North of Boston/Merrimack Valley is filled with enticing pick your own (PYO) Farms
Amesbury Line Road Haverhill, MA Phone: 978-502-2148
Season: September and October
Hours: Friday- Sunday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Also: Farmer’s market, cider, honey.
143 Argilla Road Ipswich, MA Phone: 978-356-5366
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during picking season. Call for picking dates.
Also: Bakery and farm store selling apricots, peaches, plums, blueberries, raspberries, tomatoes, beets, carrots, cucumbers, garlic, green beans, kale, kohlrabi, squash, Swiss chard, turnips, zucchini, wine. Hay rides, live music, scheduled festivals
380 Middle Road Haverhill, MA Phone: 978-372-9474
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
650 Asbury Street South Hamilton, MA Phone: 978-468-2277
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-6 pm.
Also: Special events including farmers market, farm tours, and a summer festival
1370 Turnpike Street North Andover, MA Phone: 978-681-8556
Hours: Open year-round, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Also: Hayrides and festivals in the fall with fresh pies and cider donuts. Fresh vegetables and fruit all season in the farm store. Baked goods and ice cream at the farm store. Farm animal petting zoo.
45 Fern Avenue Amesbury, MA Phone: 78-388-5525
Season: Check website for picking dates
Hours: Early May to Thanksgiving, daily 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. until daylight savings ends; and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during standard time
Also: Farm store, cider, farm animals
30 Valley Road / Route 35 Danvers, MA Phone: 978-777-1245
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Also: hayrides, apple cider, doughnuts, honey, hardy mums, fresh pies, farm animals, corn maze
38 Felton Street Peabody, Phone: 978-531-7456
Hours: June to February, daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call ahead to learn what is in season. Farm Stand open Wednesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Also: Farm store with seasonal fruits and vegetables, jams, candies, pies, cider donuts, hot mulled cider, cold cider and coffee, and gifts made by local businesses. Farm animals, picnic area