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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 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.
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.
Keith’s Farm

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

PYO: Strawberries and raspberries in spring and summer; apples and pumpkins in fall
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.
Connors Farm

30 Valley Road / Route 35 Danvers, MA Phone: 978-777-1245

PYO Produce and Seasons: Peaches (mid-July to mid-September), raspberries (early July to frost), strawberries, (mid-June to July 4), blueberries (mid-July to mid-August), apples, (Labor Day to Halloween), cut flowers (July to early frost), pumpkins (October)
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Also: hayrides, apple cider, doughnuts, honey, hardy mums, fresh pies, farm animals, corn maze
Russell Orchards

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

PYO Produce and Seasons: Strawberries (June), blueberries and raspberries (July), blackberries (August)
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
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.
Keown Orchards

9 McClellan Road Sutton, MA Phone: 508-865-6706

PYO Produce: Apples and pumpkins
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
Smolak Farms

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

PYO Produce: Strawberries, raspberries, sweet purple and tart red cherries, blueberries, currants, gooseberries, heirloom tomatoes, peaches, apples, pumpkins, squash and Christmas trees
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
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.
Green Meadow Farms

650 Asbury Street South Hamilton, MA Phone: 978-468-2277

PYO Produce: Starwberries in late June; blueberries in July; raspberries in the fall. Call ahead to learn what is in season
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-6 pm.
Also: Special events including farmers market, farm tours, and a summer festival
Tougas Family Farm

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

PYO Produce and Seasons: Strawberries, early June to mid-July; blueberries, early July to early September; raspberries, mid-August to late September; peaches and nectarines, August to mid-September; apples. late August through late October; and pumpkins, mid-September through late October
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.
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: 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
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)
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
Lanni Orchards

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

Hours: Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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
Charlton Orchards Farm and Winery

44 Old Worcester Road Charlton, MA Phone: 508-248-7820

PYO Produce: apples, pears, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and peaches Season: June through October.
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.
Old Frog Pond Farm

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

PYO Produce: Fall raspberries and apples in late summer and autumn
Hours: Wednesdays to Sundays and holidays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Season is late August through mid-October.
Coonamessett Farm

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

PYO Produce: Salad greens, vegetables, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries. 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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
George Hill Orchards

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

PYO Produce and seasons: Raspberries (early July to mid-August), blueberries (early July to late August), peaches (July), apples (late August to late October), pumpkins (October)
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
Carlson Orchards

115 Oak Hill Road Harvard, MA Phone: 978-456-3916

PYO Produce and season: Blueberries, July and August; raspberries, August and September; nectarines, peaches, August and September; apples, August through October.
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.
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.
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.
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), apples (September to October, picking Thursday to Sunday, only), pumpkins (October, from the field on weekends only, from the pile every day)
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
Vandervalk Tree Farm

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

PYO Produce: Blueberries and pumpkins, along with 80 varieties of daylilies. Cut Your Own Christmas trees in December
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.
Cider Hill Farm

45 Fern Avenue Amesbury, MA Phone:

PYO Produce: Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, plums, nectarines, 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
Sholan Farms

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

PYO Produce: Apples, raspberries, and pumpkins
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.
Tony Andrews Farm

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

PYO Produce: Strawberries, English and sugar snap peas (June); sunflowers (July); pumpkins (October). 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.
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
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.