Pick Your Own (PYO) Farms offer bounty of fruit to visitorsPick your own farms welcome visitors to get into the spirit of working the land and come out with a basket to pick berries, apples, pumpkins, and other vegetables. Many PYO farms will sell pre-picked food along with other farm goods like honey, jams, and flowers. Call ahead of check the farm's website before you head out; weather, rainfall, and other conditions can shift harvest times, sometimes dramatically,
1209 B Hawley Road Ashfield, MA Phone: 413-625-2849
Season: May- December
Hours: Call ahead at 413-625-2849, check farm website, or inquire by email at firstname.lastname@example.org Also: The farm sells hard ciders, raw vinegar, jams and jellies, baked goods on pick your own weekends, maple syrup. Tasting hours for ciders are Saturday, 1-5 p.m.
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.
1149 Main Street Acushnet, MA Phone: 508-763-2622
Season: Open year round. Harvesting strawberries in spring; raspberries and blackberries in summer; pumpkins and apples in fall.
Hours: Summer, 8:30 a.m.-noon; spring, fall & winter, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Also: Hay rides, tree farm, farm stand, and seasonal events.
294 Chase Road, Route 13 Lunenburg, MA Phone: 978-582-6246
PYO Produce and Seasons: Raspberries (July); blueberries (July); apples, start the end of August. Varieties include MacIntosh, Cortlands, Macouns, Royal Gala, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Honey Crisp and Paula Reds
Also: Farm store with kale, herbs, greenhouse tomatoes, greenhouse cucumbers, Swiss chard, snap peas, rhubarb, strawberries
582 George Hill Road South Lancaster, MA Phone: 978-365-4331
Hours: July through October, Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Saturday and Monday
Also: Sundays in season, hayrides, pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, maze, cider doughnuts, candy and caramel apples, pies, live music
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
222 South Street Chesterfield, MA Phone: 413-296-0010
Season: Call ahead for picking times and conditions
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, weather permitting
Also: Picnic tables, miniature golf. Handicapped accessible. Mini-golf, Wednesday-Friday, 4-8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon-8 p.m.
380 Middle Road Haverhill, MA Phone: 978-372-9474
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
234 Ball Street Northboro, MA Phone: 508-393-6406
Hours: Call for hours, which vary with seasons
Also: Farm includes a bakery featuring fresh made fruit desserts, ice cream, and refreshments. Children's play area and barnyard animals.
1125 Pleasant Street Leominster, MA Phone: 978-840-3276
Season and Hours: August through November; daily; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Also: Opening Week August 23-30 with live entertainment, apple picking, hayrides, hiking; classic auto display the last Sunday of each month; farm store with apples, candles, jelly, honey, cider, gourds, mums, squash, pumpkins, desserts; weekend concession stand with hot dogs, apple crisp, cider, coffee, cookies; hay rides; scarecrow festival.
94 Old Cheshire Road Lanesborough, MA Phone: 413-448-6009
Season: Cherries, early to mid-July, summer raspberries, mid-July to early August; fall raspberries, September
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, weather permitting
Also: Farm stand sells plums, peaches, pears, apricots, nectarines, and blueberries; picnic tables, pony rides on weekends.
25 Lovell Street Mendon, MA Phone: 508-473-7418
Seasons: Blueberries and day lilies begin early July
Hours: Blueberry picking, Wednesday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon; pumpkin season opens late September, weekends, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Columbus Day.
Also: Wagon rides during pumpkin season.
277 Hatchville Road East Falmouth, MA Phone: 508-563-2560
Season: Call ahead to learn what is being harvested or check farm’s website
Hours: May through September, daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Also: Salad mix available for sale year round from the hydroponic greenhouse. The farm also rents canoes for use on the pond. On Friday nights in summer there are organic vegetarian buffet dinners with live music. Café featuring Coonamessett Farm grown foods.
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
410 Skyline Trail Chester, MA Phone: 413-667-3640
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Also: Maple syrup, eggs, and hay for sale year-round.
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
303 Upper Road Deerfield, MA Phone: 413-772-6797
Season: Starts early September through October
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Also: Farm stand sells peaches, pears, nectarines; and, in the fall, pumpkins, gourds, mums, and decorative corn.
178 Mass Avenue Harvard, MA Phone: 978-456-8363
Hours: June through December; open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For PYO apples, open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Tuesdays.
Also: Converted turn of the century dairy barn is filled with gourmet food, fresh fruits and vegetables, cider, cheeses, baked goods, lunch sandwiches and soups, as well as a wide selection of gifts. Lunch served daily, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; breakfast served on weekends, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.Handicap access. Wagon rides to the pumpkin patch. Live bluegrass music the covered porch every Sunday June to Columbus Day.
115 Oak Hill Road Harvard, MA Phone: 978-456-3916
Hours: Pick your own, daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; retail store is open until 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, open until 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Also: Farm stand with apple cider, gourmet lemonade for sale, pre-picked produce.
455 Highland Avenue Phillipston, MA Phone: 800-628-4851
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; November and December, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The farm stand is open daily from mid-July through December, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Also: Farm stand, farm animals, forest and field walking trails, hay rides, wagon rides, weekend barbecue in September and October, fresh cider, picnic pavilion, pies and dumplings, cheeses, ice cream
394 Old Meetinghouse Road East Falmouth, MA Phone: 508-548-4717
Hours: Daily, June through October 31, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Also: For sale at farm store, tomatoes, apples, corn, zucchini and summer squash, cornstalks, winter vegetables, fall decorations, hay rides.
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.
325 South Street East Bridgewater, MA Phone: 508-378-2270
Hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Also: Corn Festival in August, hayrides in September and October, Harvest Hoe-Down on Columbus Day weekend
327 Ayer Road, Route 110 and 111 Harvard, MA Phone: 978-772-4139
Hours: Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Labor Day weekend, rain or shine (apples). Call after July 4 for blueberry hours
Also: Peaches are available at the farm stand from the middle of July until mid-September. Cider and honey and Christmas trees. Farm has 60 acres to wander and enjoy.
315 South Bradford Street North Andover, MA Phone: 978-682-6332
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Also: Farm Stand with fresh produce, baked goods, lunch items, cider donuts, pies and gingerbread houses, dining area, and free Wi-Fi. Petting barn with farm animals, family photos, seasonal festivals
9 McClellan Road Sutton, MA Phone: 508-865-6706
Hours: Daily, May through December 24, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Also: Hay rides through the orchard; farm stand with peaches, pears, plums, cherries, strawberries, vegetables, and gifts; pies; fresh apple cider; jams and jellies; gift baskets; special events such as festivals and tastings throughout the season
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
44 Old Worcester Road Charlton, MA Phone: 508-248-7820
Hours: Daily, June through January, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. except for 10 a.m. opening on Sunday and Monday. Weekends January through May, noon to 4:30 p.m.
Also: Farm store with tomato, cucumber, potato, and winter squash, pies, apple dumplings, apple cider, and cider donuts, honey, jam, jelly, relish and salad dressing, wine. Picnic tables, wagon rides during apple season. Strawberry Festival in June, Blueberry Festival in July, Peach Festival in August, Harvest Festival in October, Christmas at Charlton Orchards first week in December.
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
Neal Gate Street / Route 123 Scituate, MA Phone: 781-545-7750
38 Eldridge Road Harvard, MA Phone: 978-456-9616
Hours: Wednesdays to Sundays and holidays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Season is late August through mid-October.
Route 43 and Route 22 Hancock, MA Phone: 413-738-5915
Season: Mid-June to early July. You-pick or purchase pre-picked fruit
Hours: change seasonally. Call ahead
Also: Farm animals in Uncle Don’s Barnyard, maple sugar house tours, pumpkins, Santa visits, special events.