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Pick Your Own (PYO) Farms offer bounty of fruit to visitors

Pick 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,
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.
Keith’s Farm

1149 Main Street Acushnet, MA Phone: 508-763-2622

PYO: Strawberries start first week of June; raspberries and blackberries come onboard in the summer; apples and pumpkins in fall, usually until late October. Social distancing and masks required.
Season: Open year round. Harvesting strawberries in spring; raspberries and blackberries in summer; pumpkins and apples in fall.
Hours: Spring and summer hours are daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; fall hours are Saturdays and Sundays and Columbus Day Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Also: Hay rides, tree farm, farm stand, and seasonal events.
Fay’s Farm and Orchard

Amesbury Line Road Haverhill, MA Phone: 978-502-2148

PYO: Apples and peaches.
Season: September and October
Hours: Friday- Sunday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Also: Farmer’s market, cider, honey.
Westward Orchards Farm

178 Mass Avenue Harvard, MA Phone: 978-456-8363

PYO Produce: Pick your own blueberries starts in mid-July; pick your own apples from early September to mid-October. Wagon rides to PYO pumpkin patch September. 28-October 18, weekends only, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; apples are September 12-October 18, daily, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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.
reservations for PYO blueberries.
Also: As off summer 2020, the farm store is closed; farm offers online and curbside pickup only. During healthy times, this farms has a 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.
Cider Hill Farm

45 Fern Avenue Amesbury, MA Phone:

PYO Produce: Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, apples and pumpkins
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; farm bakery and farm food truck (June through October)
Covid information
Sholan Farms

1125 Pleasant Street Leominster, MA Phone: 978-840-3276

PYO Produce: Apples, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries
Season and Hours: August through November; daily; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Also: Apple and berry picking.
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.
Carlson Orchards

115 Oak Hill Road Harvard, MA Phone: 800-286-3916

PYO Produce and season: Blueberries, July and August; raspberries, August and September; nectarines, peaches, August and September; apples, August through October.
Hours: PYO, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; cider barn, Thursday, Sunday, holiday Mondays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; retail store, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Also: Farm stand with apple cider, gourmet lemonade for sale, pre-picked produce.
C. N. Smith Farm Inc.

325 South Street East Bridgewater, MA Phone: 508-378-2270

PYO Produce: Strawberries (June), blueberries (mid-July to August), raspberries (mid-August to September), peaches (mid-July, August), apples (September to October, picking Thursday to Sunday, only), pumpkins (October, from the field on weekends only, from the pile every day).
Hours: PYO is Tuesday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., by reservation only, made two days in advance. 8 to 9 a.m. is for people age 60 and older. Retail store is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. Reservations and Covid info.
Also: Farm store sells produce, honey, jarred items, annuals and perennials, vegetable plants; donut barn. Check website for latest information on festivals. Hours: reservations and covid info: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=19703193
Tree-Berry Farm

Neal Gate Street / Route 123 Scituate, MA Phone: 781-545-7750

PYO Produce: High-bush blueberries and choose-your-own Christmas trees
Season: Blueberry picking in July and August, when berries are ripe, call before coming; hours subject to change.
Hours: For picking, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Red Apple Farm

455 Highland Avenue Phillipston, MA Phone: 800-628-4851

PYO Produce: Blueberries (mid-summer), apples (end of July through fall). Reservations required for PYO for blueberries, Sundays through Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call farm to confirm picking conditions.
Hours: Farm store open daily year-round, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Sunday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday
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. Events in include a Sunflower Fest on August 8, nature walks, Appleseed Country Fair on September 6, Thanksgiving Harvest Festival on November 21 and Country Roads Christmas on December 4, 5
Tony Andrews Farm

394 Old Meetinghouse Road East Falmouth, MA Phone: 508-548-4717

PYO Produce: strawberries (June); snap peas (June, July); tomatoes (call for availability); pumpkins (September, October). Do not bring your own containers. Cash and carry only.
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.
Doe Orchards

327 Ayer Road, Route 110 and 111 Harvard, MA Phone: 978-772-4139

PYO Produce and Seasons: Berry picking begins the weekend after the Fourth of July and runs at least through mid-August. Call for specific days and hours. Apple picking begins Labor Day Weekend and runs daily through late October, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Christmas tree cutting begins Friday after Thanksgiving and continues on weekends from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. until sold out.
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.
Covid information
Russell Orchards

143 Argilla Road Ipswich, MA Phone: 978-356-5366

PYO Produce and Seasons:Strawberries and cherries in June; currants in July; raspberries, blueberries, blackberries in July and August; apples in September and October.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Mondays. 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. live music
Covid information
Old Frog Pond Farm & Studio

38 Eldridge Road Harvard, MA Phone: 978-456-9616

PYO Produce: Fall raspberries and apples in late summer and autumn.
Hours: This self-serve farm stand is open, selling broccoli, beans, squash, cucumbers, blueberries, fresh eggs and honey. Pay in the box or on your phone with Venmo.
Boston Hill Farm

1370 Turnpike Street North Andover, MA Phone: 978-681-8556

PYO Produce: Strawberries (June), raspberries (July), blueberries (July and August), peaches (August and September), MacIntosh, Cortland, Macoun apples and pumpkins (September to October)
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.
Smolak Farms

315 South Bradford Street North Andover, MA Phone: 978-682-6332

PYO Produce: Strawberries (mid-June); raspberries (July to end of September or frost); sweet purple and tart red cherries (late June to end of July); blueberries (mid-July to late August); peaches (August to mid-September); plums (mid-August to mid-September); apples (September to end of October); pumpkins (mid-September-Oct. 31); Christmas trees (Thanksgiving to Christmas).
Hours: The farm stand is open 7 days a week, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call ahead to confirm picking days and hours.
Also: Farm stand with fresh produce, baked goods, lunch items, meals-to-go, cut flowers, cider donuts, pies and gingerbread houses, dining area, and free Wi-Fi. Petting barn with farm animals, family photos, seasonal festivals. Offering hop-on hayride tours, birthday parties, children’s events
Covid info.
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.
Lanni Orchards

294 Chase Road, Route 13 Lunenburg, MA Phone: 978-582-6246

PYO Produce and Seasons: Strawberries (June); taspberries (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. Pumpkins in the fall.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Also: Farm store with kale, herbs, greenhouse tomatoes, greenhouse cucumbers, Swiss chard, snap peas, rhubarb, strawberries. On sale in cold-weather months: fresh-baked pies, fudge, cider, soups, hot mulled cider
Reservations required.
Covid info.
Brooksby Farm

38 Felton Street Peabody, MA Phone: 978-531-7456

PYO Produce: Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches and apples. Garden vegetables are ready in July through early fall. Winter squash and apples through December.
Hours:Closed Sunday and Monday; Store hours are Tuesday, Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PYO hours vary. Check FB page for info.
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.
Turkey Hill Farm

380 Middle Road Haverhill, MA Phone: 978-372-9474

PYO Produce: Blueberries, raspberries, flowers (July and August), Christmas trees to choose and tag in November and December. Cash and checks only.
Hours:Tuesday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed Wednesdays, but call for updated info.
Covid info.
Vandervalk Tree Farm

25 Lovell Street Mendon, MA Phone: 508-473-7418

PYO Produce: Blueberries in mid-summer and cut your own Christmas trees in December.
Seasons: Blueberries begin early July.
Hours: Blueberry picking, Wednesday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon.
Also:The farm has a winery, with indoor and outdoor places to sip fruit wines, and a Christmas Barn with holiday goods and decorations.
Coonamessett Farm

277 Hatchville Road East Falmouth, MA Phone: 508-563-2560

PYO Produce: Salad greens, vegetables, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries; sunflowers, edible flowers, fava beans, herbs. Pick-Your-Own day passes on sale, $8 per adult and $6 per child age 3 to 11.
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. Take-away dinners at the cafe; Peck O’Dirt Bakery serves muffins, quiches, cookies; Jamaican Buffets every Wednesday in the summer, 5 to 8 p.m.; all other events canceled. The farm also rents canoes for use on the pond.
Covid info.
George Hill Orchards

582 George Hill Road South Lancaster, MA Phone: 978-365-4331

PYO Produce and seasons: Blueberries (mid-July to mid-August), peaches (mid-July to late August), nectarines (late July to late August), apricots (mid-July), plums (mid July to early August), apples (mid-August to end of October), pumpkins (October)
Hours: Fall hours: Sunday, Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m to 6 p.m.; closed Mondays except Columbus Day
Call ahead for picking conditions. Picking hours: Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., but there are Extended self-serve hourshttp://www.yourfavoritefarm.com), 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., for those “good at reading instructions and understanding maps.”
Also: Cider donuts, home-baked pies and goodies,candy and caramel apples, pies, live music
Tougas Family Farm

234 Ball Street Northboro, MA Phone: 508-393-6406

PYO Produce and Seasons: Strawberries, early June to early July; cherries, late June to mid-July; blueberries, early July to late August; peaches and nectarines, early August to early September; blackberries, early August to early September; apples, late August through late October; pumpkins, mid-September through late October. Reservation for PYO blueberries
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.