to 4pm and Sundays 11am to 4pm from September 19 until October 31, or weekdays by appointment; We also host weekend events (open to the public) which include games, music, pick - your - own apples, lunch on the grill, hay rides, petting zoo, and more! Check our website or email us for dates and times, an appointment, or for more information; CASH ONLY accepted. Directions: Little Rascals Orchard is approximately 40 minutes west of Boston. Drive west on Route 2 to exit 38A (Route 110 W/Route 111 S towards Harvard/Worcester). Merge onto Ayer Road/Rt 110/Rt 111. The Farm is about 1/2 mile down on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Pre-filled apple bags at roadside stand available 24/7 NOW until October 31. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Meadowbrook Orchards - blackberries, blueberries, pumpkins, raspberries, tomatoes, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
    209 Chace Hill Road, Sterling, MA 01564. Phone: 978-365-7617. Fax: 978-365-7618. Email: Directions: from Route 190 take exit 6 and follow signs to Meadowbrook. From Route 495 take exit 26 and follow Route 62 north 8.7 miles, take a left onto Chace Hill Road, we are 3/4 of a mile up on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in July, August, September, October. Open: 7 days a week, 7am to 6pm, all year round. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard. We have a great bakery with all products made onsite. Plus we have a great lunch consisting of soups and sandwiches.
  • Mountain Cottage - Blueberries. Pesticide/chemical free.
    3 Gregory Road, Princeton, MA. Phone: 978-464-5796. Directions: From Route 140 in Westminster travel 1 mile past Mt. Wachusett, take left onto Gregory Road, farm is 1st house on left. Or 2. 5 miles North from center of Princeton on Mountain Road. Open: weekends and most weekdays, call ahead for hours and conditions.
  • Nashoba Valley Winery - apples, peaches, plums
    100 Wattaquadoc Hill Road, Bolton, MA. Phone: 978-779-5521. Email: Directions: Exit 27 off Route 495, take Route 117 West l mile to blinking light, then left one half mile on left. Open: daily from 10am to 5pm during harvest season. Call for calendar of special events. All containers provided. Large groups by appointment, wine tours and tastings on Saturdays and Sundays.
    Comments from a visitor: "nashoba valley winery no longer offers strawberry picking"
  • Nicewicz Family Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, pumpkins, U-pick and already picked, farm market, school tours, group reservations
    116 Sawyer Road, Bolton, MA 01740. Phone: 978-779-6423. Email: Open: Monday to Friday, from Noon to 6 pm, Saturday, from 9 am to 5:30 pm, and Sunday, from 9 am to 6 pm, September 1 to October 31. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Route 495 to Exit 27, Route 117 west three quarters of a mile, turn left at blinking light in Bolton Center to Wattaquadoc Hill Road, take 4th left onto Sawyer Road to top of hill. Click here for a map and directions. Farm stand is open from mid July through October 31st. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Other fruits and produce available at our farm stand and area Farmer's Markets include: corn, peaches, pears, plums, nectarines, beans, tomatoes, blueberries, and assorted squash.
  • Nourse Farm - strawberries, red raspberries, black raspberries, blueberries, red currants, pumpkins, flowers
    70 Nourse Street, Westboro, MA. Phone: 508- 366-2644. Open: June 10 to September 30, please see our picking page. Offer 8 of the sweetest varieties of strawberries and 3 varieties of raspberries. Directions: 2. 5 miles west on Route 30 from Westboro center. Follow the strawberry to the field. Map on website. Nourse Farm offers Pick Your Own (PYO) fruit crops throughout the summer, beginning with the strawberry season in June and continuing with blueberries, red and black raspberries, red currants and pumpkins. PYO Entrance Hours are 9-6 M-F and 9-5 Sat-Sun. The PYO season extends through mid-late October with raspberries and pumpkins. We welcome families and do not charge for admission. You may bring your own containers (weight deducted) or purchase a PYO flat. For everyone's safety, our key guidelines include wearing a mask and picking 6-feet apart for social distancing. At busy times periods, check-in and check-out will be under a tent awning outside the farm. Check out the Pick-Your-Own schedule on the farm web site. (UPDATED: July 18, 2020 JBS)
  • Odd Pine Farm - blueberries,
    122 Ferin Road, Ashburnham, MA 01430. Phone: 978-827-6637. Email: Open: See our webstie for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: About 4 miles north of Center of Ashburnham, on Route 12 turn Right onto High St. Pass Naukeag Lake and follow signs to farm. See our website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
    Comments from a visitor on July 31, 2010: (positive) "Spent a couple hours picking blueberries this morning at this wonderful farm! What a gem of a place. Wish I had known about it long before now. Acres and acres of high bush blueberries at $1.40 a pound. They even have plastic buckets that you can purchase right there (I got the 2-1/2 gallon size for $1.75). My banana blueberry bread is in the oven right now :-)"
    Comments from a visitor on November 11, 2009: (positive) "I just found out about Odd Pine Farm at the very end of blueberry picking season this year and brought my husband and three sons there the last weekend they were open...what a wonderful place! They still had plenty of delicious blueberries to pick, were extremely polite and helpful, and are located in a peaceful country setting. I also thought it was great that they had a section set aside for handicapped accessible picking as well. We ended up picking ten pounds of blueberries and paying a fraction of what they would cost in the grocery store. We had a great time and will certainly go back next year!"
  • Old Frog Pond Farm - ORGANIC, apples, raspberries,
    38 Eldridge Road, Harvard, MA 01451. Phone: 978-456-8130. Email: Directions: Old Frog Pond Farm is located 5 minutes from the Harvard/Route 111 exit of Route 495. Take Route 111 West toward Harvard and turn immediately left onto Codman Hill Road. At the stop sign at the intersection with Stow Road, turn left again. Then take the first left again onto Eldridge Road. The farm will be on your right. Fruit boxes and bags are on the front porch near the "Open" sign. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in August, September, October. Open: Wednesday through Sunday 10am to 6pm and Holidays. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, only.
  • Overlook Farm - Strawberries, flowers, honey
    15 Long Hill Road, Brookfield, MA. Phone: 1-508-930-7379. Open: Call for for hours and availability; it may be strictly a members only CSA now. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
    A visitor writes on August 20, 2014: "I just discovered this web site. It is fantastic and I won't venture out to a farm again without checking it out unless I am already familiar with the farm. Overlook in Brookfield is probably as close to organic as you can get without being certified organic. Nice people and well run. Charlton orchard gives a dumpy appearance and has inadequate signage. Will not go there again. Thanks again for a very helpful web site."
    A visitor writes on June 08, 2014: "Hello, I called a few farms listed for pick your own strawberries; Overlook Farm in Brookfield don't seem to do it. We've driven by and called this one. Seems the number you have listed isn't theirs either going by their FB and website listing. We've been trying to find a good farm close to our home since we love going as a family and while there are lots of apples picking places all the other fruits are lacking. Stinks to drive an hour if we want to pick strawberries. Charlton Orchards, as you can see by the reviews, isn't the best place. My husband has dealt with the owners for other business and they were rude as well as not having the best kept farm so we've avoided going there. Thank you for keeping this site up, its been very helpful in the past. "
    Comments from a visitor on June 23, 2011: (positive) "We liked the farm, we went strawberry picking with our home-school group a couple of years ago, and went again this year with my kids,(last years strawberries were hit by frost so we didn't go) always friendly help, and great for the kids, lovely old farm -highly recommend this farm! I know that the honey is free of everything and they practice sustainable farming, don't know if they are certified organic."
  • Parker's Orchard Farm - apples, peaches, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, group reservations
    11 Spring Road, Westborough, MA 01581. Phone: (508) 614-0763. Email: Open: Late August through November. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Peach Season is typically mid August through Late September Apple Season is typically early September through Thanksgiving. Payment: Cash, only. Please call ahead for large groups so that we may better serve you. The ONLY pyo crops offered are Peaches and Apples .(UPDATED: September 09, 2019)
  • U-Pick Phil's Apples - UPDATE: September 08, 2016: A visitor tells me they are now permanently closed
    24 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard, MA 01451.
  • Ragged Hill Orchard - apples, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, pears, and raspberries.
    94 John Gilbert Road, West Brookfield, MA. Phone: 508- 867-2187. Open: Call ahead for hours and picking conditions; In season, PYO apples open daily 9am to 6pm. Directions: 3 miles North of common to Wickaboag Valley Road to Ragged Hill Orchard. Or from Route 9 turn to Pierce Road to Ragged Hill Road. Children must be accompanied by adults.
  • Red Apple Farm - apples, blueberries and raspberries.
    455 Highland Avenue, Phillipston, MA. 800-628-4851. For more information please Contact Us. Directions: Route 2 (exit 19), follow signs (2 miles) to farm. Open: daily, 9am to 6pm. Nov. and December. Containers provided, children welcome, farm animals, forest trails and hayrides, school tours, 48 apple varieties with one tree with 108 varieties grafted on it! Host Birthday parties, and company outings.
  • Sawyer's Farm - blueberries, weddings and wedding parties
    38 Root Rd, Hubbardston, MA 01452. Phone: (978) 928-3379. Email: Open: Wednesday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday to Sunday 10 am to 5 pm Mid July through Labor Day. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. We also offer cord wood and horse quality hay year-round. (ADDED: August 15, 2017)
  • Schartner Farms - apples, corn maze, pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, prepicked produce, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides,
    211 West Berlin Road, Bolton, MA 01740. Phone: 978-779-0212. Emai: Open: Weekends and Columbus Day 11 am to 5 pm. Check our website, for specific dates. Open Labor Day weekend through Halloween. Directions: 495 to Exit 27, go West on Route 117 to the yellow Blinking light. Make a left on Wattaquodock Hill Road and go up the hill about a mile. Turn left onto West Berlin Road. One mile to our farm. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in September, October, November. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard. Looking for a natural, non commercialized setting? Bring a picnic and come enjoy the beauty of our farm. weekends 10 am to 5 pm with last entrance to the maze at 4:30pm. We are open through the end of October or when mother nature tells us to close. (ADDED: October 18, 2020, JBS)
    UPDATE for 2020:
    With our theme this year we are offering a free maze pass to first responders EMS, Fire, Police, Medical Personnel with valid ID. We are requiring all to wear masks upon entering the farm and in the maze, with apple picking it will be optional as long as you can social distance. Unfortunately as of now there will be no hayrides as it's difficult to social distance and sanitize the wagon between each trip. We can't wait to see everyone as it's been a rough year for us all and we all need to be outdoors enjoying the weather!'The Lions Club will be making fresh cider donuts from 10-30 am to 3 pm
  • Sholan Farms - apples, pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, Pick-your-own apples, Honey from hives on the farm, raspberries, picnic area, school tours
    1125 Pleasant Street, Leominster, MA. Phone: 978-840-3276. Fax: 978-534-0363. Email: Directions: Rte 2 to Rte 12 S (North Main Street); Stay on Rte 12 to center of town (past Post Office on right through lights). Take Pleasant Street (straight ahead); 3 miles from the center of Leominster. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in August, September, October. Open: DAILY, 10am to 6pm. Payment: Cash, only. Offer entertainment, hayrides and group tours. We are located on 169 acres overlooking Northern Worcester County.
    Comments from a visitor on August 16, 2009: "Sholan Farms located in Leominster MA is a city owned farm which was purchased from the former owner to keep the land from being turned into housing. Great views in a VERY rural setting, operated by volunteers. Beginning the 4th week in August 09, they will start picking apples. Many varieties available throughout the season, as well as fall raspberries. "
  • Silvermine Farm - apples, strawberries, pumpkin patch,
    96 Eight Lots Road, Sutton, MA. Phone: (508)-865-5335. Open: Strawberries: early June to mid-July, daily from 8 am to 7 pm. Directions: Directions: Our farm is easy to find in the southern Connecticut town of Easton, about 2 1/2 miles north of the Merrit Parkway (exit 46). We're at 451 Sport Hill Road (Rt. 59), just past the intersection with Center Road. Typical harvest dates: Rasperries Late June, Peaches - Mid July, Blueberries - August, Apples - Mid August, Call For Picking Times. When pyo apple harvest ends in later fall, weekend scenic tractor rides will begin. Enjoy a 50 mile view of the countryside from one of the highest points in Southern Connecticut.
  • Stowe Farm - apples, pumpkins, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, birthday parties
    15 Stowe Rd, Millbury, MA 01527. Phone: 508-865-9860. Email: Open: see website for current hours. Directions: I-290 to exit 6A - US-20E/RT-146/Auburn. Bear right onto off-ramp at exit 6A to US-20. Continue onto US-20 for 1.1 miles to Elm Street, Turn right onto Elm Street; Turn left onto Brook Street 0.49 miles to Stowe Rd Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, credit cards. We offer Pick your own apples, pony and horse rides, petting zoo, tractor pulled hay rides, face painting, balloons, kids craft workshops, food, playground, special events and more!! Our NEWEST attraction is a MUST - mining for gemstone, fossil or arrowheads. Wonderful place for birthday parties!! Visit us on the web for more information. We do have horse back trail rides now. (UPDATED: September 01, 2016) .
  • Sunburstbee Farm - blueberries,
    44 Rawson Street PO Box 287, N. Uxbridge, MA 01538. Phone: 508-234-9859. Email: Open: Check by phone for times during the weeks of July 15th to the end of August; Mid July to end of August. Directions: Rt. 146, take Lackey Dam Road exit and go East off the ramp to right on McGuire. Take next right at 4 way stop onto Rawson Street We are about a half mile up on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in July, August. Payment: Cash, only.
    Comments from a visitor on July 09, 2012: (positive) "My daughter, step grandson and I visited Sunburstbee Farm this past Saturday, July 7, 2012, and had a great time. I checked the website prior to our visit and since it's kept up to date daily, I knew the place was open and plentiful with berries. There weren't many people when we arrived because the weather was pretty humid and looked like it might rain. The owners, Bill and Debbie were waiting at the entrance of the field and were extremely friendly and helpful. Bill took us into the field and explained the various type of berries available and where the best place was to start picking. The bushes were bursting with fresh, ripe, sweet, gorgeous berries. (I could not stop eating them!). The place was clean, very pretty and peaceful. I definately recommend Sunburstbee Farms for blueberry picking. You will not be disappointed!"
    Comments from a visitor on July 26, 2010: (positive) "This is the place to go blueberry picking where ever you live in Massachusetts. Debbie and Bill are so nice and personable! They have over 900 blueberry bushes so there is NO shortage of fruit. They have such sweet berries and big! Highly recommended and we will be back!"
    Comments from a visitor on July 11, 2010: (positive) "My daughters (8 & 10 yrs old) and I went blueberry picking at Sunburst farm today. From start to finish our experience was perfect! Debbie and Bill gave us a very warm welcome. Bill showed us what area had the ripest berries and repeatedly said we could pick wherever we wanted. He was very sweet with kids, showing them how to pick. This was such a nice change from farms that give kids a scowl or the ones that only allow you to pick from one bush of their choosing. At $2.75 a pound, $12 bought us enough berries to make treats all week. We will definitely be back!"
  • Tougas Family Farm - Apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, flowers, nectarines, peaches, plums, pumpkins, raspberries, rhubarb, winter squash, strawberries, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, face painting, petting zoo
    246 Ball Street, Northboro, MA 01532. Phone: 508-393-6406. picking stand: 508-393-6470. Fax: 508 393 1834. Email: Open: From May through Halloween, Hours vary by season; Always call or check picking conditions on our web site. Directions: From I290 take exit #24 (Church St), turn towards Bolyston, follow signs up Ball St 1.5 miles Click here for a map and directions. Click here for picking updates. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. We have been declared a "Family Friendly" business, in addition to fruit to pick we operate a farm kitchen which features fresh fruit desserts, ice cream, baked goods and light lunch. Barnyard animals and a "Farmyard" playground keep the kids happy.
    Note: visitors (September 22, 2008) reported that there are purchase requirements in order to enter the orchards. Be sure to verify their website (see this page) for the costs and current picking conditions. For photos and a blog from one visitor to the farm, see this page.
    Comments from a visitor on October 11, 2010: (neutral) "Yes, this farm is well run and has everything--animals, hay/wagon rides, food, and good PYO fruit, however, it will be a long time before I go back, especially for apples. It is SO crowded, the lines are ridiculously long, and the prices are sky-high. If you want to take your kids, they each have to get a tote or tray (applies or strawberries) for a flat rate; you could easily drop 50 bucks, and you feel like you're at a theme park, not the country. Choose one of the smaller, less popular farms if you want a lovely, reasonably priced PYO experience."
    Comments from a visitor on August 23, 2010: (positive) "We love to visit pick your own farms. I have been going to Tougas since I was a kid and take my son several times a year. We love to pick strawberries, cherries, and peaches and enjoy their cider donuts and playground. They are very kid friendly but do get extremely busy on weekends particularly in the fall.
  • Vandervalk Farm - blueberries, pumpkins, Christmas trees, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    25 Lovell St, Mendon, MA 01756. Phone: 508-478-8733. Email: Open: 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, Check.
  • Westward Orchards Farm - apples, blueberries, wagon rides
    Mass Ave. Route 111, Harvard, MA. Phone: 978-456-8363. Directions: one quarter mile West of Route 495 on Route 111. Visit our second location located across from the Fruitlands Museums on Prospect Hill Road. Open: Call for more information; daily 10am to 6pm. For PYO apples open 10am to 4pm; Closed Tuesdays. Picking updates. We supply containers. No pets. Also visit our retail farm store.
  • Wojcik's Farm - apples, pumpkins, corn maze, wagon rides, U-pick and already picked, farm market, concessions or refreshment stand, picnic area
    65 Milk Street, Blackstone, MA 01504. Phone: 508-883-9220. Email: Open: weekends, Labor Day thru end of October from 10 am to 6 pm, check out our website or call for seasonal hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Hayrides are offered to the apple orchard, pumpkin patch and the 6 acre corn maze. Visit our farm store with our own produce, baked goods, cider donuts, jams and more. Also, we have a concession stand with ice cream, pizza, hotdogs and more! We are a family-owned-and-operated fruit and vegetable farm in Blackstone, Massachusetts, featuring pick-your-own orchard with over 18 kinds of apples. Before you head home, stop at the farm stand and bakery area where you can find a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, local cider, honey, jams and salsas, freshly baked pies, pastries, and so much more! Complimentary tractor-driven wagon rides are offered to all visiting our pick-your-own attractions. Come take a ride to the countryside.

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