Berkshires is filled with enticing pick your own (PYO) Farms

Bear Swamp Orchard and Cidery

1209 B Hawley Road Ashfield, MA Phone: 413-625-2849

PYO: Apples
Season: May- December
Hours: Call ahead at 413-625-2849, check farm website, or inquire by email at apples@bearswamporchard.com 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.
Clarkdale Fruit Farms

303 Upper Road Deerfield, MA Phone: 413-772-6797

PYO Produce: MacIntosh apples
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.
Lakeview Orchards

94 Old Cheshire Road Lanesborough, MA Phone: 413-448-6009

PYO Produce: Sweet and tart cherries, summer raspberries, fall raspberries
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.
Jameson's High Meadow Farm

410 Skyline Trail Chester, MA Phone: 413-667-3640

PYO Crops and Seasons: Blueberries start first of July; apples start mid-August.
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Also: Maple syrup, eggs, and hay for sale year-round.
Ioka Valley Farm

Route 43 and Route 22 Hancock, MA Phone: 413-738-5915

PYO Produce: Strawberries
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.
Roberts Family Farm

222 South Street Chesterfield, MA Phone: 413-296-0010

PYO Produce: Blueberries and raspberries (mid-summer)
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.