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

Bear Swamp Orchard - Distillery & Cidery

1209 B Hawley Road Ashfield, MA Phone:

PYO: Apples, hard cider, distilled products
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.
Jameson's High Meadow Farm

410 Skyline Trail Chester, MA Phone: 413-354-9609

PYO Crops and Seasons: Blueberries start first of July; apples start mid-August.
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Also: Maple syrup, eggs, and hay for sale year-round.
Lakeview Orchard

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

PYO Produce: Sweet and tart cherries (early to mid-July); red and black raspberries (early July to early August); red currants (mid-July); blueberries and saskatoons (mid-July to August); shiro plums (mid-August); Italian prune plums (early September); Asian pears (late August through September); apples (mid-August through October).
Hours: PYO open Thursday through Monday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; call to see what is available.
Also: Farm stand sells plums, peaches, pears, apricots, nectarines, and blueberries, raw honey, cheese, local maple syrup, apple cider. Farm store is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
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