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Corn U-Pick Orchards in Boston and surrounding counties in Massachusetts in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for corn that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have corn orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Essex County

  • Crescent Farm - corn (sweet), pumpkins, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    140 Willow Avenue, Haverhill, MA 01835. Phone: 978-374-4424. Email: Open: 12 pm to 8 pm on Monday to Thursday and from 12 pm to 9 pm on Friday to Sunday; haunted hayrides in October . Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Crescent Farm Facebook page. . Fax: 897-374-4424. . Crops are usually available in April, October. The farm is 40 minutes north of Boston and just 10 minutes from the New Hampshire boarders. Our farm is the largest working farm in the area.s consists of over 400 acres of pumpkin patches, gourds, hay fields, corn fields, and produce. Facebook page. is now being operated by the third and fourth generations of the Davidowicz Family.The farm has many things to offer to the public: In the spring planting tours , summer we offer agricultural tours on baling hay, and in the fall pumpkin picking tours. All tours include hay ride.s has an Ice Cream Stand which serves Richardson Ice Cream. Farm Animals are always able to be viewed at the farm stand. These Animals include cows, goats, sheep, ducks, and rabbits.
  • Marini Farm - strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, corn maze, pumpkins, farm market, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, birthday parties
    259 Linebrook Road, Ipswich, MA 01938. Phone: 978-356-0430. Email: Open: May through November 7th 8am to 6pm 7 days a week. Directions: South Merge onto I-95 N toward N.H. MAINE Merge onto US-1 N Newburyport turnpike via Exit 50 toward Topsfield Turn Right onto Linebrook road 259 LINEBROOK RD is on the left. South Merge onto I-95 S toward SeabrookBoston \(Portions toll\) \(Crossing into MASSACHUSETTS\) Merge onto MA-133 E via EXIT 54 toward Rowley Turn right onto US-1Newburyport Turnpike. Turn Left onto Linebrook RD Marini Farm is on the left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, AmEx.
    Marini Farm Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: 978-356-3899. Fax: 978-356-3055. . South Merge onto I-95 N toward N.H. / MAINE Merge onto US-1 N / Newburyport turnpike via Exit 50 toward Topsfield Turn Right onto Linebrook road 259 LINEBROOK RD is on the left. South Merge onto I-95 S toward Seabrook/Boston (Portions toll) (Crossing into MASSACHUSETTS) Merge onto MA-133 E via EXIT 54 toward Rowley Turn right onto US-1/Newburyport Turnpike. Turn Left onto Linebrook RD is on the left. Corn maze is open September 11th through November 7th Haunted campfire Stories October 16th Christmas on the Hill opens November 20th. June is Strawberry Month. Our 12 acres of berries begins to produce during the first week of June and we open the fields for picking during the second week of June. There is something so very sweet about Marini strawberries..come see (and taste) for yourself.
    Comments from a visitor on June 19, 2011: "We went to this morning for strawberries and they were just wonderful! Very reasonably priced at $2.39/lb and acres of berries lurking under the healthiest looking leaves I've ever seen. Highly recommended."
    Comments from a visitor on June 17, 2011: "June 17, 2011 We went for the pick your own strawberries today and they were fantastic (acres worth of picking). The cashier was so friendly and my 21 month old son and 4.5 year old daughter had a great time picking. The farm stand was great with tasty looking produce. I would highly recommend this farm."

Middlesex County

  • Carver Hill Orchard - Apples, blueberries, cherries, corn (sweet), flowers, pears, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths and boughs, Christmas decorations, saws provided, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, wagon rides
    Brookside Avenue, Stow, MA 01775. Phone: 978-897-6117. Email: Open: Mid June to August Monday through Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM. Directions: Take Route 117 to Stow, MA. Take Route 62 South for .2 miles and Brookside Ave is on your left. Follow the road to the end. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard.
    Carver Hill Orchard Facebook page. . Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October, November, December. September through December open 10 AM to 5 PM 7 days a week. Kitchen available for hotdogs, chips snacks and Ice Cream! Facebook page.
  • Honors Farm Stand - Uses natural growing practices, beans, beets, broccoli, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplants, flowers, herbs or spices, pears, pumpkins, summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs
    52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA 02453. Phone: (781) 894-2798. Email: Open: Wednesday to Saturday from 7am to 7pm. Directions: The Farm Stand is located next to the Farmers Cottage at Gore Place. Enter from Grove Street Waltham Street in Waterton. To spot the entrance, just look for the just look for the ""OPEN"" banner. Park on the grass to your left as you enter. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard.
    Honors Farm Stand Facebook page.
  • Lawndale Farm - vegetables, pumpkins, hayrides, corn maze
    91 Frost Road, Tyngsboro, MA . Phone: 978-649-7629. Open: daily from 10 am-7 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . From center of Tyngsboro (at bridge), take Route 3A north towards Hudson, N.H. We are 1 mile from bridge, 1st farm on Road.

Norfolk County

  • Tangerini's Spring Street Farm, Inc. - Uses natural growing practices, Apples, pumpkins, blueberries, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, corn, cherry tomatoes, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    139 Spring Street, Millis, MA 02054. Phone: 508-376-5024. Email: Open: Sunday - Saturday, from 9 am to Dusk, May 1 pm to October 30. Directions: Located 25 miles southwest of Boston just off Route 109, halfway between Route 128 and Route 495. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover.
    Tangerini's Spring Street Farm, Inc. Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: 508-667-7638. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Blueberry Picking: Early July Tomato Picking: Late August Apple Picking: Early September Pumpkin Picking- Mid September. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. All our produce is raised organically except apples and sweet corn. A visitor writes on September 15, 2014: "We visited Tangerini's for the first time yesterday and loved it. Pick your own apples and tomatoes in abundance, as well as lovely staff, a great farmstand and delicious cafe/ice cream stand. We had fresh salads, homemade hummus wraps, and ice cream, followed by an afternoon of picking. Highly recommend. "
    Comments from a visitor on October 08, 2008: "vegetables, fruit, and flowers for picking and purchasing from April through November. Holiday wreaths and garlands are available in December. There is a small, child-size only hay maze in the barn. There's also an ice cream stand, small store, and hay rides. Members of the CSA have reported that everything is organic except the corn. "



Corn Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Corn, just picked

Corn reaches it's peak sweetness and flavor when the kernels are full, and just touching each other, like a good set of teeth!  They should not be bloated and smushed so tightly that there is no space left at all. The bloated overripe ears will have a bland, starchy taste.

Here's what to look for:

  • The tips of the silks coming out of the ear should be a light brown.
  •  If you break a kernel with your fingernail, the liquid should be slightly milky in color.
  •  The ears should be filled out and have developed good girth but not bloated.


 To harvest, snap off the ears by hand with a quick, firm, downward push; then twist and pull. A perfect shucked ear of corn
 Avoid twisting or yanking the ears, as this can damage the stalk or the ear itself.

Storing the corn

Corn is at its prime eating quality on the stalk for only 72 hours before becoming over mature. The most important factor is cooling it as soon as possible after harvesting it.  Get it into the fridge or cover it with ice! Many farmers say you should remove the shucks right away, too.  I've found that removing most of the shuck, but leaving a few leaves to cover each ear is best to prevent the kernels from drying out.  See this page for more about storing corn before using it.


The worst mistake people make is overcooking corn.  In fact, corn isn't really cooked; it's just heated up. If you cook it form more than a few minutes (3 minutes), then you are simply breaking down the sugars and turning a nice, crisp sweet ear into bland mush. It's not a pot roast; the purpose of heating it is NOT to break down the cells, just to heat them to bring out the flavor and melt the butter!

Here's how to cook the corn:shucked corn

  1. Fill a large pot (large enough so the shucked ears can fit inside, laying down) about 2/3 full of water and start bring it to a boil
  2. Shuck the ears, and snap off the stalk end and the very tip of ear (especially if you will use "corn stickers" , (handles) to hold the ears.
  3. When everyone is sitting down at the table and you are serving the rest of the meal, put the corn in the boiling water and set the time for 3 minutes.
  4. After 3 minutes, using tongs, retrieve the ears and serve them with butter (Corn boats are wonderful for corn!


Freezing Corn

You can easily freeze the sweet corn and have that great taste in the dead of winter! 

Canning Corn

This too, is easy... but it DOES require a Pressure Canner.  You cannot safely do this with a water bath canner.  Food poisoning is no joke!

Other corn recipes

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